Stoke Newington

Hackney residents to protest new CPZ implementation

Hackney residents to protest new CPZ implementation

R Zone residents are taking to the streets of Hackney on Saturday morning (11 January), to raise their objections to the council’s planned implementation of the R Zone CPZ in Stoke Newington. Their objections concern a consultation process that effectively promised the council would abide by a majority decision by the residents, as to whether […]

Cyclist injured in Stoke Newngton collsion

Cyclist  injured in Stoke Newngton collsion

A cyclist riding through Stoke Newington Church Street, was  knocked off his bike  on the corner of Bouverie Road on Monday, at about 4pm.  The car driver was making a right turn into Bouverie Road, without indicating as the cyclist came from the opposite direction. The driver then attempted to flee the scene but smashed […]

Third Annual Festival of Yoruba Arts and Culture @ Clissold Park Saturday 28 July

Third Annual Festival of Yoruba Arts and Culture @ Clissold Park Saturday 28 July

This rich cultural festival is back for a third year. With Nigerians making up a large group of West Africans, who call Hackney home, it’s only fitting a festival celebrating the rich cultural heritage of the Yoruba people should take place in in the borough. Yoruba’s hail from the Western part of Nigeria…their native language […]

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.  […]