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Watch this weekend’s weather forecast: Frosty, cold, but mostly dry 

16 Dec

Watch this weekend’s weather forecast: Frosty, cold, but mostly dry 6 minutes ago Matthew Clemenson --> Wondering what the weather has in store for us this weekend? Watch our three-minute Met Office video forecast.


Two arrests made in Finsbury Park rape investigation 

15 Dec

Two arrests made in Finsbury Park rape investigation 39 minutes ago Sam Gelder --> Police investigating a rape in Finsbury Park have made two arrests.


Two arrests made in Finsbury Park rape investigation 

15 Dec

Police investigating a rape in Finsbury Park have made two arrests.


Mayor Philip Glanville confirms re-election bid with pledge to build ‘a Hackney that works for everyone’ 

15 Dec

Philip Glanville pledged to build on Labour’s record Mayor Philip Glanville has confirmed that he will be standing for re-election in May 2018, with a promise to “build a Hackney that exceeds the rightly high expectations and aspirations of our ...


Sadiq Khan visits Mare Street hostel St Mungo’s to launch campaign tackling rough sleeping 

15 Dec

Sadiq Khan visits Mare Street hostel St Mungo’s to launch campaign tackling rough sleeping 23 minutes ago Sam Gelder --> Sadiq Khan was in Mare Street this morning to launch his new campaign tackling rough sleeping at St Mungo’s hostel.


Sadiq Khan visits Mare Street hostel St Mungo’s to launch campaign tackling rough sleeping 

15 Dec

Sadiq Khan was in Mare Street this morning to launch his new campaign tackling rough sleeping at St Mungo’s hostel.


Ofo defends dockless bikes in Hackney following social media criticism 

15 Dec

Boost: ofo recently partnered with London Cycling Campaign.


Charity delivers Christmas food bags to elderly residents in Hackney, Newham and Tower Hamlets 

15 Dec

A charity based in the Isle of Dogs has delivered tasty festive gifts to elderly residents who face spending Christmas alone.


Crowds enjoy carols and a Caribbean Christmas feast at the Woodberry Down Winterfest 

15 Dec

Crowds enjoy carols and a Caribbean Christmas feast at the Woodberry Down Winterfest 21 minutes ago Emma Bartholomew --> Crowds braved the cold weather at the Woodberry Down Winterfest to hear carols and tuck into a Caribbean Christmas feast.


Crowds enjoy carols and a Caribbean Christmas feast at the Woodberry Down Winterfest 

15 Dec

Crowds braved the cold weather at the Woodberry Down Winterfest to hear carols and tuck into a Caribbean Christmas feast.


Divest Hackney blasts ‘shocking’ rise in council’s fossil fuel investments – after nine-month wait for figures 

15 Dec

Divest Hackney has been campaigning for three years.


Black cab co-operative Taxiapp UK offers free Christmas rides to Homerton Hospital 

15 Dec

Black cab co-operative Taxiapp UK offers free Christmas rides to Homerton Hospital 30 minutes ago Emma Bartholomew --> A London black cab co-operative is offering free rides to Homerton Hospital over Christmas, to support families with loved ones who...


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

15 Dec

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.


Hackney campaigners welcome High Court ruling ending deportation of EU rough sleepers 

14 Dec

Homelessness in Hackney Pic: Isabel Togoh Hackney migrant pressure group has welcomed the High Court’s ruling that the Home Office’s controversial policy of detaining and deporting EU rough sleepers is unlawful.


Government asked to review planning decisions in Tower Hamlets after allegations of £2m council corruption scandal 

14 Dec

Cross-party representatives held a press conference over the allegations Pic: Poppy Noor Ministers have been urged to review a number of major recent planning decisions by Tower Hamlets council in the wake of recent allegations of a £2 million ...


‘Neighbourhood Watch’ app used by Hackney residents to tackle crime 

14 Dec

Hackney Pic: David Holt Residents and police in Hackney are trialling the use of a new app designed to share information about crime and anti-social behaviour.


Dan Glass: Running from the synagogue to Soho – and beyond 

14 Dec

Dan Glass, founder of Queer Tours of London and winner of Activist of the Year at the Sexual Freedoms Award 2017.


