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Watch this weekend’s weather forecast: Frosty, cold, but mostly dry 

16 Dec

Watch this weekend’s weather forecast: Frosty, cold, but mostly dry 6 minutes ago Matthew Clemenson --> Wondering what the weather has in store for us this weekend? Watch our three-minute Met Office video forecast.


Two arrests made in Finsbury Park rape investigation 

15 Dec

Two arrests made in Finsbury Park rape investigation 39 minutes ago Sam Gelder --> Police investigating a rape in Finsbury Park have made two arrests.


Two arrests made in Finsbury Park rape investigation 

15 Dec

Police investigating a rape in Finsbury Park have made two arrests.


Mayor Philip Glanville confirms re-election bid with pledge to build ‘a Hackney that works for everyone’ 

15 Dec

Philip Glanville pledged to build on Labour’s record Mayor Philip Glanville has confirmed that he will be standing for re-election in May 2018, with a promise to “build a Hackney that exceeds the rightly high expectations and aspirations of our ...


Sadiq Khan visits Mare Street hostel St Mungo’s to launch campaign tackling rough sleeping 

15 Dec

Sadiq Khan visits Mare Street hostel St Mungo’s to launch campaign tackling rough sleeping 23 minutes ago Sam Gelder --> Sadiq Khan was in Mare Street this morning to launch his new campaign tackling rough sleeping at St Mungo’s hostel.


Sadiq Khan visits Mare Street hostel St Mungo’s to launch campaign tackling rough sleeping 

15 Dec

Sadiq Khan was in Mare Street this morning to launch his new campaign tackling rough sleeping at St Mungo’s hostel.


Ofo defends dockless bikes in Hackney following social media criticism 

15 Dec

Boost: ofo recently partnered with London Cycling Campaign.


Charity delivers Christmas food bags to elderly residents in Hackney, Newham and Tower Hamlets 

15 Dec

A charity based in the Isle of Dogs has delivered tasty festive gifts to elderly residents who face spending Christmas alone.


Crowds enjoy carols and a Caribbean Christmas feast at the Woodberry Down Winterfest 

15 Dec

Crowds enjoy carols and a Caribbean Christmas feast at the Woodberry Down Winterfest 21 minutes ago Emma Bartholomew --> Crowds braved the cold weather at the Woodberry Down Winterfest to hear carols and tuck into a Caribbean Christmas feast.


Crowds enjoy carols and a Caribbean Christmas feast at the Woodberry Down Winterfest 

15 Dec

Crowds braved the cold weather at the Woodberry Down Winterfest to hear carols and tuck into a Caribbean Christmas feast.


Divest Hackney blasts ‘shocking’ rise in council’s fossil fuel investments – after nine-month wait for figures 

15 Dec

Divest Hackney has been campaigning for three years.


Black cab co-operative Taxiapp UK offers free Christmas rides to Homerton Hospital 

15 Dec

Black cab co-operative Taxiapp UK offers free Christmas rides to Homerton Hospital 30 minutes ago Emma Bartholomew --> A London black cab co-operative is offering free rides to Homerton Hospital over Christmas, to support families with loved ones who...


Black cab co-operative Taxiapp UK offers free Christmas rides to Homerton Hospital 

15 Dec

A London black cab co-operative is offering free rides to Homerton Hospital over Christmas, to support families with loved ones who are ill.


Night Overground services launched by Mayor of London 

15 Dec

Overground services will run 24 hours on the East London line on Friday and Saturday nights.


Christmas (Baby Peas Come Home): Food banks to receive fresh produce courtesy of Growing Communities 

14 Dec

Winter veg: Growing Communities are readying bags of fresh goodies for those in need this Christmas.


Diane Abbott suffers most abuse of all female MPs, ethics watchdog finds 

14 Dec

Shadow Home Secretary Diane Abbott.


Made in Hackney: How soap made in a Lower Clapton kitchen ‘snowballed’ into the Funky Soap Company 

14 Dec

Made in Hackney: How soap made in a Lower Clapton kitchen ‘snowballed’ into the Funky Soap Company 15 minutes ago Emma Bartholomew --> Each week the Gazette takes to the streets to unearth something being manufactured right here in Hackney.


Made in Hackney: How soap made in a Lower Clapton kitchen ‘snowballed’ into the Funky Soap Company 

14 Dec

Each week the Gazette takes to the streets to unearth something being manufactured right here in Hackney.


