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Student lands 12-month driving ban for drink driving

Student lands 12-month driving ban for drink driving

A man has been given a 12-month driving ban and ordered to take a driving course after pleading guilty to two charges of drink-driving and possessing cannabis. Andre Esty, 23, was arrested on January 1 this year at 4am in Hackney for possessing cannabis and drinking while driving after he…

Teenage Shereka Fab-Ann Marsh killer has sentence cut

Teenage Shereka Fab-Ann Marsh killer has sentence cut

A 15-year-old boy jailed for nine years for shooting his girlfriend in the neck on his birthday last year has had his sentence slashed by a Court of Appeal. The teenager shot and killed Urswick School pupil Shereka Fab-Ann Marsh, also 15, at an address in Hackney Wick in March.…

Designers to showcase work at Flow Show 2015

Designers to showcase work at Flow Show 2015

After last year’s success The Flow Show returns to St John at Hackney Church on April 18 with another charity fashion show. This year, 12 up-and-coming designers will be showcased on the runway. Combined with music from new bands and DJs, pop-up stalls and some great food. The show is…

Serial rapist who tortured escorts with knives jailed

Serial rapist who tortured escorts with knives jailed

A serial rapist who tortured escorts with knives after booking them online has been jailed for life. Duwayne Shaun Henry, 34, of Elvin House, in Hackney, was sentenced to a minimum of 12 years in prison on Tuesday after a three-week trial at Blackfriars Crown court. Henry, who reportedly called…

Street food party to raise money for the homeless

Street food party to raise money for the homeless

An all-day event in Hackney celebrating food from different cultures will help to raise money for the homeless. Spring Up for Hackney Homeless, on March 28 at St Johns Church, will have a range of different street food stalls alongside crafts and games for adults and children, with all proceeds…

Oink your way to Haggerston this May and learn about pigs

Oink your way to Haggerston this May and learn about pigs

Stuck on things to do in London this spring? How about a lovely pignic? Yes, you read correctly, a pignic. At London’s first ever micro pig picnic in Haggerston, the public will have the opportunity to learn about pigs and the reality of being a micro pig owner between May…

9/11 sculpture unveiled in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

9/11 sculpture unveiled in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

A sculpture made from the steel wreckage of the World Trade Centre was unveiled in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park this afternoon to commemorate the victims of 9/11. Since 9/11 by American artist Miya Ando, was briefly exhibited for a month in Battersea Park in 2011, but SINCE 9/11, the charity…

CCTV released of suspect after three men attacked in Hoxton

CCTV released of suspect after three men attacked in Hoxton

Police have released CCTV of a man wanted in connection with a series of attacks in Hoxton last November. The first assault took place in Hoxton Street in the early hours of November 29, when a 32-year old man was left unconscious after being punched in the face whilst walking…

New pit-stop for cyclists in gear for installation

New pit-stop for cyclists in gear for installation

Hackney’s first on-street “parklets” are to be installed now that the council and charity, Sustrans, have commissioned a firm of cycle parking designers to take on the project. Cyclehoop were appointed to design and build the parklet, a space of bike racks and benches for cyclers to have a place…

Gang member jailed for 20 years for shooting two men

Gang member jailed for 20 years for shooting two men

A Hackney gang member has been jailed for 20 years for shooting two men with a gun that was later used in the killing of a 15-year-old girl. Andrew Gordon, 27 of Urswick Road, was found guilty of the attempted murder of two men, aged 22 and 23 at the time of the…