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Hackney Town Hall’s 1930s vaults – uncovered during £16m refurb – thrown open to public in free guided tours 

26 May

Hackney Town Hall’s 1930s vaults - uncovered during £16m refurb - thrown open to public in free guided tours 9 minutes ago Emma Bartholomew --> A display in Hackney town hall’s newly refurbished vaults will shed light on the building’s 1930s ...


Mayor reaffirms housing pledge after sale of £1m homes in Hackney rises 1,700 per cent 

25 May

Mayor Philip Glanville.


Hackney Town Hall’s vaults to open to the public for the first time 

25 May

First look: Morningside School pupils enjoy a pre-launch tour.


Prince William visits Homerton’s Core Arts college for people with severe and enduring mental health problems 

25 May

Prince William visits Homerton’s Core Arts college for people with severe and enduring mental health problems 11:16 Emma Bartholomew --> A charity which helps improve the lives of people with severe and enduring mental health problems was paid a ...


Prince William visits Homerton’s Core Arts college for people with severe and enduring mental health problems 

25 May

A charity which helps improve the lives of people with severe and enduring mental health problems was paid a visit by the Duke of Cambridge.


Haggerston state school Queensbridge Primary sees off privately-educated challengers in chess tournament 

25 May

Haggerston state school Queensbridge Primary sees off privately-educated challengers in chess tournament 29 minutes ago Tom Ladle --> A record-breaking Haggerston state school checkmated a host of private schools in a major chess tournament.


Tributes paid to outgoing Hackney Speaker Soraya Adejare as Clare Potter is elected into role 

24 May

All change: New speaker Clare Potter (left) and former speaker Soraya Adejare.


Hackney Council backs Deliveroo couriers’ campaign for workers’ rights 

24 May

Cllr Carole Williams, cabinet member for employment, skills and human resources.


Mayor’s Civic Awards: Hackney community heroes honoured for amazing work 

24 May

Mayor’s Civic Awards: Hackney community heroes honoured for amazing work 48 minutes ago Eelinn Vanquaethem --> Three remarkable women in Hackney have been honoured at the third annual I Love Hackney Mayor’s Civic Awards.


Nice design but a longer walk: Commuters share views on new Hackney Wick station 

24 May

Nice design but a longer walk: Commuters share views on new Hackney Wick station 27 minutes ago Francesca Fazey --> For the past year, passing through the London Overground station at Hackney Wick has felt like walking through a construction site.


Mayor’s Civic Awards: Hackney community heroes honoured for amazing work 

24 May

Three remarkable women in Hackney have been honoured at the third annual I Love Hackney Mayor’s Civic Awards.


Nice design but a longer walk: Commuters share views on new Hackney Wick station 

24 May

For the past year, passing through the London Overground station at Hackney Wick has felt like walking through a construction site.


Films document ex-dealer from Hackney’s conversion to Islam after jail sentence 

24 May

Films document ex-dealer from Hackney’s conversion to Islam after jail sentence 20 minutes ago Eelinn Vanquaethem --> A Hackney drug dealer’s remarkable journey out of crime and conversion to Islam has been documented in a pair of films.


Films document ex-dealer from Hackney’s conversion to Islam after jail sentence 

24 May

A Hackney drug dealer’s remarkable journey out of crime and conversion to Islam has been documented in a pair of films.


John Howard Centre safety fears: Patients with ‘dangerous and severe’ personality disorders smuggled in heroin and spice 

24 May

Exclusive: John Howard Centre safety fears: Patients with ‘dangerous and severe’ personality disorders smuggled in heroin and spice 20 minutes ago Emma Bartholomew --> Heroin and spice are being smuggled into the John Howard Centre in what is yet...


Three ‘community champions’ celebrated at Mayor’s Civic Awards 

24 May

‘Heroes’: (l-r) Barbara Layne, Ngozi Headley-Fulani, Salmah Kansara with Mayor Glanville.


John Howard Centre safety fears: Patients with ‘dangerous and severe’ personality disorders smuggled in heroin and spice 

24 May

Heroin and spice are being smuggled into the John Howard Centre in what is yet another security breach at Homerton’s medium secure unit.


Comic art and illustration festival returns to Round Chapel to celebrate industry’s “most exciting talent” 

24 May

Head in a book: ELCAF’s poster this year has been designed by Belgian illustrator Charlotte Dumortier.


