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Crowds enjoy carols and a Caribbean Christmas feast at the Woodberry Down Winterfest 

15 Dec

Crowds enjoy carols and a Caribbean Christmas feast at the Woodberry Down Winterfest 21 minutes ago Emma Bartholomew --> Crowds braved the cold weather at the Woodberry Down Winterfest to hear carols and tuck into a Caribbean Christmas feast.


Crowds enjoy carols and a Caribbean Christmas feast at the Woodberry Down Winterfest 

15 Dec

Crowds braved the cold weather at the Woodberry Down Winterfest to hear carols and tuck into a Caribbean Christmas feast.


Christmas (Baby Peas Come Home): Food banks to receive fresh produce courtesy of Growing Communities 

14 Dec

Winter veg: Growing Communities are readying bags of fresh goodies for those in need this Christmas.


Stoke Newington Church Street to hold evening of Christmas shopping 

14 Dec

Stoke Newington Church Street to hold evening of Christmas shopping 40 minutes ago Sam Gelder --> Traders in Stoke Newington Church Street are getting into the festive spirit with a late-night shopping event today (Thu).


Stoke Newington Church Street to hold evening of Christmas shopping 

14 Dec

Traders in Stoke Newington Church Street are getting into the festive spirit with a late-night shopping event today (Thu).


Hackney Council defends parking scheme over rising surplus and ‘discrimination’ claims 

13 Dec

Transport for London raked in £1m in three years from parking on Stoke Newington High Street.


‘Want to make the world better, but don’t know how?’: Stoke Newington church launches social justice incubator 

11 Dec

Helping hand: Rev Andy Pakula wants to spark community action.


More Stoke Newington road closures planned following outbreak of ‘aggressive driving caused by CS1’ 

11 Dec

More Stoke Newington road closures planned following outbreak of ‘aggressive driving caused by CS1’ 5 minutes ago Ramzy Alwakeel --> A surge of “aggressive driving” in the streets around Cycle Superhighway 1 (CS1) from car and scooter users ...


How Stoke Newington’s Pc Clifford Fox rescued Abney Park Cemetery’s six fallen police officers from obscurity 

9 Dec

How Stoke Newington’s Pc Clifford Fox rescued Abney Park Cemetery’s six fallen police officers from obscurity 9 minutes ago Emma Bartholomew --> Stoke Newington Bobby Pc Clifford Fox embarked on a journey to discover the tales behind the deaths ...


How Stoke Newington’s Pc Clifford Fox rescued Abney Park Cemetery’s six fallen police officers from obscurity 

8 Dec

Stoke Newington Bobby Pc Clifford Fox embarked on a journey to discover the tales behind the deaths of six policemen buried in Abney Park Cemetery – but the story of one eluded him for months.


Police officer in hospital after being attacked while making arrest in Stamford Hill 

8 Dec

Police officer in hospital after being attacked while making arrest in Stamford Hill 14 minutes ago Sam Gelder --> A police officer ended up in hospital last night after being attacked while dealing with a fight in a Stamford Hill shop.


Police officer in hospital after being attacked while making arrest in Stamford Hill 

8 Dec

A police officer ended up in hospital last night after being attacked while dealing with a fight in a Stamford Hill shop.


Community group wins bid to plant 21 trees on Stamford Hill Estate 

6 Dec

Pumpkin party: a Halloween event at the Peace and Wellbeing garden.


Launch of 50s themed pub Be-Bop-A-Lula proves the point that pubs are on the rise in Hackney 

6 Dec

Launch of 50s themed pub Be-Bop-A-Lula proves the point that pubs are on the rise in Hackney 17 minutes ago Emma Bartholomew --> Last week, we reported that Hackney is the only borough in London where the number of public houses has risen since the ...


Launch of 50s themed pub Be-Bop-A-Lula proves the point that pubs are on the rise in Hackney 

6 Dec

Last week, we reported that Hackney is the only borough in London where the number of public houses has risen since the turn of the century.


Titbits – Quiet consultations and confusing quotations 

1 Dec

◆ As Hackney’s cabinet approves a revamp of Stoke Newington Town Hall , the council is keen to trumpet its engagement with residents.


Stoke Newington Town Hall revamp is ‘not a sell-off’, says Mayor as cabinet agrees site’s future 

1 Dec

Shake-up: Stoke Newington Town Hall is set for a revamp (Photograph: Fin Fahey ) Hackney Council has insisted it is not “selling off” Stoke Newington Town Hall as a major shake-up of the site was agreed at a 27 November cabinet meeting.


