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Watch man damage Aston Martin V8 Vantage in Hackney parking lot

Watch man damage Aston Martin V8 Vantage in Hackney parking lot

UPDATE Below:   19/8/15  According to the BBC, a 48 year old man has been arrested. Can’t wait to hear his reasons. This fella pushing a baby sroller couldn’t handle someone elses affluence and keyed the Aston Martin parked in the Tesco in Morning Lane, back in June. What he didn’t realise, was the car […]

Shereka Marsh death, random acts of madness and her schools shameful response

Shereka Marsh death, random acts of madness and her schools shameful response

READ MY UPDATE BELOW Four years ago another young black girl was shot in the neck in a greasy fried chicken shop in Hoxton as she stood in a line to be served and died two days later. On Saturday, just like Agnes Sina Inakoju, Shereka Marsh died from a single gun shot wound to […]

Nelson Mandela, my memories

Nelson Mandela, my memories

People remember where they were at certain iconic moments of their lives and for me, February 11, 1990 was a day filled with varying emotions. Nelson Mandela was walking to freedom from his 27 years of incarceration (18 of them on Robben Island), just as I was beginning my incarceration at the Sybil Brand Institution […]

Hackney ‘foodies’ and eateries, your obsession with locally sourced is doing my head in

Hackney ‘foodies’ and eateries, your obsession with locally sourced is doing my head in

Actually it’s pissing me off, but I didn’t want to use the P word in the heading. Locally a. Of, relating to, or characteristic of a particular place: a local custom; the local slang. b. Of or relating to a city, town, or district rather than a larger area When a local restaurant starts rattling […]

Lots of young black people from Hackney missing and Pauline Pearce wants to be an MP

Lots of young black people from Hackney missing and Pauline Pearce wants to be an MP

This is my buy one get one free post of the week – two blog posts in one. Yes they’re all children of colour.  Maybe the warmer weather is an attribute, but since May there appears to be more that the usual amount going missing in the borough. And they are not being abducted, they’re […]

They feel harassed by me???

They feel harassed by me???

In the past, I have used a drug bust that took place in a building I lived in many years ago in Los Angeles, as a way of illustrating my attitude towards curtain twitchers. One day a new neighbour introduced himself to me in the elevator on our way up to the 3rd floor. He […]

The Canalival carnage on Regents Canal and what they can learn from Texas

The Canalival carnage on Regents Canal and what they can learn from Texas

  It was a daft idea to begin with. I don’t know which brain surgeon came up with the idea of having a floating carnival on Regents Canal and I was glad the authorities put an end to it.  I said it was a bad idea last year and was surprised  to see it pop […]

Police, thieves, speeding in the hood and a wannabe Sainsburys hero

Police, thieves, speeding in the hood and a wannabe Sainsburys hero

  Over the Easter weekend 2 men died after the car they were in, clipped another vehicle before they rammed into a wall while trying to evade police chasing them in Haringey. The driver who I assume was their buddy, lived and was arrested. I remember thinking at the time the deaths could have been […]

So called ‘Hackney Heroine’ Pauline Pearce is writing a book and there is a Tottenham Heroine

  Yes I know, another post about Pauline Pearce  again. Obsessed? Who me? Hell no, it’s Sunday, I’m lazy and she is the gift that keeps giving. A while back I predicted she may write a book, it looks like I was right. Last week she tweeted to one of her on line admirers: @crazycatbaglady […]

Hard selling kitty and my six figure lottery almost win this week

I was in a pet store in Hackney Central the other day and couldn’t help butting into an ongoing conversation, with the girl behind the counter and a customer, who was considering getting another cat to keep the one she had bought some months before company. I was gobsmacked to hear shop girls aggressive hard […]

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