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Lollibop Festival @ Queen Elizabeth Park Review

Lollibop Festival @ Queen Elizabeth Park Review

  The biggest children’s festival in the UK has once again stormed through three days of kids entertainment and attractions, this time helping to baptize the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and establish it as a venue in it’s post-Hellenic legacy. I have to admit, even for a hardened cynic like me, it is quite a […]

People of Hackney, it’s bloomin’ time!

People of Hackney, it’s bloomin’ time!

Hackney in Bloom, Hackney Council’s free gardening competition is back this summer, giving green fingered local residents, schools, businesses and communities the chance to show off their gardening skills. Now in its ninth year, the competition not only recognises the borough’s top gardeners, but encourages sustainable horticulture, helping to keep Hackney a green and bright […]

Thump Box your way to fitness

Thump Box your way to fitness

  “Adrian: why do you want to fight?                                            Rocky: cos I can’t sing or dance !” Boxing was a popular part of fitness even before Sylvester Stallone made his first Rocky film but in recent years it’s become a regular fixture on gym time tables with Box Fit, Boxercise, and Body Combat to name […]

Hackney health survey: people are urged to”fill it in”

Hackney health survey: people are urged to”fill it in”

Hackney GPs are urging residents who have received a Government questionnaire about the services they receive from their doctors, to fill it in and send it back.  The Department of Health’s ‘GP Patient Survey’ has been posted out to NHS patients across the UK and gives people the chance to have their say about local […]

Date for public consultation on new Fashion Hub in Chatham Works announced

Date for public consultation on new Fashion Hub in Chatham Works announced

Two of the principles involved in developing the new fashion hub in Hackney,  Manhattan Loft Corporation and Chatham Works Limited, have launched a consultation on their vision for Chatham Works and the immediate area. The initial phase will be held on Thursday, 25 October, at St Luke’s Church in Homerton, where residents will be able […]

Hackney units to stop the privitisation of NHS

Hackney units to stop the privitisation of NHS

Campaign groups and community members gathered in Abney Hall, Stoke Newington, on Tuesday 9th October, to discuss how we can keep The NHS from privatisation. The Hackney Coalition to Save the NHS is made-up of local doctors and hospital workers, national campaign group 38 Degrees, patients and politicians, all fighting the current push towards privatisation […]

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 […]