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Muslim couple refused Swiss citizenship for rejecting handshake with opposite sex 

18 Aug

A Muslim couple has been denied Swiss citizenship because they refused to shake hands with people of the opposite sex.


Seven sound systems on way for Hackney Carnival 

17 Aug

Seven sound systems on way for Hackney Carnival 22 minutes ago Sam Gelder --> Feathers, glitz, booming beats and 1,000 dancers are set to grace the borough’s streets at the return of Hackney Carnival next month.


Seven sound systems on way for Hackney Carnival 

17 Aug

Feathers, glitz, booming beats and 1,000 dancers are set to grace the borough’s streets at the return of Hackney Carnival next month.


Two suspected moped phone snatchers arrested following police chase through east London 

17 Aug

Two suspected moped phone snatchers arrested following police chase through east London 48 minutes ago Lorraine King --> Two suspected phone snatchers have been arrested following a police chase through east and south London which ended when their ...


Two suspected moped phone snatchers arrested following police chase through east London 

17 Aug

Two suspected phone snatchers have been arrested following a police chase through east and south London which ended when their moped crashed with a van.


‘Victims are becoming the perpetrators’: Rabbi and former Labour councillor hits out at ‘toxic’ atmosphere in local party 

17 Aug

Rabbi Pinter.


Thief caught on CCTV stealing bike wheel from outside London Fields business hub 

17 Aug

Thief caught on CCTV stealing bike wheel from outside London Fields business hub 38 minutes ago Sam Gelder --> A businessman was left seething after the front wheel of his bike was stolen from outside his office in London Fields.


Thief caught on CCTV stealing bike wheel from outside London Fields business hub 

17 Aug

A businessman was left seething after the front wheel of his bike was stolen from outside his office in London Fields.


A-level results: Hackney’s New city College students secure places at ‘world-renowned’ universities 

17 Aug

A-level results: Hackney’s New city College students secure places at ‘world-renowned’ universities 40 minutes ago James Scott --> Hackney’s New City College students have secured places at “world-renowned” universities after A-level ...


A-level results: Hackney’s New city College students secure places at ‘world-renowned’ universities 

17 Aug

Hackney’s New City College students have secured places at “world-renowned” universities after A-level results day.


48 bus cut: Passengers’ dismay at news popular route could be axed under TfL plans 

17 Aug

48 bus cut: Passengers’ dismay at news popular route could be axed under TfL plans 8 minutes ago Boglárka Charmer --> Bus passengers have reacted with dismay to news transport chiefs could axe the 48 and scale back a host of other Hackney routes.


48 bus cut: Passengers’ dismay at news popular route could be axed under TfL plans 

17 Aug

Bus passengers have reacted with dismay to news transport chiefs could axe the 48 and scale back a host of other Hackney routes.


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Hackney hyperlocal »

English? Forget it! Ten ways white people have of getting you to call yourself anything but that 

19 Aug

IF YOUR SKIN’S not white, your name sounds foreign or you look ‘different’, white English people will say you’re: * British   * a Londoner * vibrant * part of a “community” * contributing to “our” culture * Bame — black, Asian ...


Alden and Broadway Estate Summer Fun-Day ~ Sunday 19th August 2018 

14 Aug

Alden and Broadway Estate Summer Fun Day.


Hackney out of tune as it refuses family request to mark music-hall ancestor’s grave in Abney Park 

13 Aug

HACKNEY COUNCIL HAS DENIED the family of a music-hall comedian the right to erect a simple wooden cross on his grave in Abney Park Cemetery in Stoke Newington.


Racist Internet Troll Anna Marie Edwards: Homerton Hospital Please Take Action 

9 Aug

Not only is she a dead beat, she’s a racist and an internet troll who has been harassing me along with others she has colluded with including, Denise Rawls.


Pond Bridge Repairs and Maintenance 

8 Aug

Hackney Council Parks Department have informed us that Clapton Pond bridge will be closed for repairs and maintenance for 21 days – from 20 August until 17 September.


The terrorist in the town hall: he’s in jail now but worked for Hackney council for many years 

6 Aug

WITHIN THE LAST FEW WEEKS this former Hackney council worker has been jailed for terrorism offences.


