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Finsbury Park terror attack: Darren Osborne charged with murder and attempted murder 

23 Jun

Breaking News: Finsbury Park terror attack: Darren Osborne charged with murder and attempted murder 53 minutes ago James Morris --> A man has been charged following the Finsbury Park terrorist attack.


Momentum candidates uproot Labour centrists at Hackney South and Shoreditch party AGM after membership soars 

23 Jun

Momentum candidates uproot Labour centrists at Hackney South and Shoreditch party AGM after membership soars 23 minutes ago Ramzy Alwakeel --> Left-wingers backed by Momentum swept the board at last night’s Hackney South and Shoreditch Labour Party...


Olympic medallist Rebbeca Adlington bounces to trampoline Guinness World Record title alongside hundreds of people in Haggerston Park 

23 Jun

Olympic medallist Rebbeca Adlington bounces to trampoline Guinness World Record title alongside hundreds of people in Haggerston Park 50 minutes ago James Scott --> A new Guinness World Record has been set for the most people on trampolines in one ...


Police in urgent search for prolific Hackney burglar who brandished knife 

23 Jun

Police in urgent search for prolific Hackney burglar who brandished knife 10 minutes ago James Morris --> Hackney Police is appealing for witnesses after a series of “frightening” night-time burglaries in the past week.


Star reporter Emma Youle wins investigative journalism award for the Gazette’s Hidden Homeless campaign 

22 Jun

Star reporter Emma Youle wins investigative journalism award for the Gazette’s Hidden Homeless campaign 16 minutes ago The Editor, Ramzy Alwakeel --> Our star reporter Emma Youle has scooped her second top national award in weeks for the Gazette...


Conor Bolger missing: Hackney police join search for 15-year-old boy last seen on June 7 

22 Jun

Conor Bolger missing: Hackney police join search for 15-year-old boy last seen on June 7 52 minutes ago Ramzy Alwakeel --> Police were today appealing for help finding a 15-year-old boy who has been missing for a fortnight.


Transgender nuns, gay cabaret and the Poll Tax: History tour with a difference uncovers Hackney’s LGBT heritage 

22 Jun

Transgender nuns, gay cabaret and the Poll Tax: History tour with a difference uncovers Hackney’s LGBT heritage 18 minutes ago Emma Bartholomew --> Nell James Grace from Queer Tours of London speaks to Emma Bartholomew about the tour she is hosting...


Barge workers kick up a stink over bizarre plan to cut litter along Regent’s Canal by REMOVING bins 

22 Jun

Barge workers kick up a stink over bizarre plan to cut litter along Regent’s Canal by REMOVING bins 15:20 Jon King --> A bizarre plan to reduce littering along the Regent’s Canal has seen barge workers kick up a stink – because it involves ...


‘Is there an ambulance coming?’: Good Samaritan recalls final words of Finsbury Park terror victim Yakram Ali 

22 Jun

‘Is there an ambulance coming?’: Good Samaritan recalls final words of Finsbury Park terror victim Yakram Ali 45 minutes ago James Morris --> A good Samaritan injured in the Finsbury Park terror attack told how he was the last person to speak to ...


Finsbury Park terror attack: Victim Makram Ali died of ‘multiple injuries’ 

22 Jun

Finsbury Park terror attack: Victim Makram Ali died of ‘multiple injuries’ 40 minutes ago Ryan Hooper --> A 51-year-old victim of the suspected terror attack in Finsbury Park on Monday died from “multiple injuries”, a post-mortem examination ...


Hackney Arts Centre: Decision on old Savoy Cinema delayed after two-day deliberation 

22 Jun

Hackney Arts Centre: Decision on old Savoy Cinema delayed after two-day deliberation 37 minutes ago Sam Gelder --> Decision on a major redevelopment of the old ABC Cinema in Stoke Newington Road has been delayed.


Finsbury Park terror attack: Victim Makram Ali died of ‘multiple injuries’ 

22 Jun

A 51-year-old victim of the suspected terror attack in Finsbury Park on Monday died from “multiple injuries”, a post-mortem examination has found.


