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Man in hospital after Dalston shooting 

22 Jul

A man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder.


First picture of Brit, 22, with ‘golden heart’ who died hours into Ibiza trip 

21 Jul

Family and friends have paid tribute to a British man who died hours after jetting into Ibiza to ‘celebrate his own birthday’.


Guerilla gardeners transform unloved flower bed near their London Fields office 

21 Jul

Guerilla gardeners transform unloved flower bed near their London Fields office 18 minutes ago Alessia Manzoni --> Lunchtime gardening by office workers has turned a littered patch near London Fields into a blooming community project.


Tributes to British man, 21, punched to death in Ibiza as suspect appears in court 

20 Jul

A British 21-year-old man who died after being punched in the face in Ibiza has been describes as a ‘lovely lad’ by friends and family.


Sadiq Khan has kickabout at Hackney Wick FC to launch summer activities programme for kids 

20 Jul

Sadiq Khan has kickabout at Hackney Wick FC to launch summer activities programme for kids 20 minutes ago Sam Gelder --> Sadiq Khan had a kickabout on Mabley Green this morning to launch his summer project to fund activities for kids.


Council struggles to identify Universal Credit claimants ahead of roll-out 

20 Jul

‘Disastrous’: Mayor Glanville last year urged Whitehall to delay the roll-out.


Guerilla gardeners transform unloved flower bed near their London Fields office 

20 Jul

Lunchtime gardening by office workers has turned a littered patch near London Fields into a blooming community project.


Sadiq Khan has kickabout at Hackney Wick FC to launch summer activities programme for kids 

20 Jul

Sadiq Khan had a kickabout on Mabley Green this morning to launch his summer project to fund activities for kids.


Jewish school in Hackney singled out for praise by Ofsted boss 

20 Jul

One voice: Simon Marks pupils sing alongside a local Muslim faith school.


London council wants to put curfew on bars and clubs to make them close at midnight 

20 Jul

Hackney council has sparked outrage by approving a new licensing policy that will see new bars and clubs have to close at midnight.


‘Toughest restrictions on nightlife in Britain’: Council approves controversial licensing policy in face of overwhelming opposition 

20 Jul

Nightlife: clubbers at Mick’s Garage in Hackney Wick.


Hackney gets ready to celebrate National Park City Week 

20 Jul

Nice stroll: visitors enjoy the scenery at Woodberry Wetlands.


Night czar Amy Lamé demands ‘urgent meeting’ over controversial Hackney licensing policy – which she was consulted on 

20 Jul

Night czar Amy Lamé demands ‘urgent meeting’ over controversial Hackney licensing policy – which she was consulted on 43 minutes ago Sam Gelder --> Sadiq Khan’s night czar Amy Lamé has finally broken her silence on the Hackney licensing row...


Night czar Amy Lamé demands ‘urgent meeting’ over controversial Hackney licensing policy – which she was consulted on 

20 Jul

Sadiq Khan’s night czar Amy Lamé has finally broken her silence on the Hackney licensing row – almost 24 hours after the controversial policy was approved by the council.


Hackney Council sends bailiffs round to more than 700 benefit claimants over missed council tax bills 

19 Jul

Hackney Council sends bailiffs round to more than 700 benefit claimants over missed council tax bills 28 minutes ago Emma Snaith --> The town hall sent bailiffs to more than 700 benefit claimants for missing council tax payments last year, it has ...


Blow for Upper Clapton campaigners as Grade-II listed Old School House sells for £460,000 

19 Jul

Blow for Upper Clapton campaigners as Grade-II listed Old School House sells for £460,000 32 minutes ago Sam Gelder --> Campaigners have been working around the clock to save a historic Grade-II listed building in Lower Clapton, but it’s now been ...


Gasps as Conservative councillor accuses Deputy Mayor of lying in row over fate of 73 bus route 

19 Jul

Accusations: Cllr Harvey Odze at the full council meeting.


Hackney Council workers championed in new exhibition at Dalston’s CLR James Library 

19 Jul

Hackney Council workers championed in new exhibition at Dalston’s CLR James Library 36 minutes ago Sam Gelder --> They keep the streets clean, tend the borough’s parks and help children read – now council staff who help the community are being ...


Blow for Upper Clapton campaigners as Grade-II listed Old School House sells for £460,000 

19 Jul

Campaigners have been working around the clock to save a historic Grade-II listed building in Lower Clapton, but it’s now been sold for £460,000.