Art or act? Does it matter? Miss Valentina takes you on a journey starting at a Whitechapel library 

13 Dec

THANK HEAVEN for the Arts Council .


The verdict on plans to boost child mental health services: ‘inadequate for deprived communities’ 

13 Dec

The green paper outlines proposals to improve child mental health in school children.


Council launches used toy collection to combat Hackney’s waste problem 

13 Dec

Hackney’s recycling numbers are 16 per cent below the national average.


Worlds largest timber building shortlisted for architectural award 

13 Dec

Dalston Lane in Hackney Pic: Daniel Shearing The world’s largest timber building, residential complex Dalston Lane, in Hackney, has been shortlisted for an architect award.


Glimpses of the future in Hackney exhibition 

12 Dec

A new exhibition in Stoke Newington offers visitors a glimpse into what the world might look like in the future.


Hackney murder: 24-year-old victim named as detectives appeal for information 

12 Dec

Victim of fatal stabbing, Alex Vanderpuye.


“Barbaric” robbers who burnt victims’ faces with ammonia jailed 

11 Dec

Joshua Jordan and Sadik Kamara.


A heartwarming Hackney Christmas story 

11 Dec

SOMETIMES a chance encounter can lead to good things, as when young  entrepreneur Karun Chhokar happened to talk to a homeless man near Liverpool Street station.


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Comment »

Life Post-Eviction 

17 Dec

Being evicted from your home is traumatic.


In the frame for Assault Obstruct PC? Read this. 

17 Dec

I represented a family who were all charged with Assault / Obstruct PC.


Britain’s Taxi Drivers Have Taken The Battle Against Uber …. Local 

17 Dec

This week York became the third English city to effectively ban Uber, and the traditional taxi drivers lobbying against the app don't want to stop there.


Why Haven’t TfL Got A Chief Licensing Officer Like Nottingham City Council’s Richard Antcliff ? 

17 Dec

A sting operation in the city centre saw 15 touting Private Hire drivers caught in the space of just one hour.


Mayor Khan Expects Cabbies To Provide The Same Level of Service, As He Cuts Funding For Taxicard. 

15 Dec

Mayor Sadiq Khan's plan to slash the level of funding he provides for Taxicard services, has come under criticism from London's Local Councils.


MP Jackie Doyle-Price, Wants Law Change To Prevent Uber Operating InThurrock On TfL Licence. 

14 Dec

Safety concerns over Uber drivers operating in Thurrock Concerns have been raised over Uber drivers operating in Thurrock, with the MP for the borough calling for a change in the law.


Hafiz Saeed: A Series of Curious Developments 

13 Dec

Yesterday I had a short article published about the developments surrounding Hafiz Saeed, a prominent Pakistani jihadist, currently trying to enter politics in the Islamic Republic.


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Politicians »

Requirements For A Successful Job Interview 

27 Nov

Prevent composing basic info such as “I’m a great team player” compose how your experience has made you a great team player, companies are trying to find genuine work associated...


The Credentials Required For Job Applicants 

27 Nov

With each application you will get task requirements, to protect a job interview all you have to do proof that you have the abilities needed and have the experience required for this task function...


The Best Ways To Total Application 

17 Nov

If you have a CV, you need to have simply about all the info you require to finish a task application.


Job applicants 

17 Nov

I stated to her that I was now encouraged that I had tracked the most efficient procedure for any task candidate to obtain utilized, and informed her about a few of the essential techniques and...


Darren Caplan (darrencaplan.com): Hackney North & Stoke Newington has worst jobless rate in the country 

16 Nov

Hackney North & Stoke Newington has the highest number of job applicants per individual job opportunity in the whole country.


#ModelsLikeMe 

10 Oct

Do the advertisement campaigns of high street retailers reflect the diversity of Britain? I want to hear from you on whether or not you think this is an issue.


What are the Benefits of a Garage Floor Coating? 

17 Sep

What are the benefits of garage floor coating should be known well when you want to enhance your house value.


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LocalGov »

Chained sign fallen down, 17th December 

17 Dec

Sign is chained to lampost.


Young athletes can apply for Council funding now 

15 Dec

Young people and community groups in Hackney can apply for funding to support sports development through the Hackney Youth Sports Fund.