Homerton’s Berger Primary School to donate proceeds from Summer Fair to Grenfell victims 

22 Jun

Support: the children of Berger Primary have crafted promotional material for their charitable fair A local primary school is donating proceeds from a summer to fair to help the victims of the Grenfell Tower fire.


Hackney Arts Centre: Decision on old Savoy Cinema delayed after two-day deliberation 

22 Jun

Decision on a major redevelopment of the old ABC Cinema in Stoke Newington Road has been delayed.


Social workers drafted in to support Grenfell Tower survivors 

22 Jun

Social workers have been drafted in to provide extra support to survivors of the Grenfell Tower fire.


Prince Charles delivers Queen’s solidarity in Finsbury Park visit 

22 Jun

Prince Charles delivers Queen’s solidarity in Finsbury Park visit 09:33 Jemma Crew --> The Prince of Wales last night delivered a personal message of solidarity from the Queen to Finsbury Park.


Prince Charles delivers Queen’s solidarity in Finsbury Park visit 

22 Jun

The Prince of Wales last night delivered a personal message of solidarity from the Queen to Finsbury Park.


Sign our petition: we call on the Mayor and council to fit fire sprinklers in all of Hackney’s tower blocks 

21 Jun

We call on the Mayor of Hackney and Hackney Council to take immediate steps to install sprinkler systems in all of the council’s residential tower blocks that are taller than 30 metres.


Deaf Nepalese UEL photographer showcases her work in Shoreditch 

21 Jun

Deaf Nepalese UEL photographer showcases her work in Shoreditch Yesterday, 14:15 Zoah Hedges-Stocks --> A deaf Nepalese photographer from the University of East London credits her disability with enhancing her artistic talent.


Grenfell Fire: Cladding to be inspected as Hackney plans ‘independent review’ 

21 Jun

Grenfell Tower fire.


Deaf UEL photographer says condition inspires her art 

21 Jun

A deaf Nepalese photographer from the University of East London credits her disability with improving her art.


Grenfell fire: Only two Hackney tower blocks have sprinklers – both on the same estate 

21 Jun

Grenfell Tower fire.


Gang of youths seen brandishing ‘machetes and swords’ as teenager stabbed in London 

21 Jun

Officers were attacked when they arrived (Picture: Twitter/@Vaughan_EDR) A gang of youths were reportedly seen brandishing machetes and swords as a teenager was stabbed during chaotic scenes in east London.


Stamford Hill Estate violence: Man, 19, stabbed 

21 Jun

Stamford Hill Estate violence: Man, 19, stabbed 35 minutes ago James Morris --> Violence erupted in the Stamford Hill Estate last night, as a 19-year-old man was stabbed.


Hackney’s generous volunteers and donors do borough proud after Grenfell Tower blaze 

21 Jun

Hackney’s generous volunteers and donors do borough proud after Grenfell Tower blaze 45 minutes ago Emma Bartholomew --> The generosity of people in Hackney has been praised after a community group was inundated with donations for victims of the ...


Stamford Hill Estate violence: Man, 19, stabbed 

21 Jun

Violence erupted in the Stamford Hill Estate last night, as a 19-year-old man was stabbed.


Sainsbury’s appeals after council turns down Highbury Vale police station store bid 

20 Jun

Sainsbury’s appeals after council turns down Highbury Vale police station store bid 34 minutes ago Sam Gelder --> Supermarket giants Sainsbury’s are appealing a decision by Islington planners stopping them from opening a second Local store in ...


Queen’s Birthday Honour takes Hackney man Frank from prison to palace 

20 Jun

Queen’s Birthday Honour takes Hackney man Frank from prison to palace 4 minutes ago Sam Gelder --> “If I can be going to Buckingham Palace, you can be any person you want to be.


Sainsbury’s appeals after council turns down Highbury Vale police station store bid 

20 Jun

Supermarket giants Sainsbury’s are appealing a decision by Islington planners stopping them from opening a second Local store in Blackstock Road.


