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Two of London’s oldest trees face felling after fungus attack 

24 Feb 18

London plane trees in Hackney Park, Pic: @ian_stephens Two of London’s oldest trees, situated in Clissold Park,  in Stoke Newington, are to be felled in the future  having been “colonised” by a root-rotting fungus.


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Police tell East Londoners ‘it’s nothing to do with us’ as KFC chicken shortage hits home 

21 Feb 18

KFC on Lewisham High Street.


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Hackney police officer sentenced to community service after on-duty attack 

21 Feb 18

PC Mahmood (not pictured) is now on restricted duty.


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Celebrate Chinese New Year with style in Tower Hamlets 

15 Feb 18

“Every year, we travel to our grandparents’ home for Chinese New Year and the food is so important.


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Modern Dating: The events company taking it back to basics 

13 Feb 18

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Mayor to respond to issues troubling Hackney’s youths 

12 Feb 18

The discussion at ‘Hackney Wick Through Young Eyes’ report.


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Pancake Day in Hackney: no batter is better 

12 Feb 18

Sugar and lemon crêpe at Le Merlin.


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First ever colour photos of the East End on show in Tower Hamlets 

11 Feb 18

The East End in Colour 1960-1980 book cover by David Granick.


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Tower Hamlets ‘Big Clean Up’ event will run again after last year’s success 

10 Feb 18

December Big Clean Up volunteers in Quixley Street, Poplar.


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Designer for Beyoncé to work on £5million restoration of iconic Clapton church 

9 Feb 18

Church of St John-at-Hackney Pic:Josefine Henneberg A critically acclaimed artist who designed the closing ceremony of the London Olympics and stadium sets for Beyoncé and Adele will work on restoring the 18th century St John at Hackney Church.


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Roses are red and florists are blue 

7 Feb 18

Columbia Road Flower Market trader Lisa Burridge Pic.


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Historic cemetery park gets £315,000 towards multi-million restoration plan 

7 Feb 18

Abney Park Cemetery.


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School Streets scheme spreads to two more Hackney schools 

6 Feb 18

Dianne Abbott visiting Millfields Primary talking Hackney School Street scheme pic: Ayo Sanusi Dianne Abbot, MP for Hackney North and Stoke Newington, visited children at Millfields Primary to mark their launch of the Hackney School Streets scheme, …


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Frustrations with Brexit leads to a surge in Lib Dem party members 

6 Feb 18

The Liberal Democrats Hackney candidates, Joe Richards and Dave Raval.


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Police appeal for witnesses in Stoke Newington murder 

5 Feb 18

Yaya Mbye.


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Final major act announced for ‘All Points East’ 

2 Feb 18

APE Presents three night line-up.


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Busiest amnesty bin returns to Hackney 

2 Feb 18

Amnesty Bin.


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Rashan Charles family vow to fight on after Met officer faces no charges over his death 

2 Feb 18

Pic: Met Police The family of Rashan Charles, the young black man who died after a police pursuit in Hackney, say they “do not understand” the decision not to prosecute the Metropolitan Police officer investigated over his death.


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Hackney highlights hope to mark 100 years of women getting the vote 

2 Feb 18

Hackney Council is calling on residents to nominate inspirational local women it will “showcase” as part of its year-long celebration to mark the centenary of women’s suffrage.


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Submit to Love: The exhibit documenting brain injury and optimism 

1 Feb 18

Tony Allen.


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East End remembers the Holocaust as Tower Hamlets Council pays its respects 

31 Jan 18

Tower Hamlets Mayor John Biggs is moved by survivors’ testimonies when visiting Holocaust touring exhibition at Poplar’s Idea Store.


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Disgraced former Tower Hamlets Mayor Lutfur Rahman given approval to form new political party 

30 Jan 18

Mayor Lutfur Rahman and supporters.


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Hackney club offers free bouldering to combat mental health 

30 Jan 18

Local residents in  Hackney with mental health issues are being offered free one-on-one climbing class by a rock climbing centre.


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Campaigners petition London Mayor in last-ditch effort to stop bulldozing of Hackney Wick artists’ building 

30 Jan 18

Vittoria Wharf Pic: SaveHackneyWick More than 10,000 people have signed a petition in a final bid to stop the demolition of a Victorian warehouse, which provided affordable workspace for artists in east London, to make way for two new bridges.


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Police in Tower Hamlets slash anti-social behaviour with pioneering scheme 

29 Jan 18

Pic: Chris Vallance Katie Langton Police in Tower Hamlets have dramatically cut rates of anti-social behaviour using a system of warnings and home visits.


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Clubbers clash with Hackney council over plans for curfew on new venues 

29 Jan 18

Pic: Josefine Henneberg Campaigners have vowed to continue their fight against Hackney council’s plans to curb late opening hours claiming that it endangers the area’s big draw – its night life.


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Mayor of Tower Hamlets calls for local charity boss to go over bumper payouts from NHS cash 

29 Jan 18

Isle of Dogs.


