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Hackney thief banned from all of London’s pubs

Hackney thief banned from all of London’s pubs

A known Hackney thief became the first person to get banned from all of London’s pubs, bars, restaurants and clubs after receiving one of the last ASBOs issued in this country. Rodney Williams, 34, from Hackney was given an ASBO which forbids him from entering any business that serves alcohol.…

Housing market is dysfunctional, says Diane Abbott in opposition to Labour’s housing review

Housing market is dysfunctional, says Diane Abbott in opposition  to Labour’s housing review

Diane Abbott has argued that increasing the supply of London housing will not bring down house prices in the capital because the market has become entirely dysfunctional. This is in direct contradiction to Labour’s newly published housing policy review which highlights house building as a solution to “the biggest housing…

Stokey Local and Hackney in High Court battle

Stokey Local and Hackney in High Court battle

The development of a new Sainsbury’s supermarket in Stoke Newington is being debated in the High Court right now (14-16 October). The people behind the Stokey Local campaign will argue that the council’s decision to grant permission to Newmark to build a new Sainsbury’s and 53 flats was unlawful. The…

Tower Hamlets extends Your Borough, Your Voice

Tower Hamlets extends Your Borough, Your Voice

The “Your Borough, Your Voice” campaign allows Tower Hamlets residents to nominate the services they value most, by voicing their opinions on numerous savings proposals. Tower Hamlets council is extending the deadline for residents to share their views on services spending in a major public consultation. Public feedback will help inform council spending decisions…

Hamilton inspires children to achieve despite disabilities

Hamilton inspires children to achieve despite disabilities

Nicolas Hamilton, race driving brother of Formula 1 driver Lewis Hamilton, met with a group of young disabled children from Hackney, Tower Hamlets, and other boroughs of London, to talk to them about their careers – and his. Hamilton, who suffers from cerebal palsy, is the ambassador for the disability…

Barnaby Carder carves his spoons at shop-front door

Barnaby Carder carves his spoons at shop-front door

At 260 Hackney Road, a man sits behind the glass windows of his sparsely decorated shop with a pile of wood shavings at his feet. Barnaby Carder spends his days carving spoons, and his shop, named Barn the Spoon, has become a destination store as well as a neighbourhood marvel.…

New safety app presented at Croydon Tech City

New safety app presented at Croydon Tech City

  A digital project manager presented her personal safety app for the first time yesterday at Croydon Tech City, a monthly meet up for technology entrepreneurs. Lauraine Griffiths, 42, a digital project manager from Beckenham is working on a new safety app called Meanderlings after experiencing a lucky escape from a van…

London Muslims appeal for peace after IS killing

London Muslims appeal for peace after IS killing

The London Muslim Community Forum is appealing for peace and prayers this Friday following the murder of British citizen David Haines by IS. Muslim communities and faith groups have been invited to pray this Friday as part of a London Peace Day ahead of the UN’s annual International Day of…

Croydon authority shortlisted for award

Croydon authority shortlisted for award

Croydon Council has been shortlisted for planning authority of the year in the first MIPIM UK Awards. The awards celebrate the best regeneration projects in the country. The team of judges are impressed with Croydon’s “radically pragmatic approach” to planning and feels it is a model for other authorities in…

Pupils have breakfast at City Hall with Boris Johnson

Pupils have breakfast at City Hall with Boris Johnson

  Schoolchildren from Lewisham and Tower Hamlets attended a breakfast club fundraiser at City Hall today with Mayor Boris Johnson and radio host Neil Fox. London’s Biggest Breakfast  the charity campaign organised by the Mayor’s Fund for London aims to provide free breakfasts to children in disadvantaged areas across London.…

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