Parents and kids protest outside school over ‘horrifying’ driving in Stamford Hill 

24 Nov

Video: Parents and kids protest outside school over ‘horrifying’ driving in Stamford Hill 43 minutes ago Sam Gelder --> Fed up parents and their feisty kids protested outside a primary school over the chronic dangerous driving problem in Stamford...


Parents and kids protest outside school over ‘horrifying’ driving in Stamford Hill 

24 Nov

Fed up parents and their feisty kids protested outside a primary school over the chronic dangerous driving problem in Stamford Hill.


Stoke Newington gang stabbing appeal: Attack outside The Bagel House left man with life-threatening heart injuries 

23 Nov

Stoke Newington gang stabbing appeal: Attack outside The Bagel House left man with life-threatening heart injuries 48 minutes ago Emma Bartholomew --> Detectives are appealing for witnesses to come forward after a man was stabbed in the chest by a ...


Stoke Newington gang stabbing appeal: Attack outside The Bagel House left man with life-threatening heart injuries 

23 Nov

Detectives are appealing for witnesses to come forward after a man was stabbed in the chest by a gang outside a busy bagel shop in Stoke Newington, leaving him with life-threatening heart injuries.


Soccer-mad young girls are winners as Stamford Hill free school forms partnership with FA 

22 Nov

Soccer-mad young girls are winners as Stamford Hill free school forms partnership with FA 1 minute ago James Scott --> Empowering soccer-mad young girls is a chief aim of a Stamford Hill free school chosen to kick off a new partnership with the ...


Soccer-mad young girls are winners as Stamford Hill free school forms partnership with FA 

22 Nov

Empowering soccer-mad young girls is a chief aim of a Stamford Hill free school chosen to kick off a new partnership with the Football Association (FA).


Hackney journalist trains for 10 mile swim to fund lessons in Bangladesh – where 50 children drown each day 

22 Nov

A Stoke Newington woman is in training to swim 10 miles across a sea in Bangladesh to raise awareness of drowning in the flood-prone country.


Help pick out local landmarks to ‘preserve Hackney’s character’ 

21 Nov

Historic: Shacklewell Lane Mosque.


Fire crews called to Paddy Power in Stoke Newington after it is filled with thick black smoke 

21 Nov

Smoke was seen billowing out of Paddy Power in Stoke Newington High Street this afternoon, forcing gamblers to leave the premises.


‘Living in fear’: Resident slams council after ‘three burglaries in five weeks’ at block with broken door 

17 Nov

‘Monitoring situation’: Cabinet member for housing Cllr Clayeon McKenzie.


Stoke Newington chicken shop shooting: Gang police investigating after shotgun attack in packed takeaway 

13 Nov

Gang police are investigating a shooting in a packed Stoke Newington fast food joint on Saturday night that has left one man in hospital with serious injuries.


Plans unveiled for new river crossing between Rotherhithe and Canary Wharf to reduce Jubilee line crowding 

8 Nov

It is part of the Mayors bid to boost cycling and walking...


Plans for new pedestrian Thames crossing at Canary Wharf revealed 

8 Nov

Pedestrians and cyclists could benefit from a new river crossing at Canary Wharf.


Stoke Newington shop stabbing: Teen gang member who tried to kill boy in frenzied attack jailed for 14 years 

6 Nov

Breaking News: Stoke Newington shop stabbing: Teen gang member who tried to kill boy in frenzied attack jailed for 14 years 39 minutes ago Sam Gelder --> A teen gang member who stabbed a 16-year-old boy repeatedly with a “Rambo-style” knife ...


Stoke Newington shop stabbing: Teen gang member who tried to kill boy in frenzied attack jailed for 14 years 

6 Nov

A teen gang member who stabbed a 16-year-old boy repeatedly with a “Rambo-style” knife inside a Stoke Newington shop has been jailed for 14 years – but cannot be named.


Toxic mould in Stamford Hill home not removed due to Hackney Council ‘error’ 

6 Nov

Toxic mould in Stamford Hill home not removed due to Hackney Council ‘error’ 12 minutes ago Rhiannon Long --> A mum’s calls for toxic black mould to be removed from her Stamford Hill flat have repeatedly gone unanswered – and it has affected ...