Founder of Stoke Newington’s Bolt Motorcycles on his love of bikes 

24 May

Founder of Stoke Newington’s Bolt Motorcycles on his love of bikes 36 minutes ago Tom Ladle --> Andrew Almond discovered his love for motorbikes when working in Mozambique as a social development worker.


Stoke Newington headteacher made Director of Education for Hackney 

24 May

‘Exciting time’: headteacher Annie Gammon.


Founder of Stoke Newington’s Bolt Motorcycles on his love of bikes 

24 May

Andrew Almond discovered his love for motorbikes when working in Mozambique as a social development worker.


Children’s services shouldn’t ‘add to awfulness’ by unnecessarily removing children, social workers told 

24 May

Austerity is not an excuse for more children coming into care, a former deputy director of children’s services in Hackney has said.


‘Oversized’ Hampton by Hilton hotel in Shoreditch would hide view of heritage chocolate factory 

23 May

‘Oversized’ Hampton by Hilton hotel in Shoreditch would hide view of heritage chocolate factory 13 minutes ago Emma Bartholomew --> A former chocolate factory in a Shoreditch conservation area will be totally hidden from view if developers get ...


Free capoiera classes to launch at South Hackney’s Morningside Community Centre 

23 May

Free capoiera classes to launch at South Hackney’s Morningside Community Centre 32 minutes ago Emma Bartholomew --> Free capoeira martial arts sessions are on offer at the Morningside Community Centre.


‘Oversized’ Hampton by Hilton hotel in Shoreditch would hide view of heritage chocolate factory 

23 May

A former chocolate factory in a Shoreditch conservation area will be totally hidden from view if developers get their way and build a five-storey hotel three metres away.


Free capoiera classes to launch at South Hackney’s Morningside Community Centre 

23 May

Free capoeira martial arts sessions are on offer at the Morningside Community Centre.


Campaign launched to raise £7,500 for a gardener for the whole of the E5 postcode area 

23 May

Campaign launched to raise £7,500 for a gardener for the whole of the E5 postcode area 11 minutes ago Emma Bartholomew --> People in Homerton are hoping to raise £7,500 in a crowdfunding campaign to fund a community gardener for a year.


Campaign launched to raise £7,500 for a gardener for the whole of the E5 postcode area 

23 May

People in Homerton are hoping to raise £7,500 in a crowdfunding campaign to fund a community gardener for a year.


‘We will vigorously sue’: Lettings agency threatens tenant for sharing news story 

23 May

Unassuming: the business centre in which London Corporate Apartments has an office.


Violent crime meeting: Spike in stabbings and shootings has left Hackney’s youngsters ‘too scared to go out’ 

23 May

Violent crime meeting: Spike in stabbings and shootings has left Hackney’s youngsters ‘too scared to go out’ 43 minutes ago Lucas Cumiskey --> Youngsters in Hackney are scared to go out because of the surge in stabbings and shootings this year.


Homerton residents launch campaign to hire a gardener for an entire postcode 

23 May

Community: the project is supported by residents, schools and the council.


Violent crime meeting: Spike in stabbings and shootings has left Hackney’s youngsters ‘too scared to go out’ 

23 May

Youngsters in Hackney are scared to go out because of the surge in stabbings and shootings this year.


Dalston mosque becomes ‘first in the UK’ to accept Bitcoin and Ethereum crypto-currency 

22 May

Dalston mosque becomes ‘first in the UK’ to accept Bitcoin and Ethereum crypto-currency 27 minutes ago Emma Bartholomew --> A Dalston mosque is thought to be the first in the UK to accept Bitcoin donations, to tap into a potentially phenomenal ...


Finsbury Park crash: Arrest made, pedestrian’s condition improving in hospital 

22 May

Finsbury Park crash: Arrest made, pedestrian’s condition improving in hospital 30 minutes ago Sam Gelder --> A man has been arrested over the crash in Finsbury Park yesterday that left a 26-year-old fighting for his life.


Dalston mosque becomes ‘first in the UK’ to accept Bitcoin and Ethereum crypto-currency 

22 May

A Dalston mosque is thought to be the first in the UK to accept Bitcoin donations, to tap into a potentially phenomenal amount of worldwide cash throughout Ramadan.


Finsbury Park crash: Arrest made, pedestrian’s condition improving in hospital 

22 May

A man has been arrested over the crash in Finsbury Park yesterday that left a 26-year-old fighting for his life.


Families seek judicial review against Hackney’s ‘unlawful’ SEND cuts 

22 May

Outcry: children protest SEND changes outside Hackney Town Hall in February.


