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Hackney South and Shoreditch candidates to be grilled at General Election hustings 

22 May

Hackney South and Shoreditch candidates to be grilled at General Election hustings 16 minutes ago Sam Gelder --> Hackney South and Shoreditch candidates will take questions from constituents tonight at a General Election hustings.


‘Not all doctors are white men!’: Homerton’s Dr Ronx speaks out about her ‘turbulent journey’ 

22 May

‘Not all doctors are white men!’: Homerton’s Dr Ronx speaks out about her ‘turbulent journey’ 10 minutes ago Emma Bartholomew --> Ronke Ikharia decided she wanted to be a doctor when she was 12 – because of an episode of ER.


Hackney students triumph in prestigious business contest 

22 May

On top of the world: the team enjoys a trip on the London Eye.


CitizensUK demands tougher action on rogue landlords in Town Hall protest 

22 May

House proud: students deliver petition to the Town Hall.


Neighbours’ fury as ravers blast ‘really bad’ music at derelict Mare Street mansion – for 12 HOURS 

22 May

Neighbours’ fury as ravers blast ‘really bad’ music at derelict Mare Street mansion - for 12 HOURS 45 minutes ago Sam Gelder --> Ravers inflicted 12 hours of “really bad” 90s techno on neighbours of a derelict Mare Street mansion this ...


Get checked: Prostate Cancer Roadshow for African and Caribbean men to arrive in Dalston on Monday 

20 May

Having a ball: a recent Prostate Cancer Roadshow in Newham.


£40,000 raised in memory of Dalston man John Paul Clarke, who died in tragic motorbike accident 

20 May

£40,000 raised in memory of Dalston man John Paul Clarke, who died in tragic motorbike accident 29 minutes ago Emma Bartholomew --> The family and friends and family of a man who died in a tragic motorbike accident have raised more than £40,000 in ...


Rent campaigners blockade letting agency to protest ‘daylight robbery’ 

19 May

Mask parade: Digs arrive at a Savills branch near Regents Street.


Two teenagers arrested for carrying a kitchen knife in Hackney 

19 May

“Monster”: the knife involved in the Dalston row.


Greg Peake: Police drop murder probe into Hoxton man’s death 

19 May

Greg Peake: Police drop murder probe into Hoxton man’s death 26 minutes ago Sam Gelder --> Detectives investigating the death of a Hoxton man have dropped their murder investigation.


Greg Peake: Police drop murder probe into Hoxton man’s death 

19 May

Detectives investigating the death of a Hoxton man have dropped their murder investigation.


‘Chihuahua paedophile’ George Calf dodges jail after breaching ban on keeping dogs 

18 May

‘Chihuahua paedophile’ George Calf dodges jail after breaching ban on keeping dogs 24 minutes ago Emma Bartholomew --> A convicted child sex attacker who was caught with Chihuahuas – despite being barred from keeping them because he used them ...


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Hackney suffers UK’s biggest gap between house prices and salaries 

22 May

Hackney has the country’s worst salary to house price ratio       Pic: David Holt With homes costing around £600,000, compared to the average salary of £ 33,800, Hackney has the UK’s worst house price to salary ratio, coming in at around 18:...


Hackney burns survivor to provide free swimming scheme 

22 May

Sylvia Mac is behind a scheme to boost the confidence of people with body disfigurement   Pic: Love Disfigure A Hackney resident will be providing free swimming sessions to help those who have disfigurements overcome their body image insecurities ...


Hackney crash leaves motorcyclist fighting for his life 

22 May

The scene of the crash in Almhurst Road, Hackney        Pic: Dave Raval A motorcyclist is suffering from life-threatening injuries following a horrific smash on a busy north-east London road on Saturday evening.


New funding scheme could slash £33million off Tower Hamlets school budget 

22 May

Justine Greening, Secretary of State for Education, wants to see the NFF implemented in 2019  Pic: Simon/DFID (Flickr) Teachers fear school budgets in Tower Hamlets could be slashed by £33 million if a new funding scheme is introduced.


Squatters invade 17th century Hackney mansion 

22 May

The Georgian era mansion was invaded by squatters last night       Pic: Google Maps Squatters have occupied a Grade 2 listed mansion at 195 Mare Street in Hackney.


Meet The Traders: Zona N16, causing a stir in Hackney 

21 May

Chris, left, and the team at Zona on Shoreditch High Street     Pic: Beatriz Fonseca Whether it is because of its controversial name (more on that later) or because of the delicious creations served there, Zona N16 is revolutionising Hackney’s ...


