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East End exhibitions – five of the best for April 

24 Mar

Part of Moon Face (1999) by David Hepher.


Hackney Council eyes £36m hostel in Seven Sisters Road as homeless numbers continue to soar 

24 Mar

Hackney Council eyes £36m hostel in Seven Sisters Road as homeless numbers continue to soar 42 minutes ago Sam Gelder --> Hackney Council wants to splash out £36million on a 148-room hostel in Seven Sisters Road so it can stop housing homeless ...


Hackney Council eyes £36m hostel in Seven Sisters Road as homeless numbers continue to soar 

24 Mar

Hackney Council wants to splash out £36million on a 148-room hostel in Seven Sisters Road so it can stop housing homeless people outside the borough.


Millfields Community School and Jubilee School students complete mammoth cycle for Comic Relief and smash Red Nose Day target 

24 Mar

Millfields Community School and Jubilee School students complete mammoth cycle for Comic Relief and smash Red Nose Day target 5 minutes ago James Scott --> A team of schoolchildren cycled collectively the distance between London and Inverness to ...


Millfields Community School and Jubilee School students complete mammoth cycle for Comic Relief and smash Red Nose Day target 

24 Mar

A team of schoolchildren cycled collectively the distance between London and Inverness to raise money for Comic Relief.


‘I’ve never encountered anything like this, ever’: Hackney’s Northwold Primary School bars two mums from the premises 

24 Mar

‘I’ve never encountered anything like this, ever’: Hackney’s Northwold Primary School bars two mums from the premises 21 minutes ago Emma Bartholomew --> Two mums banned from their kids’ Hackney primary school say they have “never heard ...


‘I’ve never encountered anything like this, ever’: Hackney’s Northwold Primary School bars two mums from the premises 

24 Mar

Two mums banned from their kids’ Hackney primary school say they have “never heard anything like it before”.


Hackney’s planning volunteers: ‘If I don’t take an active interest in my own back yard, who else will?’ 

24 Mar

Hackney’s planning volunteers: ‘If I don’t take an active interest in my own back yard, who else will?’ 14 minutes ago Sam Gelder --> Meet the raggedy band of volunteers who spend their spare time keeping hotshot developers in line.


Hackney’s planning volunteers: ‘If I don’t take an active interest in my own back yard, who else will?’ 

24 Mar

Meet the raggedy band of volunteers who spend their spare time keeping hotshot developers in line.


Finsbury Park toddler death: Bidhya Sagar Das appears at Old Bailey on murder charge 

23 Mar

Finsbury Park toddler death: Bidhya Sagar Das appears at Old Bailey on murder charge 26 minutes ago Sam Gelder --> A dad accused of murdering his one-year-old boy and trying to kill his twin sister at their Finsbury Park home appeared at the Old ...


Finsbury Park toddler death: Bidhya Sagar Das appears at Old Bailey on murder charge 

23 Mar

A dad accused of murdering his one-year-old boy and trying to kill his twin sister at their Finsbury Park home appeared at the Old Bailey today.


Hackney market traders could be required to display food hygiene ratings, council reveals 

23 Mar

Hackney market traders could be required to display food hygiene ratings, council reveals 56 minutes ago Sam Gelder --> A major rethink on the running of Hackney’s markets has been announced, including free stalls for the unemployed and food ...


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Meet the Traders: Tiosk of Broadway Market 

24 Mar

The Tiosk Crew.


Shoreditch bouncers caught in homophobic abuse incident 

24 Mar

Bouncers in Shoreditch have been caught on camera directing homophobic abuse at a London DJ after forcibly ejecting him from a club.


There’s another Well Street Market Day on 1 April, 10am to 4pm 

23 Mar

Come and support Well Street Market E9 on Saturday 1 April 10am – 4pm.


Hackney house prices falter while Croydon sales soar 

23 Mar

Map of property potential in London boroughs     Pic: Garrington Property Finders.


Housing campaigner Emily Jost: I won’t let Northwold estate go without a fight 

23 Mar

Ripped from its hinges, a heavy security door lies on the pavement outside Wensdale House, Northwold Estate, the entrance to the flat behind it now open to the elements.


