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Police ban anti-Semitic organiser from London

Police ban anti-Semitic organiser from London

The man who called for an anti-Semitic rally in Stamford Hill  has been banned from the whole of London.  Joshua Bonehill-Paine, from Yeovil in Somerset, had called the rally for March 22. On Friday  Bonehill was arrested and a spokesman for the MET told Jewish News that: “Officers investigating allegations…

Teacher to sue police over alleged “deliberate” assault

Teacher to sue police over alleged “deliberate” assault

An English tutor from Hackney who claims she was “seriously and deliberately” assaulted by a police officer in an anti-fascist demonstration in 2013 is now suing the Metropolitan Police. The incident occurred in 2013 at the ‘Unite Against Fascism’ demonstration in Parliament Square where Amy Jowett, claimed to have been…

Exhibition to celebrate Hackney’s 50th anniversary

Exhibition to celebrate Hackney’s 50th anniversary

  An exhibition marking the anniversary of the formation of the London Borough of Hackney is now showing at the Hackney Museum. The earlier metropolitan boroughs of Hackney, Shoreditch and Stoke Newington merged in 1965 to form the London Borough of Hackney. The borough is turning 50 this April. To celebrate…

Hi-tech companies to teach coding to schoolchildren

Hi-tech companies to teach coding to schoolchildren

Companies including Samsung and Code Club Pro have launched a competition with Hackney Council that will enable pupils aged five to eighteen to submit their ideas for a new computer game. The winner of the contest will then work with Technology Will Save Us, a technology start-up that will help…

Abbott expresses solidarity with March for Homes

Abbott expresses solidarity with March for Homes

Last month over 1,000 protestors took to the streets of east and south London on The March for Homes. The protestors were joined by Diane Abbott, MP for Hackney North and Stoke Newington, who spoke to a meeting in Elephant & Castle. The prospective candidate for London Mayor called for…

Lower Clapton squatters reach out to community

Lower Clapton squatters reach out to community

A group of 15 squatters in Lower Clapton, Hackney, are organising community events to engage with their new neighbours, the first taking place on Valentine’s Day. The group, who call themselves the Mothers Square Squatters, took over Maitland House on February 1. The property was used as a care home…

Cyclehoop sets hearts a-flutter in London’s bike lanes

Cyclehoop sets hearts a-flutter in London’s bike lanes

Valentine’s Day is almost upon us and this year London is ready to surprise its residents by a city-wide art installation, with 14 eye-catching red #HeartsOfLondon cycle stands across the city. Hackney-based artist Graham McLoughlin collaborated with Cyclehoop, an award-winning company specialising in bicycle parking solutions, in a bid to…

Anti-Semitic hate crimes on the rise in Hackney

Anti-Semitic hate crimes on the rise in Hackney

Hackney has the third highest rate of anti-Semitic crime of any London borough according to the Community Security Trust’s annual report. Islamophobic crime, though higher, in the rest of London, has not increased so sharply. The data released last week showed that anti-Semitic crimes in Britain went up by 118…

Police attacked with bottles after violent stabbing

Police attacked with bottles after violent stabbing

  The Metropolitan Police are appealing for witnesses to come forward following a stabbing in Hackney. Police were called to Chatsworth Road at approximately 23.30hrs on Saturday following reports of a stabbing. On arrival to the scene, the police were attacked by an angry mob of around 30 people throwing…

Reported rape attempt in Abney Park Cemetery

Reported rape attempt in Abney Park Cemetery

Abney Park Cemetery re-opened this morning following an attempted rape that occurred during the early hours of Sunday, whilst the cemetery was closed. The cemetery in Stoke Newington, Hackney, is a popular local attraction, but was closed to the pubic from Sunday morning. Police have said  the victim was a…