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£3.2m Springfield Park revamp could see greenhouses demolished – and car park built on 

21 Feb

Springfield Park’s greenhouse buildings could be demolished to make way for a profit-making community event space in a £3.2million revamp.


86-year-old NHS campaigner Shirley Murgraff: ‘Being so angry keeps me going’ 

21 Feb

Shirley Murgraff believes the NHS is “the jewel in the crown”.


86-year-old NHS campaigner Shirley Murgraff: ‘Being so angry keeps me going’ 

21 Feb

The Gazette catches up with health campaigner, life-long socialist and one-time news reader Shirley Murgraff, 86...


Hackney lawyers reveal pesticide industry is ‘making mockery’ of EU ban 

21 Feb

Buzz cut: honey bee populations are in decline across Europe.


Hackney mental health patient who gave minders the slip hands himself in 

21 Feb

A man who gave minders the slip while on leave from a secure mental health unit in Green Lanes has handed himself in.


Hackney mental health patient who gave minders the slip hands himself in 

21 Feb

A man who gave minders the slip while on leave from a secure mental health unit in Green Lanes has handed himself in.


Victory for Digs as bank bows to pressure over ‘rent rise clause’ 

21 Feb

Pledge: the bank is to review the controversial clause.


Protestors to march on Hackney art gallery after it hosted ‘openly racist’ shows 

21 Feb

Controversial: LD50 art gallery on Dalston’s Tottenham Road.


Hackney Council second highest spender on bird control 

21 Feb

Hackney Council’s proactive work to rid the streets of pigeons and gulls has made it the second biggest spender on bird control in the country.


Newington Green stabbing: Man chased by gang and knifed multiple times has life-changing injuries 

21 Feb

The young man chased by a gang and stabbed in Newington Green yesterday afternoon has sustained “life-changing” injuries, Scotland Yard has revealed.


Hackney Council second highest spender on bird control 

21 Feb

Hackney Council’s proactive work to rid the streets of pigeons and gulls has made it the second biggest spender on bird control in the country.


Newington Green stabbing: Man chased by gang and knifed multiple times has life-changing injuries 

21 Feb

The young man chased by a gang and stabbed in Newington Green yesterday afternoon has sustained “life-changing” injuries, Scotland Yard has revealed.


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Hackney hyperlocal »

Police use Twitter to catch burglars 

21 Feb

Police cadets delivering crime prevention advice.


The most important buildings in the world: they are in Hackney and they are happening now 

21 Feb

Vincent Stops , head of the borough’s planning committee, hails a Hackney building revolution  RISING UP in Hackney is a cluster of buildings that are the most important in the world.


Trump Muslim ban prompts a press release from Hackney’s Assembly rep praising a Labour motion 

17 Feb

Trump: immigration barriers for Muslims from seven countries THE REFUGEE CRISIS has led to a lot of talk among Londoners but, in Hackney, little action, despite the eagerness of local people to help.


Day out to ‘London Transport Museum’ 

17 Feb

Tenants and Residents Join us for a day out on Saturday 04th March 2017 to London Transport Museum See Flyer Below for How to Reserve Tickets.


Alden and Broadway Community Vegetable Garden – Needs Volunteers 

17 Feb

  Alden and Broadway Community Vegetable Garden   Come and Join us this Spring and Summer – Every Sunday A new Community Vegetable Garden area created specially for the tenants and residents of Alden and Broadway Estates, so we can grow ...


WELL STREET – YOUR STREET’ MEETING report 

17 Feb

‘WELL STREET – YOUR STREET’ MEETING WEDNESDAY 15th FEBRUARY 2017.


Hackney’s small businesses fight back against rates hike 

16 Feb

Paul Gardner in Gardner’s Bags is one of the driving forces behind the petition Pic: Maddy White More than 2400 Hackney locals have signed a Change.


Memory of the Mothers’ Hospital 

14 Feb

One August morning in 1984, my first child was born in a maternity hospital on Lower Clapton Road which stood on the site of what is now called Mothers' Square.


