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No longer ‘illegal’: Homerton hotel wins planning permission appeal

No longer ‘illegal’: Homerton hotel wins planning permission appeal

  The owners of  the beleaguered Silk House hotel on Hassett Road, won their appeal to operate as a hotel.  The decision over rules an enforcement notice  issued by Hackney council in July 2011. The former convent known as Sacred Heart Lodge and now grade II listed building, was used by the Sisters of the […]

Nimbyism gone wild in Homerton or hate group

Nimbyism gone wild in Homerton or hate group

Protesting against some big corporations or big developments coming to our neighborhood, is nothing new in Hackney and is understandable, but there is something about a Homerton groups tactics, that reminds me of spiteful games children play in the school yard.  For them,  protesting the 25 room budget hotel Silk House also known as Sacred […]

Win a pair of Apple Cart Festival tickets

Win a pair of Apple Cart Festival tickets

COMPETITION IS CLOSED AND WINNER WAS ANNOUNCED ON TWITTER Hackney Hive is happy to offer a pair of tickets to this years Apple Cart Festival in Victoria Park. In the past lucky winners have seen Tim Minchin, St Etienne and Soul II Soul to name a few The Apple Cart – London’s unique day festival […]

Exclusive: Hackney woman’s plan to revolutionize how taxi drivers study for the Knowledge

Exclusive:  Hackney woman’s plan to revolutionize how taxi drivers study for the Knowledge

Thanks to her cousin and husband, Hackney resident Davina Duggan, stumbled on to the idea of developing an App for trainee taxi drivers, and is now attempting to bring a specialist method of study into the wired 21st century. The knowledge of London, better known as the “Knowledge”, is a test anyone wanting to qualify […]

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