Toxic mould in Stamford Hill home not removed for a year due to Hackney Council ‘error’ 

6 Nov

A mum’s calls for toxic black mould to be removed from her Stamford Hill flat have repeatedly gone unanswered – and it has affected the health of her autistic son.


Hackney Council unveils plan to stop cars mounting pavement outside primary school…by making Oldhill Street one-way 

3 Nov

Hackney Council unveils plan to stop cars mounting pavement outside primary school...


Hackney Council unveils plan to stop cars mounting pavement outside primary school…by making Oldhill Street one-way 

3 Nov

A narrow stretch of road outside a Stamford Hill primary school could be made one-way to stop drivers outrageously mounting the pavement to avoid traffic jams.


Stamford Hill parking: Fire engine on way to blaze gets stuck behind car left sticking into middle of road 

3 Nov

Video: Stamford Hill parking: Fire engine on way to blaze gets stuck behind car left sticking into middle of road 53 minutes ago Sam Gelder --> A ridiculously parked car blocked a fire engine’s path for almost a minute as it raced to get to the ...


Stamford Hill parking: Fire engine on way to blaze gets stuck behind car left sticking into middle of road 

3 Nov

A ridiculously parked car blocked a fire engine’s path for almost a minute as it raced to get to the scene of a fire in Stamford Hill.


Stamford Hill Post Office next in line for franchise plan – but union fears job losses and poorer service 

2 Nov

Stamford Hill Post Office next in line for franchise plan – but union fears job losses and poorer service 39 minutes ago Emma Bartholomew --> Union chiefs have hit out at Post Office plans to enlist a “retail partner” to run Stamford Hill Crown...


Stamford Hill Post Office next in line for franchise plan – but union fears job losses and poorer service 

2 Nov

Union chiefs have hit out at Post Office plans to enlist a “retail partner” to run Stamford Hill Crown Post Office, which they fear could result in job losses.


Stoke Newington schoolboy’s spooky Halloween show attracts a crowd of 600 in Oldfield Road 

1 Nov

Hundreds of Halloween revellers turned out last night to see what spooky attraction a Stoke Newington schoolboy had dreamed up this year.


Tribute paid to Stamford Hill cyclist Lukasz Wrobel, 30, who died after ‘freak accident’ in Lea Bridge Road 

30 Oct

Tribute paid to Stamford Hill cyclist Lukasz Wrobel, 30, who died after ‘freak accident’ in Lea Bridge Road 34 minutes ago Sam Gelder --> A heartbroken friend has paid tribute to a “fantastic, unique” Stamford Hill man who died after falling ...


Tribute paid to Stamford Hill cyclist Lukasz Wrobel, 30, who died after ‘freak accident’ in Lea Bridge Road 

30 Oct

A heartbroken friend has paid tribute to a “fantastic, unique” Stamford Hill man who died after falling off his bike in Lea Bridge Road.


Stamford Hill printing firm given hefty court bill for dumping rubbish 

27 Oct

A printing firm will be handing over a significant amount of paper to the justice system after being caught dumping piles of rubbish in Stamford Hill.


Grenfell: Fire hazards at council block still not fixed after four years – and Town Hall cannot explain why 

26 Oct

The burnt-out shell of Grenfell Tower.


Hackney cyclists pedal to Paris to raise funds for St Mary’s Centre appeal 

26 Oct

A trio of Hackney cyclists have raised more than £5,000 for the renovation of St Mary’s Centre in Stoke Newington by pedalling from London to Paris in just 24 hours.


Hackney Youtuber ‘Ibz Mo’ on crusade to encourage diversity at Cambridge University 

24 Oct

A student video blogger from Stoke Newington is on a mission to introduce more diversity into elite circles.


Emmanuel Ogunloye: Boy, 13, missing from Stoke Newington 

24 Oct

Police are growing concerned for a 13-year-old boy from Stoke Newington who has been missing since Saturday.


Francesca Lowe: Auction will raise money for family of Stoke Newington artist who died at 37 

19 Oct

Colleagues and friends of a Stoke Newington artist have rallied to help her widower and son – by donating work for a charity auction.


Sabir Sharife guilty of attempted murder over horrific late-night knife attack on woman in Stoke Newington 

11 Oct

A sex predator who followed a woman onto a bus and then tried to kill her in a Stoke Newington street is facing years in jail.


Local Buyers Club: Loyalty card will help out Hackney shops – and charity 

11 Oct

A couple from Stoke Newington have launched a discount card and membership club encouraging customers to support the borough’s independent businesses.


