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Community unites against neo-Nazi demonstration

Community unites against neo-Nazi demonstration

An antisemitic demonstration by a small group of neo-Nazis in the predominantly Jewish area of Stamford Hill was met by a much larger counter-demonstration on Saturday afternoon. Saturday’s demonstration was reportedly organised by Eddie Stamton, a prominent British Nazi who is reported to have been a member of the British…

ELL #migrantmunchies: Mien Tay adds to ‘Pho Mile’

Kingsland Road is better known as “Pho Mile” for obvious reasons – step onto the street and you’ll find Vietnamese restaurants lining it up and down, as far as the eye can see. Mien Tay Restaurant has been on “Pho Mile” since 2008. Its owner, the lovely My Le Le, is well-known for her passion for feeding people up and bringing […]

#ELLGetRegistered: Charlotte George on voting Green

In the final video this series, parliamentary candidate for Hackney South and Shoreditch, Charlotte George, talks to ELL about why you should vote for the Green Party on May 7.

Green Party manifesto: Why young voters should go green

Green Party manifesto: Why young voters should go green

The Green Party came to Dalston yesterday, Tuesday, when Natalie Bennett and Caroline Lucas presented their election manifesto at the Arcola Theatre promising an end to ‘business as usual policies’ and calling for a ‘peaceful revolution’ to end austerity. “This is a policy that sees an end to the disastrous…

GayEastLondon: Changing times for Hackney LGBT bars

GayEastLondon: Changing times for Hackney LGBT bars

The number of local gay bars and pubs in east London is significantly decreasing. Many beloved establishments have been lost and those that remain have had to adapt. ELL has mapped the decline of LGBTQ venues in our boroughs over the past 30 years from 1985 to 2015. Follow the…

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…