Former Centre for Social Justice boss Gavin Poole on his vision for Hackney Wick’s tech hub Here East 

14 Dec

Former Centre for Social Justice boss Gavin Poole on his vision for Hackney Wick’s tech hub Here East 27 minutes ago Emma Bartholomew --> Former thinktank boss Gavin Poole tells the Gazette about the Here East tech hub he runs at the Olympic Park.


Former Centre for Social Justice boss Gavin Poole on his vision for Hackney Wick’s tech hub Here East 

14 Dec

Former thinktank boss Gavin Poole tells the Gazette about the Here East tech hub he runs at the Olympic Park.


Stoke Newington Church Street to hold evening of Christmas shopping 

14 Dec

Stoke Newington Church Street to hold evening of Christmas shopping 40 minutes ago Sam Gelder --> Traders in Stoke Newington Church Street are getting into the festive spirit with a late-night shopping event today (Thu).


Stoke Newington Church Street to hold evening of Christmas shopping 

14 Dec

Traders in Stoke Newington Church Street are getting into the festive spirit with a late-night shopping event today (Thu).


This week in history: Albion Road gun shop allowed to stay open 

13 Dec

This week in history: Albion Road gun shop allowed to stay open 44 minutes ago Emma Bartholomew --> A gun shop sited near two schools and a sweetshop used by children was given permission to stay open despite massive protests from parents, teachers, ...


This week in history: Albion Road gun shop allowed to stay open 

13 Dec

A gun shop sited near two schools and a sweetshop used by children was given permission to stay open despite massive protests from parents, teachers, councillors and MPs.


Northwold Estate: Developers say people are split on whether they want to see their homes demolished 

13 Dec

Northwold Estate: Developers say people are split on whether they want to see their homes demolished 43 minutes ago Sam Gelder --> People on an embattled Upper Clapton estate are split on whether or not they want to see homes flattened, the developer...


Northwold Estate: Developers say people are split on whether they want to see their homes demolished 

13 Dec

People on an embattled Upper Clapton estate are split on whether or not they want to see homes flattened, the developer has said.


The only specialist playground for disabled people could be closing 

13 Dec

(Picture: KIDS UK) The only specialist playground for disabled people in Hackney could soon face closure.


Pensioners left with nowhere to sit at Christmas party after Sanctuary destroys their ‘fire risk’ armchairs 

13 Dec

Pensioners left with nowhere to sit at Christmas party after Sanctuary destroys their ‘fire risk’ armchairs 21 minutes ago Emma Bartholomew --> Pensioners say their housing association has ruined Christmas by removing and destroying all the ...


Pensioners left with nowhere to sit at Christmas party after Sanctuary destroys their ‘fire risk’ armchairs 

13 Dec

Pensioners say their housing association has ruined Christmas by removing and destroying all the armchairs in their lounge without warning.


Charity to help reduce ‘inappropriate A&E use’ at Homerton Hospital 

13 Dec

Homerton Hospital in Lower Clapton.


Hackney Council defends parking scheme over rising surplus and ‘discrimination’ claims 

13 Dec

Transport for London raked in £1m in three years from parking on Stoke Newington High Street.


Well Street market’s £83,000 relaunch ends in frustration as traders’ group hands in notice 

13 Dec

Well Street market’s £83,000 relaunch ends in frustration as traders’ group hands in notice just now Sam Gelder --> The traders’ association for Well Street market has dramatically quit en masse amid a row over how £83,000 of fundraising ...


Well Street market’s £83,000 relaunch ends in frustration as traders’ group hands in notice 

13 Dec

It was a flagship project for Sadiq Khan’s fundraising platform.


Start-up-of-the-week: Hackney entrepreneur launches delivery-only restaurant through Facebook video recipe page 

13 Dec

Start-up-of-the-week: Hackney entrepreneur launches delivery-only restaurant through Facebook video recipe page 19 minutes ago Emma Bartholomew --> The Gazette hunts high and low each week to bring you news of the most interesting new businesses in ...


Start-up-of-the-week: Hackney entrepreneur launches delivery-only restaurant through Facebook video recipe page 

13 Dec

The Gazette hunts high and low each week to bring you news of the most interesting new businesses in Hackney.


Dalston’s lucky escape from ‘lunatic’ eight-lane motorway ringroad 

13 Dec

Dalston’s lucky escape from ‘lunatic’ eight-lane motorway ringroad 27 minutes ago Emma Bartholomew --> Wayne Asher tells Emma Bartholomew about the ‘lunatic’ ring road scheme that threatened to plough an eight-lane motorway through Hackney...


