A 42-year-old faces life in prison for murdering an 80-year-old grandmother with a lawnmower flex in a Colindale allotment shed.

An 80-year-old grandmother was called a "f***ing bitch" in a "foul outburst" by her alleged murderer months before she was strangled with a lawnmower cord in a Colindale allotment shed, the Old Bailey heard today.

An 80-year-old grandmother's neck was broken in a "hot-blooded" attack before she was strangled with a lawnmower cord in a Colindale allotment shed, a court heard today.

What is celebrity and what does it take to be a mega star? "We like to think we're different from celebrities, but are we?" asks Ottillie Parfitt, star of These are your lives, a dark, comic, visual look at fame playing at the Yard Theatre in Hackney Wick until early October.

He may have stood down from a theatre position he held for 28 years but that's not going to stop a master like Nick Kent.

Next on the former Tricycle Theatre artistic director's political agenda is black comedy The Nightmares of Carlos Fuentes by Rashid Razaq, running at the Arcola Theatre until 16 August.

The Olympics in London last year was more than a celebration of sport, it was a celebration of each and every person that played some part in it.

A murder investigation is underway after a man was stabbed on Homerton High Street.


Curated by AEG Presents, All Points East is bringing an impressive line-up of multi-flavoured music to Victoria Park from May 24-26 and May 31-June 2.

Saba from Hackney shares her experiences of being a foster carer, from the challenges to the rewards of seeing a child flourish.

Newsletter Sign Up

Hackney Gazette twice-weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Most read

Hot Jobs

Show Job Lists