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Court of Appeal victory in ‘Justice for Joe’ campaign

Court of Appeal victory in ‘Justice for Joe’ campaign

A Stoke Newington man who suffers from bipolar disorder has won his appeal to remain in hospital care rather than be returned to prison to serve his sentence for arson. The decision by the Court of Appeal is a victory for the ‘Justice for Joe’ campaign, which was launched in…

Moby nicked: Hoxton bar raided over cocktail

Moby nicked: Hoxton bar raided over cocktail

The Metropolitan Police raided a popular cocktail bar last week because it sold a drink flavoured by illegal whale skin. Nightjar on City Road, Hoxton, was visited by the Met’s Wildlife Unit on Monday December 3 as a result of their ‘Moby Dick’ cocktail. The cocktail contained the ingredient ‘whale…

‘Lordship Boys’ gang member convicted of murder

‘Lordship Boys’ gang member convicted of murder

A member of Hackney’s ‘Lordship Boys’ gang has been convicted of murdering a man out celebrating his birthday in Clerkenwell. Dean Smith, 26, of Stoke Newington was on Monday found guilty of murdering Aarron McKoy, 22, on New Year’s Day this year. The verdict was returned by a jury at…

Pop-up chapel celebrates impulsive London

Pop-up chapel celebrates impulsive London

Vegas-style weddings came to Shoreditch last weekend, fully equipped with an Elvis impersonator serenading newlyweds in the Little White Chapel. For those who were feeling romantic and impulsive, the newly launched “tonight’s going out” app from YPlan offered the opportunity for an impromptu nuptial at the hands of the King himself…

Gemma McCluskie’s brother pleads guilty to manslaughter

Gemma McCluskie’s brother pleads guilty to manslaughter

Tony McCluskie, 35, the brother of EastEnders actress Gemma McCluskie pleaded not guilty to murder but guilty to manslaughter at the Old Bailey today, December 7. McCluskie appeared in court via video link from Belmarsh prison. He claims to have ‘suffered loss of control’ leading to the actress’s death on…

Old Street ‘Silicon Roundabout’ set for £50m regeneration project – with more corporate investment to follow

Old Street ‘Silicon Roundabout’ set for £50m regeneration project – with more corporate investment to follow

David Cameron and Boris Johnson have announced plans to transform ‘Silicon Roundabout’ into “Europe’s largest indoor civic space”. The government will invest £50m in a regeneration project that aims to transform the centre of Old Street Roundabout into a hub dedicated to startups and entrepreneurs. Speaking at the Urban Age…

Hackney women earn more than male co-workers

Hackney women earn more than male co-workers

Hackney is one of only four areas in the UK where women earn more than men, according to new figures released by the Office of National Statistics. The median annual salary for women in Hackney is higher than that of men. On average, the annual income for women in the…

Extension of 20mph zones coming to Hackney

Extension of 20mph zones coming to Hackney

More of Hackney’s roads will be slowed to 20mph from March 2013 in an extension of a joint traffic management scheme with Islington Council. Over the year-long trial, major roads that link with Islington will be limited to 20mph, including Green Lanes, Blackstock Road and Balls Pond Road. Red routes…

Hackney author gets Downton Abbey Premiere debut

Hackney author gets Downton Abbey Premiere debut

Hackney author, Elizabeth Wilhide, is going to have her Downton Abbey-esque debut novel published in the United States this January. Simon & Schuster will be releasing Ashenden in the US to coincide with the series three premiere of Downton Abbey as the novel is billed to be “perfect for fans…

Developers hit back at Stokey Sainsbury’s critics

Developers hit back at Stokey Sainsbury’s critics

Developers of the controversial proposed Sainsbury’s site in Stoke Newington have rejected criticisms that it would physically dominate the local landscape. Newmark Property Investments, the developers of the site in Wilmer Place, said the building – criticised last week by some residents as a “stinking lump” which would loom over…