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#ModelsLikeMe 

10 Oct

Do the advertisement campaigns of high street retailers reflect the diversity of Britain? I want to hear from you on whether or not you think this is an issue.


What are the Benefits of a Garage Floor Coating? 

17 Sep

What are the benefits of garage floor coating should be known well when you want to enhance your house value.


Government auditors report on homelessness 

13 Sep

It is a national scandal that more and more people are made homeless every year.


Learndirect 

12 Sep

Training company Learndirect, who have received more than £600m of public funding since 2011, was recently rated as inadequate by Ofsted.


Better Renting Campaign 

11 Sep

Hackney Council have launched their Better Renting Campaign, which highlights what needs to change to create a fairer system for Hackney’s 32,000 renters.


Prime Minister’s Questions 25 October 2017 

6 Sep

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


UK’s relationship with Ireland 

6 Sep

Watch below as I question the Brexit Secretarty over our future relationship with Ireland.


Acid Attacks 

30 Aug

I am extremely concerned about the recent spate of acid attacks in Hackney and the callousness of such actions.


The Challenge of maintaining cyber security 

24 Aug

The NHS was hardest hit by the recent ransomware attack in May which affected businesses and public services across the world.


Arts Council England investment in Hackney 

22 Aug

Arts and culture are one of Hackney’s great success stories.


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Jeremy Corbyn’s Speech To Young Labour: An Uber Co-Op Run By The Drivers, Sharing Profits. 

16 Oct

Jeremy Corbyn's speech to the Co-Op party (the one the United Cabbies Group [UCG] have alined themselves with) ahead of the Young Labour Policy Conference.


Duties and Responsibilities in Counter-Terrorism 

14 Oct

Several newspapers and news sites have covered the release , in Pakistan, of a US-Canadian couple, Caitlan Coleman and Joshua Boyle.


Public Meeting: Netanyahu’s New Normal – Ramping Up Israel’s Racist Attacks on Palestinians and African Refugees 

13 Oct

Independent journalist David Sheen has been reporting from inside Jewish Isreali society since 2010, focusing on racial conflict and religious extremism.


Search engine marketing Uk Is An Affordable Traffic Option 

13 Oct

Finding traffic for your website will likely be one of the main ways to help you start off making a come back on your website investment.


On Douglas Murray: How We Got to Where We Are, Yet Never Wanted to Be 

13 Oct

“ The Strange Death of Europe: Immigration, Identity, Islam” – Douglas Murray (Bloomsbury: London, £18.99).


Improving Odds Of Popularity at a Speech Pathology Graduate School 

9 Oct

Patrick Swayze’s estate looks as if there may be a legitimate fight brewing between his family unit members and his widow Niemi in the forseeable future according to Wednesday, April 29 reviews from Hollywood Everyday, and is involved.


Terrorism In Britain and Its Relationship to Pakistan 

9 Oct

On 19 September I spoke at a side meeting to the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva, organised by the European Foundation for South Asian Studies.


The Left’s Jewish Problem: A Review 

8 Oct

The Left’s Jewish Problem: Jeremy Corbyn, Israel and Anti-Semitism by Dave Rich (London: Biteback Publishing, 2016, 292 pages, no illustrations, £12.99, ISBN 978 1785 901 201, paperback) A contentious issue during the Corbyn revolution has been the...


Titbits – blast from the past, Hackney Today and parking in the distant future 

6 Oct

◆ The Town Hall is promoting Black History Month  with a photo of James Baldwin visiting Dalston for the naming of CLR James library in 1965.


Leader – why scrutiny of the council’s freesheet is in the public interest 

6 Oct

Readers have kindly expressed their appreciation for the Citizen ’s dogged coverage of fire safety post-Grenfell.


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Arts & culture »

Recommended: Elmet by Fiona Mozley 

13 Oct

A surprise inclusion on the Booker shortlist, this is an atmospheric and intimate debut portraying a three-person close-knit, motherless family living as outsiders in rural West Yorkshire.


‘Most people don’t even notice it’: the Shoreditch coffee shop with a £1.25 million Banksy artwork 

12 Oct

An artwork by graffiti artist Banksy has been restored and returned to its original location after being lost for over a decade.


Collaborating with Graeae on In Touch 

11 Oct

Graeae are currently collaborating with a Russian theatre company and a Russian director on In Touch; a show about how deafblind people go through life, the barriers they have faced and learning to manage their disability.


Recommended: Indigo Donut by Patrice Lawrence 

7 Oct

A beautiful book about Indigo, a who has grown up in the foster care system and is finding out difficult things about her past, as well as embarking on a new relationship with Bailey, a boy unlike any she's known before.


Your Reasons to be Cheerful 

3 Oct

Take a look at some of our friends Reasons to be Cheerful! Sir Peter Blake – Love.


Non-Fiction Book of the Month: Black and British by David Olusoga 

1 Oct

“We were the biggest empire the world had ever seen.


Recommended: History of Wolves by Emily Fridlund 

1 Oct

Psychologically astute and easy to get absorbed in, this Booker-shortlisted debut from Emily Fridlund is unexpected and unconventional as a coming of age story.


Author of the Month: Patti Smith 

29 Sep

On the one hand, she is shrouded in the darkness of Gotham, hard boiled and sharp shooting.


Jessica Lovett’s blog | Write to Play year 4 

26 Sep

Am I a writer? I thought that for my first blog post, I would explore a question that I’ve struggled with for the past few years: Am I a writer? It sounds silly.