Picturehouse staff standing firm for living wage in Hackney strikes 

13 Feb

Hackney Picturehouse strikers campaigning for the living wage.


Get to know your partners at the AGM 

12 Feb

Come and build partnerships, with ducks, with flowers, with benches, with herons, with snow, with fountains, with horses, Oh, and with one or two people!!!! Clapton Pond Neighbourhood Action Group (CPNAG) Annual General Meetin g All welcome, familiar...


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.


Idling cops in Hackney: Switch off that engine, says the Met, as the force aims to go green 

10 Feb

IDLING MOTOR VEHICLES are causing thousands of deaths and local police are taking action.


Protect independent businesses from rates hike 

8 Feb

  HACKNEY Council has joined with East End Trades Guild to fight the Government’s business rates hike.


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Comment »

Who ate all the pies? 

22 Feb

When the manufactured scandal has blown over and the dust has settled, the name of Sutton United`s reserve goalkeeper will return mercifully to deserved obscurity in about the same time as it takes to invent another scandal for the back pages of ...


Corby 

21 Feb

To: Gaz From: Baz 2 hours ago Message: This has come straight from Rupert...


Hackney Energy back on the launch pad 

20 Feb

Hackney Energy, first meeting in 2017: Tuesday 28 February, 7.30pm, at The Talbot, Englefield Road.


Welcome Sonia! 

20 Feb

Hackney Community Law Centre is delighted to welcome Sonia Lenegan to the team as our new immigration solicitor! Sonia ( pictured right ) joined Hackney Community Law Centre in January 2017, having previously volunteered at South West London Law ...


Fake news 

19 Feb

Dateline: Saturday 18th August 2017 Newly elected British Prime Minister Keir Starmer has caused further controversy just two days into office by signing a series of executive orders distancing the United Kingdom from formal agreements made by his ...


Chewing the Fat About Julian Assange, Wikileaks and Today’s Politics 

18 Feb

I spent some time today interviewing Dr Larry O'Hara, editor of the parapolitical magazine Notes from the Borderland.


Hackney Gazette story on the Colin Roach Centre 

18 Feb

Link to Gazette feature.


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Politicians »

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.


Fire station development approved with no affordable housing, none 

20 Jan

by Councillor James Peters Last Wednesday, I went to the planning meeting at the Town Hall about the building planned for the site of the old fire station on Kingsland Road.


We must never forget the Holocaust 

19 Jan

We must never forget the Holocaust.


Prime Minister unable to guarantee future of Hackney’s EU citizens 

18 Jan

I have been contacted by hundreds of constituents since the UK’s decision to leave the European Union.


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LocalGov »

Help shape the development of the Dalston Quarter 

21 Feb

Hackney Council is gathering views on the principles which could shape the development of a new cultural quarter in the centre of Dalston, aimed at protecting and building on the areas reputation as one of Londons most creative and dynamic...


Contracted Housing Related Support Services 

21 Feb

Response by Hackney Borough Council to M Makam on 21 February 2017 .


Contracted Housing Related Support Services 

21 Feb

Request sent to Hackney Borough Council by M Makam on 21 February 2017 .


School places 2017 

21 Feb

Response by Hackney Borough Council to Christina Savage on 21 February 2017 .


Deteriorating potholes opposite 29A Dumont Road, 20th February 

20 Feb

The Dumont Road carriageway is in a poor condition with potholes in the middle and at the edge of the road.


Poor lighting attracting ASB and drugs, 20th February 

20 Feb

Very poor Street lighting, especially under the railway bridge attracting drug dealers and asb Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): Union Walk, E2 Report on FixMyStreet...


Rubbish from rough sleepers, 20th February 

20 Feb

Large amount of rubbish and drug paraphernalia left from rough sleepers and also fly tipping from local businesses.


Football match kicks off Fairtrade fortnight 

20 Feb

There will be fair play from Hackney Wick FC as they kick off Fairtrade fortnight this year using ethically sourced footballs from Bala Sport Fairtrade in their match on Saturday 4 March.


