stoke newington

Dalston and Stoke Newington Turkish Shopkeepers keep rioters at bay

Dalston and Stoke Newington Turkish Shopkeepers keep rioters at bay

Last night, Turkish and kurdish shopkeepers along Kingsland High Road and in Stoke Newington wasn’t having any of it, when confronted by rioters trying to gain access to their shops. They took them on and saved their businesses after seeing the response from emergency services to riot hot spots. It began at about 9.30,  within […]

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 […]

Funny’s Funny Female Comedian of the Year – showcase heat!

Please come along and support women in comedy at this heat of the Funny’s Funny Female Comedian of the Year. We have a great lineup of 12 female comedians in this special showcase: Josephine Lacey Sadia Azmat Christine Edwards Hannah Deasy Maddy Nebraska Mary Magdalene Kirsty Mac Kerry Billson jennifer burcham Nena Edwards Samantha Hannah […]

Burst water main Floods Northwold Road Upper Clapton

Burst water main Floods Northwold Road Upper Clapton

Around 20 homes along Northwold Road have been evacuated following a burst water main, and fire fighters are helping residents to prevent water entering other buildings by using sandbags. Homes affected are between Fountayne and Durlston Rd. A spokeswoman for Thames Water said: “We have shut the 30-inch main to prevent any more water escaping and […]

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 […]

Hackney’s Hasidic Jews Celebrate Purim

Hackney’s Hasidic Jews Celebrate Purim

The boroughs Hasidic Jewish community are not always known for their colourful Joyous public displays, nor loud Yiddish music.  Which is what made yesterdays celebration in Stamford Hill and Stoke Newington that more special and interesting to view. Both children and adults danced to music ‘pumped’ out of the back of trucks as they collected […]

Three sought in attempted Stoke Newington jewellers smash and grab

A passerby and jewellery shop assistant’s intervention, helped  foil an attempted robbery of Erbiller jewellers on Stoke Newington Road, at the junction of Prince Regent Road this morning (Friday 25 February). Police say four suspects including one with a sledge hammer, smashed the store window at 10:40 am, but were unable to grab any jewellery, […]