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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.…

Appeal for witnesses over Clapton shooting

Appeal for witnesses over Clapton shooting

Police are appealing for witnesses and information following a shooting in Clapton over the weekend. Officers were called on Sunday, September 4, after shots were fired on Colne Road, E5.  They found a 32-year-old man suffering from a gun shot wound to the shoulder.…

People’s Supermarket plans store in Hackney

People’s Supermarket plans store in Hackney

The People’s Supermarket, a community-focused co-operative, is consulting locals about plans to open a shop in Homerton, Hackney.…

Hackney celebrates bank holiday weekend

Hackney celebrates bank holiday weekend

Even if you are not on your way to the carnival this weekend why not check out some of the events closer to home?  Here is a line up of what is on offer over the weekend in the borough. Cycle-In Cinema:  comes to London on Sunday for one show…

Hackney warns residents of council tax scammers

Hackney warns residents of council tax scammers

Hackney Council is asking residents  to be on the alert about a scam currently operating in the borough. The call came from the Trading Standards team.…

Local schools get top marks in A level results

Local schools get top marks in A level results

As the percentage of A-level passes increased again this year, pupils in the East London Line boroughs played their part. In riot-hit Hackney and Croydon most pupils passed  their A levels, while some schools have done spectacularly well.…