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Loose stone corbel must be removed, says Hackney Council

Hackney Council has confirmed that a stone corbel lodged behind a shop front sign must be removed by the property’s owner, after concerns about...

More than a quarter of Hackney children in poverty

More than a quarter of Hackney’s children are living in poverty, new figures have revealed. There are 15,280 under-16s in the borough living below the...

Digging up the past for Shakespeare Week

In fair Shoreditch, where we lay our scene, archaeologists discovered the remains of one of the earliest Elizabethan playhouses, the Curtain Theatre. In June 2012...

Is this cycle track near Old Street really the ‘worst in...

Hackney Council’s decision to build a cycle route around “a random collection of trees” near Old Street has been met with incredulity by cyclists,...

Hackney Council under fire for refugee response

Campaigners have slammed Hackney Council for its failure to accommodate more asylum seekers, with refugee communities warning the borough “is facing its own refugee...

Thousands of Hackney residents could miss chance to vote in London...

As many as 43,000 residents of Hackney could be denied a vote in London’s mayoral elections, after changes to voter registration saw them removed...

Hackney homelessness up by a third

Homelessness has increased by 32% in Hackney since June 2014 and the borough now has the third highest percentage of homeless people in England,...

Lib Dem candidate slams Mayor’s comments on Hackney Marsh

Plans to build new football stadium on Hackney Marsh have descended into a bitter row after mayor Jules Pipe branding conservationists opposing the development...

Hackney Council demands more officers to combat rising violent crime

Hackney Council has launched a petition calling for the return of 100 police officers to the borough as violent crime has increased dramatically. Hackney now...

Shops opt for 5p plastic bag charge

Independent shops in Hackney have pledged to stop offering customers free plastic bags in a bid to help the environment. New legislation came into force...