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Three new free schools approved in Hackney

Three new free schools approved in Hackney

Three new free schools in Hackney were approved by Education Secretary Michael Gove on Thursday, creating over 260 extra school spaces in the borough. The schools which will open in September next year are Hackney New Primary School, Dalston Free Primary School and secondary school Hackney Wick Academy. Free schools…

Fears for missing 74-year-old man with dementia

Fears for missing 74-year-old man with dementia

Concerns have been raised for a 74-year-old man with advanced dementia who is missing from his Hackney home and has not been seen since Wednesday. Abhoulahi Ndoye, was last seen on Leabridge Road, at the junction with Albany Road in Waltham Forest, wearing a black jacket with a big collar,…

Hackney Half Marathon takes place this Sunday

Hackney Half Marathon takes place this Sunday

  The Vitality Run Hackney half marathon is taking place this Sunday bringing over 12,500 runners to the Borough. The map below shows the marathon route, which begins and ends on Hackney Marsh with runners passing through Hackney Downs, Hackney Empire, and the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.  Some major roads on the…

Protest at bar that tweeted about stabbing victim

Protest at bar that tweeted about stabbing victim

A group of angry residents gathered outside newly opened bar The Bonneville last night calling for the pub to be shut down after it posted tweets about a man who went there looking for help after being stabbed at the weekend. Bar owner Ruairi Gilles spoke to the protesters who…

Boris Johnson kicks off London Technology Week

Boris Johnson kicks off London Technology Week

Boris Johnson and former Mayor of New York City Michael R. Bloomberg kick-start the first ever London Technology Week. The pair joined London schoolchildren at co-working space Central Working in Shoreditch where they played with computer and coding kits designed by London-based start-up Kano. The meeting launches a series of…

Tree preservation group win against insurance company

Tree preservation group win against insurance company

Hackney Council issued a Tree Preservation Order after a local campaign group worked relentlessly to save a row of mature and rare trees from being felled by Zurich Insurance Group. The campaigners, coined the ‘Crabtrees’, are a group of neighbours from Cranwich Road in Hackney. The group was formed over…

Experience a taste of Brazil at Floripa this World Cup

Experience a taste of Brazil at Floripa this World Cup

With the World Cup beginning just later today, bars and cafes all over London are gearing up for the festivities by tailoring menus and events to suit football fans of every nationality. One venue in particular is showing support for their patron country by transforming their space to embody the…

Business bursaries available for broadband upgrades

Business bursaries available for broadband upgrades

The Hackney Connection Voucher is a new initiative offering local companies up to £3,000 to upgrade their broadband connection. The programme, funded by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport, is open to small and medium sized businesses with up to 250 employees. Companies need a standard broadband connection of…

BMX bikers and skaters restore vandalised skate park

BMX bikers and skaters restore vandalised skate park

Local skateboarders and BMX bikers restored Clissold Park’s skate park on Monday after vandals damaged the property. The skate park, located in Stoke Newington, was vandalised on Sunday evening, marking the second incident of this nature in the past three weeks. In both cases, broken glass and empty alcohol bottles…

The Geffrye Museum celebrates the history of tea

The Geffrye Museum celebrates the history of tea

An exhibition of giant Alice-in-Wonderland style tea bowls to celebrate the history of Britain’s favourite drink is taking place in Hackney this summer. This installation at the Geffrye Museum in Kingsland Road was set up as part of the Chelsea Fringe, a series of garden linked events linked to the…