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Leyton Orient granted a reprieve by High Court over debts

20 Mar , 2017  

Leyton Orient owner Francesco Becchetti has paid the initial tax bill to HMRC to avoid an immediate winding-up order, but must pay off the remaining debts or sell the club. The club’s Italian owner is now facing calls from fans to sell the club as soon as possible. Mr Becchetti was given until 12 June […]

Police have arrested a man in connection with Shoreditch murder

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Police name Shoreditch murder victim

20 Mar , 2017  

UPDATE: Police have identified the victim of a murder in Shoreditch as Greg Peake, 26, of the Cranston Estate. A post-mortem examination was inconclusive. The cause of death is unknown, however the police have confirmed that the victim had not been shot or stabbed. The victim of a murder in #Shoreditch #Hackney has been named. […]

Police have arrested a man in connection with the murder of a one year old child in Hackney

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UPDATE: Man Arrested on Suspicion of Murdering Child

20 Mar , 2017  

A man has been arrested on suspicion of murdering a one-year-old boy. Bidhya Sagar Das, 33, was arrested in Hackney at 7.15pm on Sunday 19 March following a police hunt. He has been taken to an east London police station where he remains in custody. Police were called at around 11.10pm on Saturday, 18 March, […]

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Police hunt man following “tragic” death of baby boy

19 Mar , 2017  

UPDATE: A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder. Police have made an urgent plea for public assistance as they step up their search for a 33-year-old man in connection with the death of a baby boy. Officers and medics were called to a flat on Wilberforce Road at 11.10pm on Saturday, 18 March […]

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Have a candy cocktail in a ball pit at Stokey’s newest nightclub

17 Mar , 2017  

A glow-in-the-dark ball pit with planet-themed drinks and UV-paint on the walls sounds like a new children’s party venue. But when you add cocktails of ice, fire and helium to the mix, along with deep house and techno blaring from the speakers, it becomes apparent that Stoke Newington Road pop-up, GlowyMcGlow, is very much for adults.

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Parents face fines for driving children to school

16 Mar , 2017  

Parents will be fined for dropping their children by car outside school gates, in a trial to improve child safety and reduce harmful emissions. Two Hackney schools, St John the Baptist and Tyssen Community Primary, have signed up to the trial in June, which will see the school street close to traffic at pick-up and […]

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New Costa Coffee sparks hipster unrest in Stoke Newington

16 Mar , 2017  

Costa Coffee has applied for planning permission to open a branch on Stoke Newington High Street, replacing TSB bank, which closed in January. Plans for the franchise at 133 Stoke Newington High Street, are now out for consultation and await approval from the Council. The application for @CostaCoffee at 133 #StokeNewinton High St (former TSB) […]

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Hackney housing activists criticise Sadiq Khan on estate demolition

16 Mar , 2017  

Housing activists in Hackney have criticised Sadiq Khan’s guidance on estate demolition and regeneration as “meaningless”. The Save Northwold E5 group, which is campaigning to protect the Northwold estate in Upper Clapton from demolitions, wants the needs of tenants to be given more focus. A draft of the Mayor’s ‘Good Practice Guide to Estate Regeneration’, […]

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Haggerston Baths: Council wants your opinion on “pool- free” shortlisted choices

16 Mar , 2017  

The public will be able to see the plans at a meeting chaired by Phillip Glanville, Mayor of Hackney.

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Relief for self-employed as National Insurance rise scrapped

16 Mar , 2017  

The self-employed will be spared a tax rise after a government U-turn over National Insurance contributions (NICs). Chancellor Philip Hammond yesterday scrapped plans to increase NICs for the self-employed after pressure from Conservative MPs and accusations that he was breaking the 2015 manifesto pledge. Last week Philip Hammond announced that Class 4 NICs for the […]