Queen’s Birthday Honour takes Hackney man Frank from prison to palace 

20 Jun

“If I can be going to Buckingham Palace, you can be any person you want to be.


Two stabbed and gunshots reported after ‘massive rave’ in Woodberry Down 

20 Jun

Two stabbed and gunshots reported after ‘massive rave’ in Woodberry Down 15 minutes ago Sam Gelder --> A “massive rave” in Woodberry Down spilled into Seven Sisters Road last night, with two men ending up in hospital nursing stab wounds and ...


Fewer bins…less litter? Canal & River Trust plan to remove receptacles from towpaths meets concern 

20 Jun

Endangered: a full bin on Regent’s Canal.


Gayhurst youngsters take inspiration from Gormley’s art 

20 Jun

Gayhurst youngsters take inspiration from Gormley’s art 35 minutes ago Emma Bartholomew --> Turner Prize winning sculptor Antony Gormley’s model figures inspired young artists to come up with their own for an exhibition at their school.


London Fields parents call to ban school run drivers 

20 Jun

London Fields parents call to ban school run drivers 38 minutes ago Emma Bartholomew --> Concerned parents want cars banned outside London Fields Primary School during pick-up and drop-off times after discovering pollution in the surrounding streets ...


Two stabbed and gunshots reported after ‘massive rave’ in Woodberry Down 

20 Jun

A “massive rave” in Woodberry Down spilled into Seven Sisters Road last night, with two men ending up in hospital nursing stab wounds and multiple reports of a shooting.


Gayhurst youngsters take inspiration from Gormley’s art 

20 Jun

Turner Prize winning sculptor Antony Gormley’s model figures inspired young artists to come up with their own for an exhibition at their school.


London Fields parents call to ban school run drivers 

20 Jun

Concerned parents want cars banned outside London Fields Primary School during pick-up and drop-off times after discovering pollution in the surrounding streets breaches the legal limit.


Huge turnout for Stamford Hill school’s Male VIP event for Father’s Day 

20 Jun

Huge turnout for Stamford Hill school’s Male VIP event for Father’s Day 41 minutes ago Sam Gelder --> School kids brought their male role models to class on Friday for a Father’s Day event.


Huge turnout for Tyssen Community School’s Male VIP event for Father’s Day 

20 Jun

School kids brought their male role models to class on Friday for a Father’s Day event.


Finsbury Park terror attack: 400 say ‘no to extremism’ at vigil 

20 Jun

Video: Finsbury Park terror attack: 400 say ‘no to extremism’ at vigil Yesterday, 23:02 James Morris --> Four hundred people crowded outside Finsbury Park Mosque tonight for a vigil in the wake of the Seven Sisters Road terrorist attack.


Finsbury Park terror attack: 400 say ‘no to extremism’ at vigil 

19 Jun

Four hundred people crowded outside Finsbury Park Mosque tonight for a vigil in the wake of the Seven Sisters Road terrorist attack.


Pavement explodes in Old Street due to electrical fire 

19 Jun

Pavement explodes in Old Street due to electrical fire 45 minutes ago Sam Gelder --> A pavement in Old Street exploded this afternoon due to an electrical fire.


Pavement explodes in Old Street due to electrical fire 

19 Jun

A pavement in Old Street exploded this afternoon due to an electrical fire.


Finsbury Park terror attack: Suspect named as 48-year-old Darren Osborne 

19 Jun

Breaking News: Finsbury Park terror attack: Suspect named as 48-year-old Darren Osborne 6 minutes ago Simon Angear --> The man arrested after a terror attack at the Muslim Welfare House in Seven Sisters Road is believed to be a father-of-four from ...


Finsbury Park terror attack: Jeremy Corbyn tells mosque worshippers ‘we will not be divided’ 

19 Jun

Finsbury Park terror attack: Jeremy Corbyn tells mosque worshippers ‘we will not be divided’ 41 minutes ago Sam Gelder --> The Labour leader followed Theresa May in visiting the mosque, after earlier attending prayers at the Muslim Welfare House ...