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Local sport »

Local Group News: March 2017 

20 Feb

London Cycling Campaign has a network of over 30 Local Groups across London, one per borough.


Will Norman starts as first full time Cycling & Walking Commissioner 

15 Feb

In the week following the tragic deaths of three cyclists in London , Will Norman, the new Cycling Walking Commissioner has begun his job.


Women’s Tour comes to London 

15 Feb

Sadiq Khan, Val Shawcross and Olympian Katie Archibald were at Tower Bridge this morning to announce London will host the Women's Tour for the first time.


5 reasons to love Mini-Hollands 

9 Feb

Its not long now until the new Walking and Cycling Commissioner finally steps into post.


Cycling and walking schemes only way forward says LCC, following three fatalities in one day 

8 Feb

Monday morning saw three fatalities on Londons roads within hours of each other three sets of families and friends devastated by these tragic collisions.


Safer Cycling for Families Data Project 

2 Feb

Joyride and the London Cycling Campaign have partnered on a project to trial new data collection technology.


LCC members help build a street-by-street air pollution map of London 

1 Feb

In August we invited LCC members to register for free CleanSpace tags to help map Londons polluted air and find how good or bad the air quality is on their journeys.


Volunteering & CCH membership – out club commitments – support needed 

27 Jan

Volunteer with Cycling Club Hackney Calling club members help and assistance will be needed for the following events - remember CCH Membership requires a commitment from full members to support at least one key CCH event per year.


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Leyton Orient »

Football League – Fixture Day & 2017/18 Key Dates 

20 Feb

Football League - Fixture Day 2017/18 Key Dates Vitalfootball:Leyton Orient:20/02/2017 21:39:00 The Football League have released the key dates for the coming 2017/18 season, and the all important fixtures will be released on Wednesday June...


Video – Leyton Orient 2-3 Notts County 

20 Feb

Video - Leyton Orient 2-3 Notts County Vitalfootball:Leyton Orient:20/02/2017 10:50:00 Battling back from two down Leyton Orient looked to have gained a point against Notts County.


Vital View – League 2, 18th February 2017 

20 Feb

Vital View - League 2, 18th February 2017 Vitalfootball:Leyton Orient:20/02/2017 08:28:00 Doncaster's winless run went on but they remain three points ahead of Plymouth.


Stats: Leyton Orient v Notts County 

18 Feb

Stats: Leyton Orient v Notts County Vitalfootball:Leyton Orient:18/02/2017 23:19:00 All the stats from Leyton Orient (2) vs (3) Notts County, Brisbane Road, 18/2/17 Att: 5,585...


MATCH REPORT: Leyton Orient 2-3 Notts County – League Two 

18 Feb

Leyton Orient fought back from two goals down to draw level, but it was in vain as Notts County scored a third goal to give Kevin Nolan a victory on...


MATCH PREVIEW: Leyton Orient v Notts County – League Two 

18 Feb

Leyton Orient will have been boosted by the much-needed win in midweek as they prepare to host fellow strugglers Notts County, whose form has picked up of late.


Orient v Notts County – Follow Live On Twitter 

17 Feb

Orient v Notts County - Follow Live On Twitter Vitalfootball:Leyton Orient:17/02/2017 12:41:00 Leyton Orient are at Brisbane Road with Notts County the visitors today, this will be a 3pm kick-off.


Man of the Match v Plymouth Argyle: Gavin Massey 

17 Feb

Gavin Massey was voted Total Orient Man of the Match against Plymouth Argyle with 56% of the vote.


Vital Preview – League 2, 18th February 2017 

17 Feb

Vital Preview - League 2, 18th February 2017 Vitalfootball:Leyton Orient:17/02/2017 08:42:00 The 2016-17 season continues with the latest round of games this weekend.


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Business »

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.


