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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 Community College Shoreditch

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Hackney college forced to consider merger by government cuts

12 Nov , 2015  

Hackney Community College may merge with Tower Hamlets College to offset the effects of government cuts. The two colleges are seeking the views of students and staff over the form any merger would take. A consultation document released on Tuesday stated joining forces would  “bring about a more robust financial position. This will be particularly important given the […]

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Hackney's Free Little Library

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London’s littlest library proving a hit for locals

18 Mar , 2014  

While libraries close across London, one man has found the answer sitting on his garden wall. London’s first branch of a new breed of miniature book lenders – which originated in America – has captured the locals’ attention, six months after its founding. The Little Free Library is a two foot tall box perched beside […]

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Knockout success: Boxing is helping students’ academic achievement

15 Mar , 2012  

Hackney Boxing Academy is a great success as the charity helps young people, who are at risk of educational exclusion, turn their lives around.

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School Paralympic legacy under threat

14 Mar , 2012  

Britain’s largest sports event that brings together disabled and non-disabled athletes, the School Sports Championship, may be forced to close due to lack of funding.

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Fat cats’ pay binge as teachers axed

8 Mar , 2012  

Hackney’s education chiefs have pocketed huge pay rises — while serving out rounds of redundancies to their staff, company documents have revealed.

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Support for Michael Gove “wet dream” school

6 Mar , 2012  

More than 500 parents have expressed support for the opening of a school described as a “Michael Gove’s wet dream”. However, an application to go ahead with the school was submitted to the Department for Education at the end of February after 502 parents expressed an interest in reserving a place for their child.

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Mare Street squat opens doors for London Free School

8 Mar , 2010  

A former women’s refuge became a free-spirited centre for arts, crafts and activists issues last weekend

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