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Former Hackney Gazette reporter Des Burkinshaw on his life with the stars 

25 Apr

Former Hackney Gazette reporter Des Burkinshaw on his life with the stars 17 minutes ago Emma Bartholomew --> Emma Bartholomew meets ex-Gazette reporter Des Burkinshaw, who was once loosely credited with bringing down the Tory government Emma ...


Free concert organised by Speaker to raise money for the borough’s homeless and migrants 

25 Apr

Fight fire with choir: refugee group Woven Gold.


‘Upping the sandwich game’: London’s first ever Sandwich Fest launches in Hackney 

25 Apr

‘Upping the sandwich game’: London’s first ever Sandwich Fest launches in Hackney 28 minutes ago Emma Bartholomew --> A whole festival dedicated to the humble sandwich takes place in London Fields next month.


‘Darkness to descend on Dalston’s Eastern Curve Garden’, warns local campaigner 

25 Apr

Gloomy prospect: the already under-threat Eastern Curve Garden risks being overshadowed.


Queensbridge Road stabbing: Man in hospital after early morning attack 

25 Apr

Queensbridge Road stabbing: Man in hospital after early morning attack 58 minutes ago Sam Gelder --> A man in his 30s is in hospital after being stabbed in Queensbridge Road early this morning.


Queensbridge Road stabbing: Man in hospital after early morning attack 

25 Apr

A man in his 30s is in hospital after being stabbed in Queensbridge Road early this morning.


Mayor urges residents to get involved in Hackney housing strategy 

25 Apr

Home is where the heart is: Hackney’s mayor Philip Glanville has made housing a top priority.


James Houson missing: Stoke Newington man suffers dementia 

25 Apr

James Houson missing: Stoke Newington man suffers dementia 59 minutes ago James Morris --> Hackney Police need help finding an elderly man missing from Stoke Newington.


Stamford Hill neighbours stranded for two days after lifts break in 15-storey council block 

24 Apr

Stamford Hill neighbours stranded for two days after lifts break in 15-storey council block 11 minutes ago Sam Gelder --> Bank Holiday plans were ruined for dozens of people in Stamford Hill when both lifts in their 15-storey council block broke – ...


Made in Hackney: Five Points brews special beer for Field Day 

24 Apr

Made in Hackney: Five Points brews special beer for Field Day 42 minutes ago Emma Bartholomew --> Each week, the Gazette takes to the streets to unearth something being manufactured right here in Hackney.


General Election 2017: Diane Abbott says Theresa May’s ‘lacklustre’ Brexit strategy is ‘collapsing’ 

24 Apr

General Election 2017: Diane Abbott says Theresa May’s ‘lacklustre’ Brexit strategy is ‘collapsing’ 29 minutes ago Sam Gelder --> Diane Abbott has said Theresa May’s “lacklustre” Brexit strategy will help Labour oust the Tories in ...


General Election 2017: Lib Dem’s say Jeremy Corbyn’s Brexit stance could cost Labour Hackney 

24 Apr

General Election 2017: Lib Dem’s say Jeremy Corbyn’s Brexit stance could cost Labour Hackney 10 minutes ago Sam Gelder --> Jeremy Corbyn’s stance on Brexit could cost the Labour party seats in Hackney, according to the Liberal Democrats.


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Concerns for Stoke Newington resident missing from home 

25 Apr

Police are appealing for information about an elderly man who was reported missing from his home in Stoke Newington on Monday.


WHERE NEXT FOR OUR AREA? 

24 Apr

Joint ward forum Kings Park Lea Bridge wards.


Darkness will descend across the Eastern Curve Garden 

21 Apr

Darkness will descend across Dalston's Eastern Curve Garden if Hackney grants planning permission for a 9 storey re-development of the Thames House site, behind Dalston Lane's Premier Inn, at 4 Hartwell Street.


Meet the vinyl lovers: DJ Yannick Jacob 

20 Apr

In the last of our series on “Vinyl lovers”,  DJ Yannick Jacob talks about being influenced by hip-hop, his deep connection with music, and why vinyl is an expression of character.


