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Closed female-only gym awarded Asset of Community Value status

Community group ‘delighted’ after receiving protective status for Sunstone Women

News

Council to ‘re-evaluate’ St Mungo’s contract as staff strike over working conditions

Workers at homeless charity in week-long strike over changes brought in by Chief Executive Howard Sinclair

Eviction of council house tenants in Hackney rises by 60 per cent

98 people in one year forced to leave their council homes due to rent arrears

Rage on Rivington Street: residents furious over pedestrianised party zone

Bars and clubs argue that prohibiting cars will increase street safety and help local businesses

‘Biggest thing in the area since the Plague’: Goodsyard consultation opens

Campaign More Light More Power urges residents and local businesses to ‘get involved’ in planning consultation

St Mungo’s Broadway strikers protest outside Mare Street hostel

A seven-day strike action by workers from the charity St Mungo’s Broadway has begun today to protest against pay cuts and changes to contracts

Free fireworks tickets for people on benefits slammed as ‘tokenistic’ gesture

Council will give away 250 out of the 5000 tickets to those on benefits and allowances

Massive Adidas ad on Marshes slammed as ‘grossly inappropriate’

Save Lea Marshes claims Council obtained planning permission for advert ‘sensitive in size, scale and visual appearance’

Hackney law centre solicitor Diane Morrison wins prestigious award

Hackney Community Law Centre does ‘so much with so little’ says winner of ‘in-house solicitor of the year’

Developers Taylor Wimpey reveal plans for ’boutique’ Dalston flats

Building will start on five storey building and fifteen storey tower in 2015

Hackney’s ‘out of control’ house prices focus of Chats Palace debate

Diane Abbott to attend public discussion organised by campaign group Positive Money

‘Rare’ Hackney domain name sells for over £3,000 at auction

hackney.co.uk comes on market for first time since registrations were formalised in 1996

Protesters to rally in Hackney over US trade deal

National day of action against Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, a free trade deal between Europe and the USA

Anti-Semitic crime rate in Hackney second highest in London

Jewish charity CST says this Summer saw ‘significant increase’ in anti-Semitic incidents across London

Child kidnapper arrested after escaping from mental health unit in Homerton

54 year-old Shane Hart arrested in Watford after absconding from John Howard Centre

A long way from home: Sudanese artist highlights plight of a displaced population

Tortured and uprooted, Anwar Elsamani counts himself lucky among migrants

The ideas man: Michael Rosen urges parents to take teaching into their own hands

The former Children’s Laureate talks to the Citizen about the joy of learning and the misery of politics

‘It’s ok to be angry’: Hackney campaigner honoured

Meet the Hackney stalwart on a lifelong mission to save the NHS

Tireless campaigner Hamdy Shahein completes ‘arduous’ charity walk

62 year-old newsagent completes another fundraising feat

OPEN Campaigners win hearing over ‘Georgian Disney’ development

Council decision to forge ahead with demolition will be examined at judicial review in November

Rare sighting of ‘goatsucker’ on Marshes draws crowds

Migratory wild Nightjar on RSPB’s ‘red list’ of endangered species spotted near Middlesex Filter Beds

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Opinion

Titbits — Bromsgrove beckoning, Mayoral rumours and playing away

Exodus of talent as Islington gets riot play, Bromsgrove snatches Tom Ebbutt and rumours abound over Mayor Pipe’s next move

Leader — Blurred lines

Head of Regeneration’s call to arms shows muddle at the top

Titbits — Charity knit-picking, turfed out terrapins and hipster hassle

Mayor Pipe and Hackney Heroine have trendy tiff, government’s ‘Victorian’ stance on charities and predators finally purged from Clissold Park pond

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