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Hackney trio to perform at UK Black Pride festival

Hackney trio to perform at UK Black Pride festival

Hackney-based trio Project Caramel are to perform on the same stage as their greatest influences – award-winning hip-hop singer Ms Dynamite and dubstep star Katy B.…

Starting fires and stealing nappies: the courts crack down hard on rioters across London

Starting fires and stealing nappies: the courts crack down hard on rioters across London

One man has appeared in court over  the arson at Reeves furniture store while detectives are still questioning two men in connection the murder of a man in a car as  police investigations continue into the rioting which struck Croydon last week. Yesterday, Gordon Thompson, 33, of Waddon Road, Croydon…

Marchers demand ‘better future’ for young

Marchers demand ‘better future’ for young

Hundreds of people marched from Dalston to Tottenham on Saturday in a gesture of community solidarity following last week’s riots.…

Cameron prescribes: more democracy for Norway, water cannon for us.

Cameron prescribes: more democracy for Norway, water cannon for us.

Jason Grant was brought up in New Cross. This is his view of why kids are rioting. I grew up in  New Cross in the 1980s. A place the young people have not destroyed because my area  has nothing to smash. My old primary school caught fire over a year…

Tower Hamlets supports inquiry into plans for controversial ‘super sewer’ under Thames

Tower Hamlets supports inquiry into plans for controversial ‘super sewer’ under Thames

Tower Hamlets council has declared its backing for the independent commission which is to look into plans for the so-called ‘super sewer’ under the Thames.…

Public appeal saves Wilton’s music hall after lottery bid fails

Public appeal saves Wilton’s music hall after lottery bid fails

After two failed lottery bids, Wilton’s music hall,  one of London’s last surviving music halls, has succeeded in raising enough money to begin a complete restoration.…

School gets go-ahead despite noise protests

School gets go-ahead despite noise protests

A planning application to run a school for  40 pupils in a Hackney terraced house has been granted by the council despite more than 25 letters of objection from neighbours.…

Depp spotted filming in Beckenham Place Park

Depp spotted filming in Beckenham Place Park

Pirates of the Caribbean star Johnny Depp has been spotted filming scenes for his new movie Dark Shadows in Beckenham Place Park.…

Meet Reggie: the rocking horse that is ready to be recycled

Meet Reggie: the rocking horse that is ready to be recycled

Children invariably love cardboard boxes and packaging, often more than the contents which fill them, as playthings and toys. Now there is a children’s toy made entirely from cardboard.…

Katy B and James Blake: From Goldsmiths to the Mercury Prize

Katy B and James Blake: From Goldsmiths to the Mercury Prize

Last summer, musicians Katy B and James Blake were celebrating their graduation from Goldsmiths’ Popular Music course.…