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London creatives challenge “defensive architecture” trend

London creatives challenge “defensive architecture” trend

Art collective Better Than Spikes have given “anti-homeless” spikes in Shoreditch a makeover. The group transformed an area of metal spikes on Curtain Road, Shoreditch into a bed and library as part of a campaign to make urban spaces more inclusive. Campaigners argue that anti-homeless spikes are an attempt to…

Paralympic stars return to the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

Paralympic stars return to the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

Paralympic champions including wheelchair athlete David Weir and swimmer Ellie Simmonds will be back at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park on Sunday to celebrate National Paralympic Day. They will be joined by other Paralympic champions and taking part in a day of competitions including an international Paralympic swimming event and…

Hackney pupils offered free money to help them save

Hackney pupils offered free money to help them save

A £20 incentive is being offered to secondary school children in Hackney in a bid to help them learn how to save. Around 2,500 pupils in the borough will be eligible for a savings account. Once an account has been opened, Hackney council will donate £20 to each child’s savings…

Hackney man jailed for bank and betting shop robberies

Hackney man jailed for bank and betting shop robberies

  A Hackney man who stole £3,000 from a bank and a betting shop has been jailed for three years after he was identified through a public media appeal. Ashley Clarke, 33, of Amhurst Road, Hackney, was arrested after information from the public helped detectives identify him. Woolwich Crown Court heard that…

Young entrepreneurs cash in on ‘Dragon’s Den’ style event

Young entrepreneurs cash in on ‘Dragon’s Den’ style event

Three young entrepreneurs have been awarded £1000 after winning a “Dragon’s Den” style event organised by Sanctuary Housing and Hackney Homes. Jace Joseph, 24, Hannah Akinbode, 25, and Charlie Robson, 24, impressed judges with a trio of unique start-up ideas to take home a cash prize provided by Sanctuary Group’s…

‘Haircuts of Hackney’ showcases borough’s diversity

‘Haircuts of Hackney’ showcases borough’s diversity

It is already becoming the encyclopaedia of hipster hairstyles. From the high top to pig tails, artist Daniel Frost’s new book ‘Haircuts of Hackney’ illustrates the creativity of personal style in Hackney. “I like the theme of it being an encyclopaedia. It’s a nice way of looking at it,” Frost…

Pop-up festival brings Swedish forest to Hackney

Pop-up festival brings Swedish forest to Hackney

Scandinavian themed pop-up festival the Kopparberg Urban Forest has returned to Hackney for the second year running. The free pop-up festival started on Wednesday in Hackney Wick and will run through to July 12, featuring a range of British and Scandinavian musicians and DJs, such as Scandinavian group Summer Heart…

Planners back Hackney Marshes pavilion plan

Planners back Hackney Marshes pavilion plan

Plan for a £3.6m sports pavilion and associated car parking have been given the go–ahead by Hackney planners despite being subject to a public inquiry later this month. The plans, approved by a planning sub-committee, have met with opposition from local community groups but were welcomed by cricket clubs. The…

Hackney and Lewisham rank third for eviction notices

Hackney and Lewisham rank third for eviction notices

Residents in Hackney and Lewisham are the third most at risk in the country of losing their homes through debt, according to the charity Shelter. One in 45 households in Hackney or Lewisham were faced with possession claims last year, according to a new ‘hotspots’ list. Croydon and Tower Hamlets…

Councils visit letting agents to make sure books are open

Councils visit letting agents to make sure books are open

Residential letting agents in Tower Hamlets and Hackney are being monitoring by the local authorities in both areas to  check their compliance with new legislation which requires all fees and costs associated with rental agreements to be clearly available to prospective tenants. The recent addition to the Consumer Rights Act…

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