Finsbury Park terror attack: Suspect named as 47-year-old Darren Osborne 

19 Jun

The man arrested after a terror attack at the Muslim Welfare House in Seven Sisters Road is believed to be a father-of-four from Weston-super-Mare.


Finsbury Park terror attack: Jeremy Corbyn tells mosque worshippers ‘we will not be divided’ 

19 Jun

“At its core, Islam is a religion of peace.


Finsbury Park terror attack: Charity boss says Muslim community feared a ‘vengeance attack’ was imminent 

19 Jun

Finsbury Park terror attack: Charity boss says Muslim community feared a ‘vengeance attack’ was imminent 51 minutes ago Sam Gelder --> A charity boss who was at the Muslim Welfare House during this morning’s terrorist attack has revealed there ...


Restoration Station: The Shoreditch workshop mending lives as well as vintage furniture 

19 Jun

Restoration Station: The Shoreditch workshop mending lives as well as vintage furniture 13 minutes ago Sam Gelder --> A shop selling restored vintage furniture in Shoreditch might not sound like something that would save lives.


Literacy champions Hackney Pirates win National Small Charity Big Impact Award 

19 Jun

As easy as A-B-Sea: Annushka and Abas read together at Hackney Pirates.


Finsbury Park terror attack: Charity boss says Muslim community feared a ‘vengeance attack’ was imminent 

19 Jun

A charity boss who was at the Muslim Welfare House during this morning’s terrorist attack has revealed there were fears within his community of “vengeance” attacks following the killings in London and Manchester.


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Meet the man behind Hackney Theatre’s latest hit 

19 Jun

Actor and playwright Asif Khan in the Arcola Theatre.


A very big THANK YOU…. 

19 Jun

to everyone who helped and came to the musical picnic on Butterfield Green yesterday.


Are our tower blocks safe? East London mayors speak out 

19 Jun

Grenfell Tower, Kensington.


Rupert is wheeled into Hackney to see wife Jerry’s movie, when an angry punter calls him out 

17 Jun

“KRM”, aka Murdoch HOW DELIGHTFUL to see a couple cuddling up in a cinema to watch a movie.


Cleaning on Lockner 

17 Jun

As we previously mentioned – our lovely cleaner Anthony has been moved elsewhere.


The target is 20,000 Syrians: as Refugee Week comes around again, Hackney council has housed 16 Syrians 

17 Jun

SIXTEEN SYRIANS in a total of four families have now been settled in Hackney by the council.


Free Cooking Course in Hackney 

17 Jun

This course comes highly recommended by a resident who now volunteers to teach on it.


Want to update your Sky? 

17 Jun

Well, unfortunately,  you can’t.


Hackney to celebrate the life of Jo Cox 

16 Jun

Thousands gather to remember Jo Cox.


AG Price Florist is a collection point for items for the Grenfell Tower residents 

15 Jun

AG Price Florist at 217-219 Well Street Market, E9 is a collection point for collecting toiletries – ladies sanitary wear, and children’s items for those who have been made homeless by the fire at Grenfell Tower in West London.


Service charge increases  

15 Jun

A Neighbour on Stratton court was concerned about an abrupt increase in her service charge, and took the time to complain and chase thisbup, involving our counsellor.


Hackney More-in-common Festival 

15 Jun

#hackneymoreincommon It is on 17 June, it is at Hackney Community College (Falkirk Street N1 6HQ) from 11:30am till 5pm.


Gerda Doors 

15 Jun

We have been chasing some information on the installation of Gerda doors on Lockner.


Diane Abbott care package fundraising page has hit more than £5,000 

14 Jun

The crowdfunding initiative for care for Diane Abbott raised £6000 Pic by Overseas Development Institute A joke fundraising page to buy a care package for Hackney MP Diane Abbott has almost reached the £6,000 goal, most of which will be given to ...


Alden and Broadway Summer Garden Fun-Day – Volunteers Needed 

14 Jun

We need Volunteers to Cook Home made Food, Help out on the day, Set up tables and Chairs, x 2 Food Servers, Get Involved = Contact us .


