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Crime up, police budgets down: Top cop slams cuts as witness tells of ‘15-minute wait to get through to 999’ 

16 Oct

Witnesses to a stabbing, a string of burglaries and a shop raid in Hackney say they no longer feel safe – and are worried about further cuts to the police budget.

Revealed: How much house prices per square metre have increased in Hackney over 10 years 

16 Oct

The price of housing in Hackney, measured by square metre, more than doubled between 2004 and 2016 according to new government figures.

Community cookery school launches £85k appeal to ‘secure its future’ 

16 Oct

Smiles: Made In Hackney volunteers, including Spirit (left).

Mare Street firm Prizeology launches campaign warning against fake lotteries and prize draw scams 

16 Oct

A Mare Street business founder who made her name running prize draws for other firms has launched a campaign to stop people falling victim to scams.

Shoplifters and vandals may dodge justice after police say probes ‘impractical’ 

16 Oct

A senior police officer has said it is “not practical” for officers to investigate crimes such as shoplifting and criminal damage as his force bids to save £400 million.

New LGBTQ venue to open on the site of closed pub in Shoreditch 

16 Oct

The gay and transgender community have won Tower Hamlets Council’s green light for a new venue on the site of the Joiners’ Arms that was shut down in 2015.

Sadiq Khan to appoint Modern Slavery Ambassador for Hackney 

16 Oct

London’s mayor Sadiq Khan announced the new role last week.

Student caught ‘shagging the place down’ was told he had gone viral by his mum 

15 Oct

Dominic Richardson, 23, with the mystery redhead at Hackney Downs train station (Picture: @ErenLDN) A student caught having sex on a train station platform found out a video of the romp had gone viral from his mum.

Arthur Collins trial: Painful ‘white streaks’ ran down clubber’s legs after Mangle E8 acid attack, court told 

13 Oct

Clubbers dropped to their knees, shielded their faces with clothing, and rubbed ice on blistered skin after acid was thrown over a packed dance floor at the Mangle E8 nightclub, a court has heard.

Finsbury Park toddler death: Bidhya Sagar Das locked up indefinitely for killing son 

13 Oct

A delusional man has been locked up indefinitely for bludgeoning his young son to death with a claw hammer in Finsbury Park after becoming obsessed his partner was being unfaithful.

Watch this weekend’s weather forecast: Summer’s back, but only temporarily 

13 Oct

Wondering what the weather has in store for us this weekend? Watch our three-minute Met Office video forecast.

Swimmers complain they’re in the dark about London Fields Lido as Hackney Council admits opening is still weeks away 

13 Oct

London Fields Lido could still be shut for several more weeks – much to the frustration of swimmers and clubs who say Hackney Council isn’t giving them enough information.

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Application for hotel on Tesco site 

14 Oct

Another planning application has been submitted for 130 Kingsland High Street (currently used as a Tesco local store).

Come and support the Caribbean Hurricane relief fundraiser organised TODAY by Well Street Shopkeepers Alliance 

14 Oct

COME and support our Hurricane Relief fundraiser this Saturday, 10am to 5pm – and enjoy all the delights of Well Street shops and stalls.

Aviva’s latest developments opposed by Hoxton locals 

12 Oct

An insurance company’s Hoxton expansion plan has taken another step forward after Hackney Council approved its latest development at a planning meeting on Monday.

Hotel to go ahead despite sunlight concerns 

12 Oct

A hotel is set to be built in Hoxton after the council granted planning permission this week, despite receiving 51 concerns and complaints.

‘If we fail, they’ll fire us’: Hackney workers in Picturehouse protest 

12 Oct

Cinema workers picketed the Hackney Picturehouse last weekend as part of an escalating dispute over pay and working conditions.

Council’s ‘stupid’ plan to close school roads angers parents 

12 Oct

A plan to close two streets outside of Gayhurst Community School has had a mixed response, with one parent branding the plan as “stupid”.

Kurdish-Turkish tensions spill out onto streets of Hackney 

12 Oct

Kurdish activists clashed with local Turks during a procession through Dalston last Sunday.

