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Hackney Based Cat Rescue Celebrates National Black Cat Day

Hackney Based Cat Rescue Celebrates National Black Cat Day

Friday 27 October is a special day for the type of cats that get looked over most in animal shelters for adoption. From old superstitions to silly ideas based on aesthetics, such as Black cat not being as photogenic as lighter cats, to black cats not blending in with the furniture, rescue centres have heard it all. Feline […]

UPDATED: Hackney Council explains it’s decision to halt fox cull

UPDATED: Hackney Council explains it’s decision to halt fox cull

SCROLL TO BOTTOM OF PAGE TO READ LATEST STATEMENT FROM HACKNEY COUNCIL, ON DECISION TO POSTPONE FOX CULLIn a tweet this evening Hackney council has announced they are halting their fox culling procedure, with the promise of a full statement on it tomorrow. Hackney Hive was first to report on the intended culling this morning, after a […]

EXCLUSIVE: Hackney Council to cull foxes in Clissold Park

EXCLUSIVE:  Hackney Council to cull foxes in Clissold Park

It has been brought to Hackney Hives attention, that Hackney Councils Parks Department is to begin the culling of foxes in the coming week. The source who tipped me off wants to remain anonymous, but was concerned about the  secrecy surrounding the culling saying: “There has been no public consultation and employees have been told […]

Student Journalist sparks confidential Hackney Council data leak

Student Journalist sparks confidential Hackney Council data leak

What began as a simple Freedom of Information request to Hackney Homes, resulted in 15,000 Hackney Homes tenants and leaseholders personal information laid bare for all to view on the internet for 11 days, before the blunder was brought to the attention of Hackney Council. Personal information released included addresses, sexuality, ethnicity, date of birth, […]

Hackney Heart: Gentrification, Narrow Way, social cleansing and lies

Hackney Heart: Gentrification, Narrow Way, social cleansing and lies

  Less than two months after Jane Egginton-McIntyre was handed the keys to the rent and council tax free shop on the Narrow Way, she jetted off to a luxury beach resort in Portugal. She made everyone know this by posting a photo of her bikini clad self,  lounging in the sun on Hackney Heart’s […]

“The worst two weeks of my life” Gibbons building resident speaks of nightmare upheaval

“The worst two weeks of my life” Gibbons building resident speaks of nightmare upheaval

A former resident from the beligurered Gibbons Building on Amhurst Road spoke to Hackney Hive about his plight. David Campbell said he and his girl friend knew there was something wrong when cracks and damp started to appear inside their flat three months ago. After several complaints to the letting agents, GMS Estate Ltd, who […]

Council closes down Loong Kee Vietnamese Restaurant on Kingsland Road

Council closes down Loong Kee Vietnamese Restaurant on Kingsland Road

    Vietnamese restaurant, Loong Kee, 134G-F Kingsland Road, was closed down by Hackney Council on Friday 12 April. At Stratford Magistrates Court on Tuesday 16 April, District Judge Hamilton upheld the Council’s decision to close the building after a customer complained of seeing a cockroach whilst dining. He agreed that there was a health […]

Colourful big bird takes up residence in Broadway Market

Colourful big bird takes up residence in Broadway Market

Shoppers and visitors to Broadway Market today will notice something new.  No, not another over priced  chi chi specialty boutique shop, but a big blue menacing  looking  pigeon.  Most people first began to notice the colourful bodacious pigeon on the corner of Ada Street and Broadway Market on Thursday morning and going by Twitter comments, […]

Hackney Council Seizes African-Caribbean book store Centerprise

Hackney Council Seizes African-Caribbean book store Centerprise

At a recent meeting with Centerprises Chief Executive, Emmanuel Amevor, I wasn’t kidding when I commented “if Hackney council was a lover, you’d have to sleep with one eye open”.  He roared with laughter and nodded, I assume agreeing with me.  Following a protracted legal fight with Hackney Council, it came to pass on Wednesday […]

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