Victoria Park and other points east bloom on the Chelsea Fringe as it blossoms worldwide 

18 Apr

THE CHELSEA FRINGE — the alternative garden festival — has expanded to cities all around the world.


Celebrate Vinyl: A brief history of vinyl records 

18 Apr

To kick off Celebrate Vinyl , our series marking Record Store Day 2017, we explore how vinyl records have evolved and what they mean to people in today’s culture.


Record Store Day 2017: a complete guide to what’s on near you 

18 Apr

With the tenth Record Store Day this Saturday on April 22, we’ve gathered the best places in and around the ELL boroughs where you can treat yourself to shiny new vinyl records and to see special acts performing live.


Twelve People Burned by Noxious Substance in London Fields/Dalston Bar 

17 Apr

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On a plot of Hackney waste ground a fox brought a gift to a Dalston woman: a literary debut 

14 Apr

A PATCH of neglected council land behind journalist and mother Paula Cocozza’s back garden in Dalston was becoming increasingly untidy.


Savoy Theatre 

11 Apr

The Hackney Arts Centre, the new leaseholders of the Savoy Theatre, 13-15 Stoke Newington Road, N16 8BH, have recently applied for a license associated with the whole premises (the old Efes, Epic and other spaces in the building).


Well done Dalston! Council rattled over Eastern Curve Garden plans 

11 Apr

At a public consultation event on 10th April in the Town Hall, Hackney announced that it has published on-line corrections to its consultation material for the Dalston Cultural Quarter andthat the consultation period will now be extended from 17th ...


Video: Six clubs that changed Hackney 

11 Apr

All six clubs had a hand in promoting certain genres, or changing the wider area in some way.


Spring sunshine on Butterfield Green 

10 Apr

The Community Orchard in full bloom and the Green in full use during this weekend's glorious sunshine.


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Comment »

Banned Aid 

22 Apr

It is difficult to decide what is the more entertaining aspect of an uncoiling election campaign; the hilarious posturing of repulsive and thoroughly nasty politicians braying their saintliness or the increasingly ridiculous and totally unachievable ...


50 days of May 

19 Apr

The Prime Minister, in her Easter sermon to the masses, was correct in her assertion that Holy Week is a moment to reflect and an important time for Christians and others to gather together with families and friends...


Fighting back against Fracking – Film Screening – the Bentley Effect – 8th June 

17 Apr

Frack Off London are  organising a London screening of The Bentley Effect, a film documenting how a community in Australia organised against unconventional gas extraction, building up to an iconic blockade.


Fighting back against Fracking – Film Screening – the Bentley Effect – 8th June 

17 Apr

Frack Off London are  organising a London screening of The Bentley Effect, a film documenting how a community in Australia organised against unconventional gas extraction, building up to an iconic blockade.


Setting aside a CCJ is easy, right? (Or what Mad Dog Mattis can teach us about supplying legal services) 

17 Apr

Despite barristers and solicitors up and down this country posting blogs about the importance of getting legal advice before touching litigation with a barge-pole, I am routinely approached by litigants in person – after their cases have hit the ...


Hackney Council Could Fine Parents For Driving Kids To School. You Just Couldn’t Make This Up. 

15 Apr

Two schools in London are taking the next step in tackling the growing air pollution crisis by fining parents £130 for driving their children to and from school.


Taking the Mick 

15 Apr

For a government that is seemingly obsessed with legislation, Mrs May`s merry band of jesters are failing to bring into law measures that will protect the British public from the very real and present danger of unimaginable horror...


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Politicians »

£1.5bn lost tax from online VAT fraud 

20 Apr

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


Concentrix contract 

6 Apr

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


School standards at risk from significant financial pressures 

31 Mar

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


100% local retention of business rates 

31 Mar

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


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.


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LocalGov »

Rubbish left on street, 25th April 

25 Apr

Rubbish left on street Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 1 Lee Street, E8 Report on FixMyStreet...