Dalston’s lucky escape from ‘lunatic’ eight-lane motorway ringroad 

13 Dec

Wayne Asher tells Emma Bartholomew about the ‘lunatic’ ring road scheme that threatened to plough an eight-lane motorway through Hackney – and was only scrapped after 30 years of destroying the local property market...


Hackney Council bids to improve education picture by forming supergroup of borough’s schools 

12 Dec

Hackney Council bids to improve education picture by forming supergroup of borough’s schools 41 minutes ago James Scott --> Plans to introduce a supergroup formed by the borough’s schools have been announced by Hackney Council.


Thieves steal guitars and cash from newly-opened ’50s rock ‘n’ roll pub Be-Bop-A-Lula in Green Lanes 

12 Dec

Bosses at a brand new ’50s-themed rock ‘n’ roll pub are smarting after thieves broke in and stole guitars and cash one week after it opened its doors.


Hackney Council bids to improve education picture by forming supergroup of borough’s schools 

12 Dec

Plans to introduce a supergroup formed by the borough’s schools have been announced by Hackney Council.


Future bright for Simon Marks Jewish Primary School as chief rabbi lauds new early years centre 

12 Dec

Future bright for Simon Marks Jewish Primary School as chief rabbi lauds new early years centre 41 minutes ago James Scott --> The future looks bright for Simon Marks Jewish Primary School after the opening of its new building for nursery- and ...


Future bright for Simon Marks Jewish Primary School as chief rabbi lauds new early years centre 

12 Dec

The future looks bright for Simon Marks Jewish Primary School after the opening of its new building for nursery- and reception-age children.


Hackney Schools Group: Council pitches ‘pioneering’ education plan 

12 Dec

Hackney Council spoke to more than 2,500 residents about education Hackney Council has announced plans to create a Schools Group that it says will give teachers and residents more power over education in the borough.


Public backs plans to bring Stoke Newington’s St Mary’s Lodge back into public use 

12 Dec

Public backs plans to bring Stoke Newington’s St Mary’s Lodge back into public use 17 minutes ago Sam Gelder --> The public has overwhelmingly backed plans for derelict mansion St Mary’s Lodge to be brought back into public use.


Public backs plans to bring Stoke Newington’s St Mary’s Lodge back into public use 

12 Dec

The public has overwhelmingly backed plans for derelict mansion St Mary’s Lodge to be brought back into public use.


South Hackney murder probe: Three man arrested over fatal stabbing of Alex Vanderpuye 

12 Dec

South Hackney murder probe: Three man arrested over fatal stabbing of Alex Vanderpuye 23 minutes ago Emma Bartholomew --> Three men have been arrested on suspicion of murder, following the fatal stabbing of 24-year-old Alex Vanderpuye in South ...


South Hackney murder probe: Three man arrested over fatal stabbing of Alex Vanderpuye 

12 Dec

Three men have been arrested on suspicion of murder, following the fatal stabbing of 24-year-old Alex Vanderpuye in South Hackney.


Hackney Youth Awards recognise success in arts, culture, sports and overcoming adversity 

12 Dec

xYoung people were awarded for their achievements in arts and culture, sports and overcoming adversity at the second annual Hackney Youth Awards.


South Hackney murder probe: Cassland Road stabbing victim named as Alex Vanderpuye 

12 Dec

South Hackney murder probe: Cassland Road stabbing victim named as Alex Vanderpuye 9 minutes ago Emma Bartholomew --> The 24-year-old man stabbed to death in South Hackney has been named as Alex Vanderpuye.


South Hackney murder probe: Cassland Road stabbing victim named as Alex Vanderpuye 

12 Dec

The 24-year-old man stabbed to death in South Hackney has been named as Alex Vanderpuye.


Imminent date set for closure of Shoreditch Police Station 

12 Dec

The front counter at Shoreditch Police Station is shutting for good on Thursday.


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New photography book portrays the tension between grit and glamour of East London 

15 Dec

Gilbert George Artist Pic: Maryam Eisler The new book Voices: East London  by Maryam Eisler explores the heart and the soul of East London through photography and stories of its residents.


Hackney campaigners welcome High Court ruling ending deportation of EU rough sleepers 

14 Dec

Homelessness in Hackney Pic: Isabel Togoh Hackney migrant pressure group has welcomed the High Court’s ruling that the Home Office’s controversial policy of detaining and deporting EU rough sleepers is unlawful.


