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Sainsbury’s Stoke Newington plans reduced

Sainsbury’s Stoke Newington plans reduced

Developers have been forced to respond to pressure from locals opposed to the scheme to bring a large Sainsbury’s to Stoke Newington.  A new exhibition is planned and, according to Stokey Local, it is likely that the plans will be scaled down.…

Protesters stage ‘die in’ at EDF over energy prices

Protesters stage ‘die in’ at EDF over energy prices

Protesters from Hackney were among 40 who staged a ‘die-in’ at the EDF energy headquarters in London today in response to the “excess death statistics” released by the Office for National Statistics this morning.…

Deptford dwellers get in the Christmas spirit

Deptford dwellers get in the Christmas spirit

A Christmas tree decorated with empty beer-cans, tomatoes, carrots and a large umbrella on Deptford High Street has attracted a lot of attention from passers by. The Deptford dwellers that usually sit around the anchor sculpture on the high street made the unusual Christmas decoration after they found the tree…

Larry Lamb’s Christmas switch-on “wicked good”

Larry Lamb’s Christmas switch-on “wicked good”

EastEnders villain Larry Lamb took on the merrier role of lighting up Croydon town centre on Thursday as the borough’s official Christmas festivities began.…

Children in Need helps your neighbours with £850k

Children in Need helps your neighbours with £850k

This Friday, London will play host to the 31st Children in Need event. Organisations across Croydon, Lewisham, Hackney and Tower Hamlets have received over £850,000 from the charity in recent years, enabling their continued work in the area today.…

Shop loses alcohol licence over street shots

Shop loses alcohol licence over street shots

A Brockley shop has lost its license to sell alcohol after police found it had encouraged anti-social behaviour which resulted in a shooting at an unauthorised Royal Wedding party.…

Deptford residents furious over Thames Water plan to build ‘super-sewer’ on green site next to school

Deptford residents furious over Thames Water plan to build ‘super-sewer’ on green site next to school

Furious residents in Deptford have voiced their concerns over plans for a ‘super-sewer’ system that may be built in the area. At a meeting on November 15, Thames Water announced that the green land outside St Joseph’s Primary School is their preferred site for the Tideaway Tunnels scheme, which aims…

Centerprise Community Centre safe from eviction

Centerprise Community Centre safe from eviction

A community centre that faced eviction over a dispute relating to rent is now back on speaking terms with Hackney Council.…

Seven in hospital after Deptford blaze

Seven in hospital after Deptford blaze

Seven people were taken to hospital after being trapped on the upper floors when a fire broke out in a Deptford tower block.…

New skatepark designed for Telegraph Hill

New skatepark designed for Telegraph Hill

Telegraph Hill Skate Park has now completed its final stages of development after final designs were released by designers, Gravity.…