Knife laws to be toughened in bid to tackle increase in violent crime 

19 Jul

Sometimes, all it takes to divert a teenager away from the dark world of gangs and knives is the ear of a dedicated youth worker.


Heroic Hackney cadet, 16, gives emergency first aid to England fan who fell from traffic light in Old Street 

19 Jul

Heroic Hackney cadet, 16, gives emergency first aid to England fan who fell from traffic light in Old Street 7 minutes ago Sam Gelder --> Drunken football fans caused a scene in Old Street after the World Cup semi-final defeat – but a heroic 16-...


Heroic Hackney cadet, 16, gives emergency first aid to England fan who fell from traffic light in Old Street 

19 Jul

Drunken football fans caused a scene in Old Street after the World Cup semi-final defeat – but a heroic 16-year-old girl kept her cool to treat a man after he fell from a traffic light.


London’s bid to become world’s most walkable city launches at London Fields primary school 

19 Jul

London’s bid to become world’s most walkable city launches at London Fields primary school 31 minutes ago Sam Gelder --> An ambitious plan to make London the world’s most walkable city was launched this morning at a London Fields primary school.


Wireless Festival could lose Finsbury Park licence as councils back campaigners over crime and noise issues 

19 Jul

Wireless Festival could lose Finsbury Park licence as councils back campaigners over crime and noise issues 13:00 Sam Gelder --> Wireless could be forced out of Finsbury Park if a campaign group’s latest efforts to see off the festival are ...


WikiHouse workspaces open at Olympic Park’s Here East tech hub 

19 Jul

WikiHouse workspaces open at Olympic Park’s Here East tech hub 12:33 Sam Gelder --> A multi-million-pound centre for creative businesses is set to open at the Olympic Park’s tech hub Here East.


London’s bid to become world’s most walkable city launches at London Fields primary school 

19 Jul

An ambitious plan to make London the world’s most walkable city was launched this morning at a London Fields primary school.


Road closures: Fresh calls for a rethink after council admits getting traffic figures wrong 

19 Jul

Protest: William Patten pupils turn out for Clean Air Day last month.


Hackney Council sends bailiffs round to more than 700 benefit claimants over missed council tax bills 

19 Jul

The town hall sent bailiffs to more than 700 benefit claimants for missing council tax payments last year, it has been revealed.


Hackney Council workers championed in new exhibition at Dalston’s CLR James Library 

19 Jul

They keep the streets clean, tend the borough’s parks and help children read – now council staff who help the community are being showcased in a photography exhibition.


WikiHouse workspaces open at Olympic Park’s Here East tech hub 

19 Jul

A multi-million-pound centre for creative businesses is set to open at the Olympic Park’s tech hub Here East.


Finsbury Park rape: Police appeal after woman in 40s attacked near Seven Sisters Road gate 

19 Jul

Finsbury Park rape: Police appeal after woman in 40s attacked near Seven Sisters Road gate 24 minutes ago Sam Gelder --> A woman in her 40s was raped in Finsbury Park last week, police have said.


Controversial senior coroner Mary Hassell releases new protocol for dealing with deaths following High Court defeat 

19 Jul

Controversial senior coroner Mary Hassell releases new protocol for dealing with deaths following High Court defeat 33 minutes ago Harry Taylor --> Embattled senior coroner Mary Hassell will consider every death in inner north London for possible ...


Finsbury Park rape: Police appeal after woman in 40s attacked near Seven Sisters Road gate 

19 Jul

A woman in her 40s was raped in Finsbury Park last week, police have said.


Controversial senior coroner Mary Hassell releases new protocol for dealing with deaths following High Court defeat 

19 Jul

Embattled senior coroner Mary Hassell will consider every death in inner north London for possible fast-tracking, including on religious grounds, her office announced this morning.


Hackney Council unanimously approves hugely unpopular licensing policy with ‘core’ midnight curfews 

19 Jul

Hackney Council unanimously approves hugely unpopular licensing policy with ‘core’ midnight curfews 51 minutes ago Sam Gelder --> Councillors last night approved a new licensing policy for Hackney that will introduce “core” midnight curfews ...


Keeping children in section 20 without proceedings for long periods may breach the law, Supreme Court says 

19 Jul

The Supreme Court has warned that keeping children in section 20 arrangements for long periods without initiating care proceedings could breach the law, even if section 20 itself does not place time limits on accommodation arrangements.


