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Does Hackney make you fat? Charity launches campaign to make borough healthier 

18 Aug

Does Hackney make you fat? Charity launches campaign to make borough healthier 29 minutes ago Sam Gelder --> Health campaigners are aiming to reverse a growing trend of obesity in Hackney by conducting grassroots research to find the root of the ...


Police want to speak to this boy after security guard bottled at Morrisons Stamford Hill 

18 Aug

Police want to speak to this boy after security guard bottled at Morrisons Stamford Hill 5 minutes ago Sam Gelder --> Police want to speak to this boy after a security guard at Morrisons in Stamford Hill had a bottle smashed over his head.


A-level results 2017: Improvements made by Hackney students but figures remain below national average 

18 Aug

A-level results 2017: Improvements made by Hackney students but figures remain below national average 27 minutes ago James Scott --> Improvements have been made by Hackney’s sixth formers but figures from this year’s A-level results remain below ...


Does Hackney make you fat? Charity launches campaign to make borough healthier 

18 Aug

Health campaigners are aiming to reverse a growing trend of obesity in Hackney by conducting grassroots research to find the root of the problem.


Police want to speak to this boy after security guard bottled at Morrisons Stamford Hill 

18 Aug

Police want to speak to this boy after a security guard at Morrisons in Stamford Hill had a bottle smashed over his head.


A-level results 2017: Improvements made by Hackney students but figures remain below national average 

18 Aug

Improvements have been made by Hackney’s sixth formers but figures from this year’s A-level results remain below the national average.


Rashan Charles protest in Dalston: Police hunt a further four ‘violent disorder’ suspects 

18 Aug

Rashan Charles protest in Dalston: Police hunt a further four ‘violent disorder’ suspects 16 minutes ago Emma Bartholomew --> Police are appealing for information on four further people in connection with “violent disorder” following a ...


A-level results 2017: ‘Very bright futures’ ahead for Mossbourne Community Academy leavers 

18 Aug

A-level results 2017: ‘Very bright futures’ ahead for Mossbourne Community Academy leavers 21 minutes ago James Scott --> ‘Very bright futures’ are on the horizon for students at Mossbourne Community Academy after a set of A-level results ...


Rashan Charles protest in Dalston: Police hunt a further four ‘violent disorder’ suspects 

18 Aug

Police are appealing for information on four further people in connection with “violent disorder” following a protest over the death of Rashan Charles last month.


A-level results: Hackney falls short of national average despite rise in top grades 

18 Aug

All smiles: students across Hackney collected their grades yesterday.


A-level results 2017: ‘Very bright futures’ ahead for Mossbourne Community Academy leavers 

18 Aug

‘Very bright futures’ are on the horizon for students at Mossbourne Community Academy after a set of A-level results which showed a particular strength for maths.


Revealed: Fantasist murderer absconded from John Howard Centre years before killings and ‘fell off radar’ after being recaptured 

18 Aug

Revealed: Fantasist murderer absconded from John Howard Centre years before killings and ‘fell off radar’ after being recaptured 53 minutes ago Sam Gelder --> A fantasist who murdered two men had three years earlier absconded while on leave from ...


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Well Street Against Racism Street Party on August 20, 12-9pm 

19 Aug

There will be a Well Street Against Racism Street Party on Sunday August 20, 12-9pm, with music, food stalls, facepainting, a kids play area and other delights.


The liberating power of theatre: how it can lead to fulfilment and even a stage in Dalston 

17 Aug

ALREADY Seraphina Beh has played in EastEnders and been described   by a national newspaper as “ the [not “a”] promising actress ”.


Well Street traders join forces to tackle dwindling footfall behind the market stalls 

14 Aug

The Hackney Gazette has reported today (August 14) that “shopkeepers in one of Hackney’s oldest trading streets have joined forces to try and reverse its dwindling footfall.


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.


Four more robberies linked to Hackney marina attacks 

8 Aug

One of the victims was targeted by the Anchor Hope pub last week Pic: Wikipedia Four more offences have been identified in a string of knife-point robberies in the areas surrounding the River Lea.


Cyclists attacked by armed robbers near Hackney canal 

7 Aug

Officers have urged locals to remain vigilant Pic: Metropolitan Police Police are appealing to Hackney’s boating community for information about a string of armed robberies on a canal towpath.