A green hint of summer on Hackney Downs 

21 May

This afternoon I went to fetch one of my daughters on her return from a school excursion.


Pleasures of the Clapton Table 

20 May

I liked its predecessor, Candela, with its charming proprietors and endearing air of gentle chaos.


Forest School in Hackney promises outdoor fun for youngsters 

19 May

Children take part in a pilot session of the Forest School in Hackney           Pic: Hackney Forest School Let your children make mud cakes, climb trees and build dens to help improve their education, that’s the message from Hackney Forest ...


#ELLection: Q&A with two Hackney residents campaigning for your vote 

19 May

Joe Richard, left, campaigning for the Hackney Liberal Democrats     Pic: Hackney Liberal Democrats As part of Eastlondonlines’ build-up to the general election on June 8, we spoke to Hackney North and Shoreditch’s Liberal Democrat candidate ...


Diane’s in the house! Well, almost…. her Hackney leaflet fails to mention the leader, or his slogan 

18 May

Inside at last: Abbott has long been a leading member of Labour’s shadow cabinet Corbyn fails to make it to the Abbott leaflet NO MP HAS BEEN more unwavering in publicly supporting Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn than Diane Abbott.


ELLection: Affordable housing will be our priority, say Hackney Lib Dems 

18 May

Lib Dems will be aiming to build 300,000 homes annually     Pic: Matt Wareham ( Flickr ) In the build-up to the general election in three week’s time, the Liberal Democrats have announced plans to tackle the housing shortage in Hackney.


A Dalston Italian festival shows how to cook pasta… and how to eat it (like we need to be told) 

17 May

Loving Dalston’s community vibe: Alessia Mastroleo, left, and Maia Rossi LIVEWIRE LONDONERS Maia Rossi and Alessia Mastroleo are fulfilling every Hackney foodie’s guilty fantasy: a pasta festival in the heart of Dalston.


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Bank Junction Exclusion, Drivers Assaulted Defending Ranks, Uber To Be Relicensed…So, What Are The Orgs Doing About It? By Harry Wall. 

22 May

The ITA, Marching in to save the day after the main representative orgs failed miserably to mobilise their membership.


Pen pals 

19 May

In an age of brutally instant electronic communication, how pleasant and delightful it is to receive an actual letter through the post that is not a final demand, court summons or an invitation to the home owner or occupier to wave goodbye with ...


Speeding Success: the 75 in a 40 hopeless case 

17 May

Speeding down the North Cray Road, and having clocked somebody driving 75 mph in a 40 zone, the traffic officer was sure this one would stick.


Yeah whatever 

17 May

In a mature democracy, regardless of overwhelming evidence of reckless irresponsibility, any government deciding to deny voting rights to millions of citizens might appear a little harsh if not actually undemocratic...


Minicab Driver From Bow Rapes Female Passengers, While Compliance Check Taxi Badge And Bills. 

17 May

A minicab driver from Bow is facing jail for raping and sexually assaulting vulnerable women passengers after cutting off parts of their clothes Jahir Hussain, 37, admitted attacking three women after they had been out socialising in Shoreditch last ...


Minicab driver from Bow raped and molested female passengers returning from Shoreditch. 

16 May

A minicab driver from Bow is facing jail for raping and sexually assaulting vulnerable women passengers after cutting off parts of their clothes Jahir Hussain, 37, admitted attacking three women after they had been out socialising in Shoreditch last ...


Acting as guarantor for a tenant: is it enforceable? 

16 May

 Guarantor for a friend’s tenancy rent and now it’s all gone wrong? Is the landlord coming after you because they say the friend you “indemnified”  and “guaranteed” is in arrears – and you’re friend’s disputing the amount, skint, ...


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Politicians »

Protecting the Public’s Money 2016/17 

2 May

My second annual report examining the work of the Public Accounts Committee, covering topics such as the NHS , tax, devolution, transparency and accountability.


Cancer Drugs Fund 

28 Apr

Last year the Public Accounts Committee, which I Chair, raised serious concerns about the evaluation of drugs provided through the Cancer Drugs Fund.


Free Schools 

26 Apr

The Government’s funding of free schools is incoherent and offers poor value for money.


£1.5bn lost tax from online VAT fraud 

20 Apr

Today’s National Audit Office report shows that HMRC’s prolonged failure to collect the right amount of VAT from online sellers outside the EU resulted in lost tax revenue of up to £1.5 billion in 2015-16.


