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Finsbury Park Picturehouse is set to open “within weeks”. The new seven-screen cinema is in the £220m City North tower block development by the new entrance to Finsbury Park station in Goodwin Street and Wells Terrace. The chain, which plays arthouse and blockbuster films, had been set to open the new branch last autumn, but […]

An aspiring footballer with dreams of playing in the Premier League has achieved star grades to help him go onto a scholarship with Leyton Orient. Ayo Ojo, 16, from Haggerston School, scored a nine in PE, along with top grades in drama, mathematics and combined Sciences, achieving 7s in all of them. He was part of […]

11th August 1973 will forever go down in history as the day that Hip-Hop was born–and it all started with a “back to school jam” at 1520 Sedgwick Avenue in the Bronx. With nothing but a pair of speakers, two turntables and a crate of banging records, founding father Clive Campbell — better known as DJ […]

Chicago house legend Paul Johnson has died aged 50 after contracting COVID-19. The Dance Mania mainstay was recently hospitalised in an intensive care unit, and has now tragically lost his battle with the virus. Paul Johnson’s agent confirmed the news to Mixmag. A post on his official Facebook page writes: “Our greatness passed away this morning at 9am the house music […]

In November 2019, Supt Robyn Williams was sentenced to community service for having the clip on her phone. She was dismissed by the Met four months later. A Police Appeals Tribunal called her sacking “unfair” and “unreasonable”. However, the Met said it had decided to “instigate judicial review proceedings” over the officer’s reinstatement. The independent panel concluded […]

Surveillance start-up Paragon has reportedly found a way to break into a host of encrypted smartphone apps. The Israeli firm, which was established in 2019, claims to have discovered a way to break into encrypted messaging apps remotely. The applications reportedly at risk from the start-up’s encryption busting techniques include Gmail, WhatsApp, and Facebook as […]

A Hackney family is distraught after having to live for four months in a property infested with mould. One tenant living at the property, who preferred not to be named, says the problem has persisted since April.     They don’t care,” she said. The woman, who lives in the council property in Stoke Newington with her four children, three of […]

The Notting Hill carnival has launched a fund to ensure that it can go ahead next year, after the Covid-19 pandemic forced organisers to cancel the live event in west London for the second year in a row. Organisers said the Carnival Trust Fund would be used to “help support the carnival community”, including some bands and artists that […]

Torrential rain has flooded homes, roads and Tube stations in London after thunderstorms struck the south of England on Sunday. Locals on a street in Woodford have been using buckets, brooms and wooden boards to create makeshift flood defences and scoop water away from their homes, while water gushing from an Underground station was caught on video.   […]


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