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The Vibe Bar closes: a sign of the times?

The Vibe Bar closes: a sign of the times?

The Vibe Bar, renowned in Brick Lane for its concerts and parties is closing down after twenty years. Allan Miller, the owner of the bar, posted a heartfelt message on its Facebook page announcing the closure, noting increased issues with acquiring Temporary Event Notices that allow the bar to be open after 1…

Co-operative’s solar powered estate a Hackney first

Co-operative’s solar powered estate a Hackney first

Hackney Council are pioneering green energy alternatives after the first solar powered estate in the borough was given the go ahead. The landmark ruling earlier this month granted permission to the Banister House Solar Co-operative’s project to control and manage their energy usage using solar panels. There are 15 young apprentices from the estate who are…

Queen’s award for Croydon conservation volunteers

Queen’s award for Croydon conservation volunteers

A volunteer group that looks after one of Croydon’s biological sites is due to be recognised with the Queens Award for Voluntary Service. The Friends of Croham Hurst Woods, who have been taking care of Croydon’s woodland site, will be presented with the award for outstanding service to the community. The Queen’s Award…

Terrorism arrest: man bailed

Terrorism arrest: man bailed

A man suspected of aiding terrorism has been released on bail after being arrested in a dawn raid. The 21-year-old will return to a south London police station in late December of this year, after police have finished searching the east London property. He was arrested yesterday after police were…

Parents come together to save nurseries hit by cuts

Parents come together to save nurseries hit by cuts

Over 1000 people have signed a ‘Save Our Nurseries’ campaign petition organised by parents in Tower Hamlets, in response to planned cut-backs in nursery provision. Tower Hamlets is proposing the closure of four public nurseries in the borough, including nurseries for disabled children. All of the nurseries provide affordable childcare…

Interactive documentary to support Lewisham’s youth

Interactive documentary to support Lewisham’s youth

Trylife is a just that. It’s a way to try out life’s difficult choices without getting hurt. Working with former youth worker now film maker Paul Urwin, Lewisham council is hatching a plan to deal with the big issues facing young people. With more budget cuts imminent alongside plummeting opportunities…

Local stars beaten to Mercury Prize top spot

Local stars beaten to Mercury Prize top spot

Brockley native Kate Tempest and Whitechapel-born Damon Albarn were beaten to this year’s Mercury Prize by Young Fathers. The Edinburgh hip-hop group took home the £20,000 prize for their debut album Dead. Young Fathers kept their victory speech short, offering a brief “thank you” before leaving the stage. They kept…

Calls to tackle Hackney air pollution after 66 deaths

Calls to tackle Hackney air pollution after 66 deaths

Hackney is facing a serious air pollution problem, which has caused 66 deaths in the borough alone this year. Air pollution on most of London’s roads is twice the EU legal limit, an issue that is having a toxic affect on the population. The ‘Campaign for Clean Air in London’…

Labour: Move central Croydon stations to zone four

Labour: Move central Croydon stations to zone four

Croydon Labour Party has launched a campaign to include central Croydon’s stations in zone four. Labour’s candidate for Croydon Central, Sarah Jones, and Croydon North MP Steve Reed were handing out leaflets at East Croydon station on Monday morning. According to the campaigners the zone switch would make economical sense,…

Hackney guidebook looks for Indigogo crowd funding

Hackney guidebook looks for Indigogo crowd funding

Inside Hackney a free pocket guidebook, which documents all the best things Hackney has to offer, from pottery classes to authentic Vietnamese cuisine, has launched a bid for crowd funding on Indigogo Today. Helena Smith, Inside Hackney creator and author of the Eat Hackney blog (www.eathackney.com) said: “I like the…

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