ARTS

LD50 Gallery and the rise of far-right art

20 Mar , 2017  

It’s not every day that art inspires protests. These days you’re more likely to see protest art inside the gallery, with the Tate Modern, the William Morris, and the Victoria Miro all getting in on the act over the last year. But things haven’t exactly been every-day on the Hackney art scene of late. Dalston’s […]

NEWS, SPORT

Leyton Orient granted a reprieve by High Court over debts

20 Mar , 2017  

Leyton Orient owner Francesco Becchetti has paid the initial tax bill to HMRC to avoid an immediate winding-up order, but must pay off the remaining debts or sell the club. The club’s Italian owner is now facing calls from fans to sell the club as soon as possible. Mr Becchetti was given until 12 June […]

WHAT'S ON

What’s on in Hackney this week

20 Mar , 2017  

Looking for something to do with your friends, yourself or your mum on Mother’s Day? As ever, the Hackney Post has compiled a handy guide for you this week. From a surreal clue-solving immersive experience to swing dancing to a ceramics market, there’s plenty for you to do. Scroll around our interactive timeline to help plan your week. (Top […]

Police have arrested a man in connection with the murder of a one year old child in Hackney

NEWS

UPDATE: Man Arrested on Suspicion of Murdering Child

20 Mar , 2017  

A man has been arrested on suspicion of murdering a one-year-old boy. Bidhya Sagar Das, 33, was arrested in Hackney at 7.15pm on Sunday 19 March following a police hunt. He has been taken to an east London police station where he remains in custody. Police were called at around 11.10pm on Saturday, 18 March, […]

NEWS

Black Hackney Councillors were mistaken for cleaners at City Hall

15 Mar , 2017  

A City Hall security guard asked three black female councillors if they “were there to clean” according to a tweet by Hackney Central’s Sophie Conway. Conway, along with Clissold’s Sade Etti and Hoxton West’s Carole Williams, were at City Hall for an event celebrating International Women’s Day last Wednesday. Attended an #IWD2017 event at City […]

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Construction begins at Hackney Downs school funded by private flats

13 Mar , 2017  

Construction has begun at controversial Nightingale Primary School, a new school in Hackney Downs. Borough leaders attended the ceremony, last Wednesday. Nightingale Primary School has been a source of controversy over recent months. Due to a lack of government funds, the cost of the school has been covered by the construction of a 14 story block of […]

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Transitional fund will help companies affected by business rates hike

13 Mar , 2017  

£435m-a-year transitional relief fund will help companies worst affected by April’s proposed hike in business rates, the Chancellor has announced. The changes, declared in Wednesday’s budget, will be seen as a victory for Hackney campaigners. Their petition called for greater support for affected businesses, gathered over 10,000 signatures. However, there was no outright reform of […]

COMMENT, MONEY

Budget 2017: Welcome relief for small businesses, but a kick in the teeth for the self-employed

9 Mar , 2017  

This was a Budget spun by a Government that claims to be listening to the struggles faced by ordinary working people. The reality, however, is that Hackney residents are unlikely to benefit from many of the changes Chancellor Philip Hammond has pledged to introduce. In his first and last spring budget, Hammond bowed to political […]

NEWS

Mysterious knitting ninjas ‘yarn bomb’ De Beauvoir on Women’s Day

9 Mar , 2017  

Mystery street artists have yarn bombed Hackney.

NEWS, TOP STORY

Revealed: Hackney domestic violence funding cut by half since 2010

9 Mar , 2017  

Funding for domestic violence refuges in Hackney has been cut by 45 per cent since 2010, new figures have revealed. Freedom of Information requests showed that Hackney’s cuts were higher than the rest of London, with other boroughs reducing payouts by an average of 38 per cent. In 2010, Hackney spent £812,000 maintaining domestic violence […]