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‘Hate will not divide us’ Bishop of Stepney tells Bethnal Green memorial to Westminster victims 

24 Mar

The people of London’s East End joined in the mourning for the Westminster terrorist victims at a church that knows tragedy.

Neighbours In Poplar visit refugees in Dunkerque camp with sleeping bags and food 

24 Mar

A small team of volunteers from London’s East End have been to Calais and onto the refugee camp at Dunkerque to offer help to destitute families.

Northern Ireland minister visits London Docklands IRA victims day after Westminster attack 

24 Mar

A government minister made a whistlestop visit to east London yesterday to meet relatives of terrorism just a day after Wednesday’s atrocity at Westminster.

Let us know how you’re supporting Red Nose Day 

23 Mar

Comedy and charity are set to collide for Red Nose Day today.

Woman arrested in east London in connection with Westminster terror attack 

23 Mar

Police investigating yesterday’s terrorist attack in Westminster have arrested a woman in east London.

Tower Hamlets police to support public order operations after terror attack 

23 Mar

Some police in Tower Hamlets will be deployed on “public order aid” duties today following the terrorist attack in Westminster.

Police officer stabbed and woman killed in Westminster terrorist attack 

22 Mar

A policeman has been stabbed and his attacker shot by officers after a major terrorist incident at the Houses of Parliament.

Shoreditch Red Nose Day ukulele flashmob organisers call for players 

22 Mar

A ukulele orchestra is calling on all uke players to join them in a Red Nose Day flashmob outside London Liverpool Street station.

Stabbing and shooting outside Houses of Parliament 

22 Mar

A policeman has been stabbed and his apparent attacker shot by officers in a major security incident at the Houses of Parliament.

Geffrye Museum gets £12m National Lottery windfall for its expansion at Shoreditch 

22 Mar

Ambitious expansion plans to rejuvenate east London’s historic Geffrye Museum have taken a major step forward today with a £12.3 million National Lottery windfall.

Planning appeal hears final evidence on Stepney housing scheme ‘encroachment’ on George Tavern 

22 Mar

The final public hearing opened today in the nine-year legal battle to stop developers “encroaching” on east London’s historic George Tavern music venue.

Canary Wharf domestic violence campaigner pens book for inspirational mothers 

22 Mar

A domestic violence campaigner who has battled cancer and suffered the loss of a child has written a book in honour of inspirational mothers.

Mums travel free on c2c trains on Mother’s Day 

22 Mar

If you’re planning to take your mum out for Mother’s Day, take the train – and take her for free.

VIDEO: ‘Ask for Angela’ campaign will rescue people from creepy dates 

22 Mar

It’s sadly an all–too–common occurrence: hitting it off with someone in a bar, then they do or say something that makes you feel vulnerable and unsafe.

Victim in Hoxton murder probe named as Greg Peake, 26, on Cranston Estate 

22 Mar

Detectives leading a murder investigation in east London have named the man found dead on a housing estate in Hoxton after formal identification has taken place.

Hoxton flats death: Murder police name victim as Greg Peake, 26 

22 Mar

Murder detectives have named the 26-year-old man found dead in a Hoxton flat as Greg Peake.

Rochdale 3-3 Millwall 

21 Mar

League One promotion chasers Rochdale and Millwall take a point each in a six-goal thriller at Spotland.

Plea to Theresa May by Salvation Army chief to ‘keep hearts and borders open’ after Brexit 

21 Mar

A warning shot has been fired by the Salvation Army’s world leader on a visit London’s deprived East End about closing doors on people when the Prime Minister triggers Article 50 next week to quit the EU.

Man killed with bike lock after ‘row in Poplar chicken shop’ 

21 Mar

Raymond Sculley is accused of battering Zdenek Makar to death with a bike lock in east London.

Zdenek Makar trial: Man 'battered to death with bike lock after spat at Poplar chicken shop' 

21 Mar

A man was battered to death with a bicycle lock after a petty spat at a chicken shop in east London.

Poplar murder accused ‘killed City worker with bike chain after chicken shop argument’, court hears 

21 Mar

A man accused of killing a catering manager with a bicycle chain after a trivial argument in a chicken shop said “Look what you made me do” as his victim lay dying in the street, a court has heard.

Met Police face inquiry over Tower Hamlets election fraud 

21 Mar

London's deputy mayor for policing has requested for the police watchdog to inspect the Met Police.

Call for police watchdog to investigate officers over ‘concerns’ in Tower Hamlets electoral fraud probe 

21 Mar

The police watchdog has been asked to begin an investigation into electoral fraud during the 2014 mayor race in Tower Hamlets.

Tower Hamlets mayoral candidate urges government to scrap school funding plans 

21 Mar

An independent candidate for mayor and Tower Hamlets councillor has urged the government to reconsider its plans to change school funding.

Independent review into Lewisham Council's controversial Millwall CPO will start in April 

21 Mar

An inquiry set up by Lewisham Council into its controversial plans to seize land around The Den will begin next month.

Stepney shooting: Detectives release CCTV images and offer £10,000 reward 

21 Mar

Detectives investigating a shooting in Stepney have released CCTV images of a car believed to be connected to the attempted murder.

Bishop Challoner schools praised in London Diocese report for ‘Catholic life’ ethos 

20 Mar

A Diocese church inspection has praised religious studies as outstanding at east London’s Bishop Challoner Catholic secondary schools.

London on ‘alert’ in Thames anti-terrorism exercise at Isle of Dogs near Canary Wharf 

20 Mar

A full-scale alert went out on the Thames to test London’s response to the “highly likely” threat of a terrorist attack.