Unmissable opportunity to see Winstan Whitter’s “Legacy in the dust – the Four Aces story” 

5 Aug

Here's a rare opportunity to see Winstan Whitter's brilliant documentary film "L egacy in the dust: The Four Aces story ".


What a load of bollards: a street artist has fun with the balls keeping cars off a path in Hackney 

31 Jul

Two wheels good: the balls prevent cars and other vehicles driving on this path Hot stuff: Hackneyites like this hot summer but perhaps not what lies behind it THESE ATTRACTIVE VARIATIONS on the car-deterring bollard have been given witty makeovers ...


Protest against Hackney Council’s controversial new licensing policy 

29 Jul

Pic: Joe Lyness Residents in Hackney have come together to protest against the council’s new controversial licensing regulations.


The Waste Market is dead, long live Kingsland: new market answers Hackney council’s critics 

28 Jul

Millennial: traders and punters were younger than those at the Waste WITH LITTLE FANFARE a new market opened in Hackney today Saturday 28 July 2018 and traders and the public took to it.


If you go down to the wood today, beware of Haggerston’s frolicking families of rats 

27 Jul

Rats! Feeding the squirrels not a good idea RATS HAVE COLONISED a corner of a popular Hackney leisure space.


Cyclist in serious condition after Old Street crash 

26 Jul

Old Street roundabout shortly after the collision Pic: @featherdheather Police are appealing for information after a woman in her thirties was seriously injured in a collision at Old Street roundabout.


Pizza Union looking for off sales and bar license 

24 Jul

Pizza Union, of 14 Kingsland High Street have applied for a ‘variation of premises licence to include off sales to the existing premises licence, amend conditions 11 as “There shall be no glass, drinks or open containers taken outside of the ...


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Comment »

Private Hire driver Allowed To Keep Licence Despite Previously Being Jailed For Child Sex Abuse. 

17 Aug

A Private Hire driver has been allowed to keep his licence and job despite previously being jailed for child abuse.


MyTaxi Sacks Driver For Pointing Out Controventions Of Regulations 

14 Aug

Earlier this year, the flaws in the MyTaxi app passed before my inspection: it was possible for someone with multiple convictions to get on to their system, to the point of receiving a statement of earnings.


A Review of Al-Qaeda 2.0: A Critical Reader by Donald Holbrook (ed.) 

12 Aug

Critical Studies on Terrorism has published my review of Al-Qaeda 2.0, which is largely a compilation of Ayman al-Zawahiri's writings in the post Bin Laden era.


The London Electrical Cab made its debut more than 120 years ago. 

11 Aug

In August 2017, London’s first hybrid black cabs hit the streets ahead of new legislation that came into effect this year, requiring all new cabs to be ‘zero emissions capable’.


Comic – Mercado 

7 Aug

Mercado by Francisco de la Mora After taking part in July’s protests against the controversial US president, Francisco de la Mora wonders how big a shadow Trump casts on multicultural places like Hackney.


Titbits – Press play, nightlife scrap and deputy mayor’s heatwave flap 

3 Aug

◆ An accidental peak into the Town Hall press office: forwarding on our recent query about the council tax support cut to a colleague, one of the borough’s Strategic Communications Advisers failed to realise our reporter was still copied in, and ...


Leader – Selective hearing 

3 Aug

Local democracy is an intricate process.


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Politicians »

Tips To Help Recruitment Agencies Sell More In The Building Supplies Industry 

25 Apr

Job Interviews For Construction Supplies With numerous posts that require job interviews, your sales information is the foundation of any type of Structure Company.


Tips Recruitment Companies Should Take Into Consideration When Purchasing Building Products 

25 Apr

The Successful Job Interns’ Task Of Procuring Building Materials For any recruitment agency, this is the uphill struggle to select the building and construction product when they are most...


Job Interviews And Marketing Essentials for Building Materials Suppliers 

25 Apr

The Job Interview Process In The Construction Industry The global structure products industry is buoyant right now.


Help save Hackney’s bus services 

3 Apr

In my March parliamentary report I spoke on the proposed curtailment of several bus services to central Hackney, including the 277.


Process On How One Applicant Used Task Application For A Job Interview 

20 Mar

Making use of all 3 of these items of info – task advert, work summary as well as employing supervisor bio – I produced an SQE concern sheet.


Ways To A Total Success In An Interview 

20 Mar

You must have simply regarding all the details you require to finish a task application if you have a Curriculum Vitae.


