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15 year old guilty of Shereka Marsh manslaughter

15  year old guilty of Shereka Marsh manslaughter

A 15-year-old Hackney Schoolboy has been found guilty of manslaughter after accidentally shooting his girlfriend in March. Shereka Fab-Ann Marsh, also 15, died from a single gunshot wound after visiting her boyfriend to give him a birthday present. When officers turned up to the house following a 999 call, the…

Restoration of iconic Dalston mural complete

Restoration of iconic Dalston mural complete

  The Dalston Peace Carnival Mural has been restored after several months of work and extensive planning. The mural, originally designed in 1983 by Ray Walker, had been gradually coming away from the brick building at 15 Dalston Lane. Holes were carefully drilled in the brickwork before mortar was pumped…

London Fields Lido to extend opening hours

London Fields Lido to extend opening hours

The London Fields Lido is being refurbished with increased lighting facilities in order to extend opening hours in the upcoming winter months. The heated outdoor pool will be outfitted with new floodlight columns to grant swimmers year-round access between the hours of 6:30am and 9pm beginning in December. Councillor Jonathan McShane,…

Decaying Stoke Newington garage on sale for £359,950

Decaying Stoke Newington garage on sale for £359,950

A single story garage in Hackney has gone on the property market for just under £360,000 this week. The building, which is located in Springdale Mews, Stoke Newington, is no more than 32ft deep by 20ft wide with an internal area of 640sqft, and is noticeably run-down and damaged. Yet Courtneys…

Police raid two Romanian-run brothels in Croydon

Police raid two Romanian-run brothels in Croydon

Police have dismantled two Romanian-run brothels operating in Croydon in a swoop prompted by complaints from concerned local residents. The brothels were discovered after officers from the Broad Green Safer Neighbourhoods Team carried out intelligence checks at an address on Chatfield Road in response to residents’ complaints about suspicious activity.…

No smoking near children in Hackney’s Clissold Park

No smoking near children in Hackney’s Clissold Park

Hackney Council has introduced smoke-free zones in the parts of Clissold Park used extensively by children. This extends the existing smoking ban operating in the play areas of 13 major parks across the borough. The smoke free zone seeks to avoid children being exposed to smoking as, according to Hackney Council,…

Croydon’s London Road thrives in the Carnival spirit

Croydon’s London Road thrives in the Carnival spirit

Croydon’s London Road was in the party spirit on Sunday as the Carnival of Cultures took place. The event, which launched as a response to the 2011 London riots, saw a celebration of local businesses, community groups and diverse cultures. The Carnival of Cultures showcased Russian and Indian dancers, an opera…

Be part of the ‘Action!’ as new cinema comes to Deptford

Be part of the ‘Action!’ as new cinema comes to Deptford

Deptford and Hollywood may be poles apart but thanks to the initiative of a group of passionate film buffs and local volunteers the big screen is coming to Lewisham. A former derelict  car body workshop on the Broadway is to be transformed into a cinema. The eight founding members which include…

Body of a woman last seen in Croydon has been found

Body of a woman last seen in Croydon has been found

Police have found the body of Kent resident Jane Sylvia Dale, last seen in Croydon on July 13. Her body was found in woodlands near Biggin Hill, Kent last Thursday. Dale, 40, was reported missing after she failed to return from a trip to Croydon. The mother of three had…

Whitechapel vision clearer with Sainsbury’s development

Whitechapel vision clearer with Sainsbury’s development

Tower Hamlets Council’s vision of creating 3,500 homes and 5,000 jobs in Whitechapel became clearer this week, as plans were unveiled to redevelop the Sainsbury’s superstore on Cambridge Heath Road. The Sainsbury’s superstore is within the Council’s ‘Whitechapel Vision’ regeneration plan. The Council’s Whitechapel Vision seeks to dramatically increase the amount…