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Hackney-based charities slam plans not to review legal aid

Cuts are ‘disproportionately affecting’ children who are homeless, have been sexually exploited or have mental health issues

News

‘I’m not out for a day trip': cycling superhighway criticised

Planned 11km cycle route through Hackney is too indirect, says London Assembly member

Council to roll out 20mph speed limit on all main roads

Conservative councillor brands plan for new 20mph limits ‘useless’

Hackney Council passes 2015/16 budget with council tax frozen for tenth year

Council tax frozen for tenth year running amid large spending cuts

Hackney police launch investigation following Stamford Hill stabbing

Man in his mid-20s stabbed in Mount Pleasant Hill

Mayor of Hackney slams ‘out of scale’ plans for Bishopsgate Goodsyard

Jules Pipe launches campaign to ‘save Shoreditch’ from proposals for Canary Wharf-style towers backed by the Mayor of London

Bishopsgate Goodsyard: document used to justify lack of affordable housing revealed

Public ‘in the dark’ as document containing vital calculations heavily redacted

Revealed: Hackney Council’s ‘alternative’ designs for Bishopsgate Goodsyard

‘Hackable Hackney’ scheme shows employment-led designs aimed at encouraging the growth of Tech City

Technology Will Save Us brings micro-manufacturing to East London

From a workshop in Vyner Street, a start-up is preparing the computer whizzes of the future

Too tall for school: residents slam council’s ‘imposing’ tower proposals

Proposals unveiled to pay for new schools in Hoxton and Hackney Downs through sale of private flats

Boxpark takes legal action over ‘copycat’ Dubai pop-up scheme

Lawyers have issued a ‘cease and desist’ but Dubai company owns Boxpark trademark in UAE

Hackney joins east London councils calling for devolution

Whitehall’s one-size-fits-all approach ‘failing Londoners,’ says Mayor Pipe

Hackney Liberal Democrats announce general election candidates

Ben Mathis is standing for Hackney South and Shoreditch and Simon de Deney in Hackney North and Stoke Newington

Wasting away: Traders fight to stop collapse of historic Dalston market

Council insists Kingsland Waste is not being shut, but has stopped issuing or renewing licenses

Hackney Conservatives announce general election candidates

Amy Gray is standing in Hackney North and Stoke Newington and Jack Tinley in Hackney South and Shoreditch

Talent Scouts triumph with ‘The Meet Up’

Talent Match award for borough’s team of 18-24 year-olds helping their peers into work

Like it or not, Hackney’s free schools are forging ahead

This September, two very different free schools are coming to Hackney, promising choice for parents. But who’s running them?

Haggerston flats evacuated after gas leak

250 residents have been evacuated after a gas leak in Haggerston

Ten teenagers arrested for repeated robbery of riot-hit newsagent

Group of 15-17 year-olds target Clarence Convenience Store, one of the shops worst hit in the 2011 riots

Council joins bid to impose nightly accommodation rent cap on private sector

London Councils reach agreement as spiralling costs for short-term housing forces boroughs into bidding wars

‘End of an era’ for Abney Park as council reclaims management

Abney Park Trust ‘proud of its achievements’ over the past 23 years as managers of the park and cemetery

Courses

Lifestyle journalism course

Everything you need to become a good lifestyle journalist. Tuesday evenings, 24 March – 28 April 2015 (six weeks)

Financial journalism one day workshop

Details to follow shortly.

Music journalism bootcamp

Develop the skills every music journalist needs. Monday evenings, 16 March – 27 April 2015 (six weeks)

Opinion

Leader — A tale of two cities

Council is entering into a high-stakes battle with private sector landlords, but will they emerge victorious?

Titbits — Handbags, prize gags and glow-in-the-dark posters

Doubts over whether the council’s ‘edgy’ signs are working, and will Mayor Pipe and Cllr Simche Steinberger ever patch things up?

Titbits — Spin, festive faux pas and crafty brewery tours

Computer says ‘No’ to Town Hall light show, positive spin gets a whole new meaning and Diane Abbott’s brewery tour steers a careful path through Hackney

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