Reports round up: Hackney traffic wardens / Hundreds at With Banners Held High / Magna Exteriors / Protest as Tories ignore racist ‘joke’ 

22 May

Hundreds of people joined the With Banners Held High festival last Sunday in Wakefield, West Yorkshire.


Woodberry Down regeneration development wins RICS’ London project of the year award 

22 May

Woodberry Down regeneration development wins RICS’ London project of the year award 17 minutes ago Emma Bartholomew --> Finsbury Park’s Woodberry Down regeneration project has been named the London Project of the Year at the prestigious annual ...


Woodberry Down regeneration development wins RICS’ London project of the year award 

22 May

Finsbury Park’s Woodberry Down regeneration project has been named the London Project of the Year at the prestigious annual RICS construction awards.


Franchised Finsbury Park Post Office opens after long row over stationery shop merger 

22 May

Franchised Finsbury Park Post Office opens after long row over stationery shop merger 27 minutes ago James Morris --> Finsbury Park’s franchised Post Office has officially launched after the long row over its takeover.


Hackney students top 6,000-strong field to win national debate competition 

22 May

Victors: the team outside Parliament with mentor Jesse (far left).


This week in history: Dalston schoolgirl Jodhi May, 12, wins best actress award at the Cannes Film Festival 

22 May

This week in history: Dalston schoolgirl Jodhi May, 12, wins best actress award at the Cannes Film Festival 29 minutes ago Emma Bartholomew --> Jodhi May became the youngest ever recipient of the best actress award at the Cannes Film Festival, aged ...


Franchised Finsbury Park Post Office opens after long row over stationery shop merger 

22 May

Finsbury Park’s franchised Post Office has officially launched after the long row over its takeover.


This week in history: Dalston schoolgirl Jodhi May, 12, wins best actress award at the Cannes Film Festival 

22 May

Jodhi May became the youngest ever recipient of the best actress award at the Cannes Film Festival, aged 12.


Kingsland Waste: A look back at the historic Dalston market with one trader that’s about to relaunch with a new name 

21 May

Kingsland Waste: A look back at the historic Dalston market with one trader that’s about to relaunch with a new name 51 minutes ago Emma Bartholomew --> As the Kingsland Waste market is about to relaunch in July, Emma Bartholomew looks back at the ...


Kingsland Waste: A look back at the historic Dalston market with one trader that’s about to relaunch with a new name 

21 May

As the Kingsland Waste market is about to relaunch in July, Emma Bartholomew looks back at the market which started out as a tool market over a century ago, where you could buy TV sets that “never worked” and a man called Flash would sell the ...


Finsbury Park crash: Man in critical condition after being hit by car in Seven Sisters Road 

21 May

Breaking News: Finsbury Park crash: Man in critical condition after being hit by car in Seven Sisters Road 14 minutes ago Sam Gelder --> A man is fighting for his life in hospital after being hit by a car near Finsbury Park station.


Royal wedding flowers donated to Hackney hospice patients – including one who embroidered Queen Mother’s wedding dress 

21 May

Royal wedding flowers donated to Hackney hospice patients - including one who embroidered Queen Mother’s wedding dress 6 minutes ago Emma Bartholomew --> Patients at St Joseph’s Hospice were thrilled to receive 50 stunning bouquets of flowers, ...


Finsbury Park crash: Man in critical condition after being hit by car in Seven Sisters Road 

21 May

A man is fighting for his life in hospital after being hit by a car near Finsbury Park station.


Royal wedding flowers donated to Hackney hospice patients – including one who embroidered Queen Mother’s wedding dress 

21 May

Patients at St Joseph’s Hospice were thrilled to receive 50 stunning bouquets of flowers, made for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s royal wedding.


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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.


Rockers and bikers from the 1960s hold reunion in Hackney church 

11 May

The Spirit of 59 Club, a splinter group from the renowned 59 Club, hold a reunion    Pic: William Taylor-Gammon A motorcycle club from the 1960s has been revived in Hackney to celebrate the rich history of rockers and bikers.


Teenage boy stabbed in “mass brawl” on Hackney’s Nightingale Estate 

9 May

Teenage boy stabbed in “machete” attack on Nightingale Estate, Hackney.


Hackney Cycling Conference returns for a day of discussion 

9 May

Hackney will host its seventh annual cycling conference on May 17 at Hackney Town Hall.


Five spots to watch Eurovision 2018 

9 May

SuRe, Eurovision candidate for Great Britain.