Wireless Festival could lose Finsbury Park licence as councils back campaigners over crime and noise issues 

19 Jul

Wireless could be forced out of Finsbury Park if a campaign group’s latest efforts to see off the festival are successful.


Hackney Council unanimously approves hugely unpopular licensing policy with ‘core’ midnight curfews 

19 Jul

Councillors last night approved a new licensing policy for Hackney that will introduce “core” midnight curfews for all new venues – insisting the plans won’t harm the borough’s thriving and creative nightlife.


Dalston acid attack victim welcomes new training sessions 

18 Jul

'Project Diffuse' aims to educate business owners on what to do in the event of an acid attack.


Africa Utopia festival kicks off at Southbank Centre 

18 Jul

Africa Utopia.


XOYO sexual assault victim speaks out, claiming staff told her afterwards she was ‘dressed provocatively’ 

18 Jul

XOYO sexual assault victim speaks out, claiming staff told her afterwards she was ‘dressed provocatively’ 43 minutes ago Lucas Cumiskey --> The victim of a sexual assault at a Shoreditch nightclub claims staff told her she was “dressed ...


XOYO sexual assault victim speaks out, claiming staff told her afterwards she was ‘dressed provocatively’ 

18 Jul

The victim of a sexual assault at a Shoreditch nightclub claims staff told her she was “dressed provocatively” and shouldn’t have been alone.


From refugees to skateboarders… iPhone photography award winners revealed 

18 Jul

You’re probably pretty pleased with the photos you took of your friends arm in arm outside the Stoke Newington Wetherspoons.


Schoolchildren sing and dance at first ever Hackney Kids’ Carnival in Dalston Square 

18 Jul

Schoolchildren sing and dance at first ever Hackney Kids’ Carnival in Dalston Square 5 minutes ago Sam Gelder --> Steel pans, Samba, African drumming, colourful costumes and a huge carnival puppet delighted crowds at the first ever Hackney Kids’ ...


Schoolchildren sing and dance at first ever Hackney Kids’ Carnival in Dalston Square 

18 Jul

Steel pans, Samba, African drumming, colourful costumes and a huge carnival puppet delighted crowds at the first ever Hackney Kids’ Carnival in Dalston Square.


‘Unsung heroes’: New exhibition shines spotlight on council staff 

18 Jul

Stars: Street cleaner Gary Ephriam and librarian Catherine De-Abaitua.


One in ten nursing roles vacant at Homerton Hospital – as recruits from Europe ‘dry up’ 

18 Jul

‘Continual challenge’: Homerton Hospital is struggling to fill nursing roles.


Lincoln Court: Wates admits use of shopping trolleys during fire safety work is ‘unacceptable’ 

18 Jul

‘Completely unacceptable’: a trolley being used to shift materials.


Guardians of the Arches: Phil Glanville says council ‘interested’ in buying Hackney’s arches from Network Rail 

18 Jul

Guardians of the Arches: Phil Glanville says council ‘interested’ in buying Hackney’s arches from Network Rail 14 minutes ago Sam Gelder --> Hackney mayor Phil Glanville says the council would be interested in buying the borough’s Network ...


Guardians of the Arches: Phil Glanville says council ‘interested’ in buying Hackney’s arches from Network Rail 

18 Jul

Hackney mayor Phil Glanville says the council would be interested in buying the borough’s Network Rail arches if a planned fire sale can be stopped, the Gazette can reveal.


Bailiffs come knocking for over 700 benefit claimants to recover council tax 

17 Jul

Out of pocket: working age people face a higher council tax bill.


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Hackney Repair and Re-use Day ~ London Fields ~ Saturday 07th July 2018 ~ 11.00am – 3.00pm 

6 Jul

The event aims to help residents reduce waste and save money by having their broken electrical items mended by Hackney Fixers .


Lying to the tribunal: Dave Cherlyn 

4 Jul

WW1 Conscientious Objectors.


The men who said no: conscientious objectors from the boroughs 

4 Jul

Picture: Mirrorpix/UIG The introduction of conscription, 18 months into the outbreak of the First World War in 1914, gave rise to an unprecedented problem for the British government – the Conscientious Objectors.


A day of futuristic design workshops at London College of Fashion 

2 Jul

Body Ecosystem by Nestor Pestana Deborah Tchoudjinoff .


Alkham Road: The first Zeppelin bomb 

2 Jul

Picture: Footage Farm A loud bang, a fiery blaze and a family asleep on the top floor.


