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Boy in critical condition after Clapton Common car collision

Boy in critical condition after Clapton Common car collision

Update, Wednesday 4.26pm: The Met Police confirm the boy’s condition is now stable, although they can’t yet release his name. Before: A boy of seven is in a critical condition after he was hit by a car at Clapton Common Monday evening. Paramedics treated the boy for “leg and facial injuries,”…

Eat breakfast in bed in Shoreditch pop-up store

Eat breakfast in bed in Shoreditch pop-up store

Imagine having the most important meal of the day in a café where you get to lay in a comfy bed, instead of just sitting in a chair. IKEA has opened a pop-up store with eight beds, where they will be serving food and giving sleeping tips during the next…

Patient escapes from mental health unit in Hackney

Patient escapes from mental health unit in Hackney

  Police urge the public not to approach Jason Peirara, who absconded from a mental health unit in Hackney yesterday, while they attempt to trace him. Jason Peirara, aged 32, disappeared during a period of escorted leave from the John Howard Centre in Kenworthy Road, Hackney. He is described as…

HER cafe in Hackney removes ‘Tory tax’ sign

HER cafe in Hackney removes ‘Tory tax’ sign

HER Cafe, a coffee shop in Hackney who asked customers to “identify themselves” as Conservative voters and pay a “10% Tory tax”, has taken the sign down. The sign placed outside the shop read: “Please could anyone who voted conservative identify themselves on entering my shop. I will be happy…

Stokey Local agrees to continue engagement in community

Stokey Local agrees to continue engagement in community

“It took me a while to realise, we have lost in court but effectively we have won”, said campaign leader Nick Perry in his speech at St Paul’s Church West Hackney. The proposed unloved building will come but at least changes were made and – most importantly – Sainsbury’s stays…

Hackney Council is building the UK’s first dual zebra crossing

Hackney Council is building the UK’s first dual zebra crossing

Hackney Council is building the UK’s first zebra crossing for both pedestrians and cyclists in Hackney Central. The purpose of the pedestrian and cycle zebra crossing is to allow both pedestrians and cyclists the right of way to cross at certain highlighted areas. It’s a dual crossway, one side is…

Digital Shoreditch 2015 to bring together creative techies

Digital Shoreditch 2015 to bring together creative techies

Digital Shoreditch opens for the fourth year running today, welcoming more than 480 leading industry speakers to share knowledge and achievements. The festival will run from May 11 to May 24 and participants can expect a range of events including meet-ups, hackathons, workshops and parties. The speakers of this year’s…

#ELLGE2015: Graphics showing how Hackney voted

#ELLGE2015: Graphics showing how Hackney voted

Both Labour and the Greens increased their share as Hackney returned their incumbent Labour MPs – local residents have consistently supported the party since the late 1970s. The Green Party rose hugely in popularity, while UKIP made an entry into Hackney South and Shoreditch. Diane Abbott held her seat with a 63 per cent vote share in Hackney…

#ELLGE2015: Labour grabs both seats in Hackney

#ELLGE2015: Labour grabs both seats in Hackney

Hackney was the earliest to declare its winners among the East London boroughs, welcoming back incumbents Diane Abbott and Meg Hillier with open arms. Both kept their seats with more-than-comfortable leads, with Abbott taking 63 per cent of votes in her Hackney North and Stoke Newington, and Hillier garnering 64…

#ELLGE2015 Hackney: what you need to know

#ELLGE2015 Hackney: what you need to know

Search for your polling station: The Hackney results are expected to be declared at around 3am tomorrow morning. An ethnically, culturally and economically diverse area, the borough of Hackney has consistently returned Labour MPs since the late 1970s. In Hackney North and Stoke Newington, Labour stalwart Dianne Abbott is looking to hold off…