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The man behind North London’s best takeaway Joe and ‘Za 

26 Jan 18

Joe and ‘Za owner Iftekar Hossain with his chef Ionut.


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Paws for thought: Stoke Newington church hosts service for dogs 

26 Jan 18

Dog Church Seat.


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Head teacher at centre of Tower Hamlets bullying row steps down 

26 Jan 18

Members of teacher’s trade union GMB delivered a complaint to Tower Hamlets Council Pic: GMB The head teacher of Bangabandhu School in Bethnal Green, who allegedly bullied support staff has resigned 18 months after formal complaints were first made.


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Stoke Newington parents protest over Hackney road closure plans 

23 Jan 18

William Patten Primary School.


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New nature inspired murals unveiled in Tower Hamlets to celebrate the beauty of birdlife 

23 Jan 18

This special sixth and final bird mural is due to be finished in early February, by artist Curtis Hylton.


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Car sharing firm expands service in Hackney and Lewisham 

23 Jan 18

Pic: GoToVan Drivers in Hackney and Lewisham using the car sharing firm, Zipcar, can now leave vehicles in more destinations following the company’s expansion in the boroughs.


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Olympian opens community hockey pitch in hopes of inspiring Tower Hamlets to exercise 

23 Jan 18

Helen Richardson-Walsh (kneeling centre left) and Mayor John Biggs (kneeling centre right) at the new Mile End hockey pitch (image provided by Tower Hamlets council) Olympian Helen Richardson-Walsh cut the opening ribbon at a new hockey pitch in …


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The Tower Hamlets floristry scheme helping refugees 

22 Jan 18

Olivia Head and Sneh Jani, co-founders of Bread Roses which works to help refugee women into work An award-winning social enterprise shows that, through sharing a love of flowers, opportunities for some of London’s most vulnerable women can bloom.


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Second suspect arrested in Hackney knife murder 

22 Jan 18

The scene in Shakspeare Walk.


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Schoolchildren in Tower Hamlets have the third highest exposure to fast food in London 

19 Jan 18

Pic: Khalid Azizuddin The average Tower Hamlets school has more than 10 takeaways within 400 metres of its premises, ranking it third among the London boroughs, research has revealed .


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London’s first vegan pub opens its doors 

19 Jan 18

Pic: Engin_Akyurt Hackney’s reputation as a hotspot for veganism was cemented by the opening in the borough of London’s first pub to fully boycott animal products.


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Virtual vigilante names and shames local dealers 

16 Jan 18

@dealerhunter1on Twitter Drug dealers in Tower Hamlets are having their identities exposed by a virtual vigilante, who is uploading their number plates and photographs to Twitter.


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Thousands sign petition to save ancient mulberry tree in Bethnal Green 

16 Jan 18

Nurses dance round the Mulberry Tree in the grounds of London Chest Hospital in 1944 Pic: Courtesy of the Royal London Hospital Archives More than five thousand people have signed a petition to preserve an historic mulberry tree, that has been …


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Celebrity chef to open restaurant in the heart of Hackney 

12 Jan 18

Gizzie Erskine.


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Police arrests suspect in Hackney stabbing murder 

11 Jan 18

The scene in Shakspeare Walk.


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Croydon teenager named after admitting spate of acid attacks 

9 Jan 18

A 17-year old from Thornton Heath who attacked six moped drivers with acid has been named after pleading guilty in court.


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Council agrees to independent review of Calders Wharf land deal 

21 Dec 17

New development on the site of the former Calders Wharf Community Centre Pic: Sam Corner An independent legal review has been ordered by Tower Hamlets council into the controversial sale to developers of land which was home to the Calders Wharf …


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Hackney parents oppose proposals for cuts in support for disabled children 

21 Dec 17

Hacnkey Special Education Crisis Pic: Hackney Special Education Crisis Angry parents have launched  campaign against proposed financial cuts to Hackney schools catering for special education needs and disabilities children.


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Connecting Social Change Makers in Historic Newington Green Church 

19 Dec 17

300-year old Newington Green Unitarian Church where the Changermaker’s hub was held Pic: Fin Fahey Amidst minced pies and mulled wine, about 30 people gathered in the nave of Newington Green Unitarian Church on Friday evening for the inaugural …


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Drug dealing crackdown in Tower Hamlets leads to 30 arrests and 84 ASBOs 

18 Dec 17

Huge quantities of drugs have been seized in Tower Hamlets Pic: Tower Hamlets Council Thirty people have been arrested, 84 ASBOs issued and five vehicles have been seized in a drugs crackdown by Metropolitan Police and Tower Hamlets council.


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Angry Tower Hamlets residents call for ban on public use of fireworks 

16 Dec 17

Public use of fireworks enrages East London residents.


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Community centre under threat of demolition by council 

16 Dec 17

Docklands Community Organisation Cultural Educational Centre (Mosque).


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New photography book portrays the tension between grit and glamour of East London 

15 Dec 17

Gilbert George Artist Pic: Maryam Eisler The new book Voices: East London  by Maryam Eisler explores the heart and the soul of East London through photography and stories of its residents.







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