Teenage Pregnancy Rate Continues to Fall in Hackney

Teenage Pregnancy Rate Continues to Fall in Hackney

New figures released yesterday show the number of teenage pregnancies in Hackney is continuing to fall. The Public Health England statistics report a 6.2 per cent drop in the teenage pregnancy rate during 2012, which follows a 26.4 per cent drop the year before. Since the national teenage pregnancy strategy was launched in 2000, the […]

JD Wetherspoon ordered to stop serving food after cockroaches found

JD Wetherspoon ordered to stop serving food after cockroaches found

JD Wetherspoon, Baxters Court, Hackney has been issued with a court order to stop making and serving food after Hackney Council environmental health officers found cockroaches in the kitchen. On 12 February, Stratford Magistrates Court issued a Hygiene Emergency Prohibition Order, prohibiting the preparation and cooking of food at Baxters Court J D Wetherspoon, 282 […]

Hackney pays respect to Nelson Mandela

Hackney pays respect to Nelson Mandela

A remembrance book will will be available at Hackney Town Hall from Monday 9 December in memory of Nelson Mandela. Flags were flown at half mast today as a mark of respect to the former South African leader who died yesterday Thursday 5th December, at his home in a suburb of Johannesburg. Mayor Jules Pipe […]

Two men arrested in connection with Antonio Rodney-Cole murder

Two men arrested in connection with Antonio Rodney-Cole murder

Detectives investigating the murder of Antonio Rodney-Cole have arrested two men. The men aged 19 and 22 yrs, were arrested on 4 December at an address in Hackney on suspicion of murder. Both men remain in custody at separate east London police stations. Officers continue to appeal for witnesses and information following the murder in […]

Man escapes Hoxton flat badly damaged

Man escapes Hoxton flat badly damaged

Four fire engines, 21 firefighters and officers were called to a flat fire on Cropley Street in Hoxton on Saturday morning. The fire badly damaged a flat on the fourth floor of the eight storey block and one man left the property before the Brigade arrived. The Brigade was called at 11:26 am and the […]

Seven London Councils begin court challenge to London fire service cuts

Seven London Councils begin court challenge to London fire service cuts

Seven councils have  begun a legal challenge against cuts that would close 10 fire stations across London. Camden, Greenwich, Hackney, Islington, Lewisham, Southwark and Tower Hamlets councils are making an application for judicial review of the decisions by the Mayor of London, London Fire Commissioner and London Fire & Emergency Planning Authority to implement the […]