Active August at The Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park 

5 Aug

Embrace the summer and get active in east London’s most energetic and inspirational Park!.


Rashan Charles swallowed ‘paracetamol and caffeine mix’ 

4 Aug

Rashan Charles’ family has called for peace following protests over his death Pic: The Fader – Twitter The object removed from Rashan Charles’ throat after he was apprehended by police was “a mixture of paracetamol and caffeine wrapped in ...


New film breaks the silence on the Roma Holocaust 

2 Aug

The screening of Broken Silence at Amnesty International Pic – Giulia Fassone Almost a thousand years ago, in the 11 th century DC, Northern Indian warrior tribes left their homeland, directed to the almost unknown West.


Cambridge student investigated for tweeting “all white people are racist” following Rashan Charles protest 

1 Aug

Rashan Charles died after being apprehended by police last month Pic: Charles Family – GoFundMe An investigation has been launched into a former Croydon school pupil who tweeted that white people had “colonised” Dalston following Friday’s ...


Hackney bars condemn new levy 

31 Jul

52 per cent of Hackney residents supported the levy in a public consultation Pic: Darren Johnson – Flickr A new late-night levy on venues selling alcohol between midnight and 6am has been deemed “disastrous” by Hackney’s shops, bars and clubs.


Bow Wow! A Shoreditch dog-lover uses Hackney’s Silicon Roundabout to help deprived people 

31 Jul

Luxury: Ruby revels In the kind of comfort some people might envy DOGS HAVE BEEN extraordinary aids to humans, lately found to be useful even as carers for old and ill people.


Dalston Rioters Gone Wild in Hackney, Using Death of Rashman Charles as an Excuse 

28 Jul

Dalston right now, probs stay away if you’re near pic.


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Comment »

Letter From Lee Ward : Pressure Must Be Put On All Local Authorities Who Have Licensed Uber, To Prove Uber Operate Legally 

15 Aug

Equality: The state of being equal, especially in status, rights, or opportunities.


Volunteering Opportunities at Mobile Garden City – your local community garden 

11 Aug

Hi Everyone,  We are looking for volunteers to come and help out with a range of gardening activities and...


Ridley Road oral history project 

10 Aug

https://ridleyroadpostcards.


Taxi Drivers Get TfL To Admit Uber Are Acting Illegally. Blue Touch Paper Lit, Next Comes The Fireworks. 

10 Aug

On Monday, a mixed group of Taxi drivers from Dads Defending Daughters and also trade reps from the LCDC, met at a prearranged location just off the M25.


Dalston Children’s Centre 1982/3 

9 Aug

The comrades at Lesbian History Group have uploaded the annual reports of Dalston Children’s Centre from 1982 and 1983 as PDFs.


History Workshop Journal: Feminist squatting in Hackney 

9 Aug

The current issue of HWJ includes an excellent article by Christine Wall titled “Sisterhood and Squatting in the 1970s: Feminism, Housing and Urban Change in Hackney”.


Sugar Smart Hackney – working towards healthy and sustainable food in Hackney 

7 Aug

From Mary Atkinson, Sugar Smart Coordinator,  HFP Secretary   Last month, Hackney Food Partnership (HFP) was delighted to receive a 12 month grant from Sustainable Food Cities to run a joint Sugar Smart Hackney...


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Politicians »

School funding 

2 Aug

Schools must find £3bn worth of efficiency savings by 2020.


Message from Meg 

24 Jul

I would like to offer my condolences to the family and friends of the young man who lost his life in the early hours of Saturday morning.


Department of Health Accounts 

20 Jul

Last year the Department of Health published their 2015/16 accounts on the last day that Parliament sat allowing no time for Parliamentary scrutiny.


Hackney 1000 

12 Jul

It was great to join local Councillor Nick Sharman and Hackney Quest at the Hackney 1000 on Well Street Common.


Hackney Council’s response to the Grenfell Tower fire 

2 Jul

by Councillor James Peters The Grenfell Tower fire was a tragedy.


Emergency services communications 

23 Jun

In the last Parliament, the Public Accounts Committee, which I chaired, raised concerns about the timetable for introduction a new system of communication for our emergency services – the Emergency Services Network.


Queen’s Speech 2017 

22 Jun

See my response to the Queen’s Speech below.


