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Haggerston Baths: Council wants your opinion on “pool- free” shortlisted choices

16 Mar , 2017  

The public will be able to see the plans at a meeting chaired by Phillip Glanville, Mayor of Hackney.

LEYTON ORIENT, SPORT

Leyton Orient donate signed kit to young cancer sufferer

16 Mar , 2017  

Leyton Orient have donated a signed shirt and goalie gloves to a cancer sufferer looking to raise money for the John Hartson Foundation (JHF) for testicular cancer. Alex Stedman, 22, was diagnosed with a localised form of testicular cancer in February and since then he has coupled battling the disease with collecting signed kit from […]

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Relief for self-employed as National Insurance rise scrapped

16 Mar , 2017  

The self-employed will be spared a tax rise after a government U-turn over National Insurance contributions (NICs). Chancellor Philip Hammond yesterday scrapped plans to increase NICs for the self-employed after pressure from Conservative MPs and accusations that he was breaking the 2015 manifesto pledge. Last week Philip Hammond announced that Class 4 NICs for the […]

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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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ARTS

Take a look inside Fee Fee La Fou’s quirky Dalston art store

16 Mar , 2017  

Jasper Cox talks to the owner of Fee Fee La Fou.

NEWS

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.”

ARTS, FEATURES, WHAT'S ON

Who’s on the lineup at Lovebox Festival 2017?

16 Mar , 2017  

Frank Ocean, Jamie XX, Chase & Status and Jess Glynne are this year’s Lovebox headliners. But who else is playing at Lovebox? Three months from the start of the festival, we’re looking at the whole lineup of exciting names that will be heading to Victoria Park on 14 July. Frank Ocean Fresh from the release […]

ARTS

London needs to do more to support art scene says local artist

16 Mar , 2017  

Hackney artist Oliver Needs tells the Hackney Post how London needs to do more to support its artists.