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‘We Love Hackney’ campaigns for late night licenses

‘We Love Hackney’ campaigns for late night licenses

Over 600 people attended the ‘We Love Hackney’ campaign launch at Dinerama, in Shoreditch, on Wednesday. The campaign is working to stop Hackney Council from initiating licensing proposals that will force new bars, nightclubs and other late night venues, including Dinerama, to close at 11pm throughout the borough. Supporters believe…

Man arrested for sexual assault of teenage girl

Man arrested for sexual assault of teenage girl

    A man has been arrested in connection with two sexual assaults on a 15-year-old girl on the 339 bus that travels from Leytonstone to Shadwell. Sadikur Rahman 40, of Shrewsbury Road, Forest Gate was charged with two counts of sexual assault on July 31. Rahman appeared at East London Magistrate’s Court where he was formally charged…

The Venue licence restricted after attack on teenage girl

The Venue licence restricted after attack on teenage girl

Popular New Cross nightclub The Venue has been given new licensing restrictions after an alleged attack by a doorman left a 19-year-old woman with severe injuries to the face and head. Jodie Hills was left with a 10-inch cut to her forehead and a broken nose after the incident outside…

‘Grandmother’s’ Rolex spree after £120,000 bank fraud

‘Grandmother’s’ Rolex spree after £120,000 bank fraud

A fraudster who posed as a Croydon grandmother has splashed out on £85,000 worth of luxury Rolex watches after gaining access to the real woman’s bank account. On June 3, the woman used forged documents at a Santander branch in North End , Croydon, to gain access to the account.…

Body pulled from Hackney canal thought to be teenager who fled his home in police chase yesterday

Body pulled from Hackney canal thought to be teenager who fled his home in police chase yesterday

A body pulled from a canal in Hackney is thought to be a 17-year-old boy who allegedly jumped into the canal while being chased by police. Officers were called to an address in Clapton late yesterday afternoon after the family of Jack Susianta expressed concern for his welfare. After seeing…

Tower Hamlets toddler, 3, among thousands of Londoners identified as “at risk” of radicalisation

Tower Hamlets toddler, 3, among thousands of Londoners identified as “at risk” of radicalisation

A three-year-old child from Tower Hamlets is among thousands of Londoners identified as “at risk” of radicalisation by police. According to a report by the National Police Chiefs Council (NPCC), 834 under-18s children were referred to Channel, the government’s counter-radicalisation authority, at a rate of one per day between April…

CCTV footage released of gang attack in Tower Bridge

CCTV footage released of gang attack in Tower Bridge

Footage of a 29-year old man being attacked and beaten by a gang on Tower Bridge has been released by City of London Police in an appeal for witnesses to the incident. The CCTV clip of the attack in May shows the lone man walking along the bridge as he is…

London creatives challenge “defensive architecture” trend

London creatives challenge “defensive architecture” trend

Art collective Better Than Spikes have given “anti-homeless” spikes in Shoreditch a makeover. The group transformed an area of metal spikes on Curtain Road, Shoreditch into a bed and library as part of a campaign to make urban spaces more inclusive. Campaigners argue that anti-homeless spikes are an attempt to…

Early morning coach crash on M25 leaves six injured and causes long delays for commuters in Croydon area

Early morning coach crash on M25 leaves six injured and causes long delays for commuters in Croydon area

A 52-seat coach collided with a concrete barrier on the M25 at around 1.30am today, causing long delays for motorists in the Croydon area. Six people sustained minor injuries and were taken to East Surrey Hospital in Redhill to receive treatment. The rest of the passengers were discharged at the…

London chippy set to batter opposition in national award

London chippy set to batter opposition in national award

Brockley’s Rock, winner of Best Chips in London for two years running, has made the shortlist in the National Fish and Chip Awards. Over the next few weeks, a 60-strong nationwide shortlist will be battered down to just 20 as expert secret shoppers visit the contenders. Brockley’s Rock, on Brockley Road,…

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