Calm Down, Deer! Fireworks Given Go-Ahead 

12 Oct

Clissold Park’s firework display will take place as planned next month, but with ‘low noise’ fireworks after concerns were raised about loud noise frightening the park’s herd of fallow deer.

Emergency medics travelling to patients’ homes in bid to cut A&E numbers 

12 Oct

The service will have four new doctors and two new Emergency Ambulance Crew members.

City of London gets an art attack from its tenants’ campaign 

11 Oct

Residents of Golden Lane estate have united locals in a campaign against the imposition of The Denizen, a monstrous Taylor Wimpey block which was recently granted planning permission by the City of London and is currently being marketed for off-plan ...

News in brief 

10 Oct

The Mayor of Tower Hamlets has pledged to boost police numbers Pic: Paden Vaughn   Mayor in pledge to boost police numbers in Hackney     The Mayor of Tower Hamlets has pledged to increase the number of police officers on the streets of the ...

Hackney-born charity worker wins Social Enterprise of the Year Award 2017 

10 Oct

The workshops have enabled participants to build their confidence as well as learn new skills Pic: You Make It A Hackney project aimed at helping unemployed women from ethnic minorities in east London find work and build their skills has won a ...

TRA meeting – September 2017 

10 Oct

Attendees: Lisa Linpower (Chair), Nikki Parrott (Vice-Chair), Francine Bennett (Secretary), Maria Savito (Treasurer), Cordelia Harwood (Blandford Court), Serena Allen (Blandford Court), Linda Toigo (Stratton Court), Jake Snell (Dorset Court), Jerry ...

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Jeremy Corbyn’s Speech To Young Labour: An Uber Co-Op Run By The Drivers, Sharing Profits. 

16 Oct

Jeremy Corbyn's speech to the Co-Op party (the one the United Cabbies Group [UCG] have alined themselves with) ahead of the Young Labour Policy Conference.

Duties and Responsibilities in Counter-Terrorism 

14 Oct

Several newspapers and news sites have covered the release , in Pakistan, of a US-Canadian couple, Caitlan Coleman and Joshua Boyle.

Public Meeting: Netanyahu’s New Normal – Ramping Up Israel’s Racist Attacks on Palestinians and African Refugees 

13 Oct

Independent journalist David Sheen has been reporting from inside Jewish Isreali society since 2010, focusing on racial conflict and religious extremism.

Search engine marketing Uk Is An Affordable Traffic Option 

13 Oct

Finding traffic for your website will likely be one of the main ways to help you start off making a come back on your website investment.

On Douglas Murray: How We Got to Where We Are, Yet Never Wanted to Be 

13 Oct

“ The Strange Death of Europe: Immigration, Identity, Islam” – Douglas Murray (Bloomsbury: London, £18.99).

Improving Odds Of Popularity at a Speech Pathology Graduate School 

9 Oct

Patrick Swayze’s estate looks as if there may be a legitimate fight brewing between his family unit members and his widow Niemi in the forseeable future according to Wednesday, April 29 reviews from Hollywood Everyday, and is involved.

Terrorism In Britain and Its Relationship to Pakistan 

9 Oct

On 19 September I spoke at a side meeting to the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva, organised by the European Foundation for South Asian Studies.

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Politicians »


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.

Government auditors report on homelessness 

13 Sep

It is a national scandal that more and more people are made homeless every year.


12 Sep

Training company Learndirect, who have received more than £600m of public funding since 2011, was recently rated as inadequate by Ofsted.

Better Renting Campaign 

11 Sep

Hackney Council have launched their Better Renting Campaign, which highlights what needs to change to create a fairer system for Hackney’s 32,000 renters.

Prime Minister’s Questions 25 October 2017 

6 Sep

Prime Minister’s Questions is the most popular and well attended question session in Parliament.

UK’s relationship with Ireland 

6 Sep

Watch below as I question the Brexit Secretarty over our future relationship with Ireland.

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LocalGov »

North London Muslim community Centre 

16 Oct

Response by Hackney Borough Council to R Shaikh on 16 October 2017 .