Why marketing is essential for every business to be a success 

7 Feb

The advertising and marketing market uses a varied variety of fascinating chances for specialists in the field to select from.


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LocalGov »

Broken glass, 19th August 

19 Aug

So much broken glass along the path and next to it.


Missing tree, 19th August 

19 Aug

I realise that Hackney Tree Office may already know about this but when I noticed a tree was missing altogether from a protective spot, on Amhurst Road by the bus-stop, opposite the entrance to Hackney Central, I thought I'd write in the...


Revenue Generated by vehicles doing banned left turn Mare Street into Richmond Road 

17 Aug

Response by Hackney Borough Council to SIMON CHELLUM on 17 August 2018 .


Disabled parking in residence bay 

16 Aug

Follow up sent to Hackney Borough Council by Shahid Faiz on 16 August 2018 .


Woman feeding around 100 pigeons daily., 16th August 

16 Aug

The woman in the attached photos is feeding pigeons around Manor House tube station around 8am daily.


Street trees – policy, practice and management 

16 Aug

Follow up sent to Hackney Borough Council by H P Flinder on 16 August 2018 .


Response to IOPC investigation into the death of Rashan Charles 

15 Aug

Theinvestigation by the Independent Office for Police Conduct into the death of Rashan Charles, who died in Hackney in July 2017, has been published.


Chief financial officers / section 151 officers 

15 Aug

Response by Hackney Borough Council to R.


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Local sport »

Protest: Monday, 6pm, Holborn – more details to follow 

15 Aug

Today we are mourning another cyclist, in another collision with a large vehicle, at another notorious set of junctions, in London.


Another day, another junction, another delay, another collision 

1 Aug

The depressing cycle of inaction on the most dangerous junctions in London continues.


FreeCycle 2018: London’s biggest family-friendly free cycling festival. 

1 Aug

After a scorching few weeks, the heavens opened the evening before FreeCycle, and those up early on Saturday morning might have looked outside their window with a little trepidation, however it did not deter our amazing volunteers from guiding...


Mayor announces “Vision Zero” plan to cut injuries on our roads 

27 Jul

Following on from the Mayors Transport Strategy , City Hall and TfL are now publishing a series of action plans over specific elements of the strategy giving some extra substance and interim targets to how London will shift from where it ...


Lea RC 2018 Autumn Regatta 

17 Jul

Lea Rowing Club is pleased to announce that its 2018 Autumn Regatta will take place on Sunday 2nd September.


Mayor and TfL launch broadsides at Westminster 

10 Jul

At the same time as the Mayor of London released his full letter to Cllr Nickie Aiken, leader of Westminster Council, Transport for London (TfL) have published its consultation report on the Oxford Street scheme.


CCH club runs Lea Bridge Road mini Holland – chase & wait 

3 Jul

This is a message going out to all CCH members who cycle on Lea Bridge Road.


Manchester set to steal London’s cycling crown? 

28 Jun

Mayor Sadiq Khan has admitted he has only built 14km of cycle tracks since coming to power.


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Leyton Orient »

MATCH PREVIEW: Leyton Orient v Boreham Wood- National League 

18 Aug

On Tuesday night Orient recorded their first win of the new season at Maidstone United, maintaining their unbeaten start to the season.


Leyton Orient 2 Barrow AFC 2, 11/8/18 

12 Aug

A game which...


MATCH PREVIEW: Leyton Orient v Barrow- National League 

11 Aug

On Tuesday night the O’s came agonizingly close to claiming their first win of the season, only for them to be denied all three points thanks to a deflected goal...


School Report: Leyton Orient 2017/18 

14 Jun

Just because the season ended ages ago and it's the World Cup, doesn't mean there isn't time to run the rule over Leyton Orient's class of 2017/18...


MATCH PREVIEW: Gateshead v Leyton Orient – National League 

28 Apr

Leyton Orient make the long trip north to Gateshead to close out their campaign.


MATCH PREVIEW: Leyton Orient v Wrexham AFC – National League 

21 Apr

Leyton Orient will be hoping to put their recent defeat behind them and continue the good form they have shown in recent weeks and finishing the season strongly.


MATCH PREVIEW: Leyton Orient v Barrow – National League 

7 Apr

Leyton Orient return to action at Brisbane Road as they host struggling Barrow.


