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Victory for New Era estate as Westbrook sells to charitable foundation

New owners Dolphin Square Foundation say they wish to ‘develop a rent policy that is demonstrably fair’

News

Man in hospital after building collapses during basement excavation work

Man thought to be construction worker taken to hospital after being injured on Malvern Road site

Builders discover time capsule on site of Queen Elizabeth Children’s Hospital

Capsule found by Rydon workers on site of former hospital provides ‘snapshot of life’ from 1902

Third man charged with murder of student Joseph Burke-Monerville

19 year-old London Met student was shot in the head as he sat in a parked car in Lower Clapton

Father jailed for murdering partner and baby daughter in ‘horrific’ attack

Roland McKoy killed partner Valerie Forde and 22-month old daughter Real-Jahzara McKoy with machete and screwdriver

Night shelters to give food and warmth to homeless over Christmas

Donations needed for Hackney Winter Night Shelter and Spitalfields Crypt Trust

Yesodey Hatorah Girls’ School in breach of admissions policy

Office of Schools Adjudicator rules Jewish school must revise its arrangements ‘as quickly as possible’

Studying Mossbourne Academy from the inside

A PhD devoted to Mossbourne written by one of its first employees, Dr Christy Kulz, is a slog of a read but worthwhile

Punters petition to get The Joiners Arms listed as a ‘community asset’

Campaigners seek Asset of Community Value status for ‘legendary’ Shoreditch gay pub facing closure in the new year

Ethiopian food comes Haile recommended

Food historian Gillian Riley discovers the unique culinary heritage of Africa’s oldest independent country

No moor room: canal boat families fight for their own stretch of water on River Lea

Hackney Boating Families seek to create ‘community moorings’ in Lower Clapton

Sowing the seeds of Hackney City Farm

Built on the site of a defunct brewery, the farm was founded 30 years ago on the principle that caring for animals and plants brings people together

Hackney Greens announce general election candidates

Charlotte George will stand in Hackney South and Shoreditch and Heather Finley in Hackney North and Stoke Newington

Person and plate: a morning shandy with Tunde Roberts

Annalies Winny meets the vicar on a mission to unite Woodberry Down, with or without God

Councillor Philip Glanville makes history with midnight wedding

Hoxton councillor and partner Giles McCrary convert civil partnership into marriage one minute after changes to law come into effect

Christmas appeal: Trussell Trust calls for tins off your trolleys

Hackney Foodbank needs experienced advisors, sorters, and ‘someone with a large-ish car’

‘Most chicken shops are just in it for the money': healthy food vans tackle child obesity

Riojaes Caribbean street food van serving healthy food a hit with schoolchildren

London Fields Brewery owner Jules Whiteway arrested

Former ringleader of ‘prolific’ drugs ring arrested on suspicion of tax evasion

Town Hall throws out opposing bids for Neighbourhood Forum in Stamford Hill

Council rules approving either forum would be ‘detrimental to community cohesion’ in North Hackney

New Era residents march to Downing Street to hand in 300,000 signature petition

Hoxton residents call on Westbrook Partners to ‘do the right thing’ and let them remain in their homes

Bardens Boudoir to increase capacity in Dalston’s ‘over-saturated’ nightlife zone

Bardens Boudoir on Stoke Newington Road receives 21 letters in support of its variation of premises license application

Courses

Investigative journalism bootcamp

This six-week evening course provides an in-depth practical guide to the techniques that journalists use to hold the powerful to account and expose wrongdoing. Starts Tuesday 21 October 2014

Introduction to Journalism course

This six-week evening course covers news and feature writing, reviews, interview skills, media law and online journalism. Starts Monday 27 October 2014

Music journalism bootcamp

Develop the skills every music journalist needs. Monday evenings, 2 February – 9 March 2015 (six weeks)

Opinion

Leader — If it is broke, do fix it

What are the implications of recent events in Tower Hamlets for Hackney’s executive mayoral model?

Titbits — Secular snack tables, Boris bagels and graveyard gossip

Abney Park suffers hatchet job, Boris gets bagels named in his honour and ‘affordable’ micro-homes arrive in the borough

Titbits — History lessons, mansion tax and no bangs for the bucks

A lecture by Edward Benyon proves history is indeed written by the victors as Hackney politicians bring the mansion tax spat closer to home

Education

Education in Hackney: Cllr Bramble on the challenges ahead

Newly appointed Cabinet Member for Children’s Services on her new role and priorities for the coming school year

Education innovation: unlocking potential at Hackney UTC

Round-up of the latest successes at Hackney UTC as students connect with local tech companies and media agencies

Debate: Is Gove completely wrong?

Blighty Coffee to host an open discussion on the merits of Michael Gove