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Organic food ‘affordable for all’ in Hackney

Community project aims to make organic food more accessible for local people.

More than a quarter of Hackney children in poverty

More than a quarter of Hackney’s children are living in poverty, new figures have revealed. There are 15,280 under-16s in the borough living below the...

Hackney among top targets for payday lenders

Hackney has the eight highest rate of payday loan shops per 100,000 people in London

Pipe says housing policy leading to “mass deportation” of poor

In a speech criticising the forthcoming benefits overhaul, Mr Pipe warned that the Government’s policies are forcing the poor into London’s underprivileged areas.

Poor lose out on free school meals

16,600 Hackney children in poverty are not receiving free school meals, reports Nick Kostov.

Charity calls on council to protect Hackney children as borough scores...

Save The Children says illegal loan-sharks and bad childcare are driving families into poverty, after new figures showed the borough was one of the worst in Britain for child poverty

Hackney citizens are the UK’s lowest savers

Figures published by Halifax show that Hackney savers have the lowest UK saver balances.

Almost half of Hackney’s children are living below poverty line

Over 44 per cent of children in Hackney are living below the poverty line – more than double the national average – according to statistics released yesterday.