A protest against ISIS outside Hackney Town Hall.


ISIS protest unites Hackney

22 Oct , 2014  

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, […]

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VIDEO: The Hackney Empire choir sings “Silent Night”

7 Dec , 2013  

The Hackney Empire choir performing on Sunday 1 December in the Hackney Town Hall square, as part of the Christmas programme of the borough

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Hackney Speaker turns on christmas lights

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VIDEO: The 2013 Christmas lights switch-on in Hackney Central

5 Dec , 2013  

On Sunday 1 December, the official Christmas lights switch-on by the Speaker of Hackney took place in Hackney Town Hall Square

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Hackney hosts London’s second largest Remembrance day celebration

14 Nov , 2013  

Over 700 people commemorated fallen soldiers in conflicts past and present in the annual remembrance parade in Hackney last Sunday.

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Hackney helps launch Fairtrade world record attempt

9 Mar , 2009  

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.

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