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“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 flourishing 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…

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.…

Housing market is dysfunctional, says Diane Abbott in opposition to Labour’s housing review

Housing market is dysfunctional, says Diane Abbott in opposition  to Labour’s housing review

Diane Abbott has argued that increasing the supply of London housing will not bring down house prices in the capital because the market has become entirely dysfunctional. This is in direct contradiction to Labour’s newly published housing policy review which highlights house building as a solution to “the biggest housing…

Stokey Local and Hackney in High Court battle

Stokey Local and Hackney in High Court battle

The development of a new Sainsbury’s supermarket in Stoke Newington is being debated in the High Court right now (14-16 October). The people behind the Stokey Local campaign will argue that the council’s decision to grant permission to Newmark to build a new Sainsbury’s and 53 flats was unlawful. The…

Tower Hamlets extends Your Borough, Your Voice

Tower Hamlets extends Your Borough, Your Voice

The “Your Borough, Your Voice” campaign allows Tower Hamlets residents to nominate the services they value most, by voicing their opinions on numerous savings proposals. Tower Hamlets council is extending the deadline for residents to share their views on services spending in a major public consultation. Public feedback will help inform council spending decisions…

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