National Hate Crime Awareness Week 

16 Oct

Philip Glanville, Mayor of Hackney, Cllr Caroline Selman, Cabinet Member for Community Safety and Enforcement, and Cllr Sade Etti, Hackney No Place for Hate Champion, write in support of National Hate Crime Awareness Week: "This week is National...

Education information 

16 Oct

Response by Hackney Borough Council to Lily Kerrigan on 16 October 2017 .

Tarmac gone metal manhole cover below at the ditch, 14th October 

14 Oct

Tarmac gone metal manhole cover below at the ditch Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 204 Green Lanes, N4 Report on FixMyStreet...

09/10/17 – Post supporting newish Q2 sign has been hit by vehicle. It is listing & the base in particular is badly damaged., 13th October 

13 Oct

09/10/17 - Post supporting newish Q2 sign has been hit by vehicle.

Vacant\Empty properties 

13 Oct

Response by Hackney Borough Council to MARIE DEE on 13 October 2017 .

Council costs 

12 Oct

Response by Hackney Borough Council to OW on 12 October 2017 .

Enforcement Notices 

12 Oct

Response by Hackney Borough Council to gideon gold on 12 October 2017 .

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Local sport »

Calling young creatives on wheels – T-shirt designing competition 

11 Oct

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2017 David Eales Memorial Ride 

4 Oct

For thoseof you who maynot have known David Eales, he was a prominent member of Ealing Cycling Campaign, and sadly passed away in August of last year.

Grand day out at the club champs 

3 Oct

The team captains podium 1/10/17 A grand day out was had by all the CCH members on Sunday who made their way over to a blustery Hoghill for the CCHackney Club Championships 2017.

Ben Chico: The LCCs Youngest Campaigner 

2 Oct

If you click onto Ben Chicos JustGiving page, youll see this simple opening line: I am 9 and raising money for more cycling lanes for London Cycling Campaign because we cant afford more pollution and cycling helps! We couldnt have said it...

World Masters Regatta, Bled Slovenia, Sept 2017 

28 Sep

As usual the club sent a sizeable contingent to the World Masters Regatta, this year in beautiful Bled in the foothills of the Alps in Slovenia.

Second Cycle Superhighway announced – Tower Bridge to Greenwich 

28 Sep

Following hot on the heels of the announcement of CS9 in west London last week, the Mayor of London has today opened the public consultation on CS4 from Tower Bridge to Greenwich.

Cyclist killed in collision with tipper lorry at Chelsea Bridge 

27 Sep

A female cyclist has been killed in a collision with a 32 tonne tipper lorry at Chelsea Bridge.

Full response to Mayor’s Transport Strategy 

27 Sep

If you've got two minutes, please take our easy action to respond to the Mayor's Transport Strategy .

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Leyton Orient »

FA Cup First Round – Full Draw (16/10/17) 

16 Oct

FA Cup First Round - Full Draw (16/10/17) Vitalfootball:Leyton Orient:16/10/2017 19:21:00 The draw for the first round proper of the FA Cup took place earlier this evening.

2017/18 FA Cup 1st Round Draw Tonight 

16 Oct

2017/18 FA Cup 1st Round Draw Tonight Vitalfootball:Leyton Orient:16/10/2017 05:16:00 The proper first round draw for the 2017/18 FA Cup will take place on Monday evening.

2017/18 FA Cup 1st Round Ball Numbers 

16 Oct

2017/18 FA Cup 1st Round Ball Numbers Vitalfootball:Leyton Orient:16/10/2017 05:12:00 The proper first round draw for the 2017/18 FA Cup will take place on Monday evening.

MATCH PREVIEW: Dagenham & Redbridge v Leyton Orient – FA Cup 4th Qualifying Round 

14 Oct

Leyton Orient travel to Victoria Road to face Dagenham & Redbridge in the fourth qualifying round of the FA Cup.

MATCH PREVIEW: Barrow v Leyton Orient – National League 

7 Oct

Leyton Orient will be desperate to halt their losing streak as they head to Holker Street to face fellow strugglers Barrow.

MATCH PREVIEW: Leyton Orient v AFC Fylde – National League 

30 Sep

Leyton Orient halted their losing run last week and they will now be looking to record their first victory in four as they host struggling AFC Fylde.

