NEWS DIGEST 15.08.2021: First goal of the UK Premier League; trucker adopts homeless cat

Happy Sunday. Your news today is sourced from Facebook. Meet the sweetest pair ever, Paul Robertson and his cat Percy who love each other more than anything. Paul is a truck drive that loves driving but it can get lonely … Continue reading NEWS DIGEST 15.08.2021: First goal of the UK Premier League; trucker adopts homeless cat

NEWS DIGEST 25.10.2020: Hornets, cats and aspiring rappers make a news impact

Today’s News Digest is brought to you directly from current news posts in my Facebook feed. In the United States, the department of agriculture for the state of Washington has destroyed a nest of an invasive and potentially species of … Continue reading NEWS DIGEST 25.10.2020: Hornets, cats and aspiring rappers make a news impact

NEWS DIGEST 12.05.2020: Coronavirus confusion continues, full impact is felt

  Today’s bulletin is brought to you by Facebook. International charity UNICEF is warning of the ‘double emergency’ being created by the COVID-19 pandemic across the globe. It is becoming more difficult for charities like UNICEF to bring life assistance … Continue reading NEWS DIGEST 12.05.2020: Coronavirus confusion continues, full impact is felt

RAMBO KNIVES: East London police considering to license ownership of large blades

  London, United Kingdom VIJAY SHAH via RACHAEL BURFORD/Newham Recorder   Police in the east London borough of Newham are considering proposals to require owners of large hunting knives, often known as ‘Rambo’ knives, to have their blades licensed in response to the wave of knife crime currently inundating the capital, local newspaper the Newham Reporter said yesterday. Senior detectives from the Metropolitan Police have begun key discussions with government officials on bringing in a system of ‘licensing or registration’ to keep track of the circulation of hunting knives, many of which are owned by collectors or hunters, but are also a … Continue reading RAMBO KNIVES: East London police considering to license ownership of large blades

NATHAN’S PIES AND EELS: Legendary East London cafe to close after 80 years

London – VIJAY SHAH and TOM HORTON via Newham Recorder East London is to lose another long-time landmark after a business that specialises in selling the area’s traditional delicacy of jellied eels alongside hot football match snacks announced it would be calling time after eighty years in business, according to a report by the local newspaper, the Newham Recorder.   Nathan’s Pies and Eels, based in Barking Road, Upton Park, near the former Boleyn Stadium of the football club West Ham United, is a ‘pie and mash’ shop, a restaurant selling traditional London food such as steak and kidney pies … Continue reading NATHAN’S PIES AND EELS: Legendary East London cafe to close after 80 years

MURDERS IN LONDON: Newham had highest rate of killings in 2017-2018

London – VIJAY SHAH via JON KING and Newham Recorder The east London borough of Newham had the highest number of homicides in the last year, with thirteen taking place there, more than in any other borough in the city, according to figures seen and reported in local newspaper, the Newham Recorder, it is said. The borough tops the league for the murder rate according to figures released by the Metropolitan Police, the police force which deals with crime in the Greater London area, which is made up of thirty-two boroughs.   Between the period from April 2017 to March … Continue reading MURDERS IN LONDON: Newham had highest rate of killings in 2017-2018

WEST HAM GROUP ATTACK: Man attacked by assailants after not offering cigarette

London – VIJAY SHAH via ALEX SHAW and Newham Recorder A man was attacked, pelted with stones and kicked in West Ham, in east London, after telling a group of men that he had no cigarettes for them, the local newspaper the Newham Recorder reported. The incident occurred on 22nd December, 2017 in the area’s Memorial Park when the unidentified man, aged 32, was approached by a group who allegedly began abusing him and picking up stones off the ground to throw at the victim after he told them he did not have any cigarettes. Later, a third man pulled … Continue reading WEST HAM GROUP ATTACK: Man attacked by assailants after not offering cigarette

STRATFORD POLICE SELFIE: London police apologise for taking photos at murder scene

London – VIJAY SHAH via ANTHONY JORDAN and Newham Recorder   Officers with the Metropolitan Police Service, the police body that keeps law and order over most of the city of London, have apologised after a police account on social media network Twitter shared a smiling selfie of two cops at the scene of a fatal stabbing in Stratford, east London. Two police officers attached to Forest Gate police station were attending the scene of the attack on Beniamin Pieknyi, 21 years old from Romania, who was ambushed by a group of youths following an argument and murdered this past … Continue reading STRATFORD POLICE SELFIE: London police apologise for taking photos at murder scene

NEW STRATFORD HOUSING PROJECT: Not so much in the way of ‘affordable’

London – VIJAY SHAH via ALEX SHAW and Newham Recorder As the city of London struggles to house its growing population amidst a housing crisis and soaring rents and house prices, a new housing project underway in the district of Stratford has come in for criticism after it was revealed that only twenty-five per cent of the available stock will be marketed as affordable, the local community newspaper Newham Recorder reported. The Legacy Wharf complex, being designed by Bellway Homes, is being promoted as an ideal site for first-time buyers to move into an up-and-coming part of east London, only a … Continue reading NEW STRATFORD HOUSING PROJECT: Not so much in the way of ‘affordable’