MATCH PREVIEW: Leyton Orient v Maidenhead United – National League 

2 Apr

Leyton Orient will be hoping to make it three wins in a row when they host Maidenhead United.


MATCH PREVIEW: Leyton Orient v Woking – National League 

24 Mar

Leyton Orient will be looking to finally record a home win and move away from the relegation zone.


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Business »

The Waste Market is dead, long live Kingsland: new market answers Hackney council’s critics 

28 Jul

Millennial: traders and punters were younger than those at the Waste WITH LITTLE FANFARE a new market opened in Hackney today Saturday 28 July 2018 and traders and the public took to it.


Shoreditch surge in hiring techies helps to boost Hays 

13 Jul

London's biggest recruiter Hays said on Friday strong tech hiring in Old Street and Shoreditch had helped stop the rot in the capital's jobs market.


Dalston’s great market is keeping its roots and Hackney is reviving Kingsland says council 

25 Jun

Ridley Road Market: a stronghold of tradition steadily winning young fans Nicholson: offering market pitches for £44 a week RIDLEY ROAD MARKET is being boosted by Hackney council, and the old Kingsland Waste is to be revived.


See no evil, hear no evil: fiasco of the inaudible Hackney council public planning meeting 

9 Jun

MOST HACKNEYITES have never seen local democracy in action at the town hall.


Marks and Spencer churchy charity choice raises unholy doubts after Dalston opening 

7 Jun

The Reverend Joshua Zvimba, vicar of the massive St Mark’s church in Dalston WHEN MARK’S AND SPENCER returned to Dalston after decades away from Kingsland High Street, it decided to choose a charity partner that was local.


Pub world buzzes with stories that a multinational fancies a taste of a Tottenham brewery 

4 Jun

LONDONERS HAVE warmly embraced the concept of craft beer.


Motorcycle dreams: from Stoke Newington on a Czech bike to a brewery in pilsner’s homeland 

31 May

STOKE NEWINGTON biker businessman Andrew Almond is doing what the worst in-midlife-crisis Londoner can but dream of: riding a classic motorcycle across Europe.


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Features »

‘Into the Woods’ Open Day 

17 Aug

At the August open day we’re celebrating the woodland biodiversity at our Hawkwood site.


Top Five: Theatre Experiences 

17 Aug

Have an unforgettable experience as we delve into the Top Five Theatre Experiences you can enjoy in the city.


Central London bus cuts 

17 Aug

Darryl's 853 blog had a cracking scoop on Wednesday, featuring leaked details of a massive set of changes to central London bus routes, due to be consulted on next month.


rita’s to take over kitchen at redchurch brewery 

16 Aug

Much-loved Hackney restaurant Rita’s is coming back and not too far from where the original site was (which is now Carte Blanche ).


51½°N (6) 

16 Aug

51½°N If today's stretch of the 51½th line of latitude were 500 metres further north, it'd run from Tower Bridge to the Royal Festival Hall.


JULIASAYS 

16 Aug

Discerning scene musings from the princess of East London! Everywhere I look, I’m witnessing a city so full of talent, it’s actually quite beyond how many people are carving out such brilliant careers in the arts.


Call for volunteers to create a new outdoor space at the Farm! 

15 Aug

We need volunteers to help create and support a new outdoor space for activity and well-being at Hackney City Farm.


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Arts & culture »

Closed next week for refurb and stock take 

14 Aug

Just a heads up that we'll be closed Monday to Friday next week for refurb and our annual stock take, with normal service resuming from 10am on Saturday 25th August.


Rough Trade Editions in stock now 

10 Aug

This month saw the launch of Rough Trade Books, a new publishing imprint committed to "trading books and other wares of the same originality and radical direction" as Rough Trade Records, and they've embarked on this mission in earnest with the ...


Recommended: The End of Loneliness by Benedict Wells 

8 Aug

Winner of the EU Prize for literature, and a bestseller in Germany, this semi-autobiographical novel follows the lives of three siblings after their parents die suddenly and they're sent to a boarding school when the youngest, the protagonist, is 11.


Recommended: This is the Place to Be by Lara Pawson 

8 Aug

Formed as a series of anecdotes, encounters and memories, which intersperse the author's time as a war reporter in Angola with snapshots from a suburban childhood and feelings about her return to 'normal' life after Angola, this book is fiercely ...


