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Hoxton Market relaunch celebrates 330-year history of East End institution – but traders fear for its future 

26 Jun

Hoxton Market relaunch celebrates 330-year history of East End institution – but traders fear for its future 42 minutes ago Emma Bartholomew --> Hoxton Market is one of very few markets that still has an “East End flavour”.


Hackney Council holds secret £6,000 bash to celebrate ex-Mayor and Town Hall makeover 

26 Jun

From left: Mayor Philip Glanville, ex-Mayor Jules Pipe, and Speaker Soraya Adejare unveil Town Hall plaque.


Cladding similar to Grenfell Tower found on Woodberry Down Estate 

26 Jun

Breaking News: Cladding similar to Grenfell Tower found on Woodberry Down Estate 23 minutes ago Sam Gelder --> Cladding similar to Grenfell Tower has been discovered at a block on the Woodberry Down Estate and will be removed immediately as a ...


Cladding similar to Grenfell Tower found on Woodberry Down estate block 

26 Jun

Woodberry Down Estate.


Grenfell fire: Hackney Council is ‘dragging its heels’ on fire safety, say local Liberal Democrats 

26 Jun

Grenfell Tower fire.


Diane Abbott ‘appreciation night’ sees veteran Hackney MP honoured at Queen of Hoxton for ‘breaking glass ceiling’ 

26 Jun

Diane Abbott ‘appreciation night’ sees veteran Hackney MP honoured at Queen of Hoxton for ‘breaking glass ceiling’ 21 minutes ago Chelsea Mendez --> Hackney North and Stoke Newington MP Diane Abbott was honoured at an “Abbott appreciation ...


Grenfell Tower: Hackney brings in experts to decide if sprinklers should be fitted in housing blocks 

26 Jun

Grenfell Tower: Hackney brings in experts to decide if sprinklers should be fitted in housing blocks 32 minutes ago Sam Gelder --> Sprinkler systems will be “fully explored” as part of Hackney Council’s fire safety review in the wake of the ...


Council halts refurb of Parkside Estate as it launches cladding review in wake of Grenfell inferno 

23 Jun

Council halts refurb of Parkside Estate as it launches cladding review in wake of Grenfell inferno 32 minutes ago Sam Gelder --> All housing projects requiring external cladding have been “paused” by Hackney Council in the wake of the Grenfell ...


Council halts refurb of Parkside Estate as it launches cladding review in wake of Grenfell inferno 

23 Jun

All housing projects requiring external cladding have been “paused” by Hackney Council in the wake of the Grenfell Tower inferno.


Man who kidnapped and raped ex-wife in Hackney dungeon jailed for 13 years 

23 Jun

Man who kidnapped and raped ex-wife in Hackney dungeon jailed for 13 years 21 minutes ago Sam Gelder --> A man who kidnapped his ex-wife, tied her up and raped her in a dungeon has been jailed for 13 years.


‘Selfless’ Diane Abbott celebrated at Queen of Hoxton after hashtag craze 

23 Jun

Diane Abbott and Stephanie Ozuo (Photo: Stefan Foster) Hackney MP Diane Abbott was celebrated at a benefit event in Hoxton after her re-election with an increased majority of 35,000 votes.


London Fields workspace ‘held three-storey nightclub party’ say police 

23 Jun

London Fields workspace ‘held three-storey nightclub party’ say police 56 minutes ago Sam Gelder --> Plans to sell booze to artists and designers at a London Fields workspace face an uphill battle – because police say its launch party turned ...


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Hackney hyperlocal »

Well Street market goes weekly from July 1, 10am to 4pm 

24 Jun

Hackney Council has announced that Well Street market, which has been monthly since December 2016, will be weekly starting from Saturday July 1, 10am to 4pm.


Heroes take on bedroom knifeman as hot weather brings a spate of frightening Hackney burglaries 

23 Jun

COMETH THE HOUR, cometh the hero, as someone sort of said.


Meet the man behind Hackney Theatre’s latest hit 

19 Jun

Actor and playwright Asif Khan in the Arcola Theatre.


A very big THANK YOU…. 

19 Jun

to everyone who helped and came to the musical picnic on Butterfield Green yesterday.


Are our tower blocks safe? East London mayors speak out 

19 Jun

Grenfell Tower, Kensington.


Rupert is wheeled into Hackney to see wife Jerry’s movie, when an angry punter calls him out 

17 Jun

“KRM”, aka Murdoch HOW DELIGHTFUL to see a couple cuddling up in a cinema to watch a movie.


Cleaning on Lockner 

17 Jun

As we previously mentioned – our lovely cleaner Anthony has been moved elsewhere.


