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Hackney’s Morning Lane to become East London’s answer to Carnaby Street?

Hackney’s Morning Lane to become East London’s answer to Carnaby Street?

It appears last years riots in Hackney may have been a blessing to Hackney Council, high-end fashion houses and commercial real estate investors looking for new developments in East London. OK, so I’m being a little facetious and should have mentioned gold linings under every dark cloud. The dark clouds being those that hung over […]

Almost There – Hackney’s new free school holds open day

Almost There – Hackney’s new free school holds open day

  As the national debate surrounding education continues, Hackney New School held it’s second open day for prospective year 7 pupils, last Saturday. Not yet in confirmed premises, the Hackney New School laid its wares on the proverbial table for all to see, and not without causing some provocation. Opponents say it will cater to […]

Free breakfast clubs are a lifeline for busy parents and families whose budgets have been cut to the bone. But as demand accelerates, funding is being cut

Five year old Hackney girl and grand father who drowned in Portugal is named

Five year old Hackney girl and grand father who drowned in Portugal is named

The five year old girl who along with her grand father drowned yesterday while holidaying in Portugal, has been named as Lara Lewis, from Lower Clapton. Lara and her grand parents Brian and Jill O’Dwyer were washed away by a freak wave as they walked and played along the Salgado beach in the town of […]

First Lady Michelle Obama urges Hackney school children to ‘Move’

First Lady Michelle Obama urges Hackney school children to ‘Move’

First Lady Michelle Obama met with Hackney primary school students, at the US Ambassador’s official London residence in Regent’s Park on Friday, 27 July. 87 of Hackney’s 102 Primary 2012 Ambassadors, attended a function with Mrs Obama, where they came face-to-face with the First Lady on the sports-field, on the morning of Opening Ceremony for […]

When the pop group Saint Etienne made a film in 2005 about London’s Lower Lea Valley, they knew the Olympic bid would change its desolate air for ever. But they never imagined quite how much

Win a family day out at Lollibop Festival in Regents Park 17-19 August

Win a family day out at Lollibop Festival in Regents Park 17-19 August

The competition is now closed and the winners have been notified. Lollibop is all about kids and being a kid.  The three day big bash is back for its third year and for the third year running, Hackney Hive is giving a family a free day pass to enjoy everything that makes Lollibop the family […]

Hackney Wick’s offbeat White Building has all the hallmarks of a sensitive Olympic legacy, but the possible scrapping of the Lea River Park walkway suggests that petty politics not community is the driving force