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Man sentenced for urinating on paramedic from balcony

Man sentenced for urinating on paramedic from balcony

A man has been sentenced for urinating on both a paramedic and police officer from a 4th floor balcony while laughing. Andrew Whitehead, 22, urinated from a balcony on Shoreditch High Street, on to paramedic Lorna Mcllwaine and an accompanying Police officer as they responded to an emergency call. Mcllwaine,…

Council tax freeze continues into tenth year for Hackney

Council tax freeze continues into tenth year for Hackney

Council tax for Hackney residents has been frozen for the tenth year in a row, despite the financial strain caused by budget cuts. Hackney Council is the only local authority in the country to take this step this year. The council confirmed its central government grant will be cut by…

Linguistic diversity celebrated through charity project

Linguistic diversity celebrated through charity project

The Hackney Empire thaeatre has launched a digital storytelling project to help educate children about community and culture. 100 Stories is a project started by Hackney Empire where local residents are encouraged to submit their stories written for children aged ten and under which represent a specific culture or heritage that…

Skyscrapers “tear the heart” out of Shoreditch, says mayor

Skyscrapers “tear the heart” out of Shoreditch, says mayor

A plan to build two skyscrapers in Shoreditch is being met with resistance from the Mayor of Hackney, who launched a campaign to stop the development. In a change.org petition meant to encourage London Mayor Boris Johnson to withdraw his support from the scheme, Mayor Jules Pipe said the towers…

Proposals for new “Cycle Superhighway” questioned

Proposals for new “Cycle Superhighway” questioned

Critics of the “Cycle Superhighway” have called the newly revealed proposals for a new route in Hackney “shoddy” and are concerned about the lack of “on road” segregation. Transport for London have revealed a planned route for extending the Cycle Superhighway through Hackney, also known as Cycle Superhighway 1 or…

Lower speed limits for “calmer, safer environment”

Lower speed limits for “calmer, safer environment”

A 20mph speed limit will be introduced across Hackney later this year in an attempt by Hackney Council to improve road safety, reducing casualty numbers by a further 10 per cent. Traffic accidents have reportedly been reduced by up to 50 per cent since the introduction of a 20mph limit…

Geffrye Museum shines a spotlight on the homeless

Geffrye Museum shines a spotlight on the homeless

An exhibition on homelessness during the Victorian era will be on display from March till July at the Geffrye Museum in Shoreditch. The unique exhibition, Homes of the Homeless, explores the dark reality of homelessness in the 19th and 20th centuries and “considers how people fought against the notorious workhouse…

Pop-up Porridge Cafe set to open its doors in Shoreditch

Pop-up Porridge Cafe set to open its doors in Shoreditch

A highly anticipated breakfast cafe specialising in sweet and savoury porridges is set to open in Shoreditch on March 2. The Porridge Cafe is the newest competitor in Shoreditch, vying for attention against other novelty cafes such as Lady Dinah’s Cat Emporium and Cereal Killer Cafe. Different variants of porridge…

Hackney Unites respond to Bonehill’s London ban

Hackney Unites respond to Bonehill’s London ban

Over 500 people have signed a petition by the anti-racist coalition Hackney Unites calling for the banning of an anti-Semitic protest planned for 22 March. Joshua Bonehill, age 22 from Yeovil, Somerset, was released on bail after being arrested last Friday for planning the protest “against Jewification and anti-white oppression”…

Established vendors fear closure of historical market

Established vendors fear closure of historical market

Dalston’s Kingsland Waste general goods market could be set to close after Loving Dalston revealed a potential plan to shut down the market and revamp it with new vendors and marked price items. The market has seen a decline in vendors in recent weeks and vendors have been told that their licenses…