Police seek man in connection with Newington Green attack

A man with no left ear and “North London” tattooed on his hand is wanted by police in connection with a vicious attack in Newington Green.

Officers would like to speak to Anthony John Kenny, 25, after a man was left with slash wounds to the face from an attack in Green Lanes.

Kenny. who has links in Islington, Chelmsford and St Albans, is white and has “Stand alone” tattooed on his neck.

The public are advised not to approach him and should call 999 if seen.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Islington CID on 07766 781861 or via 101.

Full story Hackney Gazette

Arsenal v Crystal Palace Saturday 16th August 2014

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Please find below important information in relation to the next match at Emirates Stadium.

Arsenal v Crystal Palace
Saturday 16th August 2014
Emirates Stadium
Kick Off 5:30pm
Road Closures and Traffic Information

The table below shows how the road closures will operate on Saturday 16th August 2014. Please note these are subject to change.

Kick-off Before the match During the match After the match
No road closures Access permit holders only No vehicle access Roads re-opened No vehicle access No road closures
5.30pm Until 3.30pm 3.30pm to 4.30pm 4.30pm to 5.45pm 5.45pm to
7.00pm to
After 8.15pm

Coaches will be parked in Queensland Road. There is also a possibility of Hornsey Road, Sobell Leisure Centre and Finsbury Park being used on occasions when the demand from away supporter coaches deems necessary, such decision will be determined closer to the date.

Road Closures and Traffic Information

The attached information will show how the road closures will operate on both Saturday 2nd August and Sunday 3rd August 2014. Please note these are subject to change.

These are the “worst case scenario” and the Police will do their best to ensure the roads stay open for as long as possible.

Match Day Parking

The council, in partnership with Arsenal as part of the planning agreement, has introduced match day parking controls which prioritises parking for local residents and businesses when Arsenal play at home.

How the Scheme Works
When Arsenal play matches at home, controlled parking zones (CPZs) near the Emirates Stadium have additional operating hours.

The extra operating hours are:

  • from the end of the normal CPZ operating hours to 8.30pm
  • Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays – 12 noon to 4.30pm

The controls prevent visitors to Arsenal matches from using all the local parking spaces when a home game is being played.

You will know when the match day controls are due to come into effect from additional signs on the CPZ entry signs. Three day before before a match the bottom section of the signs will display the date of the match, as you can see in the image on the right.

Parking Suspensions
Some parking bays will need to be suspended around the Emirates Stadium, and we have re-designed and installed new signs which are more informative. These signs will have the date of the next match displayed at the bottom of the sign.

On the day before the match these signs will be ‘un-flipped’ to indicate the parking bay has been suspended. On the morning of the match, yellow ‘no waiting’ cones will be placed in the parking bays, again to re-affirm the bays are suspended.

Please familiarise yourself with the signs and check the dates on them for forthcoming suspensions.

Parking bays on Drayton Park – between Benwell Road and Bryantwood Road – will be suspended when the location is required for coach parking. Arsenal has estimated that this location will only need to be used a few times per season. The parking suspension will be under the same terms and conditions as above.

Find out when Arsenal are playing at home by visiting the match day pages onwww.arsenal.com

Where the Scheme Operates

To see a map of the whole match day parking area, in which controls operate, please see the attached pdf document.

Match Day Parking Permits

If you have a resident or business permit within the match day area, you will not need a separate match day parking permit.

However, residents and businesses in the area who do not wish to buy a CPZ permit are entitled to apply for a match day parking permit which they can use during match day controls only.

If you have any enquiries about parking permits, please call 020 7527 1338.

By Tube and Rail

Arsenal (Piccadilly Line) is the nearest tube station, around three minutes walk from the ground. Finsbury Park (Victoria, Piccadilly Lines and Great Northern rail) and Highbury & Islington (Victoria Line, North London Line and Great Northern rail) stations are around a 10-minute walk – these should be slightly less crowded.

Posters will go up at these stations prior to most key matches to give station users advance notice of matches.

King’s Cross is the main connecting station for national rail and many underground lines. From here you can travel to the ground via the Piccadilly Line (to Arsenal) or the Victoria Line (to Highbury & Islington). Alternatively, a short overground rail journey of one stop will take you to Finsbury Park station.

Please note: Holloway Road station will be exit-only before a match and closed for up to 2 hours after the last match. Pre-match eastbound trains are non-stopping.

Crowd management after matches at Emirates Stadium

To ensure safe entry and exit from local stations, a managed queuing system will be in place.

Arsenal station

Queuing will be outside on Gillespie Road.

Finsbury Park station

Queuing will be outside on Seven Sisters Road/Isledon Road and St Thomas’s Road/Rock Street/Prah Road.

Highbury & Islington station

Queuing will be on the south east side of Holloway Road. Spectators are advised to follow the route down Holloway Road as no direct access to the station or queuing system will be available from Highbury Fields. Pedestrians are advised to cross over at the crossing to avoid queuing.

Hornsey Road from Benwell Road to Holloway Road

Closed to pedestrians, emergency access only.

The junction of Drayton Park/Holloway Road

Police controlled crossing point where supporters will be queued and assisted across Holloway Road as quickly as possible. This is balanced carefully to manage traffic flow and the safety of pedestrians.


Arsenal Football Club

At the Rio Cinema

The Congress

It’s time for the live/animated, thought-provoking and wildly original meta-fantasyThe Congress. Will you come along for the ride?

