There was a strong turnout outside Hackney Town Hall today for a protest against ISIS and their continued attacks on the Kurdish town of Kobane. Organised over social media, the lunchtime demonstration was attended by members of Hackney Unison, council staff, activists and the local Kurdish and Turkish community. Glyn Harries, Unison representative and activist, […]
Over 700 people commemorated fallen soldiers in conflicts past and present in the annual remembrance parade in Hackney last Sunday.
Hackney went bonkers for Fairtrade bananas over the weekend as part of the world’s biggest banana-eating event.
Residents joined forces with hundreds of other Fairtrade supporters across the country to help break the record for the most bananas eaten during a 24-hour period.
Council speaker Ian Rathbone led the borough’s efforts in the challenge at the town hall on Mare Street.