Government asked to review planning decisions in Tower Hamlets after allegations of £2m council corruption scandal 

14 Dec

Cross-party representatives held a press conference over the allegations Pic: Poppy Noor Ministers have been urged to review a number of major recent planning decisions by Tower Hamlets council in the wake of recent allegations of a £2 million ...


‘Neighbourhood Watch’ app used by Hackney residents to tackle crime 

14 Dec

Hackney Pic: David Holt Residents and police in Hackney are trialling the use of a new app designed to share information about crime and anti-social behaviour.


Dan Glass: Running from the synagogue to Soho – and beyond 

14 Dec

Dan Glass, founder of Queer Tours of London and winner of Activist of the Year at the Sexual Freedoms Award 2017.


Art or act? Does it matter? Miss Valentina takes you on a journey starting at a Whitechapel library 

13 Dec

THANK HEAVEN for the Arts Council .


The verdict on plans to boost child mental health services: ‘inadequate for deprived communities’ 

13 Dec

The green paper outlines proposals to improve child mental health in school children.


Council launches used toy collection to combat Hackney’s waste problem 

13 Dec

Hackney’s recycling numbers are 16 per cent below the national average.


Worlds largest timber building shortlisted for architectural award 

13 Dec

Dalston Lane in Hackney Pic: Daniel Shearing The world’s largest timber building, residential complex Dalston Lane, in Hackney, has been shortlisted for an architect award.


Glimpses of the future in Hackney exhibition 

12 Dec

A new exhibition in Stoke Newington offers visitors a glimpse into what the world might look like in the future.


Hackney murder: 24-year-old victim named as detectives appeal for information 

12 Dec

Victim of fatal stabbing, Alex Vanderpuye.


“Barbaric” robbers who burnt victims’ faces with ammonia jailed 

11 Dec

Joshua Jordan and Sadik Kamara.


A heartwarming Hackney Christmas story 

11 Dec

SOMETIMES a chance encounter can lead to good things, as when young  entrepreneur Karun Chhokar happened to talk to a homeless man near Liverpool Street station.


If you’re from Walthamstow then you’re in for a BIG shock 

10 Dec

On Wednesday 13th December Walthamstow Council's Planning Committee will be considering the BIGGEST thing ever to happen to Walthamstow - an application to build luxury towers of up to 39 storeys.


Plea for innovative ideas for Old Street roundabout redesign 

9 Dec

An artists impression of what the roundabout could look like.


These free courses in East London could be the business for you and your great adventure 

8 Dec

GOT A GREAT BUSINESS IDEA or having trouble with your present project? If you need advice, a new help scheme looks like a good deal to help with your entrepreneurial ambitions.


Councillors approve controversial plan for Passing Clouds site to continue as music venue 

8 Dec

Passing Clouds building Pic: Panoramio – Wikimedia Commons Hackney’s much loved community hub, Passing Clouds, is to continue as a live music venue following a heated planning meeting on Wednesday.


Boost for public access to sports in poorest parts of Hackney 

8 Dec

Kingsmead estate, an area that will benefit from the investment.


Young man murdered in latest Hackney knife attack 

8 Dec

Man stabbed to death on junction of Christie Road and Cassland Road.


Hackney group hosts electronic-fixing parties to stop residents throwing away devices 

7 Dec

Hackney Fixers event.


St John to convert crypt into workspace, helping local startups 

7 Dec

A church is planning to turn its crypt into affordable workspace, if a National Lottery Fund bid is successful.


Russia Today ad campaign hits London 

7 Dec

Kremlin-backed broadcaster Russia Today (RT) placed an advert in Cazenove as part of a six-week campaign involving more than 300 adverts around London.


BBC pottery judge Kate Malone has £41,000 vase on sale at studio event 

7 Dec

Guests at The Great Pottery Throwdown judge Kate Malone’s open studio event were careful to avoid bumping into a £41,000 vase last Sunday.


The changing face of Hackney: new documentary tackles gentrification in the borough 

6 Dec

Film shop owner interviewed in Living in Hackney.


Lewisham and Hackney secure “Liveable Neighbourhoods” funding 

6 Dec

Pic: Danny P Robinson Hackney and Lewisham have secured £1.25M funding as part of the Liveable Neighbourhood scheme which aims to make London boroughs safer, healthier and more attractive for local people and tourists.


Fake £50 fraudster duo spotlighted on social media by Hackney victims 

5 Dec

By the Bridge café.


Next Meeting 

5 Dec

Next residents meeting Wednesday 13 th December,  Community Flat 23 Blandford Court,  7-8pm Agenda: Cleaning update Talk from Development Director from Inhabit Homes (helping communities build self-build homes)  inhabithomes.


