Remi Makinde

Homerton teenage stabbing death referred to IPCC

Homerton teenage stabbing death referred to IPCC

    A murder investigation has been launched following the fatal stabbing of a teenage boy in Homerton, late on Tuesday night. The boy has been named by locals as Jeremie Malenge or “Jdot”, a 17 yr old former straight A Petchy Academy student.  He was found injured suffering from stab wounds on the corner […]

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 […]

Dolly Parton Literacy program to help Hackney children

Dolly Parton Literacy program to help Hackney children

Country and Bluegrass Singing sensation, Dolly Parton, is coming to town! The music legend who is currently on the UK leg of her Blue Smoke world tour, will be promoting Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library,  a program she launched in 1997 to provide children a free, age-appropriate book on a monthly basis from birth through age […]

The Bonneville in Clapton: Some of you share the same sentiments

The Bonneville in Clapton: Some of you share the same sentiments

The Bonneville, a new French bar and brasserie on Lower Clapton Road tweeted something others in gentrified Hackney think but would not have the balls to utter in public or online. It was not well thought out or executed and their apology was very begrudging which threw a spanner into their damage control.  By all […]

Triple vision – Mare Streets optical war

Triple vision – Mare Streets optical war

As if being looted and having your store wrecked by looters during London’s summer riots in 2011 wasn’t bad enough, the owner of EYE London, an independently owned opticians on Mare Street, claims she faces the possibility of being swallowed up by national chain, SpecSavers, before long. Eight years ago Margaret Asare set up her […]

Hackney Heart: Gentrification, Narrow Way, social cleansing and lies

Hackney Heart: Gentrification, Narrow Way, social cleansing and lies

  Less than two months after Jane Egginton-McIntyre was handed the keys to the rent and council tax free shop on the Narrow Way, she jetted off to a luxury beach resort in Portugal. She made everyone know this by posting a photo of her bikini clad self,  lounging in the sun on Hackney Heart’s […]