Watney Street market once had more than 100 shops selling cheese, meat, fruit, shoes and clothing at the heart of the East End. One of those businesses was distinguished by a cast iron sign reading ‘J Sainsbury Ltd’, part of a growing enterprise which would become the largest grocery retailer… You must be a paid […]
On Thursday 24 May 1888, two young couples set off for a walk to Regent’s Park. There was Joseph Rumbold, a 21 year-old printer, and his date Elizabeth Lee, her cousin Emily Lee and a colleague of Joseph’s called Alonzo Burns. The entered the park by York Gate, just down… You must be a paid […]
Witnesses have refused to tell police who stabbed the 20-year-old student to death in Finsbury Park, north London, on 21 April 2018. It was 2am when Islington council officers knocked on the door of the flat to ask the music to be turned down. By then the party had been… You must be a paid […]
What happens when groups of people, or ‘gangs’, attempt to assert control over areas of public space such as parks or housing estates? The evidence suggests that if legitimate sources of authority (e.g. the police) do not impose themselves powerfully enough, these groups may then begin to develop their own… You must be a paid […]
A teenager who stabbed a father-of-three to death at a flat in Chingford was jailed for six years.