Labour councillor says Cameron’s cuts are “racist”

28 Nov , 2015  

    A Labour councillor has criticised Prime Minister David Cameron’s attitude to people coming into the UK and outlined the serious problems faced by the UK’s voluntary legal sector. On the decision to cut to legal aid for migrants in 2013, Ian Rathbone, councillor for Lea Bridge, told the Hackney Post: “People simply do not realise how racist […]

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Councillor vexed by passive locals

1 Nov , 2012  

A councillor questioned the point of ward forums after only one resident turned up in Leabridge last Tuesday.

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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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