The target is 20,000 Syrians: as Refugee Week comes around again, Hackney council has housed 16 Syrians 

17 Jun

SIXTEEN SYRIANS in a total of four families have now been settled in Hackney by the council.


Free Cooking Course in Hackney 

17 Jun

This course comes highly recommended by a resident who now volunteers to teach on it.


Want to update your Sky? 

17 Jun

Well, unfortunately,  you can’t.


Hackney to celebrate the life of Jo Cox 

16 Jun

Thousands gather to remember Jo Cox.


AG Price Florist is a collection point for items for the Grenfell Tower residents 

15 Jun

AG Price Florist at 217-219 Well Street Market, E9 is a collection point for collecting toiletries – ladies sanitary wear, and children’s items for those who have been made homeless by the fire at Grenfell Tower in West London.


Service charge increases  

15 Jun

A Neighbour on Stratton court was concerned about an abrupt increase in her service charge, and took the time to complain and chase thisbup, involving our counsellor.


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Comment »

Queen`s speech – second draft 

22 Jun

From: Cabinet Office and Prime Minister`s Office, 10 Downing Street Part of: Government transparency and accountability Content: Queen`s Speech 2017 first draft for Her Majesty`s input From: Buckingham Palace Content: Queen`s Speech 2017 second draft...


Tragedy 

19 Jun

It is conceivable that during the early hours of last Wednesday morning returning from a game of football between France and England in Paris the previous evening, Prime Minister Theresa May on final approach to RAF Northolt might have glanced out of...


Letter – Hackney Community Gardeners on the many virtues of Hackney Downs Park 

14 Jun

Garden state: Hackney Community Gardeners are proposing to rejuvenate Hackney Downs Park.


Saint Theresa 

14 Jun

There might just be a logical if difficult to grasp reason for the political instability we now face and it might just transpire that this reverse but credible logic will result in Theresa May being judged by history as being the greatest ever ...


Past Tense – London Rebel History Calendar 

12 Jun

A highly recommended daily London radical history blog from our comrades at Past Tense:  https://pasttenseblog.


Brexit Pessimism 

11 Jun

I have rarely felt as pessimistic about Brexit happening as I do this morning.


Volunteering Opportunities at Mobile Garden City 

9 Jun

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


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Politicians »

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.


Fire safety in Hackney’s private blocks 

22 Jun

I am concerned that poor building practices by private developers may result in similar problems to those which appear to have contributed to the tragedy at Grenfell.


Health accounts must not be delayed…again 

22 Jun

The Public Accounts Committee published 20 reports on health and social care in the previous Parliament.


Evergreen Play Association 

21 Jun

I recently had the pleasure to visit Evergreen Play in Hackney.


I will continue to fight for Hackney 

9 Jun

General Election acceptance speech: “Thank you for your confidence in electing me as MP for Hackney South and Shoreditch for the 4th time.


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.


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LocalGov »

PFI PPP Safety Audit 

26 Jun

Follow up sent to Hackney Borough Council by Megan Ingles on 26 June 2017 .


Volunteering for Hackney launches to help grow grassroots groups 

26 Jun

Local organisations are being asked to take part in a new Council initiative to help small voluntary groups make a big difference in their communities.


Statement on cladding at Woodberry Down 

26 Jun

Letters were hand-delivered to residents on Friday evening by trained staff from Berkeley Homes, Genesis Housing Association and Hackney Council, who were on-hand to answer questions.


Youth takeover Well Street Market with Rudimental 

26 Jun

Discover Young Hackney will be taking over the live music stage at Well Street Market on Saturday 1 July, showcasing local musicians, singers, M.


Swastika on poster, 26th June 

26 Jun

There is a poster with Jeremy Corbyn dressed in a Star Wars outfit.


Hackney marks armed forces day 

26 Jun

The Deputy Speaker of Hackney, Cllr Clare Potter, helped the borough mark Armed Forces Day on Saturday 24 June by paying tribute to Hackneys service men and women.


Gangs parking cars on private parking spaces and hanging out for hours smoking., 25th June 

25 Jun

Different gangs are driving into the private car parking bays at night and staying there for hours while they smoke and mess around, playing loud music and generally being irritating.


Depression, 25th June 

25 Jun

Deep depression occurring Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 16 Vestry Street, N1 Report on FixMyStreet...


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Local sport »

2017 London Youth Games winners – some Hackney Cycling Team pictures 

25 Jun

Well done Team Hackney...


Mayor launches new Transport Strategy – LCC’s initial take 

23 Jun

The Mayor has announced a new Transport Strategy , covering up to 2041 and even beyond on some pledges.


