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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.

Commonwealth War Graves Internship 

18 Jan

The Commonwealth War Graves Commission ( CWGC ) launched a programme of paid Centenary Internships funded from LIBOR fines and backed by the Government as part of its commemoration of the centenary of the Great War.

Community Housing Fund won’t touch the sides 

17 Jan

Average prices in the borough are well over half a million pounds, rent is soaring, with overcrowding and demand for social housing the highest seen in 20 years.

Visit to Hoxton pharmacy to discuss health cuts 

16 Jan

Pharmacies have a special place in our communities.

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Close down the LD50 gallery in Dalston. No passeran. 

24 Feb


HCLC double amputee client wins ESA case! 

23 Feb

Good news for our client Julius Holgate ! On Wednesday 22nd February 2017, Julius ( pictured right with his HCLC caseworker Marcin Brajta ) received a letter from the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) informing him that it would no longer refuse...

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 ...


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.

Repairing Broken Boundaries : by Lee Ward. 

18 Feb

Since my post on Taxi Leaks, and also printed in PHTM named Uber Boundaries, Bent or Broken? ( Link found he r e ) I have now evolved this issue to repair the boundaries that have been bent or broken, and the repair comes with Case Law to support it...

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Arts & culture »

One of those wonderful moments where nobody knows what’s going on 

22 Feb

Went to the latest Kammer Klang gig a couple of weeks ago.

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.

FIRST LOVE by Gwendoline Riley 

6 Feb

Don’t be fooled by the title; this is a compelling, brutal account of the battleground of a long term relationship between a thirty something woman and an older man.

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lnder #195: dave buonaguidi 

24 Feb

Here’s a maths problem for you: When a picture is worth a thousand words, how many words is a picture worth if it’s got words on it? Well perhaps our LDNER this week, Dave Buonaguidi will have the answer, as he gave up his job in 2014 and gave ...

via @robmozza 

22 Feb

via @robmozza...

Job opportunity 

22 Feb

OrganicLea is looking for new co-op members! Do you share a passion for developing and delivering a sustainable community food enterprise? Can you combine strategic development with day to day operational delivery? Are you excited by spanners and ...


22 Feb

Do you sometimes feel you need some structure in your life or do you prefer a few surprises along the way? There’s something to be said for regular nights out in London, that’s not to say the nights themselves are full of surprises! Take this ...

Athena: Rip-roaring Eagle Saturdays 

22 Feb

18/02/17: Conjuring images of baby-hugging hunks from dark and forgotten recesses of our long-vanished pubescence, Athena is the name given to a brand new monthly Saturday night at the Eagle in Vauxhall.

Lipsync1000 Heat 1 

22 Feb

15/02/17: Well, well, well! Lipsync1000 has officially KICKED OFF at The Glory! And what a kick-off it was! There were FOUR celebrity guest judges; Ben Henry, who writes those Buzzfeed quizzes about whether you’d rather have sex with a pork pie or ...

Top Five: Noodle Bars 

22 Feb

We are noodle obsessed at the moment here at London Living, simply because the options are endless.


22 Feb

3 ♣ Holborn/Finsbury/Shoreditch From a modern perspective, this is the weirdest Greater London borough proposed by the Herbert Commission in 1960.

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.

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lnder #195: dave buonaguidi 

24 Feb

Here’s a maths problem for you: When a picture is worth a thousand words, how many words is a picture worth if it’s got words on it? Well perhaps our LDNER this week, Dave Buonaguidi will have the answer, as he gave up his job in 2014 and gave ...

Cut Festival – The Art of Barbering takes place this weekend across East London 

22 Feb

Chavosos by Hick Duarte Cut Festival – The Art of Barbering 24th February – 5th March Tickets: £6/8 Box office: http://www.

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 ...

Mehmet Ergen on The Cherry Orchard 

13 Feb

Ahead of his major new production of The Cherry Orchard , Artistic Director Mehmet Ergen discusses the play and its salience on the hundredth anniversary of the Russian Revolution.

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Schools »

Hoop Shooting Magic! 

24 Feb

Hoop shooting magic and great play today from Team GB at event 5 of the  Young Hackney  Little Hoops Basketball League.


24 Feb

The staff at St Matthias are overwhelmed with pride.

Perfect Pottery After School Club Blooming 

24 Feb

Take a look at these spiffing Sunflower bowls and marbled beads created with love by our Potters at Perfect Pottery After School club under the expert guidance of Potter extraordinaire, Clare.

Feel Good Thursday picking up momentum – Boxercise today! 

24 Feb

Join us on Thursdays (term time) at 9am -10am Free! Fit! Fun! Parents PE with our super Fit for Sport coaches.

Cycle Pit Stops 

22 Feb

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Radnor Hills Taster Day 

22 Feb

As part of the Healthy Lifestyles, we are trying to introduce a healthier drink that children can buy from the school tuck shop.

World Book Day-Do Something Booky Today! 

22 Feb

World Book Day takes place on Thursday 2nd March 2017 and we would like to invite you to join us in helping your child to make the most out of this special occasion.


22 Feb

Receptionist/Administrator Part-Time (20 hours per week) Term Time Only Salary: Scale 3, Point 14-17 £19,947-£20,985 (Actual Salary £9,262 – £9,744 per annum) (Plus performance related bonuses and other benefits) View/download: Job Pack ...

Folks on Spokes – Our free drop in Family Bike and Cycling Club returns! 

22 Feb

Delighted to let you know that our drop in Family Bike  Cycling  Club made a welcome return to day.

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.

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