COMMENT, MONEY

Budget 2017: Welcome relief for small businesses, but a kick in the teeth for the self-employed

9 Mar , 2017  

This was a Budget spun by a Government that claims to be listening to the struggles faced by ordinary working people. The reality, however, is that Hackney residents are unlikely to benefit from many of the changes Chancellor Philip Hammond has pledged to introduce. In his first and last spring budget, Hammond bowed to political […]

Meg Hillier / Housing in Hackney

COMMENT

Meg Hillier: “I want to see action on affordable housing”

12 Mar , 2015  

London’s housing is in crisis and Hackney is the epicentre, writes MP Meg Hillier in a comment piece for the Hackney Post.  In my borough more people rent privately than own their property, while the majority rent from a council or housing association. Those who rent privately are spending more than half their wages on […]

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hipsters hackney

COMMENT, FEATURES, TOP STORY

All hail the hipster: Why we should celebrate London’s economy boosters

27 Mar , 2014  

We should celebrate the trendy types, it’s the hip who have bounced us out of the double dip…

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Graffitit on Fish Island Hackney Wick. Image: Julian Osley

COMMENT, NEWS, TOP STORY

Local view: will developers cost Hackney Wick its soul?

16 Mar , 2014  

Would Hackney Wick really become a “soulless residential area” if developers moved in? The Hackney Post took to the streets to find out.

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COMMENT, TOP STORY

Comment: Illegal dogs in Hackney are a growing problem

7 Mar , 2013  

The rise of ferocious, illegal dogs in Hackney is a growing problem. Criminologist Dr Simon Harding spoke to The Hackney Post about why he thinks public concern about dangerous dogs is legitimate and the wider issues fuelling the phenomenon.

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COMMENT, NEWS, TOP STORY

Vicar upset at rejection of women bishops

22 Nov , 2012  

“It’s not difficult to read between the lines of the new testament and see women in all kinds of leadership positions.”

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COMMENT, FEATURES

Profile: Rhiannon Jones

14 Mar , 2011  

Expelled from school with no qualifications, Rhiannon Jones has fashioned her own success story.

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COMMENT

Ben Edwards: Why we need to save free English language classes for immigrants

10 Mar , 2011  

Last month, prime minister David Cameron told an audience at a security conference in Munich that British multiculturalism had failed…

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