Concentrix contract 

6 Apr

The dreadful human consequences of this contract are well-documented but the story does not end with its termination.


School standards at risk from significant financial pressures 

31 Mar

Pupils’ futures are at risk if the Department for Education fails to act on the warnings in our report.


100% local retention of business rates 

31 Mar

Changes to business rates from the latest revaluations are not only making life difficult for hard-working businesses but for many, threaten their future.


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LocalGov »

CCTV footage for hit and run 

22 May

Response by Hackney Borough Council to Dilowar on 22 May 2017 .


Rubbish on street, 21st May 

21 May

Rubbish is strewn all over haberdasher sheet Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 83 Haberdasher Street, N1 Report on FixMyStreet...


SEN children transitioning from primary to secondary school in 2017 

20 May

Request sent to Hackney Borough Council by Christina Savage on 20 May 2017 .


ICT used in the Built Environment and Public Protection. 

19 May

Response by Hackney Borough Council to Jenny Bird on 19 May 2017 .


ERP Systems 

19 May

Response by Hackney Borough Council to Richard Paramo on 19 May 2017 .


CCTV footage for hit and run 

19 May

Request sent to Hackney Borough Council by Dilowar on 19 May 2017 .


ICT used in the Built Environment and Public Protection. 

19 May

Follow up sent to Hackney Borough Council by Jenny Bird on 19 May 2017 .


Men’s Health Day at Dalston Library 

18 May

Free gym passes, fitness taster sessions and weight testing are just some of the things men can get involved with at the Mens Health day, taking place Thursday 15 June at Dalston C.


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Local sport »

Flo Donald representing GB at the European Rowing Junior Championships 

18 May

Flo Donald will return to international action wearing Great Britain’s colours this weekend after being selected to take part in the European Rowing Junior Championships.


Novice wins at Nottingham Masters & Club Regatta 

18 May

A great day at Nottingham Regatta! Wins for our Novice Men and Women, and for Alessio Cardella winning his Nov x1.


General election: what can MPs do for cycling in London? 

17 May

Well here we have it the unexpected snap general election is upon us.


Jason Evans & Rawvelo 

15 May

Dear CCH members, One of our longer serving club members, Jason Evans, is launching an exciting new cycling industry business and we want to share with you what he is doing, and to ask if you may support his efforts in some way.


Bank Junction is changing for the better 

15 May

At the end of May, Bank junction will be free of all motor traffic (except buses) from 7am to 7pm on weekdays.


Tweed Run spawns Cycling Revolution Festival 

10 May

Tweed Run spawns Cycling Revolution Festival Tweed Run fans(and LCC, which was there at its inauguration, is one of them) will be familiar with the after parties that usually followed the glorious procession of extravagantly clad riders through...


Sadiq: his first year reviewed 

8 May

One year into the Mayors first term, what progress has Sadiq Khan made on his #signforcycling pledges and making London better for walking cycling? Before election, Sadiq Khan pledged to: Triple mileage of protected space on main roads Cycle...


New Centre, new storage solution. 

30 Apr

On the way down Well Street Last Tuesday (25th April) ICiC CCH took delivery of a refurbished 40 foot shipping container.


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Leyton Orient »

Eagle Investments 2017 Limited – What we know so far 

21 May

On the 11th May 2017 'Eagle Investments 2017 Limited' was incorporated on the Companies House register for UK Businesses.


FA Boosts Cheating Powers for 2017/18 

18 May

FA Boosts Cheating Powers for 2017/18 Vitalfootball:Leyton Orient:18/05/2017 16:15:00 The Football Association announced earlier today that they have extended their powers when it comes to punishing retrospective simulation.


Football League Attendances Up In 2016/17 

11 May

Football League Attendances Up In 2016/17 Vitalfootball:Leyton Orient:11/05/2017 20:28:00 With the curtain coming down on the three Football League tiers, the EFL have released figures showing that more than 18million fans walked through the...


Leyton Orient End Of Season Awards 2016/17 

8 May

It's been 5 managers since my last blog.


MATCH PREVIEW: Blackpool v Leyton Orient – League Two 

6 May

Leyton Orient conclude their season with a trip to Bloomfield Road to face play-off hopefuls Blackpool.


Barton Ban Boosts Betting Rethink? 

5 May

Barton Ban Boosts Betting Rethink? Vitalfootball:Leyton Orient:05/05/2017 14:45:00 Following on from the 18 month football ban for Joey Barton following his betting habits, the Football Association have confirmed they are considering ending...