Why the tax office will have to continue to wait for the money it says it’s owed by Mr London Fields Brewery 

26 Jan

“Jules” Wilkinson, co-founder of London Fields Brewery, at its press launch in 2011 THE REVENUE’S ATTEMPT to retrieve almost £1 million owed to it by London Fields Brewery has hit another setback.


ATMs might charge for withdrawals as banks meet to discuss ways of taking more money from us 

22 Jan

Only for the affluent: the TFC-located machine makes the withdrawal fee clear TIRED OF BEING CAUGHT OUT by cash dispensers that make whopping charges for their services? Soon you may be unable to find an ATM that doesn’t.


From revolution to restaurant clusters: Time Out reads Shoreditch as part of a ‘growth strategy’ 

4 Jan

TIME OUT first landed on the streets of London in 1968, when young revolutionaries rattled governments in France, the US and other countries.


Haggerston Baths will stay dry. A century of serving Hackney people ends as developers fail to save pool 

5 Dec

Grand opening: the Edwardians knew how to throw a launch party HAGGERSTON BATHS will be closed to swimmers for ever.


A Hackney youth club is winning its fight to stay in Dalston: underground may be the way to go 

30 Nov

THE FUTURE for a youth club that provides a haven for Hackney youngsters is looking a little better since its premises were offered for sale.


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Features »

loti eats: perilla 

21 Feb

After first impressing us at their pop-up down south, Perilla moved into our neighbourhood, located in a pretty site on Newington Green with big windows, rickety wooden furniture and a warm, cosy feel.


Epic Lea Valley Hike from Leytonstone to Hertford 

21 Feb

7.30am and the dog has pissed in my boot.


Goodbye T46 

20 Feb

On Hackney Marsh the poplars stand forlorn – The dingy old pavilion built of bricks Dilapidated – pot-holed carpark.


22 February 2017 

20 Feb

Produce from: Hughes Organics (Norfolk), Breckland Organics (Norfolk B), Woodlands Organics (Lincolnshire), Eves Hill Veg Co (Norfolk), Riverdale Farm (Cambridgeshire) and other small farmers in East Anglia, Sarah Green (Essex), Hawkwood Plant ...


loti eats: l’antica pizzeria da michele 

20 Feb

Unless you’ve been on a digital detox for the last couple of months there’s a big chance you’ll have seen the news about L’Antica Pizzeria da Michele AKA the world’s best pizza coming to Stoke Newington.


February Open Day 

17 Feb

Winter fruit care is the theme for this month’s seasonal blitz and open day.


Enjoy a day out at Hackney City Farm 

17 Feb

If you haven’t been already, you should take a family trip down to the community-led Hackney City Farm .


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Arts & culture »

New Gig, New Album (+ free offer) 

20 Feb

It’s a busy week.


In memory of Tim Gebbels 

17 Feb

We recently learnt with great sadness that our friend, colleague and collaborator Tim Gebbels passed away.


Belated footnote re Giuliano d’Angiolini 

15 Feb

Something I forgot to mention when discussing the recent CDs of music by Dante Boon and Giuliano d’Angiolini.


The run up to press night 

13 Feb

When we began rehearsals at Bradbury Studios (Graeae Headquarters) on 9 January, opening night and The Royal Exchange seemed far far away.


On this day, 13 February 2000 

13 Feb

A response by Stuart Hall Library Artist in Residence Ting-Ting Cheng It was a Sunday morning.


Beware of Pity: Watch Live, Sunday 12th Feb 

11 Feb

Head back to this page at 3pm on Sunday 12th February for a front row view of Complicite’s adaptation the Stefan Zweig classic, Beware of Pity, live from the Barbican.


Signed copies of David Keenan’s ‘This is Memorial Device’ with free zine and badge! 

10 Feb

We have a very limited number of signed copies of David Keenan’s debut novel, This is Memorial Device, with accompanying zine, Go Ahead and Drop the Bomb, and a Memorial Device badge.


This is Memorial Device by David Keenan 

8 Feb

Keenan’s debut novel follows last year’s reissue of shop favourite England’s Hidden Reverse, his epic history of the esoteric musical underground of the 1980s, and it doesn’t disappoint.


