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Help the police trace missing teenager

Help the police trace missing teenager

The Metropolitan Police have released an appeal for public assistance in tracing the missing teenager from Hackney.…

Hackney residents combat speeding cyclists

Hackney residents combat speeding cyclists

Local residents are taking to Hackney’s towpaths in a battle against inconsiderate cyclists. Dick Vincent, the Towpath Ranger, has been setting up events across Hackney to raise awareness on the dangers of speeding on towpaths. During one of these events held today (Wednesday) at the City Road Lock,  ‘Towpath Rangers’…

Hackney “mole man’s” house up for sale

Hackney “mole man’s” house up for sale

  The home of the Hackney eccentric known as “the mole man”,  who died last year, is being sold for £500,000  – half the price of other houses in the area. William Lyttle was a retired engineer who spent the last 40 years of his life digging an extensive web…

Picturehouse cinema to open in Hackney

Picturehouse cinema to open in Hackney

A new Picturehouse cinema will open in Hackney’s Mare Street on October 27 by City Screen company.…

Broadway Market shooting Friday night

Broadway Market shooting Friday night

A woman aged 37 was shot last night in Broadway Market. According to the Metropolitan Police the shooting took place at 1.45 am. The woman has gun shoot wounds to her legs and has been taken to a hospital in east London. She is in a non- life threatening condition. …

Mossbourne ranked as one of UK’s top schools

Mossbourne ranked as one of UK’s top schools

Hackney’s Mossbourne Academy has been ranked one of the best schools in the UK after last month’s exam results. The academy, which opened seven years ago on the site of a school described as one of the worst in Britain, had record high results in August, with 91 per cent…

Hackney hosts UpRise Anti-Racism Festival

Hackney hosts UpRise Anti-Racism Festival

The UpRise Anti-Racism Festival returns to Hackney this weekend, its aim to celebrate the many community initiatives and cultures that make up the city of London.…

We Love Hackney Weekend huge success

We Love Hackney Weekend huge success

Hackney Mayor Jules Pipe has hailed the first We Love Hackney Weekend a success – a statement echoed by those who attended.…

Hackney Food Festival promises global treats

Hackney Food Festival promises global treats

The first global food festival in Hackney will take place tomorrow as part of the We Love Hackney Weekend. The event will include world music and entertainment, and tents will offer food from the Caribbean, Nigeria, Tunisia, India, Japan, Bangladesh, Spain, and British burgers for the less adventurous! Jane MacIntyre, who is the organiser of…

Twelve-year-old Hackney rioter sentenced

Twelve-year-old Hackney rioter sentenced

A 12-year-old boy who stole crisps and chocolate from a shop in Hackney and threw bottles at police officers during the riots last month has received a nine-month referral order.…