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Election 2015 Policy Quiz Code (DO NOT EDIT)

Election 2015 Policy Quiz Code (DO NOT EDIT)

What do you want to see happen with tuition fees? Scrap them for pupils from poorer backgrounds if the subject is in science, technology, maths or engineering. Decrease to £6,000. Maintain and possibly increase. Abolish. Maintain. Do you think there should be stricter policies on immigration to the UK? Yes,…

Man sentenced to prison for supplying cannabis

Man sentenced to prison for supplying cannabis

A man has been sentenced to a year in prison for dealing cannabis on the streets of Croydon. At Croydon Crown Court, Rasheed White, 18, was sentenced to 12 months in prison last week after pleading guilty at an earlier hearing to three counts of dealing cannabis. He was arrested in December during…

David Wood secures Selhurst by-election win for Labour

David Wood secures Selhurst by-election win for Labour

Labour say they are “looking good” after their comfortable Croydon council by-election win in Selhurst Ward last week, despite only 1 in 5 residents turning up to polling day. Newly-elected David Wood, 42, retained the seat for Labour after the death of Councillor Gerry Ryan in January, polling 1,517 votes.…

‘Question Time style’ debate to discuss future of Hackney

‘Question Time style’ debate to discuss future of Hackney

A panel of local experts will be holding a Question Time-style debate to discuss Hackney’s future. The council have organised the debate to allow Hackney residents to voice their concerns and ask questions about the boroughs future. The “State of the Borough” debate is being held at City Academy to launch a…

Reviving East London’s Gin Craze: the timeless tipple

Reviving East London’s Gin Craze: the timeless tipple

In the last year gin has seen a remarkable rise in popularity to the stage where it is now outselling vodka as the most consumed spirit in Britain. London could make an argument for being the spiritual home of gin but East London’s relationship has not always been as smooth…

The politics of comedy: the art of black humour

The politics of comedy: the art of black humour

There is an Iraqi joke that Barack Obama scolded his intelligence services for knowing less than Iraqis on the whereabouts of IS. His analysts explained that Iraqis had this covert question “shako-mako?” that leads to all answers. Obama decided to challenge his intelligence officers, so he was airdropped into a…

Exhibition to celebrate Hackney’s 50th anniversary

Exhibition to celebrate Hackney’s 50th anniversary

  An exhibition marking the anniversary of the formation of the London Borough of Hackney is now showing at the Hackney Museum. The earlier metropolitan boroughs of Hackney, Shoreditch and Stoke Newington merged in 1965 to form the London Borough of Hackney. The borough is turning 50 this April. To celebrate…

Bouncers to breathalyse clubbers in Croydon

Bouncers to breathalyse clubbers in Croydon

  Bouncers will start breathalysing clients wishing to use clubs in Croydon as part of a Metropolitan police initiative to tackle alcohol – related crime across London. The new plan, to be launched at the end of February, will allow door security to refuse entry to those with an alcohol…

Reported rape attempt in Abney Park Cemetery

Reported rape attempt in Abney Park Cemetery

Abney Park Cemetery re-opened this morning following an attempted rape that occurred during the early hours of Sunday, whilst the cemetery was closed. The cemetery in Stoke Newington, Hackney, is a popular local attraction, but was closed to the pubic from Sunday morning. Police have said  the victim was a…

From Shoreditch to City Hall: Thousands join Saturday’s #MarchForHomes demanding affordable housing

From Shoreditch to City Hall: Thousands join Saturday’s #MarchForHomes demanding affordable housing

Marchers from across London converged at City Hall on Saturday to demand solutions to the Capital’s housing crisis. “Social housing is our right, here to stay, here to fight!” was the chant heard from one of the leading speakers from the Focus E15 Mothers, opening the protest. The March For…

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