Planning permissions and or orders given 

14 Dec

Internal review request sent to Hackney Borough Council by Mr.


‘It’s the people that make it so special’ – Woodberry Down comes together for Winterfest 2017 

13 Dec

More than 300 Woodberry Down residents old and new came together to mark the beginning of the festive season and celebrate the end of another exciting year for the estate at the fourth Woodberry Down Winterfest.


People invited to have their say on their local pharmacy service in Hackney 

12 Dec

Residents are being asked to help shape the future of pharmacy services across Hackney as part of a review.


Hackney youth celebrated with awards night 

12 Dec

Over 250 young people and their families attended the second annual Hackney Youth Awards, which celebrated Young People from across the borough at a ceremony in Hackney Town Hall on Wednesday 6 December.


Cabinet to discuss plans to form new Hackney Schools Group 

12 Dec

Hackney Council has announced proposals to work with schools to form a new Schools Group - aimed at boosting the continued improvement of the boroughs schools.


Williams and Another (Appellant) v London Borough of Hackney (Respondent) UKSC 2017/0034 and The Human Rights Act 1998. 

11 Dec

Request sent to Hackney Borough Council by Ismail Abdulhai Bhamjee on 11 December 2017 .


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Local sport »

RideLondon-Surrey 100 ballot closes soon – take part now! 

15 Dec

With only a couple weeks left before the ballot closes, its your last chance to apply for a place in Prudentials RideLondon-Surrey 100 event in 2018 it shuts on 5th January at 5pm! Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 returns on Sunday 29 July...


Retail Network Roundup: East Central Cycles 

14 Dec

Whether youre a newcomer, commuter or a seasoned roadie, one thing every cyclist needs is a good LBS, or local bike shop.


NO RUN at Hackney Marshes parkrun on Christmas or New Years Day 

8 Dec

Hackney Marshes parkrun regretfully advises all runners and volunteers that due to unforeseen circumstances we are unable to provide a free 5km run on both Christmas and New Years Days.


Retail Network Roundup: Rat Race Cycles 

7 Dec

Whether youre a newcomer, commuter or a seasoned roadie, one thing every cyclist needs is a good LBS, or local bike shop.


What you can do to make construction traffic safer in your borough 

7 Dec

What you can do to make construction traffic safer in your borough Almost anywhere you look in London the cranes are proliferating.


Formal consultation on HGV safety rules 

30 Nov

Mayor, Sadiq Khan, is committed to Vision Zero: an elimination of all fatal and serious road collisions by 2041.


First seven Liveable Neighbourhoods announced 

30 Nov

The Mayor of London, his Walking Cycling Commissioner Will Norman and TfL have announced the first seven boroughs to receive funding for their Liveable Neighbourhood schemes.


Local Group News: December 2017 

27 Nov

London Cycling Campaign has a network of over 30 Local Groups across London, one per borough.


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Leyton Orient »

MATCH PREVIEW: Haringey Borough v Leyton Orient – National League 

16 Dec

Leyton Orient turn their attention to the FA Trophy this weekend as they make the short trip to Coles Park to face Isthmian League North Division side Haringey Borough.


MATCH PREVIEW: Leyton Orient v Sutton United – National League 

9 Dec

Justin Edinburgh’s first home game in charge of the O’s won’t be an easy one as they play host to league leaders Sutton United.


MATCH PREVIEW: Solihull Moors v Leyton Orient – National League 

2 Dec

Leyton Orient will be looking for vast improvement under new head coach Justin Edinburgh as they travel to face bottom-of-the-league Solihull Moors.


O’s Appoint Edinburgh 

29 Nov

Leyton Orient have appointed Justin Edinburgh as new Head Coach on a two-and-a-half year contract.


MATCH PREVIEW: Torquay United v Leyton Orient – National League 

25 Nov

Leyton Orient will desperate to end their long run without a win by beating relegation rivals Torquay United.


O’s Loan N’Gala 

23 Nov

Leyton Orient have signed Dagenham & Redbridge defender Bondz N’Gala on a one-month loan deal.


MATCH PREVIEW: Leyton Orient v Chester – National League 

21 Nov

Leyton Orient will be hoping to follow up Saturday’s draw against the league leaders with a win over fellow strugglers Chester.


