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Elderly woman burgled: can you help?

Police in Hackney are appealing for information after an elderly lady was a victim of a bogus caller at her home in Stoke Newington. The incident occurred at approximately 11:30am on Tuesday, 8th December in Durley Road, N16. The victim, ...

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Chicken shop owner shamed in court

What’s in a name? It was an empty promise in the case of the Fab Fried Chicken shop of Whitechapel – which is why company director Mohammed Abdul Basit, aged 51, of Woodyates Road, Lewisham was fined £1,000 for hygiene ...

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Council acts against dangerous teddies

In another success for Tower Hamlets Council’s Trading Standards department, tourists have been protected from dangerous teddy bears which were on sale near the Tower of London. The department took action last year, having been tipped off by colleagues in ...

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Al Amin restaurant let rodents roam round food

Which one of us would look at our food cupboards at home and think, “this is fine as far as it goes – but I think I’ll get some mice to live in it too and use it as a ...

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Knife-selling retailers face prosecution

The Met Police launched Operation Sceptre in July – a project aimed not only at reducing knife crime but at making sure that those selling knives are aware of licensing requirements. During phase two of the operation last week, police ...

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Check your “beauty salon” is A-OK

Residents who use beauty salons in the borough have been reminded to check that the business has a current licence covering any special treatments they offer. The warning comes after the owner of Sapiano’s, a salon on the ground floor ...

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Hallowe’en assault: can you help?

Police are appealing for information following an assault outside a house party in Barking. The 15-year-old male victim was a guest at a party in Crossness Road, Barking, on Hallowe’en (31st October). At around 9.30pm, he confronted a group of ...

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Biggs slates Boris on PCSOs

Labour’s John Biggs has taken time out from his full-time job as mayor of Tower Hamlets to do some work on his full-time job as a Member of the Greater London Authority. Last week he issued a press release condemning ...

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Biggs pays tribute to Mayor Lutfur Rahman’s officers

Labour’s John Biggs has paid tribute to Council staff who refurbished a Council car park earlier this year. It was announced at the start of the month that the car park, situated in Haverfield Road, beside Mile End Park, is ...

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Help us find this thug

Can you help police identify this thug who jumped out and pushed a woman off her bicycle into the middle of the road? Fortunately, the whole incident was caught on a headcam the cyclist was wearing: it should be possibly ...

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