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‘Give our books back’ demands school student

An A-level student from Skinner’s Academy in Woodberry Down has started a petition asking the government to “increase school funding in Hackney schools back to what it was.” 17 year-old Agnieszka Rudnik believes the cuts...

Feminist party fields first council candidate

Harini Iyengar from the Women’s Equality Party is standing for Hackney Council for the first time.

Smartphone photography captures underground culture

A series of pictures taken by smartphones are being exhibited in the heart of Shoreditch, focused on the theme of London’s underground culture.
#LikeAWoman, is a collaborative project from Penguin Publishers and Waterstones bookseller

All female bookshop opens in Hackney for International Women’s Day 2018

#LikeAWoman, a collaborative project from Penguin Publishers and Waterstones booksellers, is a retailer by day, selling fiction, non-fiction, and a range of children’s literature, but is an event space by night, hosting talks chaired...
Unsolved Crimes in Hackney broken down by type. Source Metropolitan Police FOI

Unsolved crimes in Hackney are high and rising

The information, obtained by a Freedom of Information request sent to the Metropolitan Police, shows that over 25,000 offences were recorded as either undetected or unsolved in Hackney in 2016/17. This is higher than...
Hackney has been nominated as Best Walking Neighbourhood in the UK. Image source : Oliver Hicks-Pattinson

These Hackney parks were made for walking

What are the first things that come to your mind when thinking of Hackney? Food, culture, lifestyle? There’s one thing you might be missing. In a quest to prove Hackney to be one of...

Small businesses fear ruin from prolonged Hackney town centre regeneration

Independent shop owners have described the controversial regeneration of Hackney Central’s Narrow Way as a “nightmare” that could force them out of business.

Hackney hounds are most at risk of dog-napping

The number of stolen dogs was higher in Hackney than in any other London borough last year according to the Met Police, as the capital’s ‘dog-napping’ problem shows no signs of going away. Figures...

Hackney boy a potential ping pong prodigy

A ten year old boy from Hackney who only took up ping pong last year has won a major London table tennis competition. George Jackson, a pupil at Sir Thomas Abney School in Stoke Newington,...

Hoxton Hall given new life in audio app

An immersive audio tour charting the history of one of Hackney’s most famous landmarks has begun at Hoxton Hall. Hoxton Hall was built in 1863. It offered refuge to street children and child prostitutes in...

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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.