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£3.2m Springfield Park revamp could see greenhouses demolished – and car park built on 

21 Feb

Springfield Park’s greenhouse buildings could be demolished to make way for a profit-making community event space in a £3.2million revamp.


86-year-old NHS campaigner Shirley Murgraff: ‘Being so angry keeps me going’ 

21 Feb

Shirley Murgraff believes the NHS is “the jewel in the crown”.


86-year-old NHS campaigner Shirley Murgraff: ‘Being so angry keeps me going’ 

21 Feb

The Gazette catches up with health campaigner, life-long socialist and one-time news reader Shirley Murgraff, 86...


Hackney lawyers reveal pesticide industry is ‘making mockery’ of EU ban 

21 Feb

Buzz cut: honey bee populations are in decline across Europe.


Hackney mental health patient who gave minders the slip hands himself in 

21 Feb

A man who gave minders the slip while on leave from a secure mental health unit in Green Lanes has handed himself in.


Hackney mental health patient who gave minders the slip hands himself in 

21 Feb

A man who gave minders the slip while on leave from a secure mental health unit in Green Lanes has handed himself in.


Victory for Digs as bank bows to pressure over ‘rent rise clause’ 

21 Feb

Pledge: the bank is to review the controversial clause.


Protestors to march on Hackney art gallery after it hosted ‘openly racist’ shows 

21 Feb

Controversial: LD50 art gallery on Dalston’s Tottenham Road.


Hackney Council second highest spender on bird control 

21 Feb

Hackney Council’s proactive work to rid the streets of pigeons and gulls has made it the second biggest spender on bird control in the country.


Newington Green stabbing: Man chased by gang and knifed multiple times has life-changing injuries 

21 Feb

The young man chased by a gang and stabbed in Newington Green yesterday afternoon has sustained “life-changing” injuries, Scotland Yard has revealed.


Hackney Council second highest spender on bird control 

21 Feb

Hackney Council’s proactive work to rid the streets of pigeons and gulls has made it the second biggest spender on bird control in the country.


Newington Green stabbing: Man chased by gang and knifed multiple times has life-changing injuries 

21 Feb

The young man chased by a gang and stabbed in Newington Green yesterday afternoon has sustained “life-changing” injuries, Scotland Yard has revealed.


‘Gruesome scenes’: Man stabbed in broad daylight in Stoke Newington 

20 Feb

A young man was rushed to hospital by air ambulance after he was stabbed in Green Lanes this afternoon.


‘Gruesome scenes’: Man stabbed in broad daylight in Stoke Newington 

20 Feb

A young man was rushed to hospital by air ambulance after he was stabbed in Green Lanes this afternoon.


LD50: Protesters to march on Dalston art gallery that hosted alt-right exhibition 

20 Feb

Artists and campaigners will march on a controversial Dalston art gallery this weekend because they claim it supports neo-Nazis.


LD50: Protesters to march on Dalston art gallery that hosted alt-right exhibition 

20 Feb

Artists and campaigners will march on a controversial Dalston art gallery this weekend because they claim it supports neo-Nazis.


Stoke Newington landlord slapped with £40,000 fine for illegal roof extension 

20 Feb

Illicit: the landlord copped a £40k bill for the extension.


Stoke Newington landlord handed £40,000 court bill for dodgy roof extension 

20 Feb

Ignoring demands to tear down an illegal roof extension has earned a Stoke Newington landlord a £40,000 court fine – and its director an arrest warrant.


Stoke Newington landlord handed £40,000 court bill for dodgy roof extension 

20 Feb

Ignoring demands to tear down an illegal roof extension has earned a Stoke Newington landlord a £40,000 court fine – and its director an arrest warrant.


De Beauvoir jam session is helping kids into media careers 

19 Feb

An acoustic jam session that helps youngsters get their media training is returning for a new run.


Made in Hackney: Sisters are killing it with their cereal 

18 Feb

Every week, we take to the streets to unearth something being manufactured or produced right here in Hackney.


Jailed: Drug dealer who posted LOADED GUN through letterbox during Newington Green police chase 

17 Feb

A drug dealing teenager who posted a loaded gun through a letterbox while trying to get away from police has been sentenced to seven years in a young offenders institute.