Shop owner park their car without valid permit or paying, 25th April 

25 Apr

Some shops just leave their cars there without paying whole day, its affecting other passing trade.


Always bags old tables cans strewn everywhere, 23rd April 

23 Apr

Always bags old tables cans strewn everywhere Report on FixMyStreet...


Potholes, 22nd April 

22 Apr

Lots of pot holes need sorting have damaged my car.


One month left to have your say on London’s housing crisis 

21 Apr

Residents who want to submit their ideas for helping Hackney Council and its partners tackle the capitals housing crisis have one month left to take part in its Housing Strategy consultation.


Noisey manhole cover, 21st April 

21 Apr

Reported to Thames Water who attended and found it Not Thames Water apparatus.


Cash available for community groups in Hackney 

21 Apr

Community gardening, collective cooking and film screenings are just some of the ways residents will benefit from Hackney Councils Small Grants Fund.


Construction starts on latest Hackney Council housing 

21 Apr

Ambitious plans to build thousands of new Council homes across the borough took another step forward this week as work started on a Hackney Council regeneration scheme in Stoke Newington.


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Local sport »

Great Weekend at Nottingham for the Juniors 

25 Apr

On Saturday, 21 young Lea athletes who had won selection trials, represented Eastern Region and took part in the Junior Inter-Regional Regatta.


Take action: Cycle Hire in South London 

25 Apr

Londons Cycle Hire is one of the best ways to get people cycling but it isnt an option in most of South London.


CCHackney Road Race 2017 Great Thurlow report 

24 Apr

CCHackney Road Race winner - Tom Elwood of CCLondon 22nd April 2017 - Great Thurlow The Cycling Club Hackney round of this years ERRL took place on tight 3.9 mile circuit round the lanes of west Suffolk in near perfect conditions.


Essex Giro Womens Race 2017 report 

24 Apr

Grace garner wins the Essex Giro for 2nd time running Grace Garner timed her attack to perfection to win from a breakaway of three and take her second successive Essex Giro title in the HSBC UK National Women's Road Series.


Oxford Street – what about cycling? 

24 Apr

TfL, the Mayor of London and Westminster Council have announced a new consultation to consider broad options and issues over the removal of motor traffic from Oxford Street.


London success vital to new DfT Cycling and Walking Investment Strategy 

21 Apr

Andrew Jones MP Under-secretary of State for Transport The governments new Cycling and Walking Investment Strategy recognises the vital importance of helping the UKs population to become more active and therefore less vulnerable to cardiovascular...


HSBC UK | National Women’s Road Series at the Essex Giro Women’s race and CCHackney Road Race 

19 Apr

Race programme here.


Innovative lorry safety checks at the McGee Construction Company 

19 Apr

Aspart 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.


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Leyton Orient »

Dark Years Not Days 

24 Apr

It’s always difficult to know what to say to people in their most difficult moments.


More Reliable Than A League 2 Octopus? (24/4/17) 

24 Apr

More Reliable Than A League 2 Octopus? (24/4/17) Vitalfootball:Leyton Orient:24/04/2017 09:01:00 Time for the new special computer that crunches the numbers to determine the final League Two positions for 2016/17.


EFL exceptionally concerned over ongoing Leyton Orient problems 

24 Apr

The English Football League is "exceptionally concerned" about the ongoing problems at Leyton Orient...


MATCH PREVIEW: Crewe Alexandra v Leyton Orient – League Two 

22 Apr

Leyton Orient have performed well on their last two outings, however relegation could still be confirmed following the match against Crewe Alexandra.


MATCH PREVIEW: Luton Town v Leyton Orient – League Two 

14 Apr

Leyton Orient are on the brink of relegation as they make the trip to Kenilworth Road.


EFL Safe Standing Survey 

13 Apr

EFL Safe Standing Survey Vitalfootball:Leyton Orient:13/04/2017 21:23:00 Safe seating campaigners and the Football Supporters' Federation have launched a survey to see whether crowd funding could see the first safe standing areas introduced...


