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Cash boost and uplift for Kynaston Gardens

Cash boost and uplift for Kynaston Gardens

The Friends of Kynaston Gardens have been awarded £48,225 from Groundwork UK and the Big Lottery Fund’s Community Spaces programme to improve the site. The gardens, in Stoke Newington, are owned and managed by Hackney Council. Unfortunately it has suffered from anti-social behaviour and street drinking. The new design includes community food growing beds to […]

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 […]

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 […]

Dwayne’s Fields of Dreams

Dwayne’s Fields of Dreams

In 2010 Stoke Newington resident, Dwayne Fields became the first Black Briton to walk from the most northern point of Canada to the magnetic North Pole, covering over 400 miles in 22 days (of which 16 days was a race) across snow and frozen ocean, when he competed in the Peary and Hansen Race with […]

Explosion & a bare breasted woman – An explosive night in Stoke Newington

Explosion & a bare breasted woman – An explosive night in Stoke Newington

Some very relieved Aden Grove residents in Newington Green, were all shook up yesterday evening, but grateful nobody was hurt after what is thought to be a gas explosion. Three fire engines, hoards of police cars and ambulances arrived soon after 6.20 pm and evacuated around 50 people from Aden Lodge, a five storey building […]

Festive Christmas happenings in Stoke Newington

Festive Christmas happenings in Stoke Newington

The newly refurbished Stoke Newington Town Hall will be filled with the festive spirit, through out December. Kicking off on Wednesday 8th December with festive tea dance featuring Mr Wonderful. Highlights of the festive programme include the Lollibop Cabaret – an amazing family cabaret show for children aged between 5-10 years; the Christmas market -Christmas […]