Stamford Hill

Housing benefits from £20m scheme

By Anna Sheinman, July 22, 2013

A £20 million mixed use development to be built in Stamford Hill will not only help to reduce the acute accommodation shortage within the strictly Orthodox community.

It will also cater for their shopping needs, with potentially “the largest kosher food superstore in the UK”.

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Great Egg-citement as store reopens

By Anna Sheinman, June 17, 2013

Long-established Stamford Hill grocery the Egg Stores will reopen on Sunday morning after a major blaze last August.

“We’re having a l’chaim,” explained co-owner Erica Friedlander. “We’re going to have popcorn and balloons and candy floss for the children. And, of course, shmaltz herring. Everyone will come down, I hope.”

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Plan could end in blame game

By Jonathan Freedland, April 26, 2013

The long-ago BBC Jerusalem correspondent, Michael Elkins, once lamented that too many war reporters had not served a journalistic apprenticeship by working on a local newspaper.

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Rise in Charedim using mental health centre

By Sandy Rashty, November 1, 2012

A mental health charity working with the Charedi community is reporting an upsurge in cases.

The Talking Matters psychological therapy centre in Stamford Hill receives NHS funding for 775 clients but currently supports more than 1,200 people of all ages.

It receives £105,000 from the NHS and £15,000 from the nominal fees users are asked to pay.

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Hackney rejects school plan over neighbour complaints

By Anna Sheinman, October 5, 2012

Hackney Council has refused a planning application by the strictly Orthodox Agudas Israel Housing Association for an £8 million special-needs school and housing development because of the potential “overbearing impact” on neighbours.

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Hackney family can keep succah

By Marcus Dysch, September 28, 2012

A strictly Orthodox family have won a year-long planning dispute over the erection of a succah on the balcony of their flat.

Yehuda and Rachel Benouaich built the succah when they moved in last year but were forced to hire architects and solicitors after Hackney Council threatened legal action over their failure to secure planning permission.

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Special needs school warned: Raise £3.5m or give up free site

By Jessica Elgot, June 28, 2012

Hackney special-needs school Side by Side faces a race against time to take up a gift of land worth £1.5 million from a strictly Orthodox housing charity.

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Stamford Hill 'child assault' arrest

June 19, 2012

Police are investigating an alleged indecent assault on a child by a Stamford Hill man.

The 24-year-old, believed to be a member of the strictly Orthodox community, was arrested on Sunday afternoon at Paget Road, Hackney. The man has been released on bail to return at a further date.

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Drowned Stamford Hill rabbi buried

By Simon Rocker, June 6, 2012

More than a thousand people lined the streets of Stamford Hill to mourn one of its leading rabbis who drowned off the Kent coast on Monday.

Rabbi Chaim Breisch, aged 59 according to police, was rescued with another man after struggling in a rough sea off Broadstairs but was pronounced dead on arrival after being taken by helicopter to hospital.

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Satmar boys' primary wins fight against closure

By Jessica Elgot, May 31, 2012

A strictly Orthodox Stamford Hill school has won its battle against closure after Hackney Council ruled that it was operating illegally.

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