Two Way Traffic On Stoke Newington Church Street, Restored

Two Way Traffic On Stoke Newington Church Street, Restored

Residents and users of Stoke Newington Church Street are going to be pleased on Friday (12 March) when two way traffic is restored as new pavements and road surfacing work nears completion. Major works to improve and regenerate the area along Church Street started last September following the Council’s consultation with residents and businesses. Two-way […]

1234 Shoreditch Festival 1st Acts Confirmed

1234 Shoreditch Festival 1st  Acts Confirmed

You can tell everyone is gearing up for summer festivals as a flurry of acts are confirmed. The 1234 festival will be held in Shoreditch Park on 24th July. Names confirmed include hese New Puritans, Egyptian Hip Hop, We Have Band, S.C.U.M, Autokratz and Todla T & MC Serocee. Also playing are Vivian Girls, Veronica […]

More Names Added to Underage Festival

More Names Added to Underage Festival

Ellie Goulding, MIA and Tinchy Stryder are to perform at the 2010 Underage Festival in London this summer. More names are to be announced. The anual event will be at Hackneys Victoria Park on August 1st. Included in the line up are New Young Pony Club, Hadouken!, Chase And Status, General Fiasco, Egyptian Hip Hop […]

Hackney Council Releases 2010/11 Budget

A RECORD-breaking fifth year of frozen Council Tax with no cuts to frontline services is the cornerstone of Hackney’s budget for the coming financial year. For the fifth successive year Hackney’s part of the Council Tax will not increase, as part of the 2010/11 budget agreed at a meeting of full Council on 3 March, […]

Stamford Hill Charedim Demand Hebrew, Not Yiddish, Census

Stamford Hill Charedim Demand Hebrew, Not Yiddish, Census

After a 110-year absence, the appearance of Yiddish in the 2011 Census has provoked controversy among the strictly Orthodox Stamford Hill community – who would prefer it to be Hebrew. Stamford Hill community leaders Rabbi Avraham Pinter and Ita Symons decried the measure, achieved after a lengthy consultation process between the Office for National Statistics […]

Nintendos For Afro Caribbean Children

Nintendos For Afro Caribbean Children

Year six Afro-Caribbean pupils in Hackney are being given computer game consoles to help them do better in maths. Under a new Learning Trust pilot scheme, twelve primary schools will be given Nintendo DS consoles for brain training games under a new Learning Trust pilot scheme. They will be available to take the consoles home […]