Tickets go on sale for the movie-themed Hackney Fireworks display 

9 Oct

Tickets go on sale for the movie-themed Hackney Fireworks display 35 minutes ago Emma Bartholomew --> Tickets are on sale for the Hackney Fireworks display, which will bring a riot of colour and music to Clissold Park on November 4.


‘Dress as a spooky clown’ suggests council as tickets go on sale for Clissold Park fireworks display 

9 Oct

Tickets are on sale for the Hackney Fireworks display, which will bring a riot of colour and music to Clissold Park on November 4.


Heathrow drugs gang: Stoke Newington man Wilfred Owusu guilty of helping smuggle £9m of cocaine into UK 

9 Oct

Heathrow drugs gang: Stoke Newington man Wilfred Owusu guilty of helping smuggle £9m of cocaine into UK 3 minutes ago Emma Bartholomew --> A Stoke Newington man has been convicted of being part of a gang which smuggled cocaine and cannabis worth at ...


Heathrow drugs gang: Stoke Newington man Wilfred Owusu guilty of helping smuggle £9m of cocaine into UK 

9 Oct

A Stoke Newington man has been convicted of being part of a gang which smuggled cocaine and cannabis worth at least £9million through Heathrow Airport with the help of a corrupt baggage handler.


Man on trial for attempted murder of woman in Stoke Newington denies he followed her at 3am – says he was going swimming 

6 Oct

Man on trial for attempted murder of woman in Stoke Newington denies he followed her at 3am – says he was going swimming 50 minutes ago Sam Gelder --> A man accused of trying to kill a woman in a Stoke Newington street denies he followed her onto a...


Man on trial for attempted murder of woman in Stoke Newington denies he followed her at 3am – says he was going swimming 

6 Oct

A man accused of trying to kill a woman in a Stoke Newington street denies he followed her onto a bus at 3am – saying he was actually going swimming.


‘We’re loving the new look’: Stoke Newington Garden School mums go bald for autism 

5 Oct

‘We’re loving the new look’: Stoke Newington Garden School mums go bald for autism 24 minutes ago Emma Bartholomew --> Two mums are loving their new look after “going bald for autism” to raise awareness of the condition – so people don’...


‘We’re loving the new look’: Stoke Newington Garden School mums go bald for autism 

5 Oct

Two mums are loving their new look after “going bald for autism” to raise awareness of the condition – so people don’t think their children are “just naughty kids”.


Stoke Newington choir group to host fundraiser for Antigua and Barbuda 

5 Oct

Stoke Newington choir group to host fundraiser for Antigua and Barbuda 44 minutes ago Sam Gelder --> A Stoke Newington choir group will raise money to help rebuild the devastated island of Antigua and Barbuda.


Stoke Newington mansion St Mary’s Lodge could finally be brought back into use 

5 Oct

Stoke Newington mansion St Mary’s Lodge could finally be brought back into use 34 minutes ago Sam Gelder --> A derelict mansion in Stoke Newington could finally be brought back into use after the council announced plans to redevelop the site.


Hyperlocal & blogs

Glimpses of the future in Hackney exhibition 

12 Dec

A new exhibition in Stoke Newington offers visitors a glimpse into what the world might look like in the future.


SHJS and new river in the snow 

10 Dec

I just took these out of my bedroom window, it almost makes me feel like I live somewhere nice.


Russia Today ad campaign hits London 

7 Dec

Kremlin-backed broadcaster Russia Today (RT) placed an advert in Cazenove as part of a six-week campaign involving more than 300 adverts around London.


Foster home needed urgently for Labradoodle dog 

4 Dec

A foster home is needed urgently for a four year old Labradoodle dog.


Pizza legal action as Italians clash over Stoke Newington restaurant made famous by Hollywood 

4 Dec

NORTHEAST LONDON’S hottest restaurant launch in years has been followed only months later by a dispute so tasty it will make lawyers salivate just thinking about the likely fat fees.


Bar License Sought for 7 Stoke Newington Road 

2 Dec

A license application has been submitted as to turn 7 Stoke Newington Road (currently the Blue Tit hairdressers) into a bar.


It’s cold outside – fundraiser for NLAH 

1 Dec

Come to our fundraiser! Saturday 9th December, 4-11pm.


Found semi-long haired tabby & white cat – Woodberry Down N4 

30 Nov

This female semi-long haired tabby white cat has been reported as found in Woodberry Down N4 area on 11th November.


