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Members express shock after gym closes down suddenly

Members express shock after gym closes down suddenly

A ladies-only gym in Hackney has shut suddenly, leaving 13 staff without jobs and members facing the loss of hundreds of pounds of subscription fees. Sunstone womens-only club, based in Northwold Road, Stoke Newington, boasted facilities including a swimming pool, gym and a salon.  It had been in business for…

Man who absconded from mental health facility arrested

Man who absconded from mental health facility arrested

  A patient from a mental health facility in Homerton who escaped custody on Saturday has been arrested. Police said Antony Knowles,  48, who went missing while on escorted leave was arrested at an address in Hackney on Monday evening. Police who advised the public not to approach Knowles thanked…

Fears for missing 74-year-old man with dementia

Fears for missing 74-year-old man with dementia

Concerns have been raised for a 74-year-old man with advanced dementia who is missing from his Hackney home and has not been seen since Wednesday. Abhoulahi Ndoye, was last seen on Leabridge Road, at the junction with Albany Road in Waltham Forest, wearing a black jacket with a big collar,…

New claims over Tower Hamlets mayoral election

New claims over Tower Hamlets mayoral election

Lutfur Rahman, the Mayor of Tower Hamlets, has insisted there was no wrongdoing during last months elections, after it was confirmed that the police inquiry into the voting has broadened to include claims of fake candidates. The Sunday Telegraph said that at least two candidates standing for the Mayor’s Tower…

Hackney Half Marathon takes place this Sunday

Hackney Half Marathon takes place this Sunday

  The Vitality Run Hackney half marathon is taking place this Sunday bringing over 12,500 runners to the Borough. The map below shows the marathon route, which begins and ends on Hackney Marsh with runners passing through Hackney Downs, Hackney Empire, and the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.  Some major roads on the…

New Model Market food fair opens in Lewisham

New Model Market food fair opens in Lewisham

The organisers of Dalston’s Street Feast are expanding their culinary ventures south of the river to Lewisham from today. Model Market, a new food fair, will occupy an abandoned indoor and outdoor market lane off Lewisham High Street .  The organisers of Street Feast have experience in transforming disused areas…

Shopkeeper fined after selling knives to underage teen

Shopkeeper fined after selling knives to underage teen

A Norbury shopkeeper has been fined after admitting selling a set of razor sharp knives to a 14-year-old boy a month after being sent a letter offering training about age-restricted sales. Shakab Hakime, who owns Norbury Discount Store in London Road admitted the offence at Croydon Magistrate’ Court on Tuesday. …

Conference promotes role of women in technology

Conference promotes role of women in technology

A conference focusing on the role of women in technology is taking place this evening in south London, hosted by Croydon Tech City, a community of digital developers and creatives. The Women in Tech conference is part of the London Technology Week and is being held at the Croydon Conference…

‘Invisible house’ to be built on site of disused garages

‘Invisible house’ to be built on site of disused garages

London’s first “invisible house” is to be built in Brockley, replacing two disused garages. Lewisham Council has granted planning permission for the building in Manor Avenue, which will use mirrors to help the house to blend in with the leafy surroundings.  It will also have a rooftop terrace overlooking the…

Bow woman wins Cockney rhyming slang competition

Bow woman wins Cockney rhyming slang competition

A woman from Bow has won a Cockney Rhyming Slang competition at Roman Road Market last Saturday. Winner June Bishop beat the other contestants with her 30-second monologue ‘in the lingo’. The event was organised by photography student Anne Clement, from the University of Westminster, to raise money in aid…