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New Hackney skate park covered in graffiti

New Hackney skate park covered in graffiti

Just one week after opening the brand new skate park in Stoke Newington’s Clissold park is covered in graffiti.…

ELL Walks – Hackney: Stamford Hill to Homerton

ELL Walks – Hackney: Stamford Hill to Homerton

Hackney can be a wild beast if you know where to look. And, no, that doesn’t mean the Kingsland road at some ungodly hour on a Saturday morning.…

Deptford high street for people – not betting shops

Deptford high street for people – not betting shops

Ed Miliband told the Guardian this week: “Local people have got be able to have more say … about 24-hour drinking and nightclubs, and what is changing in their area." It is a pity Labour didn’t think of that in 2005 when they changed the law to reduce…

Woman gets five-year ban for animal abuse

Woman gets five-year ban for animal abuse

A young woman from Hackney has been banned from keeping animals for five years after leaving her dog on a balcony without food and water.…

Green therapy project plants 300 trees

Green therapy project plants 300 trees

An ‘ecotherapy’ project in Stoke Newington is seeking to lift spirits and unite the community through gardening.…

A place to put your broken kettles

A place to put your broken kettles

A scheme to re-use small broken electrical appliances has been launched in Hackney. Residents can now recycle their unwanted electrical goods by simply dropping them to one of 10 Special WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) recycling banks.…

Council appeal to retain conservation area

Council appeal to retain conservation area

Tower Hamlets Council are appealing a High Court decision to revoke the designation of the Limehouse Cut as a conservation area.…

Victoria Park facilities improvement plans get £235,000 funding boost

Victoria Park facilities improvement plans get £235,000 funding boost

The refurbishment of Victoria Park has received a major cash injection from the London Marathon Charitable Trust.…

Thumbs up for Lottery-funded makeover

Thumbs up for Lottery-funded makeover

Dozens of historic buildings in Whitechapel are to be restored, with an award  of nearly £1.4 million from the Heritage Lottery fund.…

Historic shopping street to be pedestrianised

Historic shopping street to be pedestrianised

Surrey Street, which has been a market of some kind for over 840 years, is to be turned into a pedestrianised zone under new plans by Croydon council.…