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The ArcelorMittal Orbit will open for three nights this summer

The ArcelorMittal Orbit will open for three nights this summer

  For spectacular views over Canary Wharf  and the Shard, you can now climb 114.5 metres up the twisting red steel structure that towers over Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. The ArcelorMittal Orbit will open its doors for only three Friday’s, August 8, 15 and 22, offering a hypnotic view as…

Man and girl stopped at Heathrow on suspicion of FGM

Man and girl stopped at Heathrow on suspicion of FGM

  Two people have been arrested in East London for conspiracy to commit female genital mutilation (FGM). A woman, 40, was arrested in Hackney on Saturday and a man, 72, a Ugandan national was arrested in Newham after he had arrived at Heathrow on Friday morning, with an 11 year old…

Secret Cinema’s Back to the Future Cancelled – Again!

Secret Cinema’s Back to the Future Cancelled – Again!

  Secret Cinema has scrapped the screening of ‘Back to the Future’ for the second night in a row – and again just hours before it was due to start. The outdoor screening of the 1980s classic time travel comedy cost was due to open on Thursday at 5.15pm with…

Find Mira Sadowska, missing since Thursday

Find Mira Sadowska, missing since Thursday

The family of a 21-year-old Polish woman living in Hackney are “very worried about her ” after she was reported missing yesterday. Mira Sadowska has not been seen since leaving her home in Stoke Newington in a distressed state at around 5.30pm on Thursday, July 24. A spokesperson from Hackney…

Great Scott! Secret Cinema cancel Hackney screening at 11th Hour

Great Scott! Secret Cinema cancel Hackney screening at 11th Hour

  Secret Cinemas’ much hyped opening night screening of ‘Back to the Future’ in Hackney was cancelled last night  and has been cancelled again this evening.  Organisers said on their official facebook page, they had “no choice but to cancel” after coming across a “number of issues we have not…

London’s first board game cafe set to open in Hackney

London’s first board game cafe set to open in Hackney

With over 500 classic tabletop games to choose from, Draughts, London’s first board game cafe, is set to become a crowd pleaser when it opens its doors this September. The innovative cafe will be located in Acton Mews, Haggerston, and will have much more to offer than the typical cafe,…

Exploring new ideas for the Urban Garden in Dalston

Exploring new ideas for the Urban Garden in Dalston

An ‘Urban Garden’ event was held this week at Dalston Roof Park and featured many gardening activities and debates on urban agriculture and design. Little Bee Community and Bootstrap Bee Garden the organisers of the event on July 17, have been working to encourage more green spaces, help bees and share…

Hackney University Technical College to close

Hackney University Technical College to close

A low student intake this year has forced the decision to close Hackney University Technical College (HUTC) just two years after it opened its gates to students. The decision comes after the failure of the school- the first of the government’s technical colleges in London – to anticipate that students…

Hackney Mayor fears the Crossrail 2 may rise housing prices

Hackney Mayor fears the Crossrail 2 may rise housing prices

Mayor of Hackney, Jules Pipe, has welcomed plans for Crossrail 2 but raised concerns that the development of the tube line may push house prices up in the borough. Plans are well underway for the underground tube line between south-west and north-east London, which will link Hackney to central London…

UK Voice star sings praises of Hackney Youth Parliament

UK Voice star sings praises of Hackney Youth Parliament

Jermain Jackman, winner of the UK Voice, has encouraged young residents to get involved in the Hackney Youth Parliament (HYP). Jackman, 19, who was coached by singer Will.i.am on the hit BBC talent contest, was an elected member of the HYP from 2010 to 2012. “I started my journey with…