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Council’s youth offenders work ‘disappointing’

Council’s youth offenders work ‘disappointing’

A report by HMI Probation has called Hackney’s work on youth offending “disappointing”.…

Pupils given “harsh reality” in anti-knife crime talks

Pupils given “harsh reality” in anti-knife crime talks

Police in Lewisham are warning school pupils about the dangers of carrying knifes. Sessions entitled ‘Your Life You Choose’ were held for year nine pupils at Trinity School to show them the harsh consequences and long-term repercussions of carrying a knife.…

Knitted out: Hackney’s trees are colourful and cosy

Knitted out: Hackney’s trees are colourful and cosy

When Hackney residents woke up on Monday morning, a fairytale sight was to be unveiled. Multi- coloured, heart warming knitted fabrics were hugging the trees outside the town hall.…

1 finger, 2 awards: Adele dominates the Brits

1 finger, 2 awards: Adele dominates the Brits

Local stars nominated for top awards went head to head at the biggest celebration of UK music, The Brits,which took place on Tuesday night at the 02 Arena in Greenwich.…

Free events week to launch Deptford Lounge

Free events week to launch Deptford Lounge

The Deptford Lounge, a new community centre on Griffin Street, is now officially open to the public. The centre will host a week of free events starting on March 1.…

Woodberry Down: bright future, visible social divide

Woodberry Down: bright future, visible social divide

On Hackney’s Woodberry Down estate, old grey Soviet style blocks mix with the brown brickwork characteristic of post-war council housing. But on the west side of Woodberry Grove, three bedroom flats are sold for £700k.…

Goldsmiths Debuts: student artists display their similarities

Goldsmiths Debuts: student artists display their similarities

Fine Art students from Goldsmiths College, University of London, have created a series of exhibitions based on commonalities in the work of student artists.…

Borough’s special needs teaching jobs at risk

Borough’s special needs teaching jobs at risk

Lewisham teachers have been warned that their jobs could be at risk with the closure of two special needs schools in the borough. Meadowgate and Pendragon School will close in July and be replaced by Drumbeat School, a new centre for children with Autistic Spectrum Disorders.…

Video: Hackney healthcare workers picket Parliament in protest at contentious NHS reforms

Video: Hackney healthcare workers picket Parliament in protest at contentious NHS reforms

Hackney residents and health workers joined a national campaign outside the House of Lords on Wednesday in protest over proposed NHS reforms. The demo, organised by the Hackney division of ‘Keep Our NHS Public’, took place while the controversial Health and Social Care Bill was being scrutinised by the chamber.…

Uncertain future for Kenley police station

Uncertain future for Kenley police station

The future of Kenley Police Station is uncertain, the Metropolitan Police Service has announced, admitting that it may fall victim to national policing cuts.…