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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.…

Diane Abbott quits group over controversial plans

Diane Abbott quits group over controversial plans

Hackney MP, Diane Abbott has quit a cross-party abortion group in protest over the government’s new plans.…

Johnson is “out of touch” says Jennette Arnold

Johnson is “out of touch” says Jennette Arnold

Boris Johnson has been dubbed “out of touch” by Jennette Arnold, London Assembly Member for North East London.…

Last chance for locals to oppose 18-storey tower

Last chance for locals to oppose 18-storey tower

Local residents have a week to make comments about a proposed application for planning permission for an 18-story residential tower on Kingsland High Street, next to Dalston Kingsland overground station.…

New £4.4m library welcomes first visitors

New £4.4m library welcomes first visitors

The brand new Dalston CLR James library has opened in Hackney today just metres from the old library building.…

Residents dissatisfied with GP services

Residents dissatisfied with GP services

Patient satisfaction levels at many GP practices in Hackney are lower than the London average, new figures reveal.…

New £5m shopping centre to create 200 jobs

New £5m shopping centre to create 200 jobs

Hackney Council has secured a £5.3million fund to improve Hackney Central Town centre area, which is expected to create over 200 jobs.…

Council to take back control over schools

Council to take back control over schools

Hackney councillors discussed the future of the borough’s education system on Monday night in advance of control over schools being brought back in-house for the first time in ten years.…