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Schools »

World Book Day 

21 Feb

Next Thursday is world Book Day and Shacklewell will be celebrating in style! There will be book tokens, story readings, and fancy dress!   If you want to get in the spirit of things beforehand this website  http://www.


Urswick pupil wins second prize in national Mandarin speaking competition 

20 Feb

On Tuesday 2nd February, Year 9 student Matilde Gomes has come second in the national Mandarin Chinese speaking competition.


Walk On Wednesday with Strider! 

20 Feb

We are delighted to be taking part again in the Walk On Wednesday (WoW) campaign.


Reception Maths Mastery Workshop 

10 Feb

On Wednesday 8th February, we held the Maths Mastery workshop.


Hackney Sports Awards 

10 Feb

On Wednesday 8th February 2017 the Hackney Empire hosted the annual Hackney Sports Awards ceremony and we are delighted to let you know that Grazebrook Primary School won the Young Hackney Primary School Sports Award! We won this award for  for our...


Jewish Museum 

10 Feb

Year 5 have been learning about Jewish Festivals for RE this half term.


Table Tennis Tornados 

10 Feb

A BIG shout out to our Year 3/4  Table  Tennis team Channia, Justine, Oscar and Ra’id who took part in the Young Hackney  Table  Tennis Tournament at the Forest Road Sports Hub yesterday.


02 & NSPCC Online Safety & Speak Out, Stay Safe! 

9 Feb

As the UK’s leading children’s the NSPCC is committed to making sure they are there to help schools around the country keep  pupils safe!   Through their Schools Service and Speak Out, Stay Safe –  NSPCC, working in partnership with the ...


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Events »

loti eats: perilla 

21 Feb

After first impressing us at their pop-up down south, Perilla moved into our neighbourhood, located in a pretty site on Newington Green with big windows, rickety wooden furniture and a warm, cosy feel.


loti eats: l’antica pizzeria da michele 

20 Feb

Unless you’ve been on a digital detox for the last couple of months there’s a big chance you’ll have seen the news about L’Antica Pizzeria da Michele AKA the world’s best pizza coming to Stoke Newington.


ldner #194: emma sharp 

17 Feb

Thought you knew everything about earrings? Think again.


goodhood yard sale 

15 Feb

Stuff fashion week, Goodhood is back with another Yard Sale this weekend.


backyard cinema: the last chapel 

15 Feb

You’d better be ready for action because Backyard Cinema is putting on an immersive Tarantino-themed season.


pitch black bar 

15 Feb

Scared of the dark? This one might not be for you.


loti eats: club mexicana 

14 Feb

Fancy vegan food that knocks the ethically-sourced socks off lentils and lettuce? Then let us introduce you to Club Mexicana who has set up kitchen in Pamela on Kingsland Road, dishing up tasty Mexican street food with big flavours and bright ...


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999 »

No working smoke alarms in vast majority of 2017 fatal fires 

17 Feb

Over half of all dwelling fires that the Brigade attended last year did not have a smoke alarm that worked or sounded.


Right place right time as off-duty Stuart assists collapsed ferry passenger 

16 Feb

Proving our firefighters are never truly off duty, Stuart McDonald from Battersea blue watch was travelling on an Isle of Wight ferry recently when he stepped in to assist a fellow passenger who had keeled over with severe chest pains.


Leadership team strengthened with two new non-executive directors 

13 Feb

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‘Fate’ brings man together with paramedic who helped save his life 

13 Feb

A Bromley man had a chance encounter with the paramedic who helped to save his life three years after he almost died.


‘Fate’ brings man together with paramedic who helped save his life 

13 Feb

A Bromley man had a chance encounter with the paramedic who helped to save his life three years after he almost died.


Brigade battles domestic violence with arson proof letterbox drive 

10 Feb

Firefighters providing 400 arson proof letterboxes across Bexley...


Firefighter recruitment frequently asked questions 

10 Feb

Information about the selection process...


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