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Appeal to find man’s Hackney birth mother

An Essex man has begun an appeal to find his birth mother, last known to live in Hackney. Steve Lutkins, 45, whose name was Paul...

Stokey Local campaign goes to Court of Appeal

The campaign against Stoke Newington’s new Sainsbury’s development will be brought to the Court of Appeal. Activists’ hopes were dashed after the Wilmer Place project...

Petition Launched for Zebra-Crossing on ‘Rat-Run’ Downs Road

A local man has launched a campaign to make Hackney Downs’ roads safer. Hackney Downs resident Jonathan Ashworth has launched an e-petition to get a...

Angry mums fight NHS plan to close much-loved nursery

A nursery in Homerton Hospital may close in August, which could mean some parents will have to leave work.

Almost half of Hackney’s children are living below poverty line

Over 44 per cent of children in Hackney are living below the poverty line – more than double the national average – according to statistics released yesterday.

Cyclists on constant collision course with HGVs

"Hackney is especially bad. I’ve been cycling here for years now and it seems like there’s an accident involving a cyclist and a big lorry pretty much every month."

Crown Estate residents fearing sell-off have hopes raised

Meg Hillier MP has told Victoria Park residents that the government could take action to stop the sale of their Crown Estate site to private landlords.

Anti-BNP campaign launched

AN EXTENSIVE campaign has been launched to stop the British National Party winning a seat in June's European Parliamentary elections.