Hello, Cousin! A free DNA test tells 34 Hackney parents more than they ever knew about themselves 

14 Jun

THESE TWO have just been to school — and learnt that they are long-lost cousins.


Success sticks to Hackney glue company 

12 Jun

Jane Ni Dhulchaointigh, inventor and chief executive of Sugru.


It’s like that, it’s just the Darryl McDaniels’s way with his comics in Stokey… and some Run-DMC hip-hop 

11 Jun

Let’s party: DMC does what everybody hoped he’d do — hip-hop HIS IMPECCABLE MANNERS at odds with his band’s reputation as one of hip-hop’s most notorious, Run-DMC founder Darryl McDaniels posed happily for selfies in a Hackney art gallery ...


Hackney launches campaign to highlight needs of disabled residents 

9 Jun

The campaign will highlight the needs of disabled people Pic: Pixabay Hackney Council is launching a campaign  later this month, to highlight and address the needs of disabled people.


#ELLection: Hackney results 

9 Jun

Diane Abbott retained her seat has Hackney North and Stoke Newington MP.


#ELLection live blog 2017 

8 Jun

10.20pm The polls are closed and the votes are ready to be counted here at the Britannia Leisure Centre! pic.


#ELLection: What lies ahead for young people and their careers 

7 Jun

What is next for young people’s job security? Pic: Wikimedia Commons Young voters care passionately about issues such as job security – an issue that has not been centre stage of the current election campaign.


London Fields lido to reopen in late summer after repairs hit a snag 

6 Jun

London Field’s lido is to re-open later this year.


“Loving” Hackney man feared dead after London Bridge attacks 

6 Jun

James McMullan is believed to have died during Saturday night’s attack A Hackney man described by his family as “caring and loving” is believed to have died during the London Bridge attacks on Saturday night which killed seven people and ...


#ELLection: How the future of energy could affect your vote 

5 Jun

East London residents taking part in RePowering Londons energy gardens project.


London Fields Lido repairs go swimmingly — sort of — as skilled repairers tackle unexpected problems 

5 Jun

The © of these photographs lies not with Loving Dalston LOVING DALSTON CAN TODAY report good news.


Hackney Police thank Londoners for their support following London Bridge attacks 

4 Jun

7 people have died after a van mowed down pedestrians on London Bridge last night.


Lakeland comes to the Rio, and this Kendal mountains contest can get you free tickets 

3 Jun

WE’VE ALL fantasised about a few days in Cumbria, especially now that our fallen pound has made European holidays a lot dearer.


Pop-up theatre planned for Hackney paddling pool 

2 Jun

Appropri8 theatre company transform urban areas into performance spaces Pic: Sarah Akigbogun Hackney locals are being urged to donate to help transform a disused paddling pool in Millfields Park into a pop-up cinema and theatre space for a day of ...


What’s happening with our wonderful lido? Exclusive pictures offer signs of hope as repairs continue 

30 May

Ready for repair: there is something dispiriting about an empty swimming pool Demolition: the male and female “change rooms”, as they were oddly called THESE ARE THE FIRST pictures showing work to repair the leaky London Fields lido.


#ELLection: Our campaign to urge young people to vote 

30 May

Young people are being urged to vote in the upcoming election Pic:Flickr With only days to go until the general election, we at EastLondonLines believe it is vital to get young people voting and understanding what they are voting for.


Do the write thing: a London Fields writer bigs up Hackney…and parts east and around 

30 May

A FEW decades ago Hackney council announced a drive to promote the neighbourhood as a tourist destination.


No cuts to Millfields school’s funding, please Mrs May 

28 May

In 1993, a small boy called Frankie started his school life in the reception class of Millfields primary school.


Picnic in the park Sunday June 18th, 2017 

27 May

We're having a picnic in Butterfield Green on Sunday 18th June as part of the national Great Get Together in memory of Jo Cox MP.


Wanna buy in Dalston? Best check whether you are just an investment opp. for an offshore speculator 

26 May

Sitting pretty at FiftySevenEast? Be wary of ground rent if you’re offered a leasehold Prestige prices: flats at FiftySevenEast in Dalston cost more than half a million HOMESEEKERS USED TO ACCEPT the bland assurance of their lawyer that ground ...