Kathryn Golding’s blog | Write to Play year 5 

6 Aug

*This blog includes strong language* “Don’t fuck with writers.


Composed, Uncomposed, Discomposed 

30 Jul

I’m allergic to jazz; don’t know why.


Recommended: Everything Under by Daisy Johnson 

29 Jul

A stunningly beautifully written novel by the author of Fen.


Things Seen, Heard 

12 Jul

It’s been too hot to take writing seriously and I’ve been busy working on a piece of my own music for a change.


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Schools »

Sixth form students massively surpass national expectations 

17 Aug

The second cohort of the new Skinners’ Academy sixth form students can be proud of themselves as they celebrate results which are on average a whole grade more than anticipated (based on ‘realistic but aspirational’ ALPS target setting).


TOP ‘A’ LEVEL GRADES UP 12% AT URSWICK 

17 Aug

55% of Sixth Form students achieved top grades of A* to B.


Well Done Haggerston Sixth Formers! 

16 Aug

We are delighted with a fantastic set of A-Level results this year.


Forest School Information for Users! 

14 Aug

Forest School Block sessions start on 10th September 2018 for children aged 2 – 5 years.


Home Learning 

13 Aug

Feed your Child’s Brain...


Year 6 Graduation 

23 Jul

Yasin Shaikh Graduation Speech 2018 So, the time has come to bid farewell and move on to bigger brighter things.


EYFS graduation ceremonies 

20 Jul

Dear Parents and Carers, Today our Early Years children (Cygnets, Swans and Doves) celebrated their end of year graduation with their friends, families and teachers.


Summer Reading Challenge: Prizes to be Won! 

20 Jul

Books and summer holidays go together like chocolate flakes and ice cream, and we know that staff and students are looking forward to the extra time to read for pleasure.


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Events »

rita’s to take over kitchen at redchurch brewery 

16 Aug

Much-loved Hackney restaurant Rita’s is coming back and not too far from where the original site was (which is now Carte Blanche ).


Cast announced for Spun Copy 

14 Aug

Introducing the cast for the world premiere of  Spun   by Rabiah Hussain .


mikkeller and rick astley to open a bar 

10 Aug

Copenhagen -based craft brewery Mikkeller, founded by Mikkel Borg Bjergsø and Kristian Klarup Keller, is coming to London and they’re doing so with a little help from 80s legend Rick Astley.


Xera Vera’s Unmissable Clubs in London This Week – 10-12 August 2018 

10 Aug

This weekends round up of events in the capital.


the best restaurants in shoreditch 

9 Aug

Shoreditch is the busiest part of East London and is the spiritual home of the pop-up, so naturally it’s bursting with places to eat.


stokey veg vegan to open 

8 Aug

No prizes for guessing where and what this place is all about.


breath through your workout at blok’s breathpod 

8 Aug

It’s all well and good hitting the gym and going to classes to increase your fitness but sometimes you need to take it right back to basics to get the absolute most out of your workout.


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999 »

Lethal product design flaws still need to be addressed two years after large west London blaze 

17 Aug

The major fire at Shepherds Court in west London in August 2016 was caused by a tumble dryer and destroyed five homes...


Cladding ban only one part of building safety, warns Brigade 

14 Aug

London Fire Brigade has written to the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) regarding the ban on combustible materials being used on building exteriors...


Brigade’s consultation response on Dame Judith Hackitt’s full independent review of building regulations and fire safety 

14 Aug

Our submission outlined the numerous ways that building regulations and fire safety system is currently broken...


New Government product safety strategy doesn’t address lethal design flaws 

10 Aug

The first strategy for the Office for Product Safety and Standards (OPSS), published today, covers key areas the Brigade has spent years lobbying for as part of its Total Recalls campaign.


Brigade gives Government bad school report as school fires increase and sprinklers 

31 Jul

We're campaigning for sprinklers in schools.


Brigade calls for urgent BBQ ban to prevent grass fires 

26 Jul

London Fire Commissioner, Dany Cotton has written to all London councils requesting a temporary BBQ ban in public parks...


Teach children how to dial 999 this summer urges London Fire Brigade 

25 Jul

There was a delay calling 999 in 2 out of 5 house and flat fires in the capital according to the latest Fire Facts report by London Fire Brigade.


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