MATCH REPORT: Leyton Orient 1-3 Colchester United – League Two 

1 May

Leyton Orient lost their final home game of the season in bizarre circumstances.


Leyton Orient 1 Colchester United 3, 29/4/17 

30 Apr

Let me tell you about a genuine recurring nightmare of mine .


MATCH PREVIEW: Leyton Orient v Colchester United – League Two 

29 Apr

Leyton Orient host Colchester in their final home game of the season.


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Queen of all she surveys, a noisy road in Dalston. Restored monarch rules TV famed old pub 

7 May

LOVING DALSTON’S CAMPAIGN to save or replace the sign that once hung from theDalston E8 pub made celebrated as the model for the Queen Vic in BBC1’s EastEnders has succeeded.


Closing time for London pubs but Hackney drinks on to keep the beer flowing, the crisps crunching 

2 May

This empty premises became Dalston bar Farr’s School of Dancing, below right   IS HACKNEY London’s booziest borough? An analysis by two number-crunchers has found that the capital’s pubs are closing one by one, but only in Hackney are more ...


A Bethnal Green pop-up with fine food and drink that seems so healthy you won’t feel you’ve over-indulged 

27 Mar

Would-be restaurateur Francesca Allegra A POP-UP RESTAURANT in Bethnal Green is trialling something that looks innovative and more than a mere foodie fashion: gourmet sugar-free and low-carbohydrate meals.


Budget 2017: Welcome relief for small businesses, but a kick in the teeth for the self-employed 

9 Mar

This was a Budget spun by a Government that claims to be listening to the struggles faced by ordinary working people.


‘Crazy’ business rates will lead to exodus in Hackney 

7 Mar

“Unfair” business rate hikes could force out small enterprises, Hackney traders say.


Buy, sell or rent property in Hackney — an estate agency advises how to do it. And how not to do it 

4 Mar

Property news: spring is on the way — hot information from an estate agent SOMETIMES an advertising leaflet is informative — sometimes but not often because it can be something else.


Hackney in running for planning Oscars, even though the public have often been unable to see the plans 

28 Feb

HUGE EXCITEMENT broke out in Hackney’s planning department this week as staff prepared for the annual planning awards ceremony — the Oscars of the planning world — tonight 27 February 2017.


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Features »

What’s in the bags this week – 24 May 

22 May

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


Introducing ‘The Magical Ministry of Stories’: a podcast by children 

22 May

If you’re a podcast fan looking for a new radio treat to stream, have a listen to ‘The Magical Ministry of Stories’.


London Grilling: with Here East’s Latest Arrival, Four Quarters East 

19 May

The Four Quarters – a popular bar with a winning combination of nostalgic arcade games and craft beer – has made itself a second home at Here East .


ldner #207: adam wilder 

19 May

Our LDNER this week sure does love to throw a party.


Stations on zone boundaries 

19 May

The London Underground has had a zonal fare system since the early 1980s, before which fares were based on far you travelled.


Japan holiday kitchenware purchases part 1 

18 May

Hi! We went to Japan on holiday for three weeks during Easter! :) It seems so long ago already… but as you’d probably expect from me, things work a little slow around here (!).


Royal Albert 

18 May

Post to the south North Woolwich Albert Road 199 Kennard Street Community Centre and Health Centre.


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Arts & culture »

THE END WE START FROM by Megan Hunter 

20 May

We love this sparsely elegant, intimate poem-like novel about new motherhood in an imagined dystopian future where London is submerged by flood waters and we are all refugees.


A great day out at the Free Verse Poetry Magazine Fair 

14 May

Sometimes someone comes along and does something that, once it’s done, seems like it must always have been this way.


Debut fiction event: THE UPSTAIRS ROOM by Kate Murray-Browne 

12 May

We’re thrilled to introduce new author and Hackney resident Kate Murray-Browne to Pages to discuss her debut novel, The Upstairs Room.


The Eurovision Song Contest Drinking Game, 2017 Totally-Not-Political Edition 

9 May

It seems to come earlier every year.


The Canadian Composers Series on Another Timbre: Sabat, Ceccarelli and live 

9 May

Three nights last week at Cafe Oto to hear concerts dedicated to The Canadian Composers Series on Another Timbre.


SYMPATHY by Olivia Sudjic 

4 May

A fiercely written and brilliantly realised debut novel about the warped world between online and real life identities, the fine line between connecting and surveillance and what that means for personal responsibility in the digital age.


The Canadian Composers Series on Another Timbre: Smith, Arnold, Szlavincs 

1 May

In its own quiet way, this is one of the major events I’ve been looking forward to in 2017.