From post-Grenfell support to tasty roti, NuDawn breaks over Hackney’s melting pot 

1 Jul

Andrew Wright standing next to one of his paintings.


Lockner’s 9th annual Big Lunch 

29 Jun

This will be our 9th Big Lunch on Lockner.


Hackney Parks Consultation – Closes 4th July 2018 ~ Have your say …. 

28 Jun

‘Hackney Council has opened a survey asking residents’ views on how to improve Hackney’s parks from an environment and sustainability point of view.


Concerns over safety after Haggerston pedestrian crossing removed 

26 Jun

The redevelopment and the newly paved road where the zebra crossing used to be.


Mayor leads protest against reduction in key East London bus service 

25 Jun

The 277 is being cut from Saturday next week.


Dalston’s great market is keeping its roots and Hackney is reviving Kingsland says council 

25 Jun

Ridley Road Market: a stronghold of tradition steadily winning young fans Nicholson: offering market pitches for £44 a week RIDLEY ROAD MARKET is being boosted by Hackney council, and the old Kingsland Waste is to be revived.


New shops opening on Well Street 

23 Jun

SEVERAL NEW SHOPS have opened recently on Well Street, with two more ‘in the pipeline’.


Hackney moves swiftly: not in the time sense but still, good news for these magnificent little flying machines 

20 Jun

THE EDITOR OF Loving Dalston is also a nature conservationist who has been campaigning to save an extraordinary little bird from the worst features of the modern world.


£100,000 raised for planned LGBTQ+ community centre for Hackney 

20 Jun

Jay Crosbie, volunteer, at the LGBTQ+ community centre launch night.


THE GREAT GET TOGETHER – Free Event 

18 Jun

THE GREAT GET TOGETHER – – Free Event for everyone SUNDAY 24TH JUNE 2018   THE QUEEN ELIZABETH OLYMPIC PARK Bring the whole family and your friends down to the Park for this exciting free day out and join in on the fun! The Great Get Together at...


Nominations for Hackney Design Awards 2018 open 

14 Jun

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Hackney’s planners blight Dalston’s Curve Garden and public realm 

12 Jun

Last Wednesday 6th June Hackney's Planning Committee gave permission for the Curve Garden's new Big Bad Neighbour to be built on the Thames House site next door.


New campaign to end period poverty for Hackney schoolgirls 

12 Jun

Gemma Abbott from The Red Box Project Hackney North and Stoke Newington.


A chance to discuss local issues with Dalston police 

11 Jun

Dalston police will be holdng a drop-in session on in Gillett Square on Saturday June 16th from 2-3 pm.


Amnesty Summer Fair on Islington Green ~ Saturday 23rd June 2018 ~ 12pm-5pm 

9 Jun

12-5pm Saturday 23rd June 2018, Islington Green N1 1QN Speakers include  Meg Hillier MP  (Hackney South and Shoreditch), Syrian activist  Ahmad al-Rashid  (from BBC’s Exodus) and  Eritrean psychotherapist Dr.


See no evil, hear no evil: fiasco of the inaudible Hackney council public planning meeting 

9 Jun

MOST HACKNEYITES have never seen local democracy in action at the town hall.


Marks and Spencer churchy charity choice raises unholy doubts after Dalston opening 

7 Jun

The Reverend Joshua Zvimba, vicar of the massive St Mark’s church in Dalston WHEN MARK’S AND SPENCER returned to Dalston after decades away from Kingsland High Street, it decided to choose a charity partner that was local.


London Fields Jumble Trail ~ Saturday 9th June 2018 11.00am – 3.00pm 

5 Jun

Saturday 9th June 2018 11.00am-3.00pm London Fields Streets and Estates will be transformed into a huge ‘Car Boot Sale’ for the day with stall and events run by Local residents to raise funds in support of Queensbridge School.


Pub world buzzes with stories that a multinational fancies a taste of a Tottenham brewery 

4 Jun

LONDONERS HAVE warmly embraced the concept of craft beer.


Motorcycle dreams: from Stoke Newington on a Czech bike to a brewery in pilsner’s homeland 

31 May

STOKE NEWINGTON biker businessman Andrew Almond is doing what the worst in-midlife-crisis Londoner can but dream of: riding a classic motorcycle across Europe.


Shiloh Pentecostal Church are offering Dalston a MASSIVE treat!! 

29 May

Next Sunday 3rd June at 6.30pm Pastor Francis Lewis will open the doors of the Shiloh Pentecostal Church, Ashwin Street Dalston.


