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Police find severed head in Regent’s Canal

Police find severed head in Regent’s Canal

A severed head has been recovered from the same stretch of water where the torso of actress Gemma McCluskie was found in March.…

Hotels chains plan to cash in on hipster boom

Hotels chains plan to cash in on hipster boom

  Hackney may be set for an unprecedented hotel boom as developers rush to build four and five-star hotels in the area.…

New debate over Stoke Newington Sainsbury’s

New debate over Stoke Newington Sainsbury’s

A residents’ group has criticised new plans for a giant Sainsbury’s superstore to be built in the centre of Stoke Newington and is advising locals to back it in a council consultation.…

Citizen champions tour new Olympic park

Citizen champions tour new Olympic park

Local heroes were among the first to see the brand new Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park on Thursday. The event, ‘A Day In The Park’ was created to celebrate “community champions” and “local heroes” as thirty coaches, youth workers and volunteers spent time with Mayor of London Boris Johnson and Dame…

Girl jailed for ten years for afro comb murder

Girl jailed for ten years for afro comb murder

A 16-year-old girl from Hackney has been sentenced to life imprisonment for murdering another teenager with an afro comb.…

Uniformed youth groups get funding boost

Uniformed youth groups get funding boost

Hackney, Haringey and Tower Hamlets will be among 15 areas to see a massive training drive for scouts and other youth organisations, the government will announce. Communities and Local Government minister Andrew Stunell is due to officially unveil the project in Tottenham within the coming weeks, in partnership with Youth…

Last-minute hope for Church Street Bookshop

Last-minute hope for Church Street Bookshop

A bookshop under threat of closure after trading in Stoke Newington for over 30 years has been given a reprieve on Tuesday after an application to turn it into a restaurant was withdrawn.…

Magical journeys on the Overground

Magical journeys on the Overground

Travellers on overground trains, travelling between Hackney and Stratford have been pleasantly surprised by magicians performing card tricks, hired to spread the ‘spirit’ of the Games. Magic on the Overground has been a success not only for Olympic organisers but also for the magicians themselves. Happy commuters have showed their…

Motorcycle paramedic hurt in crash in Hackney

Motorcycle paramedic hurt in crash in Hackney

A motorcycle paramedic who was on his way to an emergency call was injured in a crash with another vehicle and ended up in hospital after being treated by colleagues. The incident happened on Kingsland High Street on August 13. A London Ambulance Service spokesperson said: “One of our motorcycle responders…

Stoke Newington building plans concern locals

Stoke Newington building plans concern locals

Local people are ‘horrified’ that an independent book store, which has been trading in Stoke Newington for over 30 years, could be forced to close if redevelopment plans for a new restaurant go ahead.…