LYG squad get ready for Saturday 

23 Jun

The squad members relax in the garden after their meeting at Elsdale This Saturday 24th June is the Cycling event for this years London Youth Games at Lea Valley Velopark.


Pollution – ‘doctors must act’ call, after new report. 

22 Jun

Pollution doctors must act call, after new report.


Bank Junction scheme gets thumbs up 

22 Jun

The road scheme to make Bank junction safer by restricting it to buses and bikes from 7am to 7pm has smoothly passed its first hurdle: a one month review demanded by opponents, notably taxi driver representatives.


Henley Womens Regatta – Lea Win Club Coxed Fours! 

22 Jun

The club was represented at Henley Womens Regatta by a club coxed four, club eight, J16 coxed four, en elite lightweight pair and an elite pair.


Sunshine delivered for Bike Week by cargo bike 

16 Jun

We like to think that it was LCC's smart new cargo bike that delivered the sunshine for Bike Week.


Sunshine delivered for Bike Week by cargo bike 

16 Jun

We like to think that it was LCC's smart new cargo bike that delivered the sunshine for Bike Week.


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Leyton Orient »

Ling Appointed as Director of Football 

23 Jun

Leyton Orient’s new owners have wasted little time in making their first appointment and it is likely to be a welcome one for O’s fans as a familiar face has...


Consortium Complete Takeover of Leyton Orient 

22 Jun

It has been announced that a consortium led by Chairman and CEO of Dunkin’ Brands Inc and life-long Orient fan Nigel Travis has purchased Leyton Orient, bringing Francesco Becchetti’s disastrous three-year...


Francesco Becchetti era over at Leyton Orient as he sells club to consortium 

22 Jun

Francesco Becchetti has sold Leyton Orient to a business consortium headed by Nigel Travis, a lifelong fan and chief executive of the Dunkin' Brands Group.


Judge dismisses bid to wind up Leyton Orient 

12 Jun

A winding-up petition against Leyton Orient has been dismissed at a High Court hearing...


Cash Boost For Some EFL Clubs – 2017 

7 Jun

Cash Boost For Some EFL Clubs - 2017 Vitalfootball:Leyton Orient:07/06/2017 21:52:00 The EFL Futures scheme has now given a pound;750,000 boost to those Football League clubs who introduced young English players into their starting line up...


March For Men 2017 Has Begun 

3 Jun

March For Men 2017 Has Begun Vitalfootball:Leyton Orient:02/06/2017 23:44:00 On Friday Jeff Stelling started his 40 club and 400 mile journey for Prostate Cancer UK.


Leyton Orient fans group proposing administration as last resort to save club 

25 May

Leyton Orient Fans' Trust has announced it could try to save the struggling club from liquidation by taking it into administration...


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.


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Business »

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 ...


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.


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Features »

Mayfair Art Weekend 2017 – 30 June – 2 July 

26 Jun

Mayfair Art Weekend 2017 If you’re an art lover like myself then you’re in for a treat this week London is going to be  jam packed with art exhibitions and fairs.


London’s Alleys – Spital Yard 

26 Jun

Just off the busy main road running between Liverpool Street and Shoreditch is a short little alleyway with a small dose of history about it.


Uncovering London’s forgotten Civil War fortifications 

26 Jun

Longer, taller, and wider than its more famous Roman ancestor, there used to be a massive wall surrounding London – and yet it vanished within a decade of being built.


Job Opportunity – Schools 

23 Jun

Schools Development Coordinator 2-4 days/week, initial 1 year contract We are seeking to recruit a Schools Development Coordinator to support our expanding work with schools.


ldner | sonya barber 

23 Jun

This week’s LDNER is all about London, shaking down all the best places and things to do in the city…hey, that’s a little like us…so it’s fair to say that she is just a little bit coooool.


Edith Walks – Andrew Kötting, Iain Sinclair and their band of Mummers 

22 Jun

Ahead of EDITH: A Performance at St John’s on Bethnal Green  in the East End Film Festival I recall the day I spent with Andrew Kötting’s merry band of Mummers as they started out on their 100-mile pilgrimage to Hastings from Waltham Abbey ~ ~ ...


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21 Jun

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Arts & culture »

Convulsive Amnesia and Disruptive Technology 

26 Jun

How does a composer respond to the modern world? Do you try to shut it out as a distraction and risk irrelevance? Or do you try to engage with it and risk co-option to commercial and political interests? Are you sufficiently aware of the changing ...


I bought 10 Edition Wandelweiser CDs for 50 Euros and now I’m posting tweet-length reviews after drinking beer in the sun. 

15 Jun

Tim Parkinson: cello piece A study in self-knowledge triumphing over self-expression, allowing the personal to speak for the universal.


Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race by Reni Eddo-Lodge 

11 Jun

A rigorous and essential framework for acknowledging, understanding, and countering structural racism in British society.


Reasons to be Cheerful casting announced! 

8 Jun

We are delighted to announce the full cast for the upcoming tour of our acclaimed musical Reasons to be Cheerful , which will hit the road one final time this autumn.


In memory of Sophie Partridge 

8 Jun

We are devastated to hear that actor, campaigner and theatre-maker Sophie Partridge passed away earlier this week.


ICYMI: Hear Paul Beatty talking fruit, satire, and cognitive dissonance at Sutton House 

6 Jun

We were super excited to welcome 2016 Man Booker Prize winner Paul Beatty to Hackney on Friday night, and if you weren’t lucky enough to nab a ticket before they sold out, you can now listen to the whole thing below.


What Is, What Will Be 

30 May

I’ve been working on my own thing for the past couple of weeks, and listening to a lot of stuff at home.


Conversations with Friends by Sally Rooney 

25 May

‘Things and people moved around me, taking positions in obscure hierarchies, participating in systems I didn’t know and never would.


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Schools »

School Council Leadership Session 

26 Jun

Our School Council participated in the Hoxton Citizens Children’s Leadership Session on Saturday for their termly meeting.


Safer Streets Day 

26 Jun

This morning was the start of the Safer Streets Scheme.


This Week @CityAcadHackney 

26 Jun

  Clockwise from top left: Brain breaks with Miss Evans.


Spanish Cooking 

23 Jun

Year 3 4 were lucky enough to have a Spanish Cooking session in school this week.


Green Team 

23 Jun

The Orchard Green Team organised and ran an after school workshop.


Haggerston School’s Amphitheatre 

23 Jun

We are raising money to construct an amphitheatre in the playground.


Donations 

23 Jun

Thank you to everyone that kindly donated to the charity for the Grenfell Tower, all donations have now been distributed.


Sports Day 

23 Jun

What a fantastic Sports Day was had by all, as we lathered up on the sun cream and raced our feet off, everyone thoroughly enjoyed the events.


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Events »

ldner | sonya barber 

23 Jun

This week’s LDNER is all about London, shaking down all the best places and things to do in the city…hey, that’s a little like us…so it’s fair to say that she is just a little bit coooool.


a rosé festival is coming 

21 Jun

Considering there was a prosecco festival in May it was only a matter of time before someone started a rosé festival.


win a six week intense personal training plan from right path fitness 

19 Jun

If you’ve still got some fitness goals you wanna smash before summer is over, give personal training a go.


victoria park market to open 

16 Jun

A brand new weekly farmers market complete with 50 stalls is opening in Victoria Park.


ldner #211: peyman and rana darban 

16 Jun

This week’s LDNERs are the husband and wife team behind White Mulberries in St Katharine Docks, which is located in Ivory House, the only original warehouse still standing in the docks.


create your own private restaurant 

15 Jun

Got a special occasion to celebrate but don’t want to go out to a restaurant full of other people? Or just can’t hack the pressure of hosting a dinner party at your place? Bring the restaurant and chef to you instead.


the art of dmc 

14 Jun

Expect limited edition prints, comic-inspired artworks, and hip-hop at Hang-Up Gallery’s  brand new exhibition, ‘The Art of DMC’.


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999 »

Commissioner urges housing providers to get on front foot with fire safety 

26 Jun

Following the Grenfell Tower fire, London Fire Commissioner Dany Cotton is today calling on all the capital’s housing providers to urgently check they have an up to date fire risk assessment to ensure their buildings and residents are safe...


Latest statement regarding Charcot Estate in Camden 

24 Jun

Our highly trained Inspecting Officers, working very closely with Camden Council, yesterday determined that essential works are required in these four buildings on the Charcot Estate.


Warning to keep safe during summer after dozens of calls to barbecue fires 

23 Jun

We’re urging Londoners to keep safe when cooking on barbecues this summer.


Brigade reissues essential fire safety advice on white goods following Grenfell Fire 

23 Jun

London Fire Brigade is reissuing essential advice to people on white goods safety following the announcement that the Grenfell Tower fire started in a fridge freezer.


Brigade statement regarding evacuation at Chalcots Estate in Camden 

23 Jun

London Fire Brigade will continue to work with Camden Council...


Brigade set to carry out safety checks following Prime Minister’s announcement on panels 

22 Jun

Following the announcement made by the Prime Minister today it is important for Londoners who live in high rise properties to understand what it means for them.


Brigade reissues tower block safety advice 

22 Jun

We're stressing essential advice to help Londoners understand high rise safety following the tragic fire at Grenfell Tower...


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