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No longer ‘illegal’: Homerton hotel wins planning permission appeal

No longer ‘illegal’: Homerton hotel wins planning permission appeal

  The owners of  the beleaguered Silk House hotel on Hassett Road, won their appeal to operate as a hotel.  The decision over rules an enforcement notice  issued by Hackney council in July 2011. The former convent known as Sacred Heart Lodge and now grade II listed building, was used by the Sisters of the […]

Nimbyism gone wild in Homerton or hate group

Nimbyism gone wild in Homerton or hate group

Protesting against some big corporations or big developments coming to our neighborhood, is nothing new in Hackney and is understandable, but there is something about a Homerton groups tactics, that reminds me of spiteful games children play in the school yard.  For them,  protesting the 25 room budget hotel Silk House also known as Sacred […]

Harassed hounded and marginalised in Hackney: St Marys of Zion church claims

Harassed hounded and marginalised in Hackney: St Marys of Zion church claims

The new owners of 229 Lower Clapton Road, are not receiving the same ecstatic and warm welcome the pub next door which opened on Thursday has.  Much of Clapton and afar have been quite giddy about the prospect of  the Clapton Hart opening.  By Thursday morning it reached fever pitch and judging by the twitter […]

Italian Vogue has named this cafe – which serves up a steady diet of avant-garde music – Britain’s coolest venue. Alex Needham finds out what the fuss is about