Dalston

9 Month Old Kitten Smokey Needs Your Help, Following Horrific Accident

9 Month Old Kitten Smokey Needs Your Help, Following Horrific Accident

  My heart broke this morning when I heard from our friend Barbara Read, of Feline Friends London.  Feline Friends London is a Hackney based cat charity, founded by Barbara who is also Hackney Councils Cat Welfare Officer, an unpaid position she is more than happy to hold. While Smokey’s life saving procedure has cost hundred of pounds […]








Dalston stabbing leaves teenager fighting for his life

Dalston stabbing leaves teenager fighting for his life

  Officers are appealing for information following a stabbing of a teenager in on Kingsland Road last night, (Wednesdy). Police were called to Kingsland Road, Hackney, to reports of the stabbing at8:51pm on Wednesday, 11 March. A 19-year-old man was found with severe abdominal injuries. He has been taken to an east London hospital where […]








Stamford Hill Blaze destroys flats and shop below

Stamford Hill Blaze destroys flats and shop below

Tenants in flats above a Stamford Hill Pharmacy were temporary rehoused to nearby hotels, yesterday afternoon following a fire. Six fire engines and 35 firefighters and officers attended the fire which severely damaged the roof and caused extensive water damage to the flats and the pharmacy on the ground floor. There were no injuries. London […]








Couple injured in Dalston car fire

Couple injured in Dalston car fire

    Emergency services were called today just after 10.24 am after a car caught fire on Dalston Lane. The incident took place The car said to be a 3 wheeler, was fully ablaze when London Fire Brigade arrived. An elderly couple, a woman suffering smoke inhalation and a man who suffered leg injuries – […]








Fire at popular Dalston Turkish restaurant

Fire at popular Dalston Turkish restaurant

  Stoke Newington Road, in Dalston was shut down this morning (Wednesday) while firefighters extinguished a blaze at Istanbul Turkish Restaurant on Kingsland Road. Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus, rescued one man from a first floor flat who was treated at the scene for smoke inhalation. Five people from flats on three floors above the restaurant, […]








Hackney Council Seizes African-Caribbean book store Centerprise

Hackney Council Seizes African-Caribbean book store Centerprise

At a recent meeting with Centerprises Chief Executive, Emmanuel Amevor, I wasn’t kidding when I commented “if Hackney council was a lover, you’d have to sleep with one eye open”.  He roared with laughter and nodded, I assume agreeing with me.  Following a protracted legal fight with Hackney Council, it came to pass on Wednesday […]








Digs – Hackney Renters group launch

Digs –  Hackney Renters group launch

A new support and advocacy group formed to tackle the woes of renting in the borough, is launching it’s self on Thursday 25 October at the CLR James Library in Dalston. DIGS, a branch of Hackney Unites, aims to support, provide advice to renters and campaign for a better deal for renters in Hackney. With […]








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