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Diane Abbott: National Insurance U-turn leaves a budget “black hole”

16 Mar , 2017  

Diane Abbott, MP for Hackney North and Stoke Newington tweeted yesterday: “Tories are in chaos & Budget lies in tatters. They’ve U-turned on £2bn tax rise, leaving a black hole in their plan.” Those who are self-employed currently pay two types of National Insurance contributions: Class 2, which is a flat rate paid by workers […]

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Hackney would support a blanket ban on diesel, says Councillor

16 Mar , 2017  

Hackney Council would support a blanket ban on diesel vehicles in order to tackle toxic air pollution in the borough, says the Town Hall’s transport lead. Cllr Feryal Demirci, Cabinet Member for Neighbourhoods, Transport and Parks, said London Mayor Sadiq Khan was not being “ambitious enough” with his environmental policy, and if he were to […]

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Meg Hillier cites new Hackney school as epitome of government waste

16 Mar , 2017  

Meg Hillier, MP for Hackney South and Shoreditch said the new Hackney School was “It is a real worry and not getting value for money for the taxpayer.”

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Hackney newlywed “utterly failed” by emergency services after fall

16 Mar , 2017  

The husband of a woman who leapt to her death during a mental breakdown was “utterly failed” by emergency services, her husband claimed.

An image of the queues outside Hackney Picturehouse.

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Hackney Picturehouse workers to strike again

16 Mar , 2017  

Staff at Hackney Picturehouse will be joining Ritzy staff in Brighton for their 15th strike since September.

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The end of LD50? ‘Alt-right’ gallery owner searches for alternative venue

15 Mar , 2017  

Lucia Diego, owner of controversial LD50 gallery, is searching for property elsewhere.

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Different Strokes: an intriguing insight into the early stages of artistic development

15 Mar , 2017  

On the surface, the concept of a one-night-only showcase of work from a small group of fine art students shouldn’t really necessitate a review – it’s not as though you can go and see it after reading about it. However, ‘Different Strokes’ – the pop-up exhibition from six students of The Cass, London Metropolitan University’s […]

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“In Syria I had three restaurants, bars and a cafe. London is my home now.”

15 Mar , 2017  

The dining experiences created by East London pop-up restaurants are usually the hot ticket in town, but few have sold out within 24 hours, or can boast authentic Syrian cuisine cooked by a former Syrian refugee. As he chops herbs in preparation for his evening guests, Imad Alarnab tells me about the journey that led […]

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Senior rabbi insists Stamford Hill ‘art project’ sign IS anti-Semitic

15 Mar , 2017  

Despite the revelation that a ‘Beware of Jews’ sign removed from a lamppost in Stamford Hill was part of an art project, Rabbi Herschel Gluck OBE has insisted that it is still anti-Semitic. The sign was found on Monday and removed by police on Wednesday morning after an outraged response by the Jewish neighbourhood safety […]

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Black Hackney Councillors were mistaken for cleaners at City Hall

15 Mar , 2017  

A City Hall security guard asked three black female councillors if they “were there to clean” according to a tweet by Hackney Central’s Sophie Conway. Conway, along with Clissold’s Sade Etti and Hoxton West’s Carole Williams, were at City Hall for an event celebrating International Women’s Day last Wednesday. Attended an #IWD2017 event at City […]