Vinyl record store pulled back from closure 

28 Nov

Christmas has come early for a Stoke Newington vinyl record shop, which has managed to save its business after soaring rent and business rates put it at risk of immediate closure.


Islington Giving Inside Islington Tour: Help on Your Doorstep and Abianda 

24 Nov

Last week friends, supporters and local residents joined Islington Giving to meet Help on Your Doorstep (HOYD) and Abianda .


Goalkeeper wanted for Under 16 team 

23 Nov

I co-manage an Under 16 boys football team, Alexandra Park FC U 16 South,  and our goalkeeper is sadly, injured for the rest of the season.


The Weather Report 2017 at West Reservoir 

23 Nov

Time: November 26, 2017 from 12pm to 4pm Location:Stoke Newington West Reservoir Centre Street:Green Lanes City/Town:N4 2HA Website or Map: http://www.


a 50s rock’n’roll pub has opened in stokey 

22 Nov

If you think pubs have lost their charm and just look all the same these days, you’ll be pleased to hear about the opening of Be-Bop-A-Lula in Stokey.


New River Looking Swell Today 

21 Nov

Snapped this with my phone on the way along the New River Path today.


Darren Caplan (darrencaplan.com): Hackney North & Stoke Newington has worst jobless rate in the country 

16 Nov

Hackney North & Stoke Newington has the highest number of job applicants per individual job opportunity in the whole country.


Hackney residents turn to Twitter to expose offenders as rogue parking continues to rise 

15 Nov

Illegal parking in Broadway Market Pic: LundunFeeldz A growing number of residents in Hackney are now taking to Twitter to vent their frustrations against rampant illegal parking in the area, saying they are highlighting the council’s inability to ...


New Charity Shop in Harringay 

29 Oct

For those of you who haven't yet found it, we have a relatively new charity shop in Harringay.


Kinder Transport Hostels in Woodberry Down 

29 Oct

Another little historical snippet I've come across about Woodberry Down is that two of the huge old pre-council estate Victorian houses on Woodberry Down were used as hostels for Kindertransport  children fleeing the Nazis.


Year Of The Witch 

26 Oct

2017 has seen witches become more popular in the music industry than ever before! We love witchy things! And 2017 has been a particularly witchy year.


Black cat – Seymour Road 

20 Oct

The last couple of days there has been a black cat with red collar around Seymour Road near the new river section.


The church still recovering from WW2 damage 

17 Oct

In leafy Clerkenwell is a mighty church that externally looks as polite as a Clerkenwell church should look, but inside is still showing the massive scars left by WW2.


Calm Down, Deer! Fireworks Given Go-Ahead 

12 Oct

Clissold Park’s firework display will take place as planned next month, but with ‘low noise’ fireworks after concerns were raised about loud noise frightening the park’s herd of fallow deer.


Missing cat – Stoke Newington 

9 Oct

Hey Harringay folks, My friend lives in Stoke Newington and her beloved cat has gone missing.


Woodberry Wetlands: lessons for Wanstead Park? 

7 Oct

On Thursday 5 October a group organised by Epping Forest Operations Manager Geoff Sinclair visited the Woodberry Wetlands reserve in Stoke Newington.


NatWest’s closure of Dalston branch leaves cash traders jangling coins in their pocket or going on line 

4 Oct

IN A BLOW TO LOCAL TRADITION, the bank popular with the cash traders of Ridley Road Market and nearby small businesses has closed.


Limits of the hills of mortality 

28 Sep

My boss has just had a copy of the Cruchley’s New Plan of London and it’s Environs (an old map) hung in his office.


Harringay filmmaker killed in Syria by IS 

28 Sep

A friend shared this on FB this morning.


Lost female tabby kitten – Woodberry Down N4 

26 Sep

This female tabby kitten called Bella has been reported as lost since 25th September from Nathaniel Court, Woodberry Down N4 area.


Curtain Rail Fitter 

26 Sep

Hi can anyone recommend someone to re-string or if necessary replace my curtain rail?  I used to go to a place in Stokey but I guess it has closed down.


Mrs Kingfisher on the New River. 

22 Sep

There's a female kingfisher on the New River (it's a she, the females have orange on the beak) fishing by New River Village today.


Spacious Victorian Garden Flat with Cat 

22 Sep

Large 1 bedroom garden flat on the Haringey Ladder available to rent for almost 6 months from 1st November.


the good egg to open in soho 

20 Sep

EGG-CELLENT NEWS! The Good Egg are opening in Soho later on this year.


