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Reeves say burnt out store will not be re-built

Reeves say burnt out store will not be re-built

Following the devastating fire in Croydon during the riots, The House of Reeves furniture store will not be rebuilt on the derelict land where it once stood. The family had planned to rebuild on the land but Chairman Maurice Reeves said it would not be viable to rebuild on their…

Spitalfields community campaigners save Fruit and Wool Exchange from ‘monster’ development

Spitalfields community campaigners save  Fruit and Wool Exchange from ‘monster’ development

Plans for an office development in Spitalfields, which would destroy the 1929 Fruit and Wool Exchange building, have been rejected once again by the council, against the advice of planning officers. Developers, Examplar,  proposed a conversion of the historic site into 300,000 feet of office and retail space. The plans…

EastEnders extra admits murder of widow, 86

EastEnders extra admits murder of widow, 86

A former EastEnders extra was jailed for a minimum of 24 years at the Old Bailey yesterday for brutally murdering an 86 year old woman at her own home in the Downham area of Lewisham, in February last year.…

Borough’s Olympic jobs and business boost

Borough’s Olympic jobs and business boost

The number of people from Tower Hamlets working for the Olympic organisers has reached more than 1,700 it was announced this week. Tower Hamlets Council and LOCOG (London Organising Committee for Olympic Games) agreed, in February 2010, that the local borough would benefit from the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympics…

Young Deptford artists explore politics and art

Young Deptford artists explore politics and art

Six Pupils from the Addey and Stanhope School in Deptford spent last week at Goldsmiths, University of London, working with three internationally renowned mural painters from Northern Ireland. On Friday the young artists unveiled their impressive mural.…

Olympic parking changes start this month in Hackney and Tower Hamlets. Don’t get towed away

Olympic parking changes start this month in Hackney and Tower Hamlets. Don’t get towed away

If you live in an Olympic borough your summer just got more complicated. Huge swathes of the boroughs are to have new parking restrictions starting on 21 June and lasting until 9 September. Some restrictions will be covering areas that have been uncontrolled till now and all will operate from…

Win tickets to see Tricity Vogue at The Albany this Sunday

Win tickets to see Tricity Vogue at The Albany this Sunday

That oddity among string instruments, the ukulele, has undergone a massive revival in recent years with both whole orchestras and individual performers strumming the four-string mini-banjo. You can even take ukulele classes in East End pubs….…

New Stoke Newington Sainsbury plan

New Stoke Newington Sainsbury plan

Plans for a new development in the centre of Stoke Newington, including a large Sainsbury’s supermarket and forty-four new homes, have been much reduced in response to community protests.…

BBC Radio 1 & Radio 1 Xtra Academy at Picturehouse [Audio]

BBC Radio 1 & Radio 1 Xtra Academy at Picturehouse [Audio]

Leona Lewis, Plan B and Labrinth are among the stars confirmed to take part in BBC Radio 1 and Radio 1 Xtra’s Academy at the Hackney Picturehouse, which begins this Friday.…

Nominations open for Design Awards 2012

Nominations open for Design Awards 2012

Nominations are now open for Hackney’s Design Awards, celebrating innovative architecture and design in the borough.…