ARTS

Meet the artist…

13 Mar , 2012  

Singer songwriter, Ruairidh Anderson, is releasing songs about the Olympic host boroughs every week until the Olympic games. VIDEO INCLUDED

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NEWS

High-rise plans get locals down in London Fields

12 Mar , 2012  

Residents’ group No Hackney High-Rise have started a campaign to stop a ten-story tower block being built in Hackney Fields.

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Jubilation: Dalston skyscraper shelved

8 Mar , 2012  

Councillors blocked the building of an 18-storey skyscraper on Dalston’s high street last night, after it emerged the Council had turned down the offer of affordable housing within the development.

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Cycle park legacy for residents

8 Mar , 2012  

Cycle fans are celebrating today after it was revealed they will have free use of the Olympic Velodrome and surrounding park after the summer games. The Lee Valley VeloPark will include a one mile road circuit and eight kilometres of mountain biking trails encompassing the 6,000 seat venue and Olympic BMX track – all of […]

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Dalston Kingsland planning meeting in Tweets

8 Mar , 2012  

The Hackney Post followed the progress of last night’s Dalston Kingsland tower block planning meeting live on Twitter. Here’s how the night unfolded online.

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Hackney police receive third highest number of complaints in the Met

8 Mar , 2012  

Police in Hackney have received over a thousand complaints in just two years — the third highest total in London. A staggering 1,340 allegations were made against officers between November 2009 and November 2011. This compared to 743 allegations recorded in Islington during the same period. Complaints of “oppressive behaviour”, which can include sexual assault and […]

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ARTS

Olympic art unveiled at Hackney Museum

7 Mar , 2012  

Three huge Olympic artworks have been revealed to the public in the Hackney Museum’s new exhibition. A collection of images in the ‘Mapping the Change’ show casts the works of art commissioned for the Games in a dramatic light. Hackney artist Martin Richman leads the way with ‘One Whirl’, a bridge and underpass emblazoned with frenetic patterns […]

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