“I danced myself into the tomb”… A tribute to Marc Bolan 

16 Sep

The 16th of September 2017 commemorates the 40th anniversary of the death of one of London’s most famous sons:  Mark Feld – aka Marc Bolan – the flamboyant frontman for 1970s band, ‘ T-Rex ’.


Rescued Kittens needing homes 

15 Sep

Stokey Cats and Dogs have seven rescued kittens looking for homes.


Balabam South Tottenham! 

15 Sep

Balabam! Just like that South Tottenham has gained a fab new music venue / community pub / hangout.


Next Hackney PSC Meeting 

11 Sep

Monday 2nd October.


Hidden River Festival today at Woodberry Down until 7pm music, food, stalls 

9 Sep

Just a reminder this is on today, great fun for everyone...


l’antica pizzeria da michele to open second restaurant 

8 Sep

When L’Antica Pizzeria Da Michele opened in Stokey earlier on this year it caused quite a lot of excitement and seemed like half of London wanted to queue for the world’s best pizza (and still do!), but things might finally start to calm down now...


Hidden River Festival 

5 Sep

A special festival in Woodberry Down taking place in an urban oasis - from outside the Redmond Community Centre to the Woodberry Wetlands, with the stunning backdrop of the New River.


Hypocrite Landlords and High Court Bailiffs: The Housing Crisis in Stoke Newington 

31 Aug

Last week Digs were contacted by Nadia, a private tenant living on Defoe Road in Stoke Newington.


wander to open in stokey 

31 Aug

Stokey is getting ANOTHER new place.


Kedi Film in support of Stokey Cats and Dogs 

12 Aug

A very special fundraising screening of the wonderful film KEDI, in aid of … Time: August 13, 2017 from 11am to 12:30pm Location:Rio Cinema Street:107 Kingsland High Street City/Town:London E8 2PB Website or Map: http://riocinema.


Vegan Market 

11 Aug

Stoke Newington's first Vegan market is hosted by Cafe SoVegan.


Local councillors improve accessibility to New River Walk 

4 Aug

  Canonbury councillors have ensured improvements to New River Walk, a small picturesque park along a stretch of the New River.


Harringay Pastoral 

2 Aug

Too long since I've idealised Harringay.


End ‘extortionate’ fees to renters says council 

28 Jul

The action comes as part of Hackney Councils #BetterRenting campaign Pic: Hackney Council Estate agents in Hackney are coming under increasing pressure to stop charging unfair fees on private rentals.


Answers demanded after police chase death 

26 Jul

Hundreds marched to voice concern over the death of the young father Pic: QueeniesSoapbox – Twitter Crowds gathered outside Stoke Newington Police Station on Monday night following the death of a 20-year-old man who died after being chased by ...


Foster home urgently needed for rescue pregnant cat to have her kittens 

24 Jul

A stray pregnant cat urgently needs a safe foster home to stay, give birth to kittens and until kittens weaned before they go to permanent homes, (and then Stokey will also get the mother cat neutered).


How Hackney police are taking on the lost boys and girls ripping the heart out of Dalston 

24 Jul

Unlike these teenagers outside CLR James Library, not all want just to chat EVERY DAY Sergeant Charlie Pilbeam switches on his office desktop in Stoke Newington police station to see what eight or nine youths have been up to over the last ...


Bob the cat needs a home 

20 Jul

Bob needs a home.


If it keeps on rainin’… 

18 Jul

New River level been looking very high recently - and forecast 30mm rain in one hour tonight...


mint gun club to open in stoke newington 

17 Jul

There’s a new cocktail bar and tea house coming to Stokey and it’s run by Richard Hunt, a three-time International Bartender of the Year champ and the man who’s been in charge of the booze at Hawksmoor, Milk Honey and Mahiki.


Teen arrested for spate of acid attacks 

14 Jul

Five attacks were carried out within 90 minutes  Pic: unsplash.


Meet Real Nappy Fan Jordan 

12 Jul

Jordan, mum of Rudy (pictured left in 2012) and Rae (pictured right in 2017) Jordan lives in Stamford Hill and has used real nappies on both of her children: “I love the fact that Rae isn’t adding to land fill with disposable nappies and I’ve ...


Lost male black & white cat – Woodberry Down N4 

12 Jul

A male black white cat called Felix has been reported as lost from Woodberry Down N4 area.


