Remi Makinde

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 […]








Police Will No Longer Prevent Suspects From Swallowing Packages of Drugs

Police Will No Longer Prevent Suspects From Swallowing Packages of Drugs

It was the closest I’d ever come to watching a snuff movie. Viewing CCTV footage of a Hackney Police officer and a member of the public allowing a 20 year old Black man, to die on the floor of a shabby convenience store on Kingsland Road this past summer.  I said it several times then and […]








Hackney Based Cat Rescue Celebrates National Black Cat Day

Hackney Based Cat Rescue Celebrates National Black Cat Day

Friday 27 October is a special day for the type of cats that get looked over most in animal shelters for adoption. From old superstitions to silly ideas based on aesthetics, such as Black cat not being as photogenic as lighter cats, to black cats not blending in with the furniture, rescue centres have heard it all. Feline […]








A Very Public Display of Affection at Hackney Down Station

A Very Public Display of Affection at Hackney Down Station

Not what you expect to see as you stumble onto the platform of Hackney Downs station, early on a bank holiday Saturday morning. A couple in the throws of ….. whatever it was,  shamelessly vertically copulated on platform 1, as they waited for their train to arrive. The unknown couple were filmed by someone also […]








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