UK’s first energy trading community to be launched in Hackney 

5 Dec

Residents and project facilitators on Banister House estate.


crE28 – Dalston design fair at St Barnabas Mission Hall 

4 Dec

Dalston makers have got together again, like last year , to mount an arts and crafts fair of their work - just in time for your Christmas shopping! Its from 11am til 8pm on Saturday and 11am til 3pm on Sunday 10th December at St Barnabas Mission Hall...


Pizza legal action as Italians clash over Stoke Newington restaurant made famous by Hollywood 

4 Dec

NORTHEAST LONDON’S hottest restaurant launch in years has been followed only months later by a dispute so tasty it will make lawyers salivate just thinking about the likely fat fees.


Violence erupts in Kingsland High Street after row with cops about payment of a bus fare 

3 Dec

EIGHT POLICE OFFICERS were hurt in Kingsland High Street after a teenager refused to pay a bus fare on Friday evening 1 December 2017.


Bar License Sought for 7 Stoke Newington Road 

2 Dec

A license application has been submitted as to turn 7 Stoke Newington Road (currently the Blue Tit hairdressers) into a bar.


9 Month Old Kitten Smokey Needs Your Help, Following Horrific Accident 

1 Dec

  My heart broke this morning when I heard from our friend Barbara Read, of Feline Friends London.


Dan Glass wins activist of the year at 23rd Sexual Freedom Awards 

1 Dec

Dan Glass won Activist of the Year at the awards.


Woman launches GoFundMe to prosecute her ‘rapist’ 

30 Nov

                                                                              Emily Hunt.


Haggerston Baths redevelopment approved by council – without iconic pool 

30 Nov

How the redeveloped Haggerston Baths might look.


Surprise band promotion shocks Dalston 

30 Nov

Residents were left bewildered when smoke appeared in Gillett Square early on Thursday evening (23 November)  and a number of reports on Twitter suggested that there may have been a fire or social disorder in the area.


#FindClaude: £1000 reward offered for missing cat 

30 Nov

If you have any information about Claude’s whereabouts, please contact 0800 4320 340 and quote reference number 337737.


Pumpkin pic wins food art competition 

30 Nov

A snap of three pumpkins was announced as the winner of a raw fruit and veg borough-wide photo competition today.


Christmas lights bring festive fever to Hackney 

30 Nov

Cinderella and Prince Charming joined more than one hundred Hackney residents for the annual Christmas lights switch-on this weekend.


Hackney banks £14m as London boroughs profit from parking fees 

29 Nov

Parking meter Pic: R4vi Hackney made a £14m profit on parking charges last year, the 9th highest in England, according to a new report.


London International Documentary Festival 2017: Video Review 

29 Nov

2017 London International Documentary Festival.


All hope for Haggerston Baths has drained as Hackney sells lease to an equity fund 

29 Nov

Boxy: the retail units on the left wall of the former hall will be container-style Ahoy! Plug’s been pulled on the baths “NEW TENANT FOR HAGGERSTON Baths” was the dull title of an important Hackney council press release.


Hackney Winter Warmer Event ~ Thursday 30 November, from 11am-3pm at Hackney Town Hall 

29 Nov

The popular free event, which this year will be held on Thursday 30 November, from 11am-3pm, at Hackney Town Hall on Mare Street, is organised specifically for the borough’s over-55s.


Urgent appeal to save Hackney’s only playground for disabled children 

28 Nov

KIDS playground in Springfield Park, Clapton.


Tower Hamlets and Hackney among top five areas of England for social mobility 

28 Nov

Hackney was ranked fifth in the report.


ELL boroughs critique Hammond’s fire safety fund as not being all it seems. 

28 Nov

Randall House in Tower Hamlets.


Vinyl record store pulled back from closure 

28 Nov

Christmas has come early for a Stoke Newington vinyl record shop, which has managed to save its business after soaring rent and business rates put it at risk of immediate closure.


Coffee shop hopes to raise £1000 for hospice 

28 Nov

A cafe owner has vowed to donate 10p for every hot drink he sells between now and Christmas to a local hospice, hoping that his customers will match his generosity.


Extensive database of fire risk assessments available as Hackney Council finalises for publication 

26 Nov

Homerton Fire Station Pic: Stacey Harris In a step which puts the area ahead of any other part of the country, almost all the official fire risk assessments for thousands of social housing properties in Hackney have now been put online for public ...


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