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LD50 shut down: what do we know so far?

15 Mar , 2017  

After a month of protests calling for its closure, LD50 Gallery in Dalston has been shut down this Tuesday. Last year, the gallery was used as a venue for a far-right conference and an “alt-right” exhibition, which infuriated anti-fascist activists all over London. As it stands, the specific reason why LD50 was shut down is […]

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Quiz: what do you know about Hackney music?

15 Mar , 2017  

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‘Beware of Jews’ sign spotted in Stamford Hill

15 Mar , 2017  

An anti-Semitic road sign has appeared near a synagogue in Stamford Hill, home to the Europe’s largest community of Hasidic Jews. The triangular sign, discovered on Monday, depicts the silhouette of an Orthodox Jewish man in a traditional Fedora hat. It was reported to the police by a member of Shomrim, the Jewish neighbourhood watch […]

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Hackney Nightlife thriving despite tax rises

14 Mar , 2017  

The London Night Czar has thrown her support behind a flourishing nightlife scene culture in Hackney, calling it “a hub of night time culture.” “The borough will survive rising business costs, and continue to attract people from all over the capital,” said Amy Lamé. Speaking during an evening walkabout in Dalston with Hackney Mayor Philip […]

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Cannabis factory found by police in Homerton flat after fire

14 Mar , 2017  

Police have found a “cannabis factory” in a flat on Morning Lane, Homerton. Officers were forced to break into the flat to evacuate it whilst responding to a fire in the pizzeria below, last Wednesday afternoon. They discovered over 50 cannabis plants inside. Tweeting a picture of the plants, officers joked that “sales of doritos […]

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‘Alt-right’ Dalston gallery LD50 shut down after protests

14 Mar , 2017  

LD50 Gallery, accused of hosting far-right exhibitions and a racist conference, has been shut down following anti-fascist protests. Lucia Diego, the owner of the LD50 Gallery on Tottenham Road in Dalston, told the Hackney Post that the gallery had been closed with no imminent plans to reopen. The gallery sign has also been taken down. This […]

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5 great places to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Hackney

13 Mar , 2017  

  With St Patrick’s Day fast approaching, these are the top 5 events in Hackney where you can drink, dance and sing Friday night away. Even better, Hackney’s St Patrick’s Day is actually a half a week long! We have events from Tuesday to Saturday, so grab your green hat and get ready for the party. […]

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Emissions row hits Hackney, amid calls for new limits

13 Mar , 2017  

Around 1,000 people have signed a petition to extend the ultra-low emission-zone (ULEZ) to the whole of London, including Hackney. London Mayor Sadiq Khan has proposed to create an ULEZ for all vehicles in Central London in 2019. It requires them to meet a lower emissions standard or face a daily charge. This petition calls […]

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Hackney Council announces £13.8 million in budget cuts

13 Mar , 2017  

Budget cuts of £13.8 million and a rise in council tax have been signed off by Hackney Council. The decision was announced at the annual town hall meeting on 1 March. The changes come after what was described as “significant cost pressure”. The largest cut was to the budget for children, adults and community health […]

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Construction begins at Hackney Downs school funded by private flats

13 Mar , 2017  

Construction has begun at controversial Nightingale Primary School, a new school in Hackney Downs. Borough leaders attended the ceremony, last Wednesday. Nightingale Primary School has been a source of controversy over recent months. Due to a lack of government funds, the cost of the school has been covered by the construction of a 14 story block of […]