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Police engage businesses on child sexual exploitation

Child sexual exploitation is not just committed by “gangs of old men” from Rochdale, a police officer has said. PC Joshua Dearsley, Hackney ambassador for Operation Makesafe, a city-wide child sexual exploitation operation, said that...
MP Meg Hillier

MP Meg Hillier slams Co-op boss’s swift resignation

Hackney MP Meg Hillier criticised Euan Sutherland, boss of the Co-operative Group
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Cycling in Hackney needs more diversity, say councillors

The headline and first paragraph of this article were corrected on 20 Nov 2015. More needs to be done to get black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) communities in Hackney involved in cycling, councillors said at...

Hackney Downs residents raise parking concerns

Hackney Downs residents have voiced their growing concerns over parking issues in the area. Residents of Benthal Road, which currently has no restrictions on parking, described their situation as “a nightmare” at a recent ward...
Pride of Britain winner Alice Burke (credit: Philip Coburn)

Hackney Downs grandmother receives Pride of Britain award

A great grandmother who spent years driving out gangs and drug dealers from her crime-plagued Hackney estate has been honoured with a national award recognising her bravery. Alice Burke, 78, who last week won a...

Gallery pops-up on Chatsworth Road

Artist gives back to his community by displaying a record people and places on the Chatsworth Road

Shelter charity opens Dalston centre

Families in Dalston hit by homelessness and bad housing have a new lifeline, after charity Shelter opened new premises on Tyssen Street last week. The centre, which will offer housing services and access to legal...

Benefit borough of Greater London

Nearly 6,500 unemployed people make Hackney the borough with most claimants per capita in all of Greater London, and complaints from job seekers suggest Hackney’s job centres may not be up to scratch.  The latest...

“We’re all neighbours here” says Imam as Masjid-E-Quba mosque opens doors to public for...

A north London Mosque opened its doors to the public in its first ever open door event on Sunday, welcoming people of all faiths to come and learn about Islam. Visiting Imam and Islamic scholar,...
Production vans at the filming of Crashing in Hackney Downs

Property guardian TV comedy filming in Hackney

Hackney is set to become the backdrop of a new Channel 4 comedy series about a group of property guardians who live in a disused hospital, the Hackney Post has learnt. Crashing, written by and starring...

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Gangs exploiting children for drug deals

Gang members are using children to do drug deals because they will receive a lower punishment if caught, according to a Hackney Council report.