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Wednesday’s strike on the Docklands Light Railway has been called off by the RMT

Wednesday’s strike on the Docklands Light Railway has been called off by the RMT

Wednesday’s Strike on the DLR has been called off, according to the RMT union. Mick Cash, RMT General Secretary said: “RMT is delighted to be able to announce that the determination and solidarity of our members across Docklands Light Railway has forced the pace in head to head talks with…

Croydon and Hackney ‘green spaces’ projects in competition for Mayor’s Big Green Fund £900,000 prize

Croydon and Hackney ‘green spaces’ projects in competition for Mayor’s Big Green Fund £900,000 prize

Croydon and Hackney are among seven boroughs that are competing for £900,000 from the Mayor’s Big Green Fund. The Croydon-based “Access to Wandle Park” project and the “Wetlands to Wetlands Greenway” plan in Hackney are among those in the running for up to £175,000 investment from the Mayor’s Big Green Fund…

Motorists angry at expensive box junction fines

Motorists angry at expensive box junction fines

Hackney motorists claim Tfl uses a single box junction camera to make nearly £1 million in penalty charges. The yellow box junction camera, next to Homerton Fire Station on Homerton High Street, is designed to keep fire engines moving in case of emergency. The figures, released under a Freedom of Information…

“Bogus replicas” replace Dalston Georgian houses

“Bogus replicas” replace Dalston Georgian houses

A row of Georgian houses in Dalston is to be replaced with “bogus replicas”, after a campaign group lost their high court battle on Monday. OPEN Dalston have been fighting the demolition of 17 Georgian terraces on Dalston Lane, Hackney, since developers Murphy Homes were given permission to build on…

Fleetwood Mac and Eric Clapton venue to be restored

Fleetwood Mac and Eric Clapton venue to be restored

A semi-derelict Catford pub is to be turned into a community venue thanks to a multi-million pound grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund. Phoenix Community Housing announced today that it has been awarded £3.8million to develop new facilities at The Fellowship Inn in Bellingham. W’re thrilled to announce we’ve been…

Teachers vote to strike despite new Ofsted report

Teachers vote to strike despite new Ofsted report

Teachers in Lewisham have voted for further strike action despite the release of a report from education secretary, Nicky Morgan that was sympathetic to teacher’s workloads. The document aimed to “dispel myths” about teaching requirements. It clarified that teachers don’t have to submit lesson plans, self-evaluations or “excessive collections” of pupils’ work to Ofsted…

Hackney guidebook looks for Indigogo crowd funding

Hackney guidebook looks for Indigogo crowd funding

Inside Hackney, a free pocket guidebook, which documents all the best things Hackney has to offer, from pottery classes to authentic Vietnamese cuisine, has launched a bid for crowd funding on Indigogo Today. Helena Smith, Inside Hackney creator and author of the Eat Hackney blog (www.eathackney.com) said: “I like the…

Hackney terrorism dawn raid 21 year old arrested

Hackney terrorism dawn raid 21 year old arrested

A 21-year-old man has been arrested in east London, on suspicion of helping another in a terrorist act. The suspect was held down by counter-terrorist police at a residential address in Hackney at around 6am Today (Wednesday). He was arrested on suspicion of assisting another to commit acts of terrorism,…

Can indie documentaries change the world?

Can indie documentaries change the world?

A media forum hosted at Goldsmiths University this week informed students about the importance of documentaries in changing the world and how to get involved in making their own films. The forum, which was chaired by Tony Dowmunt, a senior Lecturer in Communications at Goldsmiths, who was joined by two…

Hackney thief banned from all of London’s pubs

Hackney thief banned from all of London’s pubs

A known Hackney thief became the first person to get banned from all of London’s pubs, bars, restaurants and clubs after receiving one of the last ASBOs issued in this country. Rodney Williams, 34, from Hackney was given an ASBO which forbids him from entering any business that serves alcohol.…

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