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LocalGov »

Who’s who in Children’s Services 

19 Aug

Follow up sent to Hackney Borough Council by James Judge on 19 August 2017 .


2016/17 Pension Fund Investment Data as MS Excel File 

18 Aug

Response by Hackney Borough Council to john doe on 18 August 2017 .


Managed Print 

18 Aug

Response by Hackney Borough Council to Mr J.


Students across Hackney celebrating A Level successes 

18 Aug

Students across Hackney are celebrating, afterresults show the boroughs improvements in A levels have been maintained, despite a period of major change when many A levels have become two year courses with no interim AS exam; instead students...


Who’s who in Children’s Services 

18 Aug

Response by Hackney Borough Council to James Judge on 18 August 2017 .


Income received and costs incurred from Wireless Festival 2017 

17 Aug

Response by Hackney Borough Council to Barry Jackson on 17 August 2017 .


Elderly home care information 

16 Aug

Response by Hackney Borough Council to Melvin on 16 August 2017 .


TV dumped beside tree outside 41-43 and other items dumped outside 45, 15th August 

15 Aug

Items dumped on the street today near 45.


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Local sport »

Will Norman speaks out on 9 Elms 

15 Aug

We will ensure that the final designs for Nine Elms Lane and Battersea Park Road offer a safe, high quality cycle route that can be used by all Londoners to travel between Battersea and Vauxhall.


Take action: take 2 minutes to save “Go Dutch” 

9 Aug

Good news: the flood gates have opened, and were seeing finally seeing a lot of major cycling and walking schemes coming forward under the Mayor Sadiq Khan.


Podium Place Junior Tour of Assen 

6 Aug

Category 6 Podium Congratulations to Anoushka Minale for her well deserved podium place in her category in the 53rd Junior Tour of Assen which concluded yesterday, after six stages, Anoushka was third overall.


CCH member James Burgess Riding for refugees 

3 Aug

Whaltham Forest Echo article Club member James Burgess and his partner Sarah (Lea Rowing Club) have ridden their bikes across Europe and the alps to get to Greece.


2017 Autumn Regatta 

1 Aug

Lea Rowing Club is pleased to announce that its 2017 Autumn Regatta will take place on Sunday 3rd September.


FreeCycle – Thousands of children and adults take to London’s streets by bike 

29 Jul

If only every day could be a FreeCycle day.


Newborn v Veteran – battle of the saddlebags 

28 Jul

Carradice Camper long flap 2017 (75) versus Carradice Camper long flap 1961 (1953 price was 53 shillings and 9 pence).


Safer Urban Driving – lorry drivers are getting on-bike experience to improve safety 

27 Jul

As part of its partnership work with TfL and the Construction Logistics and Community Safety community LCC is looking at some of the innovative approaches to reducing road danger and improving safety implemented by CLOCS members Every CLOCS...


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Leyton Orient »

MATCH PREVIEW: Woking v Leyton Orient – National League 

19 Aug

Leyton Orient fans will be looking for a response from their side at the Kingfield Stadium after enduring a heavy defeat at Bromley on Tuesday night.


MATCH PREVIEW: Bromley v Leyton Orient – National League 

15 Aug

Leyton Orient have got maximum points from their last two home games.


MAN OF THE MATCH v MAIDSTONE: George Elokobi 

12 Aug

George Elokobi was voted Total Orient Man of the Match against Maidstone United with 46% of the vote.


MATCH PREVIEW: Leyton Orient v Maidstone United – National League 

12 Aug

Leyton Orient recorded their first points of the season on Tuesday night and they will be looking to take advantage of back-to-back home games by claiming a consecutive victory.


Leyton Orient 3 Solihull Moors 1, 9/8/17 

9 Aug

[Caveat: Thanks to British Airways I actually arrived 30 minutes late for this game, so what you'll read belowcontains even more made up stuff than usual.


MAN OF THE MATCH v SOLIHULL MOORS: Jake Caprice 

9 Aug

Jake Caprice was voted Total Orient Man of the Match against Solihull Moors with 27% of the vote.


MATCH PREVIEW: Leyton Orient v Solihull Moors – National League 

8 Aug

Leyton Orient will be hoping to put Saturday’s defeat behind them and record their first win in their first home game of the season.


MATCH PREVIEW: Sutton United v Leyton Orient – National League 

5 Aug

Leyton Orient begin their 2017/18 National League campaign with a trip to Gander Green Lane to face Sutton United in front of the BT Sport cameras.