District line delays: Commuters face hours of Tube delays after person falls ill at Whitechapel 

20 Mar

Commuters were hit with delays of more than two hours after part of the District line ground to a halt.

Murder probe after man found dead on Cranston Estate in Hoxton 

20 Mar

Detectives have begun a murder investigation following the body of a man discovered in Shoreditch yesterday.

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20 years after the Docklands bomb 

24 Mar

Dr George Legg, co-founder ‘Not A Split Second’ project Pic: Imogen Mills.

Win A Bumpshoot! With Motherhood Photography 

23 Mar

Photographer Rosie Mayell wants to share something with you.

Terrorist Incident and BOW 

23 Mar

The Geezers have received the following email from the Met’s Bow East Safer Neighbourhood Team: Dear All, Just to keep you updated in light of the recent incident yesterday in London.

Easter Events, Classes and Fun for Kids in Tower Hamlets 

23 Mar

Spring has Sprung.

Made in a Day – Unicorn Theatre 

23 Mar

Our friends at the fantastic Unicorn Theatre at London Bridge have teamed up with several professional theatre groups this Easter, to bring you Made in a Day, running 10 th -15 th April 2017.

Men’s Health. A Date for the Diary! 

23 Mar

The Geezers are planning a a Men’s Health Day for men in Tower Hamlets.

East Londoner helps in struggle against extremism 

22 Mar

United Nations Offices – Geneva, Switzerland.

Help Shape your Neighbourhood this Saturday 

22 Mar

Roman Road Neighbourhood Forum Members, and new members too, are invited to the Neighbourhood Forum 25th March 2017 Public Meeting – 4.00-6.00pm at Chisenhale Art Place.

CCTV images released in hunt for Stepney shooters 

22 Mar

CCTV image of the white BMW shortly before shooting took place.

HMIC investigate Tower Hamlets Electoral Fraud 

22 Mar

The Met Police are under investigation.

Search is on for robbery suspect of elderly man in Tower Hamlets 

21 Mar

The man capured on CCTV who is being searched for.

See and hear world famous artists at new Whitechapel Gallery exhibition 

21 Mar

QA: Artists in Conversation exhibition at Whitechapel Gallery.

Easter at Museum of Docklands London 

21 Mar

Visit the Museum of London Docklands this Easter and enjoy FREE family events themed around their current exhibition – Tunnel: The Archaeology of Crossrail, running 1-12 April 2017.

Shoreditch shoe display remembers ‘disappeared’ students of Mexico 

20 Mar

Shoes with messages from the relatives of those who disappeared.

Tower Hamlets fights Brexit on behalf of resident EU nationals 

20 Mar

European Union flag.

Council powers to be handed back to Tower Hamlets 

20 Mar

Tower Hamlets council will have power returned, two years after removal of corrupt mayor   Pic: Gyles Glover ( Flickr ) Full powers will now be returned to Tower Hamlets council – almost two years after former mayor  Lutfur Rahman was removed.

Neighbourhood Forum Meeting: Saturday 25th March 4-6PM, Chisenhale Gallery 

19 Mar

This coming Saturday, 25th March, is a public meeting of the Roman Road Bow Neighbourhood Forum at the Chisenhale Art Place from 4PM to 6PM The Forum's Steering Committee will be giving an update on the progress so far.

What’s on this Week? 

18 Mar

Hackney Empire.

Exhibition narrates an 80s Brick Lane 

17 Mar

Raju Vaidyanathan talking through his photographs.

Story Scramble at The Tower of London 

17 Mar

Take the kids to Story Scramble at The Tower of London during the Easter holidays(10-14th and 17-21st April), for just £1 entry if you are a Tower Hamlets resident*.

Mother’s Day Gift Ideas Exclusive Offers 

16 Mar

We’ve been chatting to some boutique owners this month to bring you some lovely mother’s day gift ideas.

Changing the football fan stereotype with Clapton Ulras 

16 Mar

Clapton Ulras celebrate a win.

Powerful photographs document East Londoners 

15 Mar

Wesley, local resident.

Met accused of major failures in Lutfur Rahman case 

15 Mar

Metropolitan police accused of major failures in Lutfur Rahman case.


15 Mar

It can definitely be said that one loses a sense of decadence while rearing small children, so imagine my excitement when a box of DECADENCE arrived in the post.

Brexit arts debate coming to Bethnal Green  

14 Mar

Rich Mix, the independent arts venue where the debates are being held    Pic: Julian Walker ( Flickr ) Artists and creatives are taking part in a series of debates about the future of the arts in post-Brexit Europe, being held in Bethnal Green.


13 Mar

A THMs review of the neighbourhood Italian restaurant Bacaro on Roman Road.

THMs Socials How’s Your Body? How’s Your Baby? 

11 Mar

Following on from our THMs Socials “I Can’t Get No Sleep”, on Monday the 10 th of April we’re inviting Kate from Harley Street Naturopath down to talk about how she helps mums and babies find their comfort zone with “How’s Your Body? How...


10 Mar

2 GREAT THINGS! Harley Street Naturopathy will be joining us on the 10th of April for our THMs Socials “How’s Your Body? How’s Your Baby?” with a mini baby massage class AND  members can now enjoy 20% off Reflexology treatments and Baby ...

What’s on this Week 

10 Mar

Whitechapel Gallery in Tower Hamlets, where you can find Terrains of Body exhibition on 12 March.

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