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Theo Llewellyn goes from Sainsbury’s to The Voice

16 Mar , 2016  

A supermarket worker from Homerton will trade stacking shelves for the spotlight this weekend in a bid to secure a place on the live shows of The Voice. Theo Llewellyn, who works night shifts at Sainsbury’s in Dalston, is one of 22 singers left in the BBC reality singing competition. “The whole experience has been […]

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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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NEWS, TOP STORY

Junior doctors’ strike: what Hackney’s medics, patients and hospitals said

9 Mar , 2016  

Junior doctors in Hackney walked out at 8am today as part of a nationwide 48 hour strike over the terms of a new “unfair and unsafe” contract. Protesters led by the British Medical Association gathered at Homerton University Hospital, the main health unit in the borough, as passing ambulances, buses and cars regularly honked their […]

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Roaming restaurant holds dinner raising money for refugees

26 Nov , 2015  

A social enterprise dedicated to helping female refugees and immigrants hosted a supper at Sutton House last Friday. The supper, organised by Mazi Mas, celebrated the influence of diverse communities on food culture in East London. Guests were treated to a four course meal cooked by chefs from Iran, Peru and Brazil, showcasing the various […]

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LIFESTYLE, NEWS

Homerton’s Hatch cafe wins Time Out award

20 Nov , 2015  

Homerton is already enjoying a reputation as a hub for foodies, as new restaurants and bars open to cater to a discerning clientele. Food lovers spoilt for choice were offered some assistance by Time Out’s Love London awards this week, which named Hatch, on Mackintosh Lane, the best cafe in the area. The cafe boasts a […]

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Homerton launderette cleans up act, becomes bar

8 Oct , 2015  

A bar is to open on the site of a former launderette on Well Street, Homerton. Lauren Johns, co-owner at Machine No. 3, which plans to open its doors for the first time this weekend, said she hoped to improve life for the community: “A lot of people felt this part of Well Street was […]

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An image of the a police van outside the hotel where the implant was administered.

NEWS

Implant laws called for after Homerton student’s death

18 Mar , 2015  

Plastic surgeons are calling for new legislation on implants after the sentencing of the unqualified practitioner who killed a Homerton student. Claudia Aderotimi, 20, died after travelling to America for an illegal buttock enhancement operation. The Thames Valley University student, who had reportedly paid up to £2,000 for the procedure, complained of chest pains 12 […]

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Sutton House (photo montage)

FEATURES

Is this Hackney’s most haunted house?

10 Mar , 2015  

As I stepped over the threshold into Hackney’s most haunted house the temperature dropped by several degrees. Perhaps it was something to do with it being the first day of spring, or perhaps it was something more sinister. “Home of the Grey Lady” The “friendly” ghosts of Sutton House are something of a legend in […]

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Café Morningside holds first fundraising dinner

4 Dec , 2014  

The charity-run Café Morningside held its first fundraising dinner in Homerton on Monday. Guests paid £20 each for a ticket, boosting the café’s chances of a long-term future when its start-up funding runs out in April. The café, which opens on Thursdays and Fridays at the Morningside Community Centre on Cresset Road, operates on a […]

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Film festival focuses on society’s fringe

27 Nov , 2014  

Homerton has played host to the an innovative new film festival that aims to expand local understanding of what it’s like to live life on the fringes. The Outsider Film Festival – a collaborative event with the Single Homelessness Project (SHP), which supports homeless and vulnerable people in London – took place at the premises […]

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