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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.


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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Comment »

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.


Lady Antonia Fraser DBE makes a donation to HCLC in loving memory of Harold Pinter 

7 Mar

Hackney Community Law Centre (HCLC) is deeply honoured to have received a donation for £500 from Lady Antonia Fraser DBE .


Hackney Energy relaunches bid for power! 

6 Mar

Hackney Energy is up and running again.


Small businesses in Hackney – better to nurture than annihilate 

5 Mar

Many already struggling small businesses in Hackney are uniting to oppose new changes proposed by the government to business rates that threaten their very existence.


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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 .


From Hamlet to hipsters: a historical tour in Shoreditch 

15 Mar

What do Tony Blair, Christopher Marlowe and William Shakespeare all have in common? In one way or another they have all played their part in establishing and sustaining the theatrical heritage of Shoreditch.


BBC pottery judge: artists shouldn’t be defined by gender 

15 Mar

Kate Malone is best known in Hackney for her giant ceramic fish in Hackney Marshes and a jug and bowl-shaped fountain in Homerton Hospital.


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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.


At the Ipswich Institute Reading Room on March 22nd for the Suffolk Book League 

22 Mar

Iain Sinclair will be appearing at the Ipswich Institute Reading Room  (15 Tavern Street, IP1 3AA) on Wednesday 22nd March  as part of the Suffolk Book League’s 2017 programme of events.


Bolivian Rainbow 

22 Mar

Origin: Bolivia OrganicLea Heat Rating: 7 This is an ornamental  pepper, yielding many small (2-3 cm) fruit that range in colour from purple to yellow to orange before ripening to a fiery red.


Tabasco 

22 Mar

Origin: Mexico OrganicLea Heat Rating: 4 The chilli behind the iconic McIlheny’s Tabasco Sauce.


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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.


Perfectly themed bunker The Bletchley launches in Chelsea 

20 Mar

Fittingly enough, information on The Bletchley is hard to find.


What’s on in Hackney this week 

20 Mar

Looking for something to do with your friends, yourself or your mum on Mother's Day? As ever, the Hackney Post has compiled a handy guide for you this week.


ldner #198: sophie wright 

17 Mar

Cafe Miami is probably the most Instagrammed cafe in Hackney.


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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.


Barbican Box Music Project 

23 Mar

A spirited group of year 7 students took centre stage at the Barbican earlier this month as part of the third annual Barbican Box Music project.


British Science Week 

22 Mar

Last week was British Science week and SJB had a jam-packed week full of experiments! We started off Science week with the whole school conducting a scientific investigation on fingerprints.


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