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Victorian era restored at Clapton schoolhouse

Victorian era restored at Clapton schoolhouse

The Clapton Arts Trust has outlined plans to restore the grade II-listed Old Schoolhouse on Lea Bridge Road. The building, built in 1841, is just a stone’s throw from the new Olympic Park. The Trust hope the restoration will bring the schoolhouse back into use to provide educational activities for…

Roundabout hospital nursery to close

Roundabout hospital nursery to close

A nursery located five minutes from Homerton Hospital has announced they will close at the end of August, leaving hospital staff and parents struggling to find nearby alternatives.…

Dalston ‘clown church’ Vicar fights for rights

Dalston ‘clown church’ Vicar fights for rights

The Vicar of Hackney’s “clown church” has outlined her terms for becoming the Church of England’s first female bishop – before she has been offered the promotion.…

Missing Hackney resident found alive in Surrey

Missing Hackney resident found alive in Surrey

Police have found Roy Grosvenor, 31, who was reported missing yesterday.…

Tickets now available for Radio 1 Hackney festival

Tickets now available for Radio 1 Hackney festival

Music fans can register their interest to attend BBC Radio 1’s Hackney Weekend from this morning. Ticket registration is open for six weeks and will close at 11pm on Monday 19 March. To register, users need to go to the Radio 1 website, and upload their details and a photo.…

Residents arguing against Olympic venue

Residents arguing against Olympic venue

Local residents and councillors from Hackney are opposing an application by the Olympic Development Agency to build a temporary basketball-training venue on Leyton Marsh as they argue it will drastically effect the area.…

Five arrested and drugs seized in Hackney raid

Five arrested and drugs seized in Hackney raid

Two women and three men were arrested in Hackney in the early hours of Tuesday morning on suspicion of conspiracy to supply class A drugs. During a morning raid on a property in an undisclosed location in the borough police recovered fifty rocks of crack cocaine, a large amount of…

Hollywood director in search of Hackney kids

Hollywood director in search of Hackney kids

Oscar winning filmmaker Danny Boyle is looking for school children across Hackney to perform at the Olympics opening ceremony. The London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) announced last Friday that under-16 volunteer performers for the Olympic and Paralympic ceremonies will be selected from various British schools,…

Locals voice opinion on tower block [VIDEO]

Locals voice opinion on tower block [VIDEO]

This week EastLondonLines reported on proposals for an 18-storey tower block on Kingsland High Street. We visited the area to find out what people who live and work in the area think of the planning application and what they see as the impact it will have on the area.…

Hats off to naked models on Shoreditch catwalk

Hats off to naked models on Shoreditch catwalk

When Joe Cocker sang ‘You Can Leave Your Hat On’ he probably did not think that Milliner Robyn Coles would take the statement quite so literally.…