Crowdfunders help homeless lorry driver get back to work 

23 Mar

A crowdfunding campaign to help a homeless lorry driver get back to work has raised more than £1,000 within a week.


Anthony Yarde sets his sights on world titles 

23 Mar

As the afternoon Texas sun beat down on the handful of spectators looking for their seats in the enormous ATT Stadium, Hackney-born Anthony Yarde strode out to the ring for his first fight on American soil.


Stoke Newington School under threat from funding cuts 

23 Mar

London schools are facing the largest cuts since the 1970s, according to a National Union of Teachers (NUT) representative.


EXCLUSIVE: Hackney police to roll out body-worn cameras for all officers within a month 

23 Mar

Hackney police have confirmed that they are planning to supply all response officers with body-worn cameras in the next three weeks, in a move that follows the neighbouring boroughs of Camden and Islington.


Dalston in the 80s: an interview with Andrew Holligan 

23 Mar

As anyone who lived or even stepped foot in Dalston back in the day will tell you the area has changed immeasurably over recent years.


Love and death in the sands of Arabia and a rubbish skip: two artists tell their story in Hoxton 

23 Mar

BEHIND A commonplace skip dumped in Hoxton Square lies an extraordinary story of love, sorrow and redemption and the coming together of two artistic lives.


Hackney Council faces decision over total divestment 

23 Mar

Hackney Council will decide next week whether to start withdrawing from all investments in fossil fuels from its pension funds.


Terrifying: Watch Drivers on School Run in Stamford Hill Drive on Pavements 

23 Mar

  The post Terrifying: Watch Drivers on School Run in Stamford Hill Drive on Pavements appeared first on Hackney Hive .


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Standard job description 

18 Mar

The owner of London`s biggest and best free sheet, cat litter and fish and chip wrapper is looking to recruit a dynamic yet compliant editor to take the flagship toxic rag forward during the inevitable disintegration of Europe and the rise of a new ...


Get in the sea 

15 Mar

It has only been three of four days but it seems that the sea swimmers of Clevedon featured on the BBC News ident have finally taken off their bathing caps and thrown in the proverbial beach towel...


Just Matters 

10 Mar

Video: Justice Matters - Jenny...


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.


Letter: “stark inequalities” remain this International Women’s Day 

8 Mar

Jennette Arnold OBE.


The End of Days 

8 Mar

With not enough hours in the day to find or even keep up with real news and every day of the week bringing blizzards of falsehoods and distractions, thank goodness there are designated days, weeks, months and years of commemoration to keep us ...


Tree Planting and Care workshops 

7 Mar

Last tree planting and care workshops! Sat 11, Wed 15 and Sat 25 March, 10 - 4pm  Lordship Recreation Ground.


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Politicians »

London’s Night Czar visits Hackney 

14 Mar

I was delighted to welcome London’s first Night Czar Amy Lamé to Hackney on Friday night.


Brexit Bill 

14 Mar

After months of silence and inaction over Brexit the Government was forced into giving Parliament a vote.


Business rates petition handed to 10 Downing Street 

7 Mar

Small businesses are the lifeblood of our communities.


Prime Minister’s Questions 

8 Feb

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


Health Questions 

8 Feb

On Tuesday 7 February I asked the Health Secretary about funding in our NHS .


Taking struggling residents out of Council Tax 

2 Feb

by Councillor James Peters p.


Gardening trip with De Beauvoir Estate TRA & De Beauvoir Gardeners 

22 Jan

by Councillor James Peters Yesterday, I invited members of the De Beauvoir Estate tenants and residents' association (or the "TRA") and members of the De Beauvoir Gardeners to visit estate gardening projects in the east of Hackney.


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LocalGov »

Hackney switches off for Earth Hour 

24 Mar

At 8.30pm on Saturday 25 March 2017, Hackney Council will switch off its lights for one hour in solidarity with millions people across the planet as part of the World Wide Fund for Natures Earth Hour.


Furniture, old carpets and broken junk has been lying here for a week., 24th March 

24 Mar

This stuff has been dumped and keeps getting added to.


