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Stoke Newington Aid worker in Afghanistan rescued by British and US special forces

Stoke Newington Aid worker in Afghanistan rescued by British and US special forces

  A Stoke Newington woman held hostage in Afghanistan along with 3 other aid workers, was freed after a daring night time raid on cave in remote north west Afghanistan. Helen Johnston along with her Kenyan colleague Moragwa Oirere and two Afghan civilians,  are all employees of  Medair, a Swiss based humanitarian NGO in Luassane.  […]

Stoke Newington kidnap and torture case: Two men convicted

Stoke Newington kidnap and torture case: Two men convicted

  Two men who kidnapped and tortured two brothers in Stoke Newington five years ago, were convicted yesterday (Tuesday 6 March) at Snaresbrook Crown Court. Ex-para trooper, Anthony Malone, 40,  who served in Ulster, was found guilty of two counts of kidnap, two counts of false imprisonment and two counts of actual bodily harm against […]

Who’s kidding who over Stoke Newington’s Sainsbury’s proposal

Who’s kidding who over Stoke Newington’s Sainsbury’s proposal

If there is one thing trendy white urban middle classes (affectionately known as WUMC’s) in London like, it’s a good fight on their own turf when they feel threatened by big corporations or local government. Inspired in part by snobbery, it’s tribalism with a hint of smugness, and self-entitlement thrown in with a pinch of […]

Funny’s Funny Female Comedian of the Year – showcase heat!

Please come along and support women in comedy at this heat of the Funny’s Funny Female Comedian of the Year. We have a great lineup of 12 female comedians in this special showcase: Josephine Lacey Sadia Azmat Christine Edwards Hannah Deasy Maddy Nebraska Mary Magdalene Kirsty Mac Kerry Billson jennifer burcham Nena Edwards Samantha Hannah […]

Burst water main Floods Northwold Road Upper Clapton

Burst water main Floods Northwold Road Upper Clapton

Around 20 homes along Northwold Road have been evacuated following a burst water main, and fire fighters are helping residents to prevent water entering other buildings by using sandbags. Homes affected are between Fountayne and Durlston Rd. A spokeswoman for Thames Water said: “We have shut the 30-inch main to prevent any more water escaping and […]

Someone is shooting our cats in Stoke Newington

Someone is shooting our cats in Stoke Newington

When Debora Robertson returned to her Stoke Newington home on Monday morning (9th May), from walking her dog Barney, she found her 8 month old kitten Prune laying on a sofa. After picking her up she noticed how lethargic Prune was, and her first thought was her kitten had eaten something toxic, but on closer […]

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