The film world is deeply saddened by the news of Robin Williams’ death. Come and remember him with a special benefit screening for Mind, as suggested by Lucie, an audience member. Join us this Friday at 11.30pm for Good Will Hunting.

We’re helping to celebrate the centenary of animator Norman McLaren with FREE workshops for 9-17 year olds on Saturday 23rd August. Sign up now! There’s also a special screening of his films, open to all ages. Animators – do not miss.

This week’s programme is below, and you can find the full August programme here.


Main feature

The Congress (15)

An intriguing mix of live action and animation from the director of the brilliant Waltz With Bashir. With scorching visuals and flights of glorious unrestrained fantasy The Congress is never less than a fascinating spectacle, drama, comedy, sci-fi hybrid which offers a cautionary tale about The Future.

Watch the trailer

Friday 15th August – Thursday 21st August Book Now

NT Encore

Skylight (15)

Bill Nighy and Carey Mulligan star in David Hare’s play, directed by Stephen Daldry (The Audience). On a bitterly cold London evening, a schoolteacher receives an unexpected visit from her former lover. As the evening progresses, they attempt to rekindle their once passionate relationship, only to find themselves locked in a dangerous battle of opposing ideologies and mutual desires.

Watch the Andrew Marr BBC interview

Saturday 16th August, 2.15pm Book Now

Friday late

Remembering Robin Williams
A Benefit Screening for Mind

Good Will Hunting (15)

“It’s not your fault…” Matt Damon is Will Hunting, a maths genius who prefers to work as a university janitor and be the destroyer of many a psychiatrist appointed to deal with him. He meets his match in Robin Williams’ therapist. His impeccable Oscar-winning performance balances sly humour and open-hearted tenderness in some unforgettable encounters.
Watch the trailer
Friday 15th August, 11.30pm  Book Now

Saturday late

House Of Wax 3D (PG)

The original 3D horror shocker which started a new career for Vincent Price as the Master of the Macabre. He plays an embittered sculptor who, after his lifetime’s work goes up in flames, uses his fire-scarred hands to get revenge on the world by creating a collection of unique and spooky wax figures. A glorious slice of Gothic horror with playful 3D effects.
Watch the trailer
Saturday 16th August, 11.30pm  Book Now

Sunday double bill

Peter Greenaway

The Pillow Book (18)

An elliptical and visually intricate tale of sexuality, fetishism and betrayal. Nagiko (Vivian Wu) is looking for a lover with calligraphy skills to continue her father’s ritual of writing on her flesh each birthday. She encounters Jerome (Ewan McGregor), but soon discovers he has less than acceptable penmanship skills… Beautiful and bizarre.

Watch the trailer

Goltzius and the
Pelican Company

Peter Greenaway’s latest film is a sumptuous period drama told in explicit detail, exploring the life of celebrated 16th century Dutch printer and engraver of erotic prints Hendrik Goltzius. A wonderfully witty and erudite blast of mischievous satire.

The Pillow Book, Sunday 17th August, 1pm  Book Now
Goltzius and the Pelican Company, Sunday 17th August, 2.30pm  Book Now

Kids holiday matinee

Pudsey The Dog: The Movie (U)

A heartwarming family adventure starring Pudsey the dancing dog from Britain’s Got Talent. He’s a cheeky London stray fixated on sausages and content to be a loner. “Who needs families?” he says. But then the chirpy mutt finds himself falling in with a family threatened by the wicked schemes of an evil landowner. It’s all as cute and charming as Pudsey himself (voice of David Walliams).
Watch the trailer
Friday 15th August – Thursday 21st August Book Now

Saturday Morning Picture Club

 Zathura: A Space Adventure (PG)

Ten-year-old Walter and his six-year-old brother Danny don’t get along but when they discover an old board game called Zathura, they find that they can play together. However, after the first move, strange things start to happen and their house is suddenly propelled into outer space. Will the brothers be able to work together to bring things back to normal?
Watch the trailer
Sign up to the Rio Kids mailing list
Saturday 16th August, 11am  Book Now

Animation Workshops

FREE! For 9-17 year olds

To celebrate the centenary of animator Norman McLaren, a professional animation teacher will introduce his practice and help you to create your very own short animation, using a special iPad app. Every film will be uploaded to the McLaren website and Vimeo channel.
Saturday 23rd August, slots from 10am
More information and booking

Norman McLaren Centenary Film Tour (PG)

To celebrate Norman McLaren’s incredible back catalogue, McLaren 2014 and the National Film Board of Canada present this special screening of classic McLaren shorts that will delight and inspire, including films from his formative years in the UK. Animators, discover the work of a classic master of the genre. Kids and adults – just enjoy a spectacular show!

Website and trailer

Saturday 23rd August, 4.30pm Book Now

Parent & Baby

This week’s screening is:

The Congress
Thursday 21st August, 10am  Book Now

Hard of hearing

The next screening will be:

Night Moves
Tuesday 2nd September, 6.15am Book Now


Also coming up… A Streetcar Named Desire – Young Vic | Medea | Fabulous Fashionistas | Two Days, One Night | Night Moves | Dazed and Confused

See the current programme >

Booking ahead gets you the best seats, and avoids queues.Book online now, call 020 7241 9410, or pop in.

Our cafe serves a great selection of drinks and snacks. Enjoy Monmouth Coffee, local ales and homemade samosas.

The Rio is a registered charity. Your support also benefits the local community, for example through our school screenings.
Make a donation >  |  Become a member >


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The Independent Order of Mechanics

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This is a fairly well known building in Hackney – but who are the Independent Order of Mechanics?



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