Leyton Orient Fans Trust asked to cover struggling clubs medical bills 

13 Apr

Leyton Orient Fans' Trust claims it has been asked to cover the stricken club's medical bills...


Who Serves A Suspension This Week – 13/4/17 

12 Apr

Who Serves A Suspension This Week - 13/4/17 Vitalfootball:Leyton Orient:12/04/2017 21:38:00 Here's a list of all the players currently serving, or under a suspension at the beginning of the week that will potentially keep them out of contention...


EFL Trophy – Future To Be Decided 

11 Apr

EFL Trophy - Future To Be Decided Vitalfootball:Leyton Orient:11/04/2017 22:39:00 League One and League Two clubs will vote on the future of the EFL Trophy when they meet in May.


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Business »

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

27 Mar

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


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

9 Mar

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


‘Crazy’ business rates will lead to exodus in Hackney 

7 Mar

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


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

4 Mar

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


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

28 Feb

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


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.


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Features »

london craft beer festival 

25 Apr

The London Craft Beer Festival is turning five this August and they’re making it a birthday to remember with their biggest beer extravaganza yet.


What’s in the bags this week – 26 April 

24 Apr

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


Howdy. 

23 Apr

  Yes-yes, can you believe it, I’ve finally managed to post an entry on the blog! Ha, this blog is so sporadically updated isn’t it, I just hope the dearest readers don’t give up on me! .


Winter salad 

21 Apr

Endive Cichorium endivia Light green leaves which are oval and lightly serrated in Escarole types, or long and highly serrated in Frissee types.


Year-round salad 

21 Apr

Wild Rocket Diplotaxis spp.


Spring and summer salad 

21 Apr

Lettuce Lactuca sativa Salad Bowl: with a lobed ‘oak leaf’ in shades of green, red or red/ green combination, a crisp, mild juicy and slightly bitter leaf, high in fibre, potassium, and vitamins C and E.


East End Mob at BSMT Space, Dalston 

21 Apr

A graffiti-riddled Memory Lane cuts through Dalston with East End Mob, a newly opened exhibition at BSTM Space featuring works by some of London’s most influential and prolific street artists from the past decade.


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Arts & culture »

The Essex Serpent by Sarah Perry 

22 Apr

NOW IN PAPERBACK: Newly widowed Cora Seabourne leaves London for deepest Essex accompanied by her socialist friend and autistic son, aiming for a new start.


STRANGE LABYRINTH by Will Ashon 

18 Apr

A thoughtfully kaleidoscopic and deeply researched exploration of the many radical characters connected with Epping Forest, from poet John Clare to sculptor Jacob Epstein to the punk band Crass.


Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders 

9 Apr

It’s a rare thing when a writer seems to succeed in carving out a totally few form, not least when they’re ostensibly working in the realm of historical fiction! That is what Saunders has achieved however, and this, his first full length work ...


Support Gavin Pilcher to help raise money! 

4 Apr

Gavin Pilcher is taking part in the RunUltra Sahara Race in Namibia, to help raise funds for a second year of our Ensemble programme.


Seeing, Hearing (2) 

28 Mar

To a shipboard acquaintance who thought the White Cliffs of Dover scarcely real, Eliot once replied, “Oh, they’re real enough,” a statement to which four meanings may be attached according as each of the four words in turn is stressed.


Seeing, Hearing (1) 

27 Mar

Lovely weather on the weekend so I went down to the Thames and finally went to see the Rauschenberg exhibition at Tate Modern.


HARMLESS LIKE YOU by Rowan Hisayo Buchanan 

25 Mar

This beautifully written and subtly poetic novel spans 1960s New York and present day Berlin.


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 ...


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Schools »

Year 5 Spanish Ambassadors Study Visit – 24th to 28th April 2017 

25 Apr

Six Pupils from Southwold Primary School had an amazing opportunity to become language ambassadors on a funded school trip to visit one of our partner schools in Murcia, Spain.


School Councils 

24 Apr

Just before the Easter break school council members from Orchard, Southwold and Hoxton Garden met together to hold a joint meeting.


