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Corbyn the poet pledges ‘arts for all’ at policy launch in Dalston

Labour leadership frontrunner announces ‘national strategy for the arts’, including ring-fenced funding and protection for BBC

News

Elderly residents targeted as bogus call robberies increase

‘Calculating thieves’ pretend to check water pressure before making off with possessions

The secret garden: Woodberry Wetlands nature reserve to open after nearly 200 years

Sealed off East Reservoir to become ‘haven for wildlife and people’ with a visitor centre fashioned from a 19th-century coal house

Plans to build on Hackney Marshes get green light

Inquiry finds in favour of new sports pavilion as objections from environmental groups are overruled

‘Beholden to tycoons’: Diane Abbott accuses fellow Labour London mayoral candidates

Hackney MP condemns rival contenders for accepting donations from property developers

Million pound price tag slapped on ‘affordable’ shared ownership flat

‘Stylish’ housing association property in Hackney requires buyers to have income of at least £77,000 pa

Complaints relating to prostitution in Hackney up 70 per cent

Police report a significant rise in residents’ complaints about anti-social behaviour linked to sex work

Earmark apprenticeships for young people in care, Barnardo’s urges

Hackney highlighted as an area of concern as charity calls for jobs to be set aside for care leavers

Bailiffs come knocking for 1,000 residents to recover council tax

Report finds that thousands in Hackney can’t afford council tax payments

Diane Abbott defends Jeremy Corbyn against extremist ‘smears’

Hackney MP says critics of the Labour leadership frontrunner are ‘frozen by fear’

End of an era: Hackney school-leavers collect GCSE results

Grades roll in for exam students across the borough

Residents of New Era Estate in Hoxton secure means-tested rents

Housing charity managing the New Era estate has announced a “radical new rent policy”

Now ‘impossible’ to save for a deposit in Hackney

New figures estimate it would take over 19 years for buyers to save for their first property

Hackney Conservatives back Boff as candidate for London Mayor

Councillor Steinberger says he would travel ‘all the way to Australia’ to vote for him

Thirteen arrested following Dalston shooting

Man is shot in the leg in broad daylight on Ridley Road

Council accused of ‘misleading’ the public over licensing consultation

Partner in Dinerama says council is trying to ‘fudge the issue’ and calls for ‘change of personnel’

Estate agent’s partnership with local hospice flourishes

Hackney estate agent continues to explore ways of working alongside St Joseph’s Hospice

Over-50s to vote on who gets share of £6m Connect Hackney fund

Hackney CVS has given elderly residents the chance to decide on how to spend the multi-million-pound fund

Residents angered over inclusion of ‘industrial’ Clapton area in waste plan

Local residents say area earmarked as suitable for recycling facility is in fact ‘densely populated’

Hackney students collect A-level results

Local schools will be hoping to improve on last year’s A-level results which saw a dip in grades

Boy Dunne good: Captain of Hackney deaf team on his proudest moment

Manor House based St John’s FC captain Darren Dunne on his team’s recent success

Courses

Journalism tutor

Course Leader, Head of Journalism and visiting / hourly paid tutors sought for NCTJ part-time Journalism Diploma course

Introduction to Journalism course

Develop the skills every journalist needs. Tuesday evenings, 21 April – 26 May 2015

Music Journalism Bootcamp

Develop the skills every music journalist needs. Monday evenings, 14 September – 19 October 2015 (six weeks)

Opinion

Leader — A clear case for transparency

If it is news-worthy enough for the press team to put together a council response – the public should be informed

Titbits — Unlikely bedfellows, black cabs and bicycle politics

The Town Hall’s Hackney carriage spreads the word but how many councillors can you fit on a bike?

Leader — Goodbye ‘Destination Hackney’

The Tube gears up to shuttle revellers round-the-clock but if the Council’s new policy is approved, Hackney won’t be going along for the ride

Education

Refreshing ethos: Islington independent school nurtures students for success

North Bridge House Canonbury equips students with the skills for a successful future

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