Take a walk on the fame side: Dame Barbara Windsor sets Hackney Empire on a new path 

25 May

Best feet forward: Dame fine shoes, too LONDON ICON and lifelong beauty Dame Barbara Windsor today launched the Hackney Empire Walk of Fame.


What’s On this Bank Holiday Weekend 

25 May

Pic: Philosophy Football – Flickr Croydon Tower Hamlets Hackney Lewisham FA Cup Final Screening Date: 27 May Location: BOXPARK Croydon Cost: Free About: Watch Arsenal take on Chelsea at BOXPARK’s live screening on the big screen.


Let’s go to that non-existent country we call Africa. Just pop into a Hackney jazz club 

24 May

WHEN THE WORD “Africa” is bandied about as if it is a single country, a place where “Africans” come from, thinking people recoil.


Hackney suffers UK’s biggest gap between house prices and salaries 

22 May

Hackney has the country’s worst salary to house price ratio       Pic: David Holt With homes costing around £600,000, compared to the average salary of £ 33,800, Hackney has the UK’s worst house price to salary ratio, coming in at around 18:...


Hackney burns survivor to provide free swimming scheme 

22 May

Sylvia Mac is behind a scheme to boost the confidence of people with body disfigurement   Pic: Love Disfigure A Hackney resident will be providing free swimming sessions to help those who have disfigurements overcome their body image insecurities ...


Hackney crash leaves motorcyclist fighting for his life 

22 May

The scene of the crash in Almhurst Road, Hackney        Pic: Dave Raval A motorcyclist is suffering from life-threatening injuries following a horrific smash on a busy north-east London road on Saturday evening.


New funding scheme could slash £33million off Tower Hamlets school budget 

22 May

Justine Greening, Secretary of State for Education, wants to see the NFF implemented in 2019  Pic: Simon/DFID (Flickr) Teachers fear school budgets in Tower Hamlets could be slashed by £33 million if a new funding scheme is introduced.


Squatters invade 17th century Hackney mansion 

22 May

The Georgian era mansion was invaded by squatters last night       Pic: Google Maps Squatters have occupied a Grade 2 listed mansion at 195 Mare Street in Hackney.


Meet The Traders: Zona N16, causing a stir in Hackney 

21 May

Chris, left, and the team at Zona on Shoreditch High Street     Pic: Beatriz Fonseca Whether it is because of its controversial name (more on that later) or because of the delicious creations served there, Zona N16 is revolutionising Hackney’s ...


A green hint of summer on Hackney Downs 

21 May

This afternoon I went to fetch one of my daughters on her return from a school excursion.


Pleasures of the Clapton Table 

20 May

I liked its predecessor, Candela, with its charming proprietors and endearing air of gentle chaos.


Forest School in Hackney promises outdoor fun for youngsters 

19 May

Children take part in a pilot session of the Forest School in Hackney           Pic: Hackney Forest School Let your children make mud cakes, climb trees and build dens to help improve their education, that’s the message from Hackney Forest ...


#ELLection: Q&A with two Hackney residents campaigning for your vote 

19 May

Joe Richard, left, campaigning for the Hackney Liberal Democrats     Pic: Hackney Liberal Democrats As part of Eastlondonlines’ build-up to the general election on June 8, we spoke to Hackney North and Shoreditch’s Liberal Democrat candidate ...


Diane’s in the house! Well, almost…. her Hackney leaflet fails to mention the leader, or his slogan 

18 May

Inside at last: Abbott has long been a leading member of Labour’s shadow cabinet Corbyn fails to make it to the Abbott leaflet NO MP HAS BEEN more unwavering in publicly supporting Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn than Diane Abbott.


ELLection: Affordable housing will be our priority, say Hackney Lib Dems 

18 May

Lib Dems will be aiming to build 300,000 homes annually     Pic: Matt Wareham ( Flickr ) In the build-up to the general election in three week’s time, the Liberal Democrats have announced plans to tackle the housing shortage in Hackney.


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