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Parking permits will now depend on pollution levels

Parking permits will now depend on pollution levels

  Hackney Council has approved higher parking permit charges that will be come into effect by 2017. The higher charges will mean that cars that pollute more have to pay more. Cars built before 2001 will now move up a band in the charging scheme, reflecting the levels of CO2…

Man cleared of ‘giant pestle’ murder

Man cleared of ‘giant pestle’ murder

A Vietnamese restaurant worker accused of using a “giant pestle’” to bludgeon a 74-year-old ‘love rival’ to death has been cleared of murder at the Old Bailey. Tran Quang Hung, 38, was charged with beating his former landlord, Ngoc Giam Dang to death on July 3 as Dang slept in…

Government announce plans to protect listed pubs

Government announce plans to protect listed pubs

A Government decision to protect listed pubs has added another chapter to the on-going saga between the recent owner of the Chesham Arms and its previous regulars. Mukund Patel, who purchased the Chesham Arms in October 2012, has made two appeals to transform the Hackney pub into flats. The amendment…

Council brings health hubs directly to the community

Council brings health hubs directly to the community

Four new health hubs are being launched enabling residents to access a range of health services and activities inside the community. The Hackney Health Hubs, defined as “co-locating health services and activities in one place”, are funded by Hackney Council and run by local charity Shoreditch Trust. They are based…

Pedestrian dies after being hit by a car in Shoreditch

Pedestrian dies after being hit by a car in Shoreditch

A male pedestrian has died after being hit by a car early this morning. Police were called to Great Eastern Street in Shoreditch shortly after 02:04 am. Crew from the London Air Ambulance and fire fighters attended the scene but the man, believed to be in his early twenties, was…

£26 million deal to build luxury hotel in Shoreditch

£26 million deal  to build luxury hotel in Shoreditch

The industrial firm, Bouygues have agreed to a £26.6million contract from an American tycoon to build a new boutique hotel in Shoreditch. This is one of the seven luxury hotels to be built in the boom of Shoreditch hotels. The luxury hotel on Curtain Road will include 120 rooms, a…

Hackney Planning Watch meeting boycotted over long-standing tensions on planning rights in community

Hackney Planning Watch meeting boycotted over long-standing tensions on planning rights in community

Members of the strictly Orthodox Jewish Haredi community failed to attend a meeting held by Hackney Planning Watch to discuss the Area Action Plan, the Council’s solution to the long-standing community tensions over planning rights in Stamford Hill. The no-show came in spite of Hackney Planning Watch leafleting numerous homes…

Female cyclist in fatal collision on Amhurst Park

Female cyclist in fatal collision on Amhurst Park

A lorry driver was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving following the death of a 29-year-old female cyclist in Hackney. The collision occurred at the corner of Bethune Road and Amhurst Park in Stamford Hill yesterday morning. The cyclist suffered from critical injuries after the crash with…

Victim sets up free self defence classes for women

Victim sets up free self defence classes for women

A self-defence expert is giving free classes to women in  Hackney to protect them from being assaulted on the streets and at home. Sev Necati, who grew up near London Fields and has lived in Hackney all her life, began learning self-defence after she was attacked by two men in…

From food writer to fashionista: Talk wearable art and fashion

From food writer to fashionista: Talk wearable art and fashion

Sue Kreitzman and Diane Goldie, talk ‘wearable art’ tonight at the The Viktor Wynd Museum of Curiosities. The two women break the boundary between art and fashion with their cutting-edge, uniquely designed fashion pieces inspired by years of living in East London. Sue Kreitzman was born in New York almost 75…

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