MATCH PREVIEW: Leyton Orient v Dover Athletic – National League 

18 Nov

Leyton Orient play their first game since the departure of Steve Davis and they face a tough test as they host league leaders Dover Athletic.


Davis Departs 

14 Nov

Leyton Orient have announced that they have parted company with Head Coach Steve Davis.


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Business »

These free courses in East London could be the business for you and your great adventure 

8 Dec

GOT A GREAT BUSINESS IDEA or having trouble with your present project? If you need advice, a new help scheme looks like a good deal to help with your entrepreneurial ambitions.


Open up! This door is essential — yet was somehow left out of a Hackney council rental property 

20 Nov

THIS PICTURE SHOWS the door that has cost council taxpayers almost half a million pounds in lost revenue.


What’s it cost to live behind the shop in a faux Georgian terrace in Dalston? Exclusive pix 

12 Nov

Garden frontage for the south-facing ground-floor flats in the terrace THIS IS WHAT HACKNEY council insisted should replace a Georgian terrace in Dalston Lane.


A design tribute in Shoreditch to the lost Hackney firm of Goddard and Gibbs creatives 

8 Nov

Local pride: Goddard and Gibbs, left, and, above, the building today HACKNEYITES WHO moved to the borough before 2006 will occasionally feel a pang of nostalgia when they pass the building shown here in two of its various forms.


A London living wage pledge too far when it comes to a Hackney social enterprise 

20 Oct

SADIQ KHAN has been getting a reputation as the mayor who likes to say No.


As Halloween grips London, a graveyard tour sets out — and Dracula stalks a house in old Homerton 

17 Oct

HASINA ZAMAN and Allistair Anderson are on a mission to demystify death.


NatWest’s closure of Dalston branch leaves cash traders jangling coins in their pocket or going on line 

4 Oct

IN A BLOW TO LOCAL TRADITION, the bank popular with the cash traders of Ridley Road Market and nearby small businesses has closed.


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Features »

Night Overground 

16 Dec

The Night Overground launched this morning.


ldner #237 | james wise 

15 Dec

Not only does our LDNER this week work with Assembly Coffee and hold the title of 2017 Coffee Masters champ, he’s also involved with the coffee set-up at the newly opened Old Street Records Cafe, so as well as being incredibly busy, he knows how to...


The Fifth Monarchy Men and a Lesser Known London Uprising. 

15 Dec

This article first appeared in London Historians Members’ Newsletter from January 2014.


loti eats | wolf 

15 Dec

There are three things we really like about this place… the food, the decor and the name.


London’s weekly railway news #231 

15 Dec

A weekly round-up of London’s rail transport news… Passengers evacuated from Heathrow Express train London Underground TfL is examining the potential for a tube station at Bricklayers Arms as part of the Bakerloo line extension, Southwark ...


M25 Hinterland walk from Theydon Bois to Epping 

15 Dec

Such is my desire to tramp every square of my Ordnance Survey map 174 ‘Epping Forest Lea Valley ‘ that I try to avoid repeating walks too often.


Christmas ruined, again http://ift.tt/2B0IQdP 

14 Dec

Christmas ruined, again http://ift.


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Arts & culture »

An Update 

11 Dec

Just got back from a trip and caught the last night only of this year’s London Contemporary Music Festival – which was great, except for all the people telling me about all the cool stuff I missed on the other nights.


Extended Opening Hours 

10 Dec

We'll be open a little longer on the following days this month, giving you extra time to choose those gifts.


Vinyl record store pulled back from closure 

28 Nov

Christmas has come early for a Stoke Newington vinyl record shop, which has managed to save its business after soaring rent and business rates put it at risk of immediate closure.


Khush Chahal’s blog | Write to Play year 4 

24 Nov

Writers’ wisdom We’re nearing the end of Write to Play.


‘So Glad I’m Me’ at the Betsey: so glad I went! 

24 Nov

‘Home Sweet Home’ So, last Sunday.


Sophisticated — God, I’m almost sophisticated 

20 Nov

I’ve been running with the same crowd too long.


Recommended: The Idiot by Elif Batuman 

19 Nov

Set in the nineties, just at the dawn of email, this is a soulful and funny semi-autobiographical story of Selin, a Turkish American linguistics and literature student in her first year at university, navigating the perplexities of adulthood through ...


