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Police appeal for help in Michael Polding murder

Police appeal for help in Michael Polding murder

Sussex police are appealing for help in tracking a man in relation to the murder of Croydon hospital worker, Michael Polding. Sussex Major Crime Team believe Ricardo Pisano, from South Africa, can provide vital information about the death of the 62-year old man.…

Hackney band play their part in the Olympic Closing Ceremony

Hackney band play their part in the Olympic Closing Ceremony

Calling time on a momentous two weeks in the history of London, the Olympics’ came to a triumphant end on Sunday with a closing ceremony that was attended by 80,000 people and watched by 26.3 million people nationally. Described by the creative director, Kim Gavin as “a mashed-up symphony of…

Artists and community transform Hackney Wick

Artists and community transform Hackney Wick

Sitting on the border of a post-Industrial east London and the shiny new excesses of the Olympic Park, White Post Lane in Hackney Wick is a street that is in the midst of a rebirth.…

Hackney House showcases the best of the borough

Hackney House showcases the best of the borough

Nestled in between two four-storey buildings, Hackney House’s red cubic design definitely catches the eye.  The unusual wire-frame façade befits its hip Shoreditch location and suits the pop-up spaces main aim – to showcase all that is cool and relevant about Hackney and east London.…

Pick of the line August 3 – August 10

Pick of the line August 3 – August 10

See our guide to the best of what’s going on in Hackney, Tower Hamlets, Croydon and Lewisham. Guillemots. Pic: Facebook 7pm, Saturday August 4 Guillemots at Hackney House Touting itself as a the coolest pop-up event of the Olympics season, Hackney House in Shoreditch is hosting a live comedy or music gig…

Embrace Olympics fever at BT London Live in Victoria Park

Embrace Olympics fever at BT London Live in Victoria Park

With giant state-of–the-art screens, a 55m high BT Observation Wheel with views of the Olympic Park, live music, a kids zone and have-a-go sports, BT London Live at Victoria Park is just the place to embrace the buzz of London 2012.…

Three suspects in teen murder have been named

Three suspects in teen murder have been named

Three people, charged in relation to the murder of Nathaniel Brown in Lewisham on Wednesday morning, have been named. Felix Conel, 18, of Middlesex, Jeffrey Otete, also 18, of Deptford, and a 16-year-old boy who can’t be named for legal reasons, also of Deptford, are being detained in relation to…

Croydon to benefit from mayor’s Olympic fund

Croydon to benefit from mayor’s Olympic fund

Local sports clubs in Croydon have received a boost with the allocation of £95,000 in development funding from the Mayor of London’s Sports Legacy Fund. Streatham-Croydon rugby club will receive £70,000 to update its ageing facilities with St Paul’s Tennis Club and the Croydon Clockhouse also receiving funding.…

Haggerston Park crowd share views on Opening Ceremony

Haggerston Park crowd share views on Opening Ceremony

 While an estimated billion people tuned in to see Danny Boyle’s Olympic Opening Ceremony on Friday night, several thousand made their way to Haggerston Park in Hackney to watch it on the big screen. Armed with picnic blankets and umbrellla, groups of family and friends settled on the grass to watch what…

Nothing hackneyed about Maud of Maud in Cahoots

Nothing hackneyed about Maud of Maud in Cahoots

Yoko Ono glasses, an oversized denim shirt and dip-dyed hair: when I first meet Maud Reardon, front woman of up-and-coming band Maud in Cahoots, she seems to fit the ‘East-End-muso’ mould to a tee. With the cool-girl styling and a confident gait, she looks totally at home among the other…

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