Jailed: Drug dealer who posted LOADED GUN through letterbox during Newington Green police chase 

17 Feb

A drug dealing teenager who posted a loaded gun through a letterbox while trying to get away from police has been sentenced to seven years in a young offenders institute.


De Beauvoir jam session is helping kids into media careers 

17 Feb

An acoustic jam session that helps youngsters get their media training is returning for a new run.


Made in Hackney: Sisters are killing it with their cereal 

17 Feb

Every week, we take to the streets to unearth something being manufactured or produced right here in Hackney.


Robert De Niro hotel chain Nobu angers Shoreditch neighbours with late-night entertainment plans 

17 Feb

Robert De Niro’s five-star hotel chain has angered neighbours at its new Shoreditch spot with plans to open its doors to the public for late-night entertainment.


No answers from NHS chief over STP plans as she admits: I’ve only been here five weeks 

17 Feb

People expecting to grill NHS chiefs over “secretive” plans to carve up Hackney’s healthcare were furious to discover they could only question one manager for five minutes – because she had to leave early.


No answers from NHS chief over STP plans as she admits: I’ve only been here five weeks 

17 Feb

People expecting to grill NHS chiefs over “secretive” plans to carve up Hackney’s healthcare were furious to discover they could only question one manager for five minutes – because she had to leave early.


Robert De Niro hotel chain Nobu angers Shoreditch neighbours with late-night entertainment plans 

17 Feb

Robert De Niro’s five-star hotel chain has angered neighbours at its new Shoreditch spot with plans to open its doors to the public for late-night entertainment.


Lauric Lebato: Man charged with murder of aspiring fashion designer from Manor House 

17 Feb

A 20-year-old man has been charged with the murder of Lauric Lebato from Manor House.


Lauric Lebato: Man charged with murder of aspiring fashion designer from Manor House 

17 Feb

A 20-year-old man has been charged with the murder of Lauric Lebato from Manor House.


Mark Peacock: Call 999 if you spot mental health patient who gave minders the slip, police urge 

17 Feb

Police are urging people to call 999 immediately if they spot a man who gave minders the slip while on leave from a secure mental health unit in Manor House.


Mark Peacock: Call 999 if you spot mental health patient who gave minders the slip, police urge 

17 Feb

Police are urging people to call 999 immediately if they spot a man who gave minders the slip while on leave from a secure mental health unit in Manor House.


‘It was like Buckingham Palace’: Gascoyne Estate’s past explored in Hackney Museum exhibition 

16 Feb

The Gazette speaks to filmmaker Derek Smith, whose chance discovery of a photo has led to the creation of a whole museum exhibition about the estate where he lives...


Honest Burgers, Dalston, restaurant review 

16 Feb

Bradbury Street in Dalston, currently festooned with roadworks that bisect it, has the air of a street in waiting.


Own De Beauvoir! book review – ‘an oblique take on the construction of a neighbourhood’ 

16 Feb

Clashing visions of urban regeneration clothe contemporary Hackney.


Hackney GP surgery Ghadvi Practice placed in special measures by CQC over safety concerns 

16 Feb

Health inspectors have given a GP surgery six months to ensure patients are “safe from harm”, after finding the batteries on its defibrillator had run out of power and emergency medicines were out of stock.


Hackney GP surgery Ghadvi Practice placed in special measures by CQC over safety concerns 

16 Feb

Health inspectors have given a GP surgery six months to ensure patients are “safe from harm”, after finding the batteries on its defibrillator had run out of power and emergency medicines were out of stock.


Colin Roach Centre: We look back at the Hackney institution that fought police brutality 

16 Feb

The Gazette discovers the history of the Hackney associations that were infiltrated by police during the late 1990s.


Colin Roach Centre: We look back at the Hackney institution that fought police brutality 

16 Feb

The Gazette discovers the history of the Hackney associations that were infiltrated by police during the late 1990s.


‘It was like Buckingham Palace’: Gascoyne Estate’s past explored in Hackney Museum exhibition 

16 Feb

The Gazette speaks to filmmaker Derek Smith, whose chance discovery of a photo has led to the creation of a whole museum exhibition about the estate where he lives...


Club Mexicana @ Pamela, restaurant review: ‘a Hackney vegan love affair for the ages’ 

15 Feb

The ‘chicken’ wings and cubed aubergine at Club Mexicana.