Format Trouble: Line Gate v Claudio Parodi 

27 Apr

Spent the last month making music, listening to it, making notes but not wanting to expand on them until now.


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Schools »

Celebrating families at Southwold – Grandparents and significant older relatives lunch in school 

22 May

We had over 30 grandparents and significant older relatives come into school on Friday 19 th May to have lunch.


This Week @CityAcadHackney 

19 May

Clockwise from top left: A level PE students actively revise by debating the benefits of London 2012 Mr Ali drills his 1-1 students in preparation for their exam Ms Stocker escorts her students from Humanities to ensure excellent behaviour Team work ...


Walk4Wildlife 

19 May

A huge thank you to all the children, parents and staff who came on our walk with us today, It was a huge success!! Also a very special thank you to the 6 police officers who held up all the traffic and made us all feel like VIP’s.


Creepy Crawlies in Reception 

19 May

Reception children had the joy of looking after some snails as part of their topic on minibeasts.


Geography Teacher 

19 May

Geography Teacher (Inner London pay spine plus performance related bonuses and other benefits) View/download: Job Pack Closing date for applications: Thursday 1 June, 9 am.


Hackney regional round of the Speak Out Challenge 

18 May

Haggerston School is delighted to announce that Hal Bishop (Y10) has won the Hackney regional round of the Speak Out Challenge! Hal’s amusing story about a visit to Trump Tower was impeccably delivered and wowed the crowd and judges.


Year 6 at the Isle of Wight 

18 May

Watch this space for regular updates over the next few days.


Step into Dance 

17 May

KS3 Dance Students performed a piece entitled ‘Midnight’  at the Step Into Dance Spring Sharing at St Angela Ursuline School.


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Events »

ldner #207: adam wilder 

19 May

Our LDNER this week sure does love to throw a party.


Pop Up a whole new living in six Hackney weeks 

18 May

Have you got an idea that you’ve not had the chance to work on? Or do you know someone who goes on about a business they want to get off the ground, but never find the time to do it? Upstarter are running their six weeks to pop up class again this ...


we are what we eat exhibition 

17 May

‘You are what you eat’ has been drilled into us for years but Ana Gil Gómez and Borja Oliván have taken it quite literally with their new exhibition ‘We Are What We Eat’.


win a pair of vip tickets to field day 

17 May

In our books summer doesn’t officially start until Field Day – it’s one of our fave festivals, it’s three weeks away, and 2017 is all set to be one of best editions yet, with the likes of Run The Jewels, Loyle Carner, Moodymann, Slowdive, Joe...


Richard III at Arcola Theatre | Theatre review 

16 May

It’s no surprise that in today’s political climate we are still fascinated by the tale of the power hungry dictator in  Richard III.


The five most unusual places in London to enjoy a great cocktail 

12 May

Rejoice, cocktail fans.


ldner #206: zijun meng & ana gonçalves 

12 May

This week’s LDNERs met working together under chef Nuno Mendes before going out on their own with their TATA street food stall.


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Ealing firefighters track down grandson of fallen colleague for plaque unveiling 

22 May

Ealing fire crew have successfully tracked down the grandson of a firefighter who died on his last day of duty and invited him to unveil a plaque in his grandfather’s honour.


Our HQ shows we’re serious about inclusion 

15 May

We’ve changed the face of our headquarters to highlight our diverse workforce.


Brigade appeal for family and friends of Ealing firefighter to unveil fire station plaque 

10 May

A plaque will be unveiled in memory of Sub Officer Leslie Arthur Tucker who died on his last shift before retiring in 1966...


Firefighter grants paramedic a final goodbye with fiance 

9 May

The partner of a former ambulance medic has said an emotional ‘thank you’ to the man who resuscitated him after he went into cardiac arrest, giving his family time to say their final goodbyes.


Wembley Stadium test for firefighters 

8 May

London’s iconic Wembley Stadium recently provided the backdrop to a Brigade training exercise, testing the emergency services’ response to incidents involving hazardous materials.


Firefighter’s quest to remember Passchendale battle’s 100th anniversary 

4 May

Mark Hastings has spent seven years gaining permission for 500 people to walk between Poperinge to Passchendale over two days on 5th and 6th November.


Wembley landlord prosecuted for renting out “death trap” attic accommodation 

2 May

A Wembley landlord who housed a family of five, including three children, in a cramped attic has been prosecuted by London Fire Brigade after admitting numerous fire safety offences.


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