Workforce Management 

23 Mar

Response by Hackney Borough Council to J Taylor on 23 March 2017 .


Accessing pornography on council computers 

22 Mar

Response by Hackney Borough Council to Angie Nickson on 22 March 2017 .


Carbon Bubble Risk, Pension Fund Fiduciary Duty & Risks To Local Taxpayers Through LGPS Underfunding and Exposure to Investment Losses in Defined Benefit Schemes 

22 Mar

Response by Hackney Borough Council to Joel M Benjamin on 22 March 2017 .


Car parked illegally in front of my front door, blocking access, 22nd March 

22 Mar

Cars repeatedly park in the protected area in front of my block of flats, making entrance and exit from the building difficult Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 11 Kingsland Passage, E8 Report...


Accessing pornography on council computers 

22 Mar

Follow up sent to Hackney Borough Council by Angie Nickson on 22 March 2017 .


Deputy Mayor speaks out about funding threat to Hackney schools 

21 Mar

Tomorrow is the last chance for residents to have their say on the Governments consultation on changes to the National Funding Formula for schools.


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Local sport »

Anthony Yarde sets his sights on world titles 

23 Mar

As the afternoon Texas sun beat down on the handful of spectators looking for their seats in the enormous ATT Stadium, Hackney-born Anthony Yarde strode out to the ring for his first fight on American soil.


CCH’s James Taggart wins B’ winter track league series. 

22 Mar

Well done James Taggart , there's no place better than first place! Full Gas winter track league B' series winner, congratulations James.


CCH’s James Tagart wins B’ winter track league series. 

21 Mar

Well done James Tagart , there's no place better than first place! Full Gas winter track league B' series winner, congratulations James.


‘All Stars’ scheme targets next generation of Hackney cricketers 

21 Mar

England stars Michael Vaughan and Jonny Bairstow were on hand to inspire the next generation of Hackney cricketers at the launch of an England and Wales Cricket Board initiative at the Olympic Park on Monday.


Leyton Orient granted a reprieve by High Court over debts 

20 Mar

Leyton Orient owner Francesco Becchetti has paid the initial tax bill to HMRC to avoid an immediate winding-up order, but must pay off the remaining debts or sell the club.


Third straight loss keeps Orient in drop zone 

18 Mar

Leyton Orient moved yet another step closer to non-league football after a heavy defeat at the hands of league leaders Doncaster Rovers.


Leyton Orient donate signed kit to young cancer sufferer 

16 Mar

Leyton Orient have donated a signed shirt and goalie gloves to a cancer sufferer looking to raise money for the John Hartson Foundation (JHF) for testicular cancer.


Camden CLOCS champion 

16 Mar

Camden is the first London borough to become a CLOCS (Construction Logistics and Community Safety) champion.


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Leyton Orient »

Vital Preview – League 2, 25th-26th March 2017 

24 Mar

Vital Preview - League 2, 25th-26th March 2017 Vitalfootball:Leyton Orient:24/03/2017 11:18:00 The 2016-17 season continues with the latest round of games this weekend.


Match Day Officials v Crawley (25/3/17) 

23 Mar

Match Day Officials v Crawley (25/3/17) Vitalfootball:Leyton Orient:23/03/2017 14:26:00 The Football League have now announced the Match Day officials that will take charge of the game against Crawley Town this Saturday.


Orient Still In Mortal Danger 

22 Mar

Orient Still In Mortal Danger Vitalfootball:Leyton Orient:22/03/2017 10:39:00 Leyton Orient's immediate threat of being wound up was avoided this week when a court case was adjourned but Orient are still in 'mortal danger' according...


EFL Goal Of 2016 Contenders Named 

21 Mar

EFL Goal Of 2016 Contenders Named Vitalfootball:Leyton Orient:21/03/2017 05:40:00 Ten EFL professional footballers find themselves nominated for the treasured Goal Of The Year gong for 2016.


More Reliable Than A League 2 Octopus? (21/3/17) 

21 Mar

More Reliable Than A League 2 Octopus? (21/3/17) Vitalfootball:Leyton Orient:21/03/2017 05:16:00 Time for the new special computer that crunches the numbers to determine the final League Two positions for 2016/17.


