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Cazenove residents slam housing association’s ‘confusing’ demolition plans

6 Oct , 2016  

Residents of Northwold Estate slammed consultations over a plan to demolish the homes of up to 154 people – around a quarter of the homes on the estate – as “deliberately confusing and vague.” The Guinness Partnership, the housing association that owns the estate, held consultations on 30 September and 1 October, where residents could […]

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How does the budget affect Hackney? The borough’s MPs are unimpressed

18 Mar , 2016  

Meg Hillier warned people in Hackney they face “more hidden pain” after George Osborne delivered  a budget which she claimed underlined the government’s neglect of “people at the rung of the ladder”. In what he termed “a budget for the next generation”, Chancellor George Osborne announced a sugar tax on soft drinks to help tackle […]

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Meg Hillier slates Osborne’s budget

16 Mar , 2016  

Meg Hillier has joined her fellow Hackney MP Diane Abbott in criticising George Osborne’s Budget. Speaking in the Commons shortly after the chancellor, Ms Hillier added her concerns about the Budget’s impact on Hackney to those raised by Diane Abbott exclusively to Hackney Post this afternoon. “I bet there is more hidden pain for many […]

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Hackney campaigners say ‘Kill the Housing Bill!’

15 Mar , 2016  

Campaigners and residents from Hackney joined a crowd of thousands on Sunday to protest against the “death” of affordable housing. Demonstrators gathered in Lincoln’s Inn Fields before marching towards Parliament to voice their opposition to the government’s planned housing bill. Hackney MP Diane Abbott spoke briefly at the march and was heckled when she announced […]

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Trevor Monerville’s father wants answers about police spying

13 Mar , 2016  

A father demanding justice for his son Trevor Monerville has been given fresh hope more than 20 years after his murder. Trevor Monerville, who was murdered in 1994, was at the centre of a spying controversy involving undercover police after he was beaten up in Stoke Newington police station seven years prior to his death. […]

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Rape and hate crimes skyrocket in Hackney

10 Mar , 2016  

The number of reported rapes in Hackney has skyrocketed in the last 12 months, with the increase far outstripping the London average. Analysis by Hackney Post reveals that the number of offences shot up by a startling 26 per cent in the 12 months up to January 2016 – nearly three times the average London […]

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Junior doctors’ strike: what Hackney’s medics, patients and hospitals said

9 Mar , 2016  

Junior doctors in Hackney walked out at 8am today as part of a nationwide 48 hour strike over the terms of a new “unfair and unsafe” contract. Protesters led by the British Medical Association gathered at Homerton University Hospital, the main health unit in the borough, as passing ambulances, buses and cars regularly honked their […]

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Marcel Addai died “surrounded by enemies” in Hoxton attack

8 Mar , 2016  

Marcel Addai, 18, died “surrounded by enemies” from a rival gang, the Old Bailey heard on Tuesday at the start of the trial for his murder. Seven men are accused of murdering Mr Addai of Hoxton on 4 September last year. Mark Heywood QC for the prosecution told the crown court that Mr Addai was […]

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Jeremy Corbyn blasts Bishopsgate Goodsyard plan as “immoral and wrong”

8 Mar , 2016  

Jeremy Corbyn warned that a multi-million pound Shoreditch redevelopment will transform Hackney into Manhattan and lead to mass “social expulsion” from the borough. The Labour leader drew a parallel between New York and the Bishopsgate Goodsyard development, insisting that the predicted £1m price tag for a one bedroom flat will force more and more people […]

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Pete Doherty announces solo tour dates at Hackney Empire

8 Mar , 2016  

The Libertines and Babyshambles frontman Pete Doherty has announced two solo tour dates in May at the Hackney Empire. Doherty will play at the Hackney Central venue on Thursday 19 and Friday 20 May as part of his Eudaimonia tour and ahead of a much anticipated solo album. Keep eyes peeled for BIG ANNOUNCEMENT tomorrow (Monday) […]

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