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Centerprise meeting held to discuss eviction appeal

Centerprise meeting held to discuss eviction appeal

Hackney residents gathered at Centerprise on Wednesday night to discuss an appeal to save the charity from eviction.…

Hackney New School is ‘not where it’s needed’

Hackney New School is  ‘not where it’s needed’

Figures released to EastLondonLines today show that Hackney’s first free school is likely to be located in an area of the borough that already has the highest number of existing school places.…

Facebook boss joins east London Tech City project

Facebook boss joins east London Tech City project

Facebook’s European boss Joanna Shields is taking her talents to East London boroughs, including Hackney, to head the UK government’s investment group for technology start-ups.…

Mayor’s fund to build Hackney fashion hub

Mayor’s fund to build Hackney fashion hub

A fashion hub, new cafes and restaurants and space for local designers are just some of the things Hackney council are hoping to provide with the £5.3 million regeneration fund provided in the wake of last year’s riots.…

Votes double for Hackney Youth Parliament election

Votes double for Hackney Youth Parliament election

This year’s Hackney Youth Parliament elections drew over 6,000 votes – twice the number cast in 2011. The vote was counted last night and EastLondonLines was there:…

Centerprise told to leave after losing battle in court

Centerprise told to leave after losing battle in court

Centerprise has lost its legal battle against Hackney council. The London Central County court announced on Tuesday that the eviction should proceed within seven days.…

Centerprise eviction fear as council rejects offer

Centerprise eviction fear as council rejects offer

Centerprise faces an eviction order on Monday as the council rejects its offer of increased rent. The charity, Centerprise Bookshop and Community Centre, offered £9,000 annual rent in February but had no response from the council.…

Landlords prosper as illegal evictions rise

Landlords prosper as illegal evictions rise

As tenant evictions increase, Hackney landlords are getting the highest return in London on investments, a London letting specialist has claimed.…

Hackney Weekend up for festival award

Hackney Weekend up for festival award

The public will get an opportunity to vote for the best UK Festival later this month. BBC Radio 1’s Hackney Weekend has acquired five nominations in this year’s UK Festival Awards.…

Tenants, know your rights: evictions on rise

Tenants, know your rights: evictions on rise

Illegal evictions have doubled in a year according to Hackney Community Law Centre.…