Town Called Malice 

20 Mar

So, in the meaningless football parlance of the time, we go again on 12 June.


Bid to wind up struggling football club Leyton Orient adjourned 

20 Mar

A bid to wind up Leyton Orient has been adjourned.


Video – Leyton Orient 1-4 Doncaster 

19 Mar

Video - Leyton Orient 1-4 Doncaster Vitalfootball:Leyton Orient:19/03/2017 14:38:00 Leyton Orient slipped to defeat - ahead of Monday's proposed High Court meeting to face a winding up petition brought by HMRC - when leaders Doncaster ...


Vital View – League 2, 18th-19th March 2017 

19 Mar

Vital View - League 2, 18th-19th March 2017 Vitalfootball:Leyton Orient:19/03/2017 13:23:00 Doncaster and Plymouth are almost certain for automatic promotion with Portsmouth's place threatened by Stevenage.


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Business »

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.


Homeless under a railway as near by the Hackney Fashion Hub flogs luxury to the affluent 

24 Feb

Upscale: this way for high couture THE SIGNS PICTURED at left demonstrate council success in encouraging big business into Hackney.


Footfall frenzy breaks out in Dalston as Marks and Spencer announces a huge Foodhall in E8 

11 Feb

MARKS AND SPENCER is returning to Dalston.


A cinema opens in Hackney this week in a venue that last showed a movie almost 60 years ago 

31 Jan

FROM THIS weekend, Hackney’s two cinemas, the Picturehouse and Rio, will be joined by a third.


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Features »

Proof that the LVRPA have long planned to sell off land to fund the new ice rink 

24 Mar

We suspected the Lee Valley Regional Park Authority (LVRPA) was lying when Shaun Dawson, the Chief Executive, and Paul Osborne, the Chairman, told us, on 19 January 2017, that there has been no decision to sell of the land around the Waterworks ...


andi oliver to open restaurant in stokey 

24 Mar

Fox and Pie is dead and chef, musician, queen of supper club pop-ups, pub landlady and TV personality, Andi Oliver is opening her first restaurant on their old site in Stokey.


pizza pilgrims to open pizza playground 

24 Mar

Pizza Pilgrims won’t stop until they have conquered London.


There’s a beautiful new film about the transgender journey 

24 Mar

“Imagine being born in the wrong body…” DJ, performer, and all-round glamorous creature of the night Lucy Fizz is the subject of a gorgeous new film about a journey across the boundaries of gender.


Test chilli 

24 Mar

This is a test chilli which may or may not really exist...


dandy to open perm site 

23 Mar

Newington table is no more and we’re not surprised to be honest, they never quite hit the nail on the head and the way they dealt with complaints was pretty questionable – especially on social media! Now the guys behind the pop-up Dandy Cafe are ...


#JULIASAYS 

23 Mar

Discerning scene musings from the queen of East London, its JULIASAYS! You just don’t know who you’re going to bump into on London’s club scene…rubbing shoulders with people from all walks of life is part of the adventure.


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Arts & culture »

Michael Southan’s blog | Write to Play year 4 

24 Mar

Monologue Madness Coventry: home of Lady Godiva, the London Black Cab, and for two and a half days last week, the Graeae Write To Play Year 4 cohort, as we descended upon The Belgrade Theatre for some Monologue Madness! I arrived in Coventry shortly ...


Guys and Dolls of Broadway Market 

22 Mar

We found out what it's like to be an artist in Hackney's changing creative scene.


World Poetry Day: 8 famous poets with roots to Hackney 

21 Mar

From hidden connections with Shakespeare and Marlowe right up to the present day, Hackney has a long and proud history of producing poets.


LD50 Gallery and the rise of far-right art 

20 Mar

It’s not every day that art inspires protests.


Jammin MC: “Stormzy isn’t just a talent, he’s a role model” 

16 Mar

To Caribbean grime artist from Stoke Newington Jammin MC, Stormzy isn’t just a talent, he’s a role model.