MATCH PREVIEW: Aldershot Town v Leyton Orient – National League 

23 Sep

Leyton Orient will be hoping to end their losing run when they travel to face table-topping Aldershot Town this weekend.

MATCH PREVIEW: Leyton Orient v Hartlepool United – National League 

16 Sep

The BT Sport cameras will be at Brisbane Road as Leyton Orient host Hartlepool United.

MATCH PREVIEW: Leyton Orient v FC Halifax Town – National League 

12 Sep

Leyton Orient will be keen to respond after a disappointing showing last time out.

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Business »

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.

Whatever happened to the burger craze? How Hackney is enjoying a love of vegetarian food 

27 Sep

THE PEOPLE crowding a vegan fair in Hackney, above , show the extraordinary surge in demand for vegetarian food.

Tech City firm Bossa wins super-game backing 

12 Sep

A Shoreditch video games developer has received $10 million (£7.5 million) in backing as it prepares to launch what has been described as Britains answer to Minecraft.

Totally Thames or total distraction from the real issues swamping the East End of London? 

4 Sep

Trinity Buoy Wharf at Leamouth four years ago.

Darkness over Hackney as a frenzy of new building makes ever-greater raids on our skyline 

25 Aug

Flat to be built on the roof will block the light to neighbours’ flats Big money has flowed into Hackney to cash in on the property boom.

Rail boost for new Barcelona — sorry, Barking — as Government greenlights new train line 

8 Aug

Top, Barking Riverside as the urban planners envisaged it and, above, the reality last year GOOD NEWS FOR would-be flat-buyers: a new front has been opened in the battle to find more property sites.

Boost for London tech with Amazon opening 

25 Jul

Amazon opened the doors to its new UK headquarters in Shoreditch today saying it would double the number of staff it has working on research and development in London.

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Features »

What’s in the bags this week – 18 October 

16 Oct

Here are the details of this week’s box scheme fruit and veg bags.

free food & booze at dom’s place 

16 Oct

It’s no secret that we LOVE Dom’s Place in Clapton (you don’t even wanna see our Uber Eats history…), so we’ll be there with bells on to celebrate Dom’s 4th birthday.

With one match to date Binder is the world’s most popular… 

15 Oct

With one match to date Binder is the world’s most popular way to use a city bin to get hot dates http://ift.


15 Oct


But let’s have them anyway 

15 Oct

But let’s have them anyway http://ift.

Top Five: Ways to get spooked this Halloween 

13 Oct

October brings the spookiest day of the year… Halloween! This year it falls on Tuesday 31 st October, and there are a host of spooky yet wonderful events throughout the month you can get your claws into.

DJ of the Week – Babybear 

13 Oct

All the way from glam Paris, superstar DJ Babybear gives us his fave tunes ahead of his set at Dalston Superstore’s Patsy next Friday! Hey Babybear! Describe yourself in one gorge sentence.

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Arts & culture »

Recommended: Elmet by Fiona Mozley 

13 Oct

A surprise inclusion on the Booker shortlist, this is an atmospheric and intimate debut portraying a three-person close-knit, motherless family living as outsiders in rural West Yorkshire.

‘Most people don’t even notice it’: the Shoreditch coffee shop with a £1.25 million Banksy artwork 

12 Oct

An artwork by graffiti artist Banksy has been restored and returned to its original location after being lost for over a decade.

Collaborating with Graeae on In Touch 

11 Oct

Graeae are currently collaborating with a Russian theatre company and a Russian director on In Touch; a show about how deafblind people go through life, the barriers they have faced and learning to manage their disability.

Recommended: Indigo Donut by Patrice Lawrence 

7 Oct

A beautiful book about Indigo, a who has grown up in the foster care system and is finding out difficult things about her past, as well as embarking on a new relationship with Bailey, a boy unlike any she's known before.

Your Reasons to be Cheerful 

3 Oct

Take a look at some of our friends Reasons to be Cheerful! Sir Peter Blake – Love.

Non-Fiction Book of the Month: Black and British by David Olusoga 

1 Oct

“We were the biggest empire the world had ever seen.