Three billboards installed in Hackney churchyard to highlight homelessness 

8 May

Reverend Dilly Baker and three billboards inspired by hit film.


Topsy-turvy voting in Hackney election as woman is allowed to use husband’s polling card 

8 May

HOW EASY IS IT to vote twice in elections? Very easy, to judge from an incident in Hackney in the 2018 local elections.


Three hospitalised after being attacked with ‘noxious substance’ 

7 May

Three people were attacked with a noxious substance on the Shacklewell Lane, Alvington Crescent junction.


Local Elections 2018 – Labour Hold 

7 May

Croydon Tower Hamlets Lewisham Hackney Croydon Election results.


Scheduled nostalgia: Hackney hosts it’s first dementia festival 

5 May

Hackney’s festival aims to get people understanding dementia Pic: Peter Stockwell “When I first told people I had been diagnosed with dementia, I got a lot of the same reactions.


London Mayoral Elections 2018 – Labour holds firm 

5 May

Philip Glanville – Mayor of Hackney (left), John Biggs – Mayor of Tower Hamlets (centre), Damien Egan – Mayor of Lewisham (right).


Artists in Hackney Wick set for studio spaces thanks to Olympic Park project 

4 May

The project will be built on the Olympic Park Pic: Carl Turner Architects ( window.


Women’s Equality Party in Hackney mayoral bid 

2 May

Left to right, Harini Iyengar and Catharine Mayer.


Hackney hustings: Mayoral candidates sum up their main arguments 

2 May

Left to right, Phillip Glanville, Vernon Williams, Harini Iyengar, Sarah Birch, Alastair Binnie-Lubbock and Pauline Pearce.


On the eve of local elections, how will each party tackle air pollution? 

2 May

Pollution is a serious problem in Hackney, the air surrounding 98% of the borough’s main roads contains levels of harmful pollutants above the EU legal limit.


Clowning around: another year, another festival of idiocy as an old art form shows its staying power 

30 Apr

CLOWNS USED TO BE a highlight of circuses.


Gillett Square plans – co-operative development or gentrification? 

29 Apr

Hackney Co-Operative Developments, which owns the 3-10 Bradbury Street terrace and manages Gillett Square, has made a planning application to develop its terrace of houses.


As arts come to the rescue of Hackney property buyers, others mumble: Gentrification! 

27 Apr

Boys with guitars: the Hackney Arts Centre in its planned reincarnation JUST AS FALLING property prices around London start to hit in Hackney, along comes a cultural scheme bound to add to the appeal of the area.


News in Brief 

26 Apr

Industrial site fire in Croydon LFB.


Sustainable fashion activists stage event in Shoreditch on anniversary of Bangladesh tragedy 

26 Apr

Fashion lovers are being urged to think sustainably about their outfits Pic: Grace Goslin Supporters of sustainable ethical fashion are attending a series of pop-ups and panels at The Old Truman Brewery in Shoreditch as part of Fashion Revolution ...


A support group re-emerges to help living victims of the deadly postcode rivalries in Hackney 

23 Apr

A GROUP TO HELP PEOPLE affected by knife crime, has been relaunched   by a charity created in memory of a 19-year-old trainee plumber stabbed to death in 2015.


I planted a tiny garden in Dalston — and it became a TV star. (Me, I’m not holding my breath) 

21 Apr

On a whim, Mike Spezzano entered his crazily exotic courtyard plot in a BBC garden contest.


Sisters Uncut: A local campaign group saving women’s lives 

19 Apr

East End Sister’s Uncut Campaign.


‘We’re running on nothing’: how an unfunded domestic violence service survives 

19 Apr

Ngozi, founder of Sistah Space.


Domestic violence – what if it was you? 

18 Apr

One in 50 local women will experience domestic violence in their lifetime.


New hotel in Stoke Newington High Street 

18 Apr

Despite objections from local residents and councillors, planning permission has been granted for the demolition of the building that is now used as a Tesco store on the corner of Stoke Newington High Street and Sandringham Road and replacing it with...


Gillett Square Development 

17 Apr

There is currently a planning application to develop Gillett Square/Bradbury Studios on which members may wish to comment.


How women put domestic violence on the map: timeline 

17 Apr

Click on the arrow at the right-hand side of the picture to move through the timeline.


‘There weren’t enough already’: a domestic violence survivor questions council cuts 

17 Apr

Kio Sapeye.


The complex reality behind local refuge cuts 

16 Apr

By Poppy Noor and Ellie Fry When we decided to investigate local domestic violence cuts, we wanted answers.


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