Traders’ ‘future in doubt’ as government moots business rates rise 

15 Feb

Stressed: Len Maloney (front row, centre) and his JC Motors team.


Restaurateur Shane Harrison serves up food foraged at Hackney Marshes 

15 Feb

Emma Bartholomew finds out about chef Shane Harrison’s Kiwi upbringing and why he promotes natural farming in his restaurants.


Restaurateur Shane Harrison serves up food foraged at Hackney Marshes 

15 Feb

Emma Bartholomew finds out about chef Shane Harrison’s Kiwi upbringing and why he promotes natural farming in his restaurants.


Katy Taylor – inspiring lessons for aspiring flutists, pianists and recorder players 

15 Feb

Dear student, colleague and aspiring musician, My name is Katy.


Sisters Uncut slams Hackney mayor’s ‘broken promises’ at Valentine’s Day protest 

15 Feb

Poetry motion: members at the Valentine’s Day protest.


30-Second London – book review: ‘a quick reminder of our capital’s allure’ 

15 Feb

30-Second London features “bizarre, collage-like” illustrations by Nicky Ackland-Snow What does a loaf of bread have in common with a lump of coal, a saucepan lid and a pair of knickers? They’re all Cockney rhyming slang for cash, of course: ...


City Hall’s housing chief reveals plans to tackle Hackney homeless crisis 

15 Feb

London’s deputy mayor for housing reveals City Hall’s plans to tackle the housing crisis in Hackney – and admits rising homelessness ‘really shames London’ in an exclusive interview with EMMA YOULE...


City Hall’s housing chief reveals plans to tackle Hackney homeless crisis 

15 Feb

London’s deputy mayor for housing reveals City Hall’s plans to tackle the housing crisis in Hackney – and admits rising homelessness ‘really shames London’ in an exclusive interview with EMMA YOULE...


Sisters Uncut hit out at Hackney Mayor’s ‘broken promises’ in Valentine’s-themed protest 

15 Feb

Campaigners for the rights of domestic abuse survivors accused Hackney mayor Philip Glanville of “breaking their hearts” in a Valentine’s-themed protest last night.


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Police use Twitter to catch burglars 

21 Feb

Police cadets delivering crime prevention advice.


The most important buildings in the world: they are in Hackney and they are happening now 

21 Feb

Vincent Stops , head of the borough’s planning committee, hails a Hackney building revolution  RISING UP in Hackney is a cluster of buildings that are the most important in the world.


Trump Muslim ban prompts a press release from Hackney’s Assembly rep praising a Labour motion 

17 Feb

Trump: immigration barriers for Muslims from seven countries THE REFUGEE CRISIS has led to a lot of talk among Londoners but, in Hackney, little action, despite the eagerness of local people to help.


Day out to ‘London Transport Museum’ 

17 Feb

Tenants and Residents Join us for a day out on Saturday 04th March 2017 to London Transport Museum See Flyer Below for How to Reserve Tickets.


Alden and Broadway Community Vegetable Garden – Needs Volunteers 

17 Feb

  Alden and Broadway Community Vegetable Garden   Come and Join us this Spring and Summer – Every Sunday A new Community Vegetable Garden area created specially for the tenants and residents of Alden and Broadway Estates, so we can grow ...


WELL STREET – YOUR STREET’ MEETING report 

17 Feb

‘WELL STREET – YOUR STREET’ MEETING WEDNESDAY 15th FEBRUARY 2017.


Hackney’s small businesses fight back against rates hike 

16 Feb

Paul Gardner in Gardner’s Bags is one of the driving forces behind the petition Pic: Maddy White More than 2400 Hackney locals have signed a Change.


Memory of the Mothers’ Hospital 

14 Feb

One August morning in 1984, my first child was born in a maternity hospital on Lower Clapton Road which stood on the site of what is now called Mothers' Square.


Picturehouse staff standing firm for living wage in Hackney strikes 

13 Feb

Hackney Picturehouse strikers campaigning for the living wage.


Get to know your partners at the AGM 

12 Feb

Come and build partnerships, with ducks, with flowers, with benches, with herons, with snow, with fountains, with horses, Oh, and with one or two people!!!! Clapton Pond Neighbourhood Action Group (CPNAG) Annual General Meetin g All welcome, familiar...