From Capote to Hankinson: True Crime and the Non-Fiction Novel Copy 

22 Sep

Image via TED True Crime has recently undergone something of a renaissance, with the immersive nature of long-format internet TV proving an ideal vehicle for exploring messy and complicated investigations which often evolve over years, if not decades...


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What’s in the bags this week – 18 October 

16 Oct

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


free food & booze at dom’s place 

16 Oct

It’s no secret that we LOVE Dom’s Place in Clapton (you don’t even wanna see our Uber Eats history…), so we’ll be there with bells on to celebrate Dom’s 4th birthday.


With one match to date Binder is the world’s most popular… 

15 Oct

With one match to date Binder is the world’s most popular way to use a city bin to get hot dates http://ift.


DID HE EVER REALLY LEAVE? http://ift.tt/2ylDZCs 

15 Oct

DID HE EVER REALLY LEAVE? http://ift.


But let’s have them anyway http://ift.tt/2gaOCzS 

15 Oct

But let’s have them anyway http://ift.


Top Five: Ways to get spooked this Halloween 

13 Oct

October brings the spookiest day of the year… Halloween! This year it falls on Tuesday 31 st October, and there are a host of spooky yet wonderful events throughout the month you can get your claws into.


DJ of the Week – Babybear 

13 Oct

All the way from glam Paris, superstar DJ Babybear gives us his fave tunes ahead of his set at Dalston Superstore’s Patsy next Friday! Hey Babybear! Describe yourself in one gorge sentence.


sample sale | goat & oyuna 

13 Oct

The Box is back with another bangin’ sample sale.


Enfield North 

13 Oct

K ♠ Cheshunt/Enfield Had the Herbert Commission had their way, Cheshunt Urban District would have become part of Greater London, whereas in fact it stayed in Hertfordshire (and is now part of Broxbourne).


QX Recommends…Frau Welt – The avant-garde new one-person show at Hackney Showroom 

13 Oct

Touching down in a pernicious puff of powder foundation this month, Frau Welt is the beguiling new show at the esteemed Hackney Showroom.


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Arcola and Philips partnership delivers a carbon-neutral Grimeborn 

16 Oct

Arcola Theatre aims to become the world’s first carbon neutral theatre.


free food & booze at dom’s place 

16 Oct

It’s no secret that we LOVE Dom’s Place in Clapton (you don’t even wanna see our Uber Eats history…), so we’ll be there with bells on to celebrate Dom’s 4th birthday.


sample sale | goat & oyuna 

13 Oct

The Box is back with another bangin’ sample sale.


Hackney is an ‘urban arboretum’ says expert Paul Wood ahead of weekend tree tour 

12 Oct

‘You get all sorts of unusual and rare trees hanging out on the streets’: a Cercis canadensis or eastern redbud, in Haggerston.


The Preatures at Moth Club | Live review 

11 Oct

Under the glittering ceiling at Moth Club, The Preatures rocked the audience with incredible energy.


Running the Hackney Half (Term): an activity guide for local parents 

10 Oct

Little makers: The Geffrye Museum got children to decorate their ideal room as part of a workshop I’m sure all the teachers reading this are familiar with Getting the Buggers to Behave – Sue Cowley’s guide to captivating unruly pupils.


★★★★★ Frau Welt at Hackney Showroom 

10 Oct

Cigarette smoke fills Hackney Showroom’s main space, the music rises and Peter Clement in a long, dark frock appears out of the gloom.


bubbledogs & bao head to hoxton arches 

10 Oct

Yeah you heard, Bubbledogs and Bao are coming to Hoxton Arches…for one night only! The pair will be hosting the mother of all Halloween parties with a menu of Halloween hotdogs, including the Mexican Pitbull Dog topped with habañero salsa, blood ...


banksy’s snorting copper back in shoreditch 

9 Oct

First, we had two new Banksy pieces appear on the side of the Barbican and now one of his older artworks has returned to Shoreditch after a painstaking restoration.


Review: Review: Giulio Cesare [Parts 1 & 2] (Hackney Empire and tour) 

9 Oct

Rome meets Egypt as ETO performs Handel's lengthy opera across two evenings...


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Schools »

Macmillan coffee morning 

16 Oct

Thank you to all those that donated towards the Macmillan coffee morning.


History Day 

16 Oct

History Day Celebrations – can you guess which era we are from...


Harvest Festival 

16 Oct

During our Church Service on Friday, the children took all their harvest donations to the church.


HT Meets Tim Cook – Apple CEO! 

13 Oct

On Wednesday this week a group of ten children from Year 6 travelled to the Regent Street Apple Store to attend a Swift coding workshop for the launch of EU code week.


SCIENCE & HISTORY 

13 Oct

Orchard pupils have been out and about on trips and visits to learn more about their half termly topics.


ParentPay 

13 Oct

ParentPay – our new online payment service We are pleased to announce that we will shortly be accepting payments online, starting with school dinners.


Here are this year’s Young Interpreters 

13 Oct

The role of the young interpreters is varied.


School Council Thanks Local Businesses 

13 Oct

Yesterday afternoon, our School Council visited the local businesses in Hoxton Market who contributed to our Macmillan Coffee Morning two weeks ago.


Year 1 Victorian Day 

13 Oct

Year 1 has been studying the Victorians.


Primary Advantage School Games 

13 Oct

Gainsborough Primary School was proud to host the Primary Advantage (PA) Sports League.


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