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Terrorism arrest: man bailed

Terrorism arrest: man bailed

A man suspected of aiding terrorism has been released on bail after being arrested in a dawn raid. The 21-year-old will return to a south London police station in late December of this year, after police have finished searching the east London property. He was arrested yesterday after police were…

Calls to tackle Hackney air pollution after 66 deaths

Calls to tackle Hackney air pollution after 66 deaths

Hackney is facing a serious air pollution problem, which has caused 66 deaths in the borough alone this year. Air pollution on most of London’s roads is twice the EU legal limit, an issue that is having a toxic affect on the population. The ‘Campaign for Clean Air in London’…

Hackney guidebook looks for Indigogo crowd funding

Hackney guidebook looks for Indigogo crowd funding

Inside Hackney a free pocket guidebook, which documents all the best things Hackney has to offer, from pottery classes to authentic Vietnamese cuisine, has launched a bid for crowd funding on Indigogo Today. Helena Smith, Inside Hackney creator and author of the Eat Hackney blog (www.eathackney.com) said: “I like the…

Hackney terrorism dawn raid 21 year old arrested

Hackney terrorism dawn raid 21 year old arrested

A 21-year-old man has been arrested in east London, on suspicion of helping another in a terrorist act. The suspect was held down by counter-terrorist police at a residential address in Hackney at around 6am Today (Wednesday). He was arrested on suspicion of assisting another to commit acts of terrorism,…

Women’s gym named as asset to local community

Women’s gym named as asset to local community

Sunstone Women gym was registered by Hackney council as an ‘Asset of Community Value’ last week. The registration of the woman only gym, located in Stoke Newington, was proposed by Sunstone Women Community Group, an organisation formed after the closure of the gym in July this year. Sunstone Women is now…

Diane Abbott on Labour’s mansion tax: Hackney home owners not ‘living in Downton Abbey’

Diane Abbott on Labour’s mansion tax: Hackney home owners not ‘living in Downton Abbey’

Hackney home owners are not ‘living in Downton Abbey,’ Diane Abbott, the Labour MP for Hackney said last week. In an interview on LBC she pointed out that many of the households that will be expected to pay Labour’s planned ‘mansion tax’ bought a house in an ‘unfashionable’ part of…

Shereka Marsh 15 year old killer gets nine years

Shereka Marsh 15 year old killer gets nine years

A 15 year old boy who shot his girlfriend in the neck on his birthday in March, was today sentenced to nine years’ detention for manslaughter, having been cleared last month of murder. Judge Charles Wide found the teen guilty of both the manslaughter of Shereka Fab-Ann Marsh and of…

Geffrye Museum’s new plans welcomed by campaigners

Geffrye Museum’s new plans welcomed by campaigners

Campaigners have welcomed new plans for the Geffrye museum’s extension, after the last design was dropped following months of local protests against the demolition of a disused Victorian pub. The Geffrye Museum of the Home in Hoxton revealed new plans for a £15 million development scheme on Tuesday, 21 October,…

Innovative app reveals cycling gender divide in Hackney

Innovative app reveals cycling gender divide in Hackney

A gender divide in cyclists has been revealed by an innovative cycling app produced by Hackney Council. The app has revealed that women tend to stop biking during their middle-age years whereas men continue to ride later on in life. The statistics were revealed after Hackney launched the app, which has…

Paralympic legacy honoured with orchard in Queen Elizabeth Park

Paralympic legacy honoured with orchard in Queen Elizabeth Park

An area of the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park will be dedicated to the London 2012 Paralympic Games with plans to build an orchard in the middle of the park, forming a link between its northern and southern ends. It will be named Mandeville Place, after the birthplace of the Paralympic…

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