GUEST BLOG! James Masters: “At our lowest ebb, we were there together” 

3 Aug

Orient lost every single game journalist and lifelong fan James Masters attended last season.


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Business »

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.


How Hackney police are taking on the lost boys and girls ripping the heart out of Dalston 

24 Jul

Unlike these teenagers outside CLR James Library, not all want just to chat EVERY DAY Sergeant Charlie Pilbeam switches on his office desktop in Stoke Newington police station to see what eight or nine youths have been up to over the last ...


A Hackney developer says she has given her crowdfund investors the chance of nearly doubling their money 

17 Jul

Bremner: crowdfunded Dalston scheme WHEN the loan rate that guides UK lenders is 0.25%, a deal that offers investors a return of 10% is usually treated with great caution.


Hello, Cousin! A free DNA test tells 34 Hackney parents more than they ever knew about themselves 

14 Jun

THESE TWO have just been to school — and learnt that they are long-lost cousins.


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 ...


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Features »

The Heathcote Arms to re-open in October 

18 Aug

Great news at last regarding our beloved Heathcote Arms in Leytonstone.


ROOFSTOCK : A queer fundraiser on a roof with drag queens! 

18 Aug

So, here’s some exciting news for you to plug into your pagers: The Glory and Dalston Superstore are putting aside postcode differences and holding a one-off evening of queer entertainment! We’ve just had a quick look through the QX archives and ...


ldner #220 | mark wright 

18 Aug

This week’s LDNER Mark Wright is the founder of Indian street food faves Rola Wala, which he set up after tasting the world’s best chicken tikka on the side of the road in India and deciding that the UK needed a bit of this action.


Open City Documentary Festival (5-10 September) 

18 Aug

As part of this year’s Open City Documentary Festival (5-10 September), we will be presenting a collection of events around artists/filmmakers John Smith and Andrew Kötting.


Ben Eine Pop-Up Shop opens 6th September 

17 Aug

Ben Eine pop up shop All you street art fans get this this date in your diary Here’s a date that you need to get in your diary.


DJ Of The Week – SST 

17 Aug

She’s playing at PATSY on Friday and here are her top tunes! This week’s sonorous spin-star of DJ Of The Week, is super duper NYC chick SST! We sat down with her ahead of her set at Patsy at Dalston Superstore this Friday and got the lowdown on ...


What’s in the bags this week – 16 August 

16 Aug

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


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Arts & culture »

Please Stand By 

20 Aug

A quick reminder that we will be closed on Monday 21st (tomorrow) and Tuesday 22nd of August so that we can count all the books! We’ll reopen at 11am on Wednesday 23rd, see you soon folks.


Chaz Jankel, Derek Hussey & John Kelly write new song for Reasons to be Cheerful 

17 Aug

To accompany the new production of Reasons to be Cheerful , touring the UK one final time this autumn, we are delighted to announce that a new song has been written by Blockheads Chaz Jankel and Derek Hussey as well as lead vocalist from the show ...


From Capote to Hankinson: True Crime and the Non-Fiction Novel 

16 Aug

Image via TED True Crime has recently undergone something of a renaissance, with the immersive nature of long-format internet TV proving an ideal vehicle for exploring messy and complicated investigations which often evolve over years, if not decades...


The Presence of Julius Eastman, in full 

14 Aug

While I was away a new issue of Tempo came out, which includes my review of last December’s London Contemporary Music Festival.


Bluets by Maggie Nelson 

13 Aug

The long-awaited UK edition of Bluets following Nelson’s recent success, and an absolutely crucial read for fans of The Argonauts.


Evening Primrose by Kopano Matlwa 

9 Aug

A slim but extraordinarily powerful exploration of race, gender, faith, and medicine in post-apartheid South Africa, the pages of Matlwa's third novel are alive with a rare sort of intimacy.


Women in Translation Month 2017 

5 Aug

Throughout August we'll once again be highlighting translated fiction by women as part of #WITmonth.


Cosmic Scallies rehearsal diary 

5 Aug

By Reuben Johnson Week four I’m in a van off to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe for my sixth time, having previously performed there 4 times and visited the other.