Take a look inside Fee Fee La Fou’s quirky Dalston art store 

16 Mar

Fiona Duffelen became a businesswoman in order to be an artist, rather than the other way round: “I’ve always thought of myself as straddling the two worlds.


Who’s on the lineup at Lovebox Festival 2017? 

16 Mar

Frank Ocean, Jamie XX, Chase Status and Jess Glynne are this year’s Lovebox headliners.


London needs to do more to support art scene says local artist 

16 Mar

“Shoreditch has a good vibe for art,” says artist Oliver Needs .


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Schools »

Easter Play Schemes and Other Super Activities 

24 Mar

With the Easter term break approaching fast,  we  will be adding information about Hackney’s fabulous Holiday Camps, Play Music Schemes, Adventure Playgrounds and other activities to our lovely website.


Primary Advantage Federation Art Show 

24 Mar

All the schools in the Primary Advantage Federation have been hard at work in their art lessons.


Maths Teacher 

24 Mar

Maths Teacher  (Inner London Pay Spine plus performance related bonuses and other benefits) View/download: Job Pack Closing date for applications: Friday 14 April, 9 am.


School Councillors 

24 Mar

Year 4 and 5 school councillors visited Hackney Town Hall to meet the Speaker Rosemary Sales.


Childcare Choices 

24 Mar

Childcare Choices brings together all the government childcare offers in one place for the first time.


Red Nose Day 2017 – Pajama at School 

24 Mar

Our kids and staff came into school wearing their pajamas for Red Nose day, check out the pictures.


Author visit – Linda Newbery 

23 Mar

On Tuesday the 21 st  March, award winning children’s author Linda Newbery came to visit Haggerston School.


Fairtrade Fortnight Event 

23 Mar

This was a combined cross curricular event between Geography and Food Technology.


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Events »

Tamburlaine | Theatre review 

24 Mar

Tamburlaine is a play that should not be undertaken lightly.


andi oliver to open restaurant in stokey 

24 Mar

Fox and Pie is dead and chef, musician, queen of supper club pop-ups, pub landlady and TV personality, Andi Oliver is opening her first restaurant on their old site in Stokey.


scout to open in hoxton 

24 Mar

Matt Whiley, the man behind the Peg + Patriot and the infamous wheelie bin cocktail, is launching a new cocktail bar in Hoxton this April.


pizza pilgrims to open pizza playground 

24 Mar

Pizza Pilgrims won’t stop until they have conquered London.


We are hiring: Theatre Promoter 

24 Mar

We are hiring people to build an in-house team of promotional print distributors , who will play an integral part in our audience development campaigns.


dandy to open perm site 

23 Mar

Newington table is no more and we’re not surprised to be honest, they never quite hit the nail on the head and the way they dealt with complaints was pretty questionable – especially on social media! Now the guys behind the pop-up Dandy Cafe are ...


pergola on the roof 

21 Mar

It’s all going down Shey Boo…or up should we say as Pergola On The Roof is back.


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999 »

Off duty firefighter saves man’s life at St Patrick’s Day Parade 

24 Mar

An off-duty firefighter saved the life of a man who stopped breathing at the start of London’s St Patrick’s Day Parade.


Statement on incident at Westminster 

22 Mar

Statement on an incident in Westminster on 22 March 2017.


New ‘spit kits’ issued to track down offenders who spit at London’s life savers 

20 Mar

Ambulance crews across London are being issued with DNA kits so police can trace patients who spit on them.


New ‘spit kits’ issued to track down offenders who spit at London’s life savers 

20 Mar

Ambulance crews across London are being issued with DNA kits so police can trace patients who spit on them.


Off duty firefighter who saved Euston cardiac arrest man talks for first time 

20 Mar

The off duty firefighter who helped save the life of a man at Euston station on Saturday 4 March has talked for the first time about the rescue.


Wandsworth firefighters take part in fundraising walk in aid of colleague with terminal cancer 

20 Mar

Firefighters have raised 3,000 for the Royal Marsden Cancer Charity...


New chemical suits to protect firefighters against hazardous materials 

15 Mar

Crews responding to incidents involving hazardous materials and terrorism will have new protective clothing.


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