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Man responsible for tyre slashing sentenced to prison

5 Dec , 2015  

  A man responsible for vandalising 63 vehicles in Stamford Hill has been sentenced to five months imprisonment and ordered to pay over £5,000 in fines. Huseiyn Seyfi, 27, was jailed last Wednesday for slashing the tyres of vehicles in the predominantly Jewish neighbourhood. However, a jury at Snaresbrook crown court found him not guilty […]

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Pub pours profits into prison rehabilitation

5 Dec , 2015  

  A pub donated all its ale profits to a prison rehabilitation charity on Tuesday, as part of an international movement. The Scolt Head, in De Beauvoir Town, took part in #GivingTuesday to raise money for Switchback, a charity that puts young men released from prison into traineeships in cafés and restaurants. The pub’s ale profit donation […]

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George and Dragon gay pub slain by rent

5 Dec , 2015  

  A popular LGBT pub in Shoreditch has pulled its final pint, after being priced out of business by spiralling London rents. The owners of The George and Dragon, Richard Battye and Liliana Sanguino, surrendered their 20-year lease on Tuesday after nearly 13 years on Hackney Road. Earlier this year, they were informed by their landlords […]

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Copy of The friends in Calais (L-R Sophie Van Winden, Louisa Bello, Tamsin Isaacs)

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Activists head into the ‘Jungle’ to help refugees

3 Dec , 2015  

 When Louisa Bello saw pictures of a migrant camp in Calais, she was so moved by the plight of refugees that she knew she had to do something to help. Bello described how she and her friends were “incensed” by the situation and were “inspired by other volunteers” to get involved. “With the dire situation, […]

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Labour councillor says Cameron’s cuts are “racist”

28 Nov , 2015  

    A Labour councillor has criticised Prime Minister David Cameron’s attitude to people coming into the UK and outlined the serious problems faced by the UK’s voluntary legal sector. On the decision to cut to legal aid for migrants in 2013, Ian Rathbone, councillor for Lea Bridge, told the Hackney Post: “People simply do not realise how racist […]

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Worry over school places for pupils in Hackney

27 Nov , 2015  

Children could be forced to leave the borough to stay in education unless new schools are built, it has been claimed. Council proposals for the relocation and building of schools in Hackney Downs, set to begin in 2017, have been met with opposition from residents. Councillor Rick Muir told a ward forum that although plans were […]

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“What Makes a Man?” asks De Beauvoir exhibition

27 Nov , 2015  

Masculinity was the centre of attention during an evening of short films on Tuesday night. The What Makes a Man? event included six short films and a debate about men’s issues. Event organiser Gem Carmella said: “People say ‘there is no point, men have got everything.’ Well, only if you’re a certain kind of man.” She […]

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You won’t be lonely this Christmas… at the Haberdashery cafe

26 Nov , 2015  

Elderly people facing a lonely Christmas are being offered a free turkey dinner at The Haberdashery cafe in Stoke Newington. ‘‘We’re going to provide a traditional Christmas dinner with all the trimmings, a bit of music, bingo and Secret Santa,” said owner Massimo Bergamin. He came up with the idea after a regular customer said he would […]

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Olive cafe to close

26 Nov , 2015  

A family owned Egyptian restaurant is to shut its doors for good. Samieh and Homada Farrah have decided to sell the Olive Cafe on Southgate Road after a year and a half of ownership. Egyptian-born Mr Farrah has worked in restaurants for 18 years and said the couple had enjoyed a “successful 18 months” at the helm. […]

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Men arrested for kerb-crawling in Clissold will learn fate next week

26 Nov , 2015  

A group of men arrested for kerb-crawling in Clissold will find out whether they are being prosecuted next week. The 15 men were arrested last month during an operation on Lordship Park which involved female police officers with audio recording equipment posing as prostitutes. The tactic was implemented after a petition to the Mayor of London […]

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