Recommended: The Answers by Catherine Lacey 

19 Nov

A dark, funny and clever novel about being a woman in contemporary society.


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Schools »

FRESH IDEAS! 

15 Dec

Children from our three school partnership met to plan an action research project for the coming year.


Year 6 Brass Assembly 

14 Dec

Last week our Year 6 brass students gave a performance to Key Stage 2 and their parents and carers.


Hi-5 Netball Competition 

14 Dec

On Wednesday 13th December Gainsborough attended the High 5 Netball Competition at Britannia Leisure Centre.


Nativity Play – Monday 18th December & Tuesday 19th December 

13 Dec

We are extremely pleased that there has been a lot of interest in attending Y2’s Nativity and school christmas celebration this year.


Christmas Lunch 

13 Dec

Today the children were really looking forward to their lunch as they had Christmas dinner! They all settled in the dining hall to eat with their teachers and TA’s.


Winter Jumper Day 20th December – Help raise money 

13 Dec

On: Wednesday 20 th December Please support our effort to raise funds for the school by wearing a cosy, sparkling winter jumper.


St Mary’s Boys Football Team 

12 Dec

The St Mary’s boys football team entered a tournament at Queensbridge Leisure Centre on Thursday 7th December.


The Urswick School hosts Hackney Sugar Smart launch 

12 Dec

The Urswick School was very pleased to host the Hackney launch of the Sugar Smart programme on Wednesday 29th November.


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Events »

ldner #237 | james wise 

15 Dec

Not only does our LDNER this week work with Assembly Coffee and hold the title of 2017 Coffee Masters champ, he’s also involved with the coffee set-up at the newly opened Old Street Records Cafe, so as well as being incredibly busy, he knows how to...


loti eats | wolf 

15 Dec

There are three things we really like about this place… the food, the decor and the name.


Arcola nominated for The Stage’s Sustainability Award 

14 Dec

Arcola Theatre has been named as one of the three organisations in the shortlist for The Stage ‘s 2018 Sustainability Award.


discover new music at ibis lates on tour 

14 Dec

There is something about discovering new music that is exciting, being part of that discovery makes it personal, so much that you feel that it’s your ‘find’, after which you find yourself telling people about.


nail new year’s eve 2017 

13 Dec

Don’t fancy ringing in the new year at a crap house party or ignoring it completely by getting an early night? Are you determined to go out but your mates just can’t decide on where? We’ve solved all your NYE woes and rounded up five events ...


kitty fisher’s team to open cora pearl 

13 Dec

Last week the old head chef announced he was to open a new site in Shoreditch and this week the Kitty Fisher’s team has announced they’re opening a second restaurant too.


loti eats | empress market 

13 Dec

Empress Market is an independent restaurant and bar that’s bringing authentic Pakistani flavours to London.


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999 »

Extra ambulance crews on duty as Service braces itself for ‘mad Friday’ 

15 Dec

Ambulance crews and control room staff are expecting to respond to 43 per cent more alcohol related incidents this Friday (15 December) on what is expected to be one of the busiest party nights of the year.


Archbishop praises ambulance service after ‘year of atrocities’ 

13 Dec

The Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby visited ambulance crews today (13 December) to hear their experiences following this year’s terrorist attacks.


Brigade urges high rise landlords to do more to protect their vulnerable residents from fire 

8 Dec

The call comes as Waltham Forest Council pledges to install sprinklers in all 61 of its high priority blocks...


Police award brave ambulance man 

5 Dec

The medic who took charge of the ambulance response at the London Bridge terror attack as gun shots were fired, has been commended for his bravery.


Over 1,300 years serving London 

29 Nov

Ambulance crews, control room and support staff were recognised on Thursday (23 November) at a special ceremony to celebrate more than 1,300 years’ of caring for the capital.


Spate of heater fires sparks safety warning from firefighters 

29 Nov

As cold snap takes hold and three serious fires caused by heaters, Brigade issues an electric heater warning.


Acid attack demo to encourage businesses to develop response plans 

24 Nov

A realistic multi-agency exercise was staged to make London’s business owners understand the dangers of an acid attack at their premises...


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