Footfall frenzy breaks out in Dalston as Marks and Spencer announces a huge Foodhall in E8 

11 Feb

MARKS AND SPENCER is returning to Dalston.


Idling cops in Hackney: Switch off that engine, says the Met, as the force aims to go green 

10 Feb

IDLING MOTOR VEHICLES are causing thousands of deaths and local police are taking action.


Protect independent businesses from rates hike 

8 Feb

  HACKNEY Council has joined with East End Trades Guild to fight the Government’s business rates hike.


Birds in Butterfield Green 

8 Feb

This year we recorded the birds seen in Butterfield Green as part of the RSPB’s BigBird Watch which took place on the weekend of Saturday 26th February.


What Future for Our NHS – Open Public Meeting in Hackney ~ 16th Feb 2017 

7 Feb

The NHS Sustainability and Transformation Plan (STP) aims to cut £587m from hospitals and GP’s across north east London including Hackney.


Hackney artist Stik helps launch LGBT month 

7 Feb

Stik’s artwork on former Dalston Lane safe house.


Next Monday – That AGM you have been waiting for!!!!!!!!! 

7 Feb

In case you missed last week’s notice, or it has slipped your mind, here is all the information again: Clapton Pond Neighbourhood Action Group (CPNAG) Annual General Meetin g All welcome, familiar faces and new! When: Monday, 13th February, 2017...


Don’t you dare call me an anti-Semite 

4 Feb

I am a Black middle aged woman and an atheist, I believe religion is a crock and my views of Christian and Muslim fanatics are pretty much the same as some of the Ultra Orthodox community in Stamford Hill I wrote of.


Come and visit Well Street Market this Saturday 4 February 10am – 4pm 

3 Feb

Come and support Well Street Market this Saturday 4th February 10am – 4pm.


A date for your diary – it’s AGM time!!!! 

3 Feb

Clapton Pond Neighbourhood Action Group (CPNAG) Annual General Meeting All welcome, familiar faces and new!   When: Monday, 13th February, 2015       7.30 – 9.00pm Where: St John’s Ambulance Hall, 1a Mildenhall Road, E5 A brief recap of ...


FREE COATS ON OFFER IN HACKNEY POP UP PROJECT 

2 Feb

Variety of coats on the rail Pic: Katriona Thompson A free “coat exchange” has been set up in Stoke Newington Library to provide warm clothes to those in need.


The tragedy of Diane Abbott: mystery illness keeps her from supporting either her leader or her voters 

2 Feb

POOR DIANE ABBOTT.


Two Men Arrested Following Attack on Parking Warden 

1 Feb

Following the attack on a Parking Warden which occurred on 16th January on Leeside Road, two men were arrested this morning.


A cinema opens in Hackney this week in a venue that last showed a movie almost 60 years ago 

31 Jan

FROM THIS weekend, Hackney’s two cinemas, the Picturehouse and Rio, will be joined by a third.


Demonstrators denounce Trump action 

31 Jan

Protestors demonstrate near Downing Street.


Wild West Stamford Hill: Attack on Black Traffic Warden is Just Tip of a Large Ice Berg 

31 Jan

  The recent attack on a young Black traffic warden by a mob of members of the Ultra Orthodox Jewish community in Stamford Hill, came as no surprise to me and it’s been a long time coming.


Diary Date 

31 Jan

The next meeting is on 15th March 2017, 7pm at the Lockner Community Flat (18 Blandford Court).


Minutes, meeting March 2017 

31 Jan

LOCKNER ESTATE – TRA MEETING 22nd March 2017 Present: Emmanuel Malm (Hackney Homes) Lisa Linpower (Chair), Dorchester Court Francine Bennett (Secretary), Dorset Court Raymond Subratie, Dorset Court Shakira Subratie, resident Linda Edwards, ...


Why the tax office will have to continue to wait for the money it says it’s owed by Mr London Fields Brewery 

26 Jan

“Jules” Wilkinson, co-founder of London Fields Brewery, at its press launch in 2011 THE REVENUE’S ATTEMPT to retrieve almost £1 million owed to it by London Fields Brewery has hit another setback.


