Each week the Gazette takes to the streets to unearth something being manufactured right here in Hackney. This week we visit Sarma Krumins who makes mini-greenhouses in Netil House, London FieldsSarma Krumins started cutting glass using a diamond scorer for the first time aged 14, inspired by her glass artist mother. But the vase maker started out her career in gardening, and only switched to craftsmanship because of a back injury.
A Hackney woman who lost her brother to suicide this year has spoken out to raise awareness about mental health issues – and is urging anyone who feels desperate to “try one more conversation or one more phone call”. Rene Stavri was 22 when he killed himself in January after a bout of depression. His sister Stefanie said the illness had “quickly spiralled out of control”, and “isolated him from human connection and the things that brought him joy”.
Homerton Hospital is planning a total smoking ban on its premises – and in patients’ homes – by the end of the year. Pending the results of a consultation, the ban would be introduced in phases, with staff no longer able to smoke on site by October – to coincide with the “Stoptober” stop smoking campaign. And any patients who receive hospital care at home will be asked not to smoke for an hour before staff arrive.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
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Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
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Exact case matching or punctuation
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