Hackney News

Man Shot In Dalston

Officers from Operation Trident, the Metropolitan Police’s unit tackling gun crime, are appealing for witnesses, following a shooting incident, in Colverstone Crescent, Dalston yesterday (Tuesday 9th March) at about 7:30pm. A 29 year old man was taken to an east London hospital where his condition is described as non life threatening. Anyone with information should […]

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 […]

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 […]