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Schools »

URSWICK STUDENTS CELEBRATE A LEVEL RESULTS 

18 Aug

The school community was in buoyant mood as students and staff celebrated record breaking A Level results: with a 100% pass rate, and A* to B at 43%.


The Geography Department lands in Iceland! 

27 Jul

On Thursday 6th July, 23 GCSE geography students departed London Heathrow airport to spend a long weekend at the edge of the famous Artic Circle and in one of the most active volcanic spots in the world – Iceland.


You’ve finished your GCSEs… now what? 

24 Jul

This is a replication of an article written for the summer 2017 edition of Archant’s North London Education & Training magazine – now also published here on the Skinners’ Academy website for easy access.


Personal statement convention 

21 Jul

Year 12 have spent much of June and early July investigating potential universities and courses, having attended various university summer schools and Open Days.


Tea with the Headteacher 

21 Jul

The most prestigious event of the school calendar took place in the summer term.


The Urswick School wins Equality award 

20 Jul

The Urswick School, Paragon Road, has become the first school in Hackney to receive a national award in recognition for its commitment to equality.


Sports day 2017 

20 Jul

On Friday 13th July, Years 8, 9 and 12, took part in the annual Urswick School sports day at the lea valley athletics centre.


Year 6 Leavers Book 

19 Jul

Download a copy of the  Year 6 Leavers Book  here.


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Events »

We Are Hiring: Marketing Manager 

18 Aug

Arcola Theatre is looking for a new  Marketing Manager .


ldner #220 | mark wright 

18 Aug

This week’s LDNER Mark Wright is the founder of Indian street food faves Rola Wala, which he set up after tasting the world’s best chicken tikka on the side of the road in India and deciding that the UK needed a bit of this action.


Aylin Bozok on her production of SAMSON AND DELILAH 

17 Aug

WhatsOnStage Award-winning director Aylin Bozok has returned to Grimeborn with a bold take on Camille Saint-Saëns’ extraordinary biblical epic Samson And Delilah .


Untitled Bar in Dalston: Conigliaro’s avant-garde cocktail outpost | Bar review 

16 Aug

As Shoreditch and Hoxton are now thoroughly saturated with some of the world’s best cocktail bars, it only makes sense that the scene would start to radiate outwards.


santo remedio to open in london bridge 

15 Aug

We loved Santo Remedio when it opened in Shoreditch last year, but unfortunately, it was not round for long and closed suddenly last autumn.


w barcelona’s mamarosa to open at shoreditch village 

15 Aug

Who knew Shoreditch was getting it’s very own village? Well it’s true.


The Marriage of Kim K: An interview with star Yasemin Mireille 

14 Aug

A recent graduate of the Arden School of Theatre with a BA in Musical Theatre, the multi-talented Yasemin Mireille has to date performed numerous roles as a singer, actress and dancer, including Velma Kelly in Chicago, the sinister Stepmother in ...


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999 »

We reveal the top London boroughs for alcohol-related incidents 

17 Aug

London Ambulance Service has revealed which London boroughs see the highest number of alcohol-related incidents as part of its #NotAnAmbulance campaign.


Response to BBC story on Grenfell refurbishment 

17 Aug

In response to BBC Radio 4's World Tonight story on the Brigade's 'involvement' in the refurbishment of Grenfell Tower, we have issued the following statement.


Vintage vehicles on display at event to celebrate Brigade’s heritage 

15 Aug

Visitors will have a rare chance to see a 100-year-old fire engine...


Senior woman firefighter awarded for changing the way the Brigade thinks about fire 

8 Aug

One of the country’s most senior woman firefighters has won two prestigious international academic awards for fundamentally changing the national approach to how fires are fought, to make both firefighters and the public safer.


Firefighter back in saddle after horror crash to raise money for air ambulance 

8 Aug

West Norwood firefighter Paul Brown, who was critically injured cycling to work 10 years ago, was back in the saddle when he completed the Ride London 100-mile challenge to raise money for London Air Ambulance.


Paramedic mugged by moped gang in London’s West End 

4 Aug

Thieves on mopeds mounted a crowded pavement in the West End to steal a phone out of the hand of a London Ambulance Service cycle paramedic while she was on duty.


Fire Investigator’s retirement means end of service for Roscoe and Murphy 

4 Aug

A Fire Investigator and dog handler is retiring – and taking two of the Brigade’s most famous recruits with him...


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