Semi-mature Banana Tree Going Free 

3 Jul

The church at the bottom of Allison Road which has done so much to create a thriving garden is redesigning the garden to maximise the usage of the New River sign insect hotel.


Cycle Superhighway 1 

3 Jul

5 ♣ Hackney/Stoke Newington The original plan for the Greater London borough of Hackney was to pair the Metropolitan Borough of Hackney with the (much smaller) Metropolitan Borough of Stoke Newington .


JULIASAYS 

29 Jun

Discerning scene musings of the princess of East London! Sometimes, you’ve just got to switch things up.


Flammable cladding to be removed from block on Woodberry Down Estate in Hackney 

27 Jun

Woodberry Down Estate Pic: Geograph Flammable cladding similar to that used on Grenfell Tower will be removed from a block at the Woodberry Down Estate, it has been confirmed.


Storytelling evening at New River Studios TONIGHT 

26 Jun

Fancy a bedtime story?  Askari Stories - Legends of Overcoming hosted by master storyteller Sola Story at Harringay's hidden venue - New River Studios.


Heroes take on bedroom knifeman as hot weather brings a spate of frightening Hackney burglaries 

23 Jun

COMETH THE HOUR, cometh the hero, as someone sort of said.


100 years AB 

13 Jun

theatre http://100yearsAB.


It’s like that, it’s just the Darryl McDaniels’s way with his comics in Stokey… and some Run-DMC hip-hop 

11 Jun

Let’s party: DMC does what everybody hoped he’d do — hip-hop HIS IMPECCABLE MANNERS at odds with his band’s reputation as one of hip-hop’s most notorious, Run-DMC founder Darryl McDaniels posed happily for selfies in a Hackney art gallery ...




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Active Travel AGENTS FOR CHANGE 

13 Nov

Active Travel AGENTS FOR CHANGE  proudly accepting our GOLD Stars Award at the annual prestigious TFL Primary Schools Event.


St Mary’s Ofsted Report 

18 Oct

St Marys Stoke Newington Ofsted Report October 2017...


Map & Compass – off you go! 

10 Oct

Our Orienteering Team were amazing this afternoon taking part in the third event of the School Games Orienteering League at super Clissold Park.


Map & Compass- off you go! 

4 Oct

Our Orienteering Team were amazing this afternoon taking part in the third event of the School Games Orienteering League at super Clissold Park.


Summer Fair 

4 Jul

Our annual Summer Fair, is a wonderful event organised with our Parent Teacher and Friends Association.


MP Dianne Abbott Visit 

3 May

The school was delighted to welcome Hackney North and Stoke Newington MP, the RT Hon Diane Abbott on Friday 28th April.


MP Diane Abbott Visit 

3 May

The school was delighted to welcome Hackney North and Stoke Newington MP, the RT Hon Diane Abbott on Friday 28th April.


New Wave Junior MasterChef 

3 May

Mr John, our New Wave Chef extraordinaire,   introduced a live stream assembly yesterday morning from Grazebrook.


Fire Fighters 

28 Feb

As part of Enterprise and Work Week, Year 1 had a fantastic time visiting Stoke Newington Fire Station.


Book Box Initiative 

14 Dec

Below are the lists of all the books/authors that our families, children, teachers and classes have suggested they would like in their classrooms The kind people at Stoke Newington Bookshop have very generously said that if parents want to purchase ...


Author Workshop 

27 May

On Thursday 26th May a number of classes were invited to attend an author workshop in conjunction with Stoke Newington literacy festival.


Take Note 

15 May

Keeping up with our great musical tradition, Orchard children had the opportunity to perform with professional musicians at the Take Note.


Southwold Pupils at London Symphony Orchestra 

20 Apr

A group of Southwold pupils took part in the London Symphony Orchestra Take Note performance as part of a project they have been working on with the LSO since November.


Southwold Pupils at London Symphony Orchestra 

20 Apr

A group of Southwold pupils took part in the London Symphony Orchestra Take Note performance as part of a project they have been working on with the LSO since November.


Jack And The Beanstalk 

11 Mar

Purple and Orange Class went over to Clissold Park for a Jack and the Beanstalk story telling workshop.


Federation Consultation 

7 Jan

As you are all aware, The Federation of Grazebrook and Shacklewell Primary Schools have been working in partnership with Woodberry Down Community Primary School for over a year to improve learning standards by sharing best practice.


Shacklewell Consultations 

7 Jan

As you are all aware, The Federation of Grazebrook and Shacklewell Primary Schools have been working in partnership with Woodberry Down Community Primary School for over a year to improve learning standards by sharing best practice.