Senior Marketing and Communications Officer 

24 Apr

Senior Marketing and Communications Officer Term Time + 5 Days (40 Weeks) Salary: Scale 6 Point 26 – 28 £26,868- £28,440 pro rata (Actual Salary £23,882 – £25,279 Per annum) (plus performance related bonuses and other benefits) View/download...


Haggerston School awarded Bronze Certificate by the Incorporated Society of Musicians 

24 Apr

Haggerston School has been awarded the ISM / ISM Trust’s Bronze Certificate.


Debate Mate finalists 

24 Apr

We are so proud of the two year 6 teams that went to the Debate Mate competition at London Metropolitan University.


Year 3 William Morris Trip 

21 Apr

Year 3 had a fabulous trip to the William Morris gallery in Walthamstow.


This Week @CityAcadHackney 

21 Apr

Clockwise from top right: Year 8 students learn about university applications during an InToUniversity workshop Wai-Chin prepares thoroughly for her upcoming exams The 7Y2 Orchestra perform in Mr Gill’s class Dynamic reading of DNA with Ms Sabbagh ...


Assistant Principal – Director of Learning 

21 Apr

Assistant Principal – Director of Learning (Inner London Leadership Spine L15 – L19, plus performance related bonuses and other benefits) View/download: Job Pack Closing date for applications: Wednesday 10 May, 9 am.


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Events »

Our future in Dalston 

25 Apr

Hackney Council has announced that it intends to develop several publicly-owned sites around Arcola, creating a new ‘ Dalston Quarter ’.


london craft beer festival 

25 Apr

The London Craft Beer Festival is turning five this August and they’re making it a birthday to remember with their biggest beer extravaganza yet.


We are hiring: Bar Manager Copy 

25 Apr

We are hiring! We are looking for a Bar Manager to continue the exciting development of the award winning Arcola Bar.


A Moving Image | Movie review 

24 Apr

Young director Shola Amoo’s debut feature uses the south London demonstration Reclaim Brixton as its starting point to denounce gentrification.


Lea Michele at Shoreditch Town Hall | Live review 

22 Apr

The refreshingly diverse crowd at the cosy, elegant yet understated Shoreditch Town Hall erupts into jubilant applause as Lea Michele struts into her first and only show on the European leg of her tour, “An Intimate Evening with Lea Michele”.


Beautiful: Not The Carole King Musical 

21 Apr

“We don’t stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing.


London’s Five Best New Cocktail Bars 

21 Apr

Tired of relying on the same old spots for your Negronis and Manhattans? There’s a lot to be said for familiarity, but the best thing about the cocktail scene is its insatiable appetite for novelty and reinvention, and in London that’s showing no...


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London Ambulance Service medic honoured at Buckingham Palace 

25 Apr

Tooting born medic Paul Smith, who has dedicated more than forty years of his life to saving Londoners, has been honoured by HM The Queen at a ceremony at Buckingham Palace today (25 April).


Brigade issues water warning after 13 people drown 

24 Apr

Fire chiefs are warning walkers, joggers and anglers to take extra care near canals, rivers and along the Thames as statistics show there have been 13 water related fatalities in London in the last three years...


Drop in at Shadwell fire station for free cycle safety advice 

24 Apr

Cyclists are being offered free road safety advice at Shadwell fire station today (Monday 24 April).


Statement following an incident on Warburton Road, E8. 

17 Apr

Statement following an incident on Warburton Road, E8 on Monday 17 April 2017.


Firefighters attending around 12 London crashes a day 

13 Apr

The Brigade has showcased its road traffic collision capabilities as figures show a 10 per cent rise in crashes attended by the Brigade.


Stock up on medication ahead of the long weekend, warns ambulance service 

12 Apr

As Londoners prepare for the bank holiday break, the capital’s ambulance service is reminding them to check they have enough medication to see them through the long weekend.


Tottenham firefighters save baby at station 

11 Apr

Baby makes full recoverey...


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