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Business as usual despite crime rate drop

Business as usual despite crime rate drop

Crime rates in Dalston have dropped by over a third since a gang of drug dealers was taken off the streets in July, police statistics revealed this week. Yet traders on Ridley Road fear it could be too little too late.…

Harrods heiress helps Hackney police cadets

Harrods heiress helps Hackney police cadets

The daughter of former Harrods owner Mohammed Al Fayed has donated money to a local police project sending bikes to Gambia.…

Newington Green traders rescue Christmas lights

Newington Green traders rescue Christmas lights

Newington Green residents and traders celebrated on Monday night after saving their high street’s Christmas lights. Traders discovered the Christmas lights budget had been slashed by Islington Council (the Green lies on the borough border) in early November. However, Newington Green Traders Association, with help from Newington Green Action Group,…

‘Hackney Hoard’ coin on display on Tuesday

‘Hackney Hoard’ coin on display on Tuesday

An antique American gold coin uncovered in a back garden in Hackney in 2007 will go on display at the Hackney Museum on Tuesday 29 November. First minted in 1854, the $20 Double Eagle, was donated to the borough by Max Sulzbacher in April this year. Max is the son…

Hackney council launches Olympic app competition

Hackney council launches Olympic app competition

Hackney Council, Digital Shoreditch and ‘IC tomorrow’ have launched a competition to find the best way to guide visitors around Hackney during next year’s Olympics. Local groups are invited to produce smartphone apps and enter them into one of five categories: finding your way, making connections, citizen journalism, fun and…

Entire staff cuts proposed for Hackney stations

Entire staff cuts proposed for Hackney stations

A government report has recommended cutting 100 per cent of staff from small train stations across the country. In Hackney this would mean the removal of all ticket office staff at Hackney Wick, Homerton, Rectory Road, Stamford Hill and Stoke Newington stations.…

Eastenders to star with Florence and Tinie

Eastenders to star with Florence and Tinie

Florence and the Machine, Tinie Tempah, Plan B, Leona Lewis and Trevor Nelson will head the line-up for BBC Radio 1′s free music festival, in Hackney next June.…

Hackney Olympic legacy argument continues

Hackney Olympic legacy argument continues

Hackney Council is in disagreement with the Olympic Park Legacy Company’s plans for the local area after the end of 2012.…

Dalston to get winter night market

Dalston to get winter night market

East London’s first night market will open in a “secret” Dalston location this Friday. The ‘Long Table’ project will combine street food, performance and music to create what organisers hope will be a local and communal eating experience.…

Shoreditch squatters in court over protest

Shoreditch squatters in court over protest

Shoreditch squatters were among 11 people in court on Wednesday for their involvement in a protest coordinated by Squatters Action for Secure Homes last month.…