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Hackney’s TV tattooist shows off her colourful body of work

Hackney’s TV tattooist shows off her colourful body of work

  This weekend’s tattoo convention is your chance to get inked by one of London’s top female tattoo artists. Nikole Lowe, star of the reality TV show London Ink, will be tattooing at the convention this year without appointments.…

Rogue landlord fined for ignoring fire hazard

Rogue landlord fined for ignoring fire hazard

A Tower Hamlets landlord has been prosecuted and fined for the appalling condition of one of his properties. Environmental health officers from Tower Hamlets took Liakath Ali of Bedford to court for not complying with notices relating to fire safety, lack of natural light and overcrowding in a property on…

Cane rat meat allegedly sold at Ridley Rd market

Cane rat meat allegedly sold at Ridley Rd market

Cane rat and other  ”potentially unsafe” meat has been sold at a Hackney market, according to a BBC London undercover investigation. In undercover filming on the Ridley Road market, the BBC team found butchers willing to sell cane rat, a large sub-Saharan rodent, to a researcher.…

Is New Addington really a “benighted ghetto”?

Is New Addington really a “benighted ghetto”?

If you live in New Addington, you should probably know that journalist Robert Chesshyre feels sorry for you. “Desperately sorry,” in fact. But is that fair? Since its publication on August 14, his article for The Week – headlined ‘New Addington: the benighted estate Tia Sharp called home’ – has…

Police find severed head in Regent’s Canal

Police find severed head in Regent’s Canal

A severed head has been recovered from the same stretch of water where the torso of actress Gemma McCluskie was found in March.…

Tia Sharp: cause of death may never be known

Tia Sharp: cause of death may never be known

The cause of death of Tia Sharp may remain a mystery after additional postmortem tests proved inconclusive. The girl’s body was found in the loft of the house her Grandmother lived in in The Lindens, New Addington, a week after she was reported missing.…

Review: the East End chippie that’s allegedly London’s best

Review: the East End chippie that’s allegedly London’s best

It wouldn’t be a Friday without a proper fish supper and after months of canteen fish and chips for Friday lunch, this week something very special caught my eye. The semi-finalists of the UK National Fish and Chip awards were announced this week and the only London establishment to make…

New Cross pub closes to make way for hotel

New Cross pub closes  to make way for hotel

The Walpole pub on New Cross Road has closed and is slated for demolition under plans to build a new hotel. The property was sold to a Middle Eastern investment company for £2.25 million with planning permission for a 60-bed hotel.…

Girl jailed for ten years for afro comb murder

Girl jailed for ten years for afro comb murder

A 16-year-old girl from Hackney has been sentenced to life imprisonment for murdering another teenager with an afro comb.…

Tia Sharp murder: Police formally identify body in post mortem

Tia Sharp murder: Police formally identify body in post mortem

    Police have formally identified the body of Tia Sharp as a post mortem continued. Stuart Hazell appeared in the Old Bailey on Wednesday 15 charged with murder. He appeared by via video link for security reasons. His Counsel didn’t file a bail application during the brief hearing. He…

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