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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…

Hackney young filmmakers shortlisted for award

Hackney young filmmakers shortlisted for award

Students at Hackney Community College have been shortlisted for their anti-smoking film What Will You Do About It? for the National Cut Film Festival awards. The Cut Film project aims to dissuade young people from smoking. It was started by the Deborah Hutton Campaign group, a peer to peer smoking prevention charity,…

“Miracle” library’s official launch is first in 20 years

“Miracle” library’s official launch is first in 20 years

The Mayor of Hackney officially cut the ribbon on Dalston’s new CLR James Library on Tuesday. Mayor Jules Pipe and novelist Nick Hornby spoke at a ceremony hosted by Health, Social Care and Culture councilor Jonathan McShane. Hackney MPs Diane Abbot and Meg Hillier were also in attendance.…

Local MPs express opposition to tuition fees, but lose fight in parliamentary vote

Local MPs express opposition to tuition fees, but lose fight in parliamentary vote

All eight Labour MPs across the boroughs of Croydon, Hackney, Lewisham and Tower Hamlets voted against the proposal to raise tuition fees for university students, while the two Conservative MPs for Croydon voted in favour.…