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Eccentric wedding fair to march into Hackney this April

Eccentric wedding fair to march into Hackney this April

An event for the most fashion savvy and unconventional brides and grooms is coming to Hackney next week. A Most Curious Wedding Fair, a bridal show featuring all sorts of vintage and quirky dresses and props, is heading to Hackney Down Studios this spring with exhibitors from the UK, Europe and…

UPDATE: 15-year-old boy to appear in court charged with the murder of Shereka Fab-Ann Marsh in Hackney

UPDATE: 15-year-old boy to appear in court charged with the murder of Shereka Fab-Ann Marsh in Hackney

A teenage boy has been charged with the murder of Shereka Fab-Ann Marsh, a 15-year-old girl who was shot dead at a house in Eastway on Saturday. The boy, who is 15-years-old, will appear at Stratford Magistrates Court later today Responding to reports of the shooting on Saturday, officers arrived…

Support network for ASBO victims hopes for expansion

Support network for ASBO victims hopes for expansion

A support network for anti-social behaviour victims has revealed its intention to provide more officers in Hackney after receiving positive feedback on its initial work in the borough. Hackney has had a council-funded officer providing support to ASB victims since September 2013, but due to the success of the project,…

Campaigners fight on against Stoke Newington Sainsbury’s

Campaigners fight on against Stoke Newington Sainsbury’s

Campaigners opposed to a new Sainsbury’s in Stoke Newington are set to bring a second action against Hackney council at the High Court. Stokey Local believe the new development on Wilmer Place would affect the character of the area by threatening local independent stores and imposing on the listed park…

Suspects sought after man stabbed and carjacked

Suspects sought after man stabbed and carjacked

Police are appealing for information to help locate suspects after a man was stabbed in the arm and had his car stolen in Hackney. Reports were made to the police at approximately 5pm on Saturday 15 March reporting a man being chased along Nightingale Road, E5. Officers arrived on the…

Hackney students produce royal palace documentary

Hackney students produce royal palace documentary

A group of Hackney students have attracted Royal attention for producing a film that goes behind the scenes of Buckingham Palace, to boost interest in people from all walks of life to work for the Royal family. The 10-minute documentary includes interviews with majority of the departments that run the…

Thief returns cross to church after being caught on Twitter

Thief returns cross to church after being caught on Twitter

When 32-year-old computer programmer Rowan Laurence Instagrammed a photo of a man carrying a large wooden crucifix on his back under the caption ‘Jesus Lives’ at 12:30 pm last Friday, nobody expected a social networking flurry to ensue. It was only after the people of St. Matthew’s church in Tower…

Couple who glorifed Lee Rigby death on YouTube jailed

Couple who glorifed Lee Rigby death on YouTube jailed

A Hackney couple has been sentenced to jail for glorifying the murder of Fusilier Lee Rigby in videos posted online that were “offensive in the extreme”. Royal Barnes, 23, and his wife Rebekah Dawson, 22, recorded and uploaded three videos on the site shortly after the soldier’s murder in Woolwich…

Hackney & Tower Hamlets bring High Court challenge against Boris Johnson to protect affordable rent

Hackney & Tower Hamlets bring High Court challenge against Boris Johnson to protect affordable rent

Hackney and Tower Hamlets have joined seven other London boroughs in bringing a High Court challenge against London Mayor Boris Johnson in an attempt to protect affordable rents for local people. The councils joined Brent, Camden, Enfield, Greenwich, Islington, Lambeth and Southwark to challenge the Mayor’s Revised Early Minor Alterations…

Civic Trust nod for school and community centre

Civic Trust nod for school and community centre

Three buildings in the EastLondonlines boroughs have been recognised for their “outstanding contribution to the quality and appearance of the built environment”. The Civic Trust has commended the St Andrews Residential Development in Tower Hamlets, The New Generation Youth and Community Centre (TNG) in Lewisham, and the Thomas Fairchild Community…