Recommended: History of Wolves by Emily Fridlund 

1 Oct

Psychologically astute and easy to get absorbed in, this Booker-shortlisted debut from Emily Fridlund is unexpected and unconventional as a coming of age story.

Author of the Month: Patti Smith 

29 Sep

On the one hand, she is shrouded in the darkness of Gotham, hard boiled and sharp shooting.

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Schools »

Macmillan coffee morning 

16 Oct

Thank you to all those that donated towards the Macmillan coffee morning.

History Day 

16 Oct

History Day Celebrations – can you guess which era we are from...

Harvest Festival 

16 Oct

During our Church Service on Friday, the children took all their harvest donations to the church.

HT Meets Tim Cook – Apple CEO! 

13 Oct

On Wednesday this week a group of ten children from Year 6 travelled to the Regent Street Apple Store to attend a Swift coding workshop for the launch of EU code week.


13 Oct

Orchard pupils have been out and about on trips and visits to learn more about their half termly topics.


13 Oct

ParentPay – our new online payment service We are pleased to announce that we will shortly be accepting payments online, starting with school dinners.

Here are this year’s Young Interpreters 

13 Oct

The role of the young interpreters is varied.

School Council Thanks Local Businesses 

13 Oct

Yesterday afternoon, our School Council visited the local businesses in Hoxton Market who contributed to our Macmillan Coffee Morning two weeks ago.

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Events »

Arcola and Philips partnership delivers a carbon-neutral Grimeborn 

16 Oct

Arcola Theatre aims to become the world’s first carbon neutral theatre.

free food & booze at dom’s place 

16 Oct

It’s no secret that we LOVE Dom’s Place in Clapton (you don’t even wanna see our Uber Eats history…), so we’ll be there with bells on to celebrate Dom’s 4th birthday.

sample sale | goat & oyuna 

13 Oct

The Box is back with another bangin’ sample sale.

Hackney is an ‘urban arboretum’ says expert Paul Wood ahead of weekend tree tour 

12 Oct

‘You get all sorts of unusual and rare trees hanging out on the streets’: a Cercis canadensis or eastern redbud, in Haggerston.

The Preatures at Moth Club | Live review 

11 Oct

Under the glittering ceiling at Moth Club, The Preatures rocked the audience with incredible energy.

Running the Hackney Half (Term): an activity guide for local parents 

10 Oct

Little makers: The Geffrye Museum got children to decorate their ideal room as part of a workshop I’m sure all the teachers reading this are familiar with Getting the Buggers to Behave – Sue Cowley’s guide to captivating unruly pupils.

★★★★★ Frau Welt at Hackney Showroom 

10 Oct

Cigarette smoke fills Hackney Showroom’s main space, the music rises and Peter Clement in a long, dark frock appears out of the gloom.

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999 »

“There is no such thing as a Fireman” says Brigade Chief 

16 Oct

London Fire Commissioner, Dany Cotton is urging the nation to stop using the outdated term ‘Fireman’ as part of a drive to encourage more women to become firefighters.

Statement on incident in South Kensington 

7 Oct

Peter McKenna, Deputy Director of Operations, said: "At just after 2.20pm today, (7 October), we received reports of an incident at Cromwell Road, South Kensington...

Brigade ‘butts’ into vaping campaign 

29 Sep

The Brigade welcomes Public Health England’s support for e-cigarettes as a key way to help smokers quit tobacco smoking to help reduce the number of smoking related fire deaths.

Medics reunited with premature twins they helped to safely deliver 

28 Sep

Medics from London Ambulance Service who helped deliver premature twins have been reunited with the baby boys.

Brigade trials light blocking solution for solar panel fires 

26 Sep

The Brigade is the first fire service in the world to trial a specially designed light blocking coating to tackle emergencies involving solar panels.

Brigade backs national fire safety door campaign 

25 Sep

We are reminding landlords and tenants about the crucial role played by fire safety doors after new statistics reveal the shocking extent to which this potentially life saving piece of engineering is being misused.

Deadly delay in calling 999 warns new Brigade report 

21 Sep

The Brigade was called immediately in only two of the 39 accidental fatal dwelling fires last year...

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