Hackney offers solutions to reduce knife crime in the borough 

29 May

The Ethnic Minority Forum of Hackney Labour hosted its first public meeting to debate gun and knife crime.


Hackney Council faces legal backlash following ‘unlawful’ cuts to special education 

29 May

Source: Hackney Special Educational Crisis     Artist: Francisco de la Mora Hackney Council is facing a backlash from local people and lawyers following recent dramatic cuts of 5% to the borough’s special educational services.


Hackney Town Hall opens doors to the vaults with new public tours 

29 May

Opening the vaults: Hackney Town Hall    Pic: Tarquin Binary To celebrate London History Day on May 31 the vaults of Hackney Town Hall will be opened to the public for the first time since 1937, as part of the Town Hall tours.


Hackney heroes congratulated at awards ceremony 

26 May

Councillors and prize winners gathered at Hackney Town Hall for the awards event    Pic: Begum Whitehead A retired community nurse from Hackney, whose volunteer work over the past 20 years has helped many people, won the I Love Hackney Mayor’s ...


Memorial for Mary Wollstonecraft planned for Newington Green 

26 May

A memorial of Mary Wollestonecraft is planned to be built on Newington Green.


Petition launched to recognise Windrush Day 

25 May

Patrick Vernon, who relaunched the petition.


DalstonArts150 is kicking off. Unmissable! 

24 May

2018 is the 150th anniversary of Dalston's association with the arts.


Resident Led Improvement Budget Walkabout 

23 May

We are given a fund every year from the council to spend on estate improvements, the majority of this is billed to leaseholders.


Royal wedding flowers gifted to hospice patients in Hackney 

23 May

Pauline Clayton holding a royal bouquet, with staff at St Joseph’s Hospice.


A kitchen with a difference 

23 May

Rates of homelessness and hunger in London are reaching crisis point.


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22 May

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Drag queen’s tales of individuality at Dalston Children’s Festival 

22 May

Maxi More recounts tales of individuality and tolerance for young kids at Wilton’s Music Hall.


Festival to support Mental Health Week 2018 in Hackney 

20 May

Eastern Curve entrance.


Competition Time! 

20 May

We are ordering FREE Tote bags (ethically sourced) to give to every resident on Lockner.


Hope at last for youth club blighted by eviction as work starts on new premises 

19 May

WORK HAS STARTED on a block of flats and offices property that will include bespoke basement for a Dalston youth club.


Hackney locals to debate gun and knife crime 

18 May

Hackney locals are to discuss gun and knife crime Pic: The Ethnic Minority Forum of Hackney Labour Gun and knife crime concerns will be discussed at a public meeting at St Matthias Halls, Hackney, where residents have the chance to propose solutions.


Diane Abbott vows to end Britain’s ‘hostile environment’ for immigrants 

17 May

Diane Abbott has revealed Labour’s plans to overhaul the country’s immigration system     Pic: Gary Knight Diane Abbott has branded the Windrush scandal a “direct consequence of government policy”, revealing Labour’s plan to overhaul ...


Dalston hit restaurant Fed By Water sunk by water problem plans new venue 

17 May

A RESTAURANT THAT QUICKLY won a following for its blend of vegan food, Italian cooking, good wines and craft beer has closed.


Almost everything you need to know about the Hackney Half Marathon 

16 May

This Sunday marks the return of Hackney’s annual half marathon, Pic: Virgin Sport The final countdown to the Hackney Half Marathon, organised by Virgin Sport, has begun.


Philip Glanville demands justice for Hackney’s Windrush generation 

15 May

Hackney Mayor Philip Glanville, Pic Hackney Council Hackney Mayor, Philip Glanville, has asked the new Home Secretary, Sajid Javid, to address the immigration policies that denied members of Hackney’s Windrush generation access to public services ...


Hackney begins work on council-run energy company 

14 May

Cllr Jon Burke (left) and Mayor Philip Glanville (centre) are spearheading Hackney Council’s attempt to create their own energy company.


TfL launch children’s writing competition celebrating women in transport 

14 May

Children have been asked to draw or write a story focusing on women in transport.


Come Dine with me – on Lockner 

14 May

Do you like cooking and entertaining? Like your neighbours or would you like to get to know more? We are organising a “come dine with me” experience here on Lockner Estate.


Pets of Lockner 

11 May

Do you live on the Locker Estate and have an adorable furry friend? If so, we want to hear from you.


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