Giving your children healthy teeth! 

20 Nov

The fluoride appointments for children in Nursery, Reception and Year 1 will be held on Tuesday 8th December 2015.


Progression into the Sixth Form at Stoke Newington 

23 Oct

Sixth Form Open Evening on the 10th November 2015...


Hackney Museum workshop (reception classes) 

9 Oct

Emma from the Hackney Museum brought in artefacts to introduce the children to what the museum was about.


Bike Around the Borough 2015 

18 Jun

On Thursday June 18th, twelve of our children took part in the Bike Around the Borough event organised by Hackney Council.


Springfield win big at the Clissold Cup! 

15 Jun

This term Springfield started with a bang.


Lloyds Bank Give and Gain Day 

19 May

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School Closure Update 

8 Jan

The electrical issue at Grazebrook has now been resolved and the school will be open tomorrow, Friday 9th January as usual.


Introductory letter from our new Chair Of Governors 

6 Jan

Crispin Truman...


Special visitor 

19 Dec

Father Christmas came to visit today and he delivered some very special Christmas presents to all of the children at St.


YEAR 5 Performance 

19 Dec

During Autumn term, Aspen class were given the exciting opportunity of working with two professional dancers from the contemporary dance company, Random Dance.


Christmas Carol Singing 

19 Dec

Year 6 got everyone into the Christmas spirit in Canary Wharf singing their hearts out to Christmas carols.


Whole School Christmas Fete 

18 Dec

On Friday 5th December we held the amazing Christmas Fair.


Christmas Jumper Day 

17 Dec

Christmas jumper day will be on Friday 19th December, this is a non uniform day.


Christmas Nativity 

17 Dec

Please note that the Christmas Nativity will now be held in the school hall and not at the church due to unforeseen circumstances.


A change to Sixth Form pre-public examination timetable 

17 Dec

AS psychology exam date has been moved forward...


Letter to parents | End of term arrangements 

16 Dec

From the headteacher...


Year 11 pre-public examinations 

15 Dec

Exams start Tuesday 6 January...


Sixth Form pre-public examinations 

15 Dec

Exams start Tuesday 6 January...


Year 1 Nativity Play 2014 

11 Dec

Year 1 Nativ ity Play 2014...


Learning Links – Sea Life 

11 Dec

Viperfish Anglefish Anglefish_2 Giant Squid Fangtooth Giant Tube Worm...


The Skinners’ / Scholastic book fair: A business studies & LRC initiative 

11 Dec

The Learning Resource Centre and business studies department organised a book fair which took place from Monday 1 to Friday 5 December.


Come Dine with Me 

4 Dec

William Patten hosted a ‘Come Dine with Me’ event for parents to join their children for a delicious lunch.


William Patten Bake Off raised £413.63 for Children in Need 

4 Dec

William Patten Bake Off was a huge success.


St. Mary’s Christmas Fair 

3 Dec

St Marys Christmas Fair is on Friday 5th December at 3pm.


There’s a Goose Loose in Hackneytopia! 

3 Dec

Children from 1G, 1B, 2G 2B were lucky enough to be the first of Grazebrook children to see a fantastic performance of Mother Goose on Tuesday 2nd December.


Parents and carers meeting 

3 Dec

The curriculum and changes to national exams at GCSE & A level...


Parent consultations & expectations for the end of KS1 and KS2 information 

2 Dec

Along with statutory changes to the National Curriculum, the assessment arrangements are changing across the country.


SNS winter concert! 

2 Dec

11 & 12 December at 7pm...


Letter to parents 

2 Dec

From the headteacher...


Step into your future: Additional Sixth Form Open Evening (22 Jan) 

1 Dec

Are you in Year 11 and considering your options for next year?  Did you miss out on our Sixth Form Open Evening in November?  Due to a number of requests, we will be holding a second Sixth Form Open Evening on Thursday 22 January at 5.30pm (talk is ...


Tie-Dye Friday 

1 Dec

Tie-Dye Friday: Raising Money for Anti-Bullying This week we have been having great fun learning a new skill : tie-dying.


Christmas Jumper Day 12th December 2014 

28 Nov

Wear a Christmas Jumper and donate £1 to Save the Children...


TASTES OF THE WORLD. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! 

28 Nov

A huge thank you to all you wonderful parents for making Tastes of the World possible on Thursday November 20.



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