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A customer demonstrates how to put a nappy on a child

Social entrepreneur sells reusable nappies to ‘reduce waste’

A shop in the heart of Hoxton is fighting to reduce plastic waste through promoting washable nappies instead of disposable ones. Environment-savvy Joy Vick, owner and founder of Nappy Ever After, opened her shop...

Homerton hospital welcomes new board members

Two new members have joined Homerton University Hospital as non-executive directors. Cherron Inko-Tarian MBE, an author, consultant and former civil servant, and consultant obstetrician and gynaecologist, Dr Shree Datta, joined on the 1st November....
Members of Plastic Free Hackney cleaning up the River Lea

Communities unite to clean up the River Lea

An inflatable mattress, an iPad and three bikes were just some of the litter found by 80 volunteers in and around the River Lea on a clean up between Hackney Marshes and Springfield Park. “I...
Presenters at the Hackney Business Forum on rate relief

‘More small businesses should apply for rate relief’ – Hackney Revenue Head

More small businesses should apply for rate relief, says Hackney Head of Revenue David Umney at the Hackney Business Forum on Thursday. Businesses valued between £15,000 and £50,999 are eligible for small business rate relief...

Man left unconscious after another phone snatch attack

A man in Haggerston had his mobile phone stolen after being punched in the face and left unconscious in the latest instance of phone-snatching which is plaguing the area.

‘Cannabis Factory’ uncovered in Homerton flat

A cannabis factory consisting of 145 plants has been uncovered by police at a flat in Homerton.

Jewish school accuses Ofsted of “anti-faith” agenda

Principle Rabbi Avrohom Pinter accuses Ofsted of anti-semitism after his school topped a government league table despite being rated inadequate last year.

Dalston stall holders hit with 2 week eviction notice, missing Christmas trade

Ridley Road stall holders have been handed an eviction notice following allegations of antisocial behaviour

Hackney’s oldest-known resident laments gang crime and NHS slowness

Speaking with sadness about how gang crime is causing havoc on Hackney’s streets, she said: ''I never thought there would be guns and knives. I don’t know why they do it.”

Sweet-toothed Hoxtonians demand a new giant ice cream parlour

‘Future Hoxton,’ a recent interactive project by University College London, asked local residents and schoolchildren what improvements they would like to see in the area

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Jewish leader compares strict housing rules to Nazi Germany

A housing association threatened to remove traditional scrolls from the doors of flats in Stamford Hill.