Post by: Phoebe Weston


Homerton firefighter follows in the footsteps of father

13 Mar , 2016  

A beloved firefighter who has hung up his hose after more than a quarter of a century of loyal service at Homerton fire station has spoken of his delight that his son is following in his footsteps. Paul Humphries, 55, retired just weeks after his son Matthew, 27, joined the neighbouring service in Stoke Newington. […]

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Trevor Monerville’s father wants answers about police spying

13 Mar , 2016  

A father demanding justice for his son Trevor Monerville has been given fresh hope more than 20 years after his murder. Trevor Monerville, who was murdered in 1994, was at the centre of a spying controversy involving undercover police after he was beaten up in Stoke Newington police station seven years prior to his death. […]

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“We’re all neighbours here” says Imam as Masjid-E-Quba mosque opens doors to public for the first time to learn about Islam

2 Mar , 2016  

A north London Mosque opened its doors to the public in its first ever open door event on Sunday, welcoming people of all faiths to come and learn about Islam. Visiting Imam and Islamic scholar, Mufti Abdur Rahman Mangera, said: “What we are doing today should have been done a long time ago.” Understanding Islam […]

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Street art on a CCTV camera in Hackney.


Hackney has more security cameras than whole of Wales

1 Mar , 2016  

Hackney has more CCTV cameras than the whole of Wales, a new report has revealed. There are 2,900 security cameras in the borough, concentrated in Shoreditch and Hackney Central where the majority of crime occurs. However, it appears this dense surveillance network does not actually reduce the number of crimes committed, according to data from […]

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The People’s Palace: Hackney Empire is voted London’s most welcoming theatre

8 Oct , 2015  

The Hackney Empire has won an award for London’s most welcoming theatre. Smooth Radio ran the My Theatre Matters! Most Welcoming Theatre Award 2015 competition and the public voted online for their favourite. Of more than 250 entries, the Hackney Empire was announced as the winner on 1 October. Creative director Susie Mckenna and Deputy […]

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