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Stokey locals fight on against Sainsbury’s

Stokey locals fight on against Sainsbury’s

Reduced plans for a Sainsbury’s  supermarket in Stoke Newington were overwhelmingly opposed at a meeting called on Tuesday night by Stokey Local, the campaign group that was set up last year to oppose the development. Over 70 people,  including local MP Diane Abbott, attended the meeting.  Abbott said that she…

Record six year sentence for Hackney rioter

Record six year sentence for Hackney rioter

  A man has been jailed for over six years for his involvement in last summer’s riots in Hackney – the longest prison sentence given to a rioter in Hackney so far.…

Hackney WickED festival scrapped due to Games

Hackney WickED festival scrapped due to Games

The three-day Hackney WickED art festival has been cancelled this year due to a clash with the Olympics and a shortage of funding.…

Literary festival offers a different celebration

Literary festival offers a different celebration

If commemorating the monarchy is not your thing, the third Stoke Newington Literary Festival celebrates the  proud radical tradition of an area of London that has been home to dissenters since the days of Mary Wollstonecraft and Daniel Defoe.…

New Stoke Newington Sainsbury plan

New Stoke Newington Sainsbury plan

Plans for a new development in the centre of Stoke Newington, including a large Sainsbury’s supermarket and forty-four new homes, have been much reduced in response to community protests.…

Illegal school wins disputed planning appeal

Illegal school wins disputed planning appeal

A school, set up illegally four years ago, has been given retrospective planning permission, as well as permission to…

Festival showcases world-class platforms

Festival showcases world-class platforms

The second annual Digital Shoreditch Festival celebrates the world-class expertise…

Academy challenged on special needs admission

Academy challenged on special needs admission

The family of an 11 year old boy, with cerebral palsy, are challenging Mossbourne Academy’s…

Council sweeper jailed for cocaine smuggling

Council sweeper jailed for cocaine smuggling

A group of men including one from Hackney have been jailed for a total of 22 years for attempting to smuggle high purity cocaine worth £160,000 through Gatwick Airport.…

Developers scale back supermarket plan

Developers scale back supermarket plan

Plans for a Sainsbury’s mega-store just off Stoke Newington Church Street  are to be scaled down after a vociferous local campaign which included a ‘zombie-a-thon’ through the area last October.…