Is it a plague pit, is it a school, is it an almshouse? No, it’s NE London’s latest historic centre and entry is free 

26 Jan

Smells ’n’ bells: incense-rich St Bartholomew the Great church service at Charterhouse IF YOU’VE EVER AMBLED around the Smithfield edge of the City you will have noticed the ancient-looking maze of buildings with the name Charterhouse.


Parking ban for traditional cars in Shoreditch 

26 Jan

CG mockup of the ‘Electric Streets’ project.


American Football sessions launched in Hackney 

25 Jan

American Football class.


Serial mugger in Stoke Newington still on the run 

24 Jan

Stoke Newington, outside Abney Park.


Violence still a problem in Hackney libraries as employees endure threats to their safety 

23 Jan

Study time: youngsters at work in the CLR James Library near Dalston Junction station VIOLENCE continues to haunt Hackney’s efforts to make its eight libraries safe.


ATMs might charge for withdrawals as banks meet to discuss ways of taking more money from us 

22 Jan

Only for the affluent: the TFC-located machine makes the withdrawal fee clear TIRED OF BEING CAUGHT OUT by cash dispensers that make whopping charges for their services? Soon you may be unable to find an ATM that doesn’t.


Trump trouble 

20 Jan

Pic: Trina John-Charles The day has arrived.


MPs to eat meal of leftover food 

19 Jan

Pic: FoodCycle, Hackney Hub A charity that saves food from bins and turns it into free meals for those in need will be playing host to some special lunch guests in Hackney – a group of MPs.


Well Street Traders and Residents Association, Secretary’s report to the AGM, January 18, 2017 

18 Jan

Well Street Traders and Residents Association Secretary’s report to the AGM, January 18, 2017 A YEAR AGO we had just had a successful winter festival and looking forward to the Council-run market starting in March, then May, then July, then ...


WESTRA – Well Street Traders and Residents Association AGM 18 January 2017 

18 Jan

This is a reminder: WESTRA – Well Street Traders and Residents Association  Annual General Meeting Wednesday 18th January 2017 6.30pm AGM.


Carwash owner jailed after employee electrocuted 

18 Jan

Pic: Met Police A Tower Hamlets businessman has been jailed and fined £20,000 after an employee was electrocuted and died.


People queue in the rain for vegan chicken 

17 Jan

Vegan chicken.


Remembering the Jungle: What refugees left behind 

16 Jan

Toothbrushes from refugee camp.


Multiplex Rio? As it returns to profit, manager reveals that a fourth screen may even be possible 

15 Jan

AFTER A YEAR in which it made a £40,000 loss, the Rio cinema has made a profit of just over £11,000.


Armed robbery in Hackney. Police officer attacked. 

13 Jan

Stoke Newington High Street.


Days before AGM, Rio is reported to adjudication panel by union as staff fights for fair pay 

12 Jan

ON THE EVE of its annual general meeting this Sunday 15 January 2014, the Rio has ignited a major row with its underpaid staff.


Defenders of the faith stand firm against Hackney plans to shepherd them into the educational fold 

12 Jan

Deep in conversation on the wide pavements of Stamford Hill, London N16 ORTHODOX JEWISH LEADERS have made it clear to a Hackney council enquiry board that they are fundamentally opposed to their followers’ children being made to study the national ...


Attempted Stabbing of Female Police Officer in Stoke Newington 

12 Jan

A lone female police officer was attacked as she attempted to arrest a man on Stoke Newington High Street,  yesterday.


Rudies trying to expand into basement 

11 Jan

Rudies bar, at 50 Stoke Newington Road, have applied for a ‘variation of premises licence to include basement level within the licence demise, amend condition 20 as “Intoxicating liquor shall not be sold, supplied or consumed on the ground floor ...


Somine wants to become an off-license 

11 Jan

An application has been made for ‘for variation of premises licence to amend alcohol sale type to on and off sales’ at 131 Kingsland High Street, currently operating as the round-the-clock restaurant, Somine (on the corner of Kingsland High ...


Brian’s stories of lower clapton 

9 Jan

An interview with Brian Walker, a local resident sharing his memories of the Clapton area of Hackney as part of Hackney Historic Buildings Trust's Lower Clapton Heritage project funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund...


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