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Yesterday, 17:34

London Fields Lido is still unlikely to reopen for “several weeks”, the council has admitted.

Yesterday, 15:33

Staff and guests at Amazon’s trendy London HQ in Shoreditch could soon be treated to the “occasional Champagne breakfast” if a booze licence is granted by Hackney Council.

Yesterday, 14:11

Many of Hackney’s 3,000 families stuck in temporary accommodation have no real prospect of getting an affordable home in the borough, according to a council chief.

Yesterday, 11:28

DJs and clubbers are fighting to keep Old Street’s Magic Roundabout open after its licence expires at the end of the year.

Yesterday, 10:08

A Hackney woman who was drugged and raped has raised more than £22,000 to fund a private prosecution after the CPS dropped her case over a lack of evidence.

Thu, 16:56

Tesco in Kingsland High Street could be demolished and replaced with a six-storey high-end boutique hotel.

Thu, 15:15

Crimes are going unreported because victims and witnesses know police don’t have the resources to investigate them, a community campaigner has claimed.

Thu, 09:51

Victims still dealing with physical and emotional scars after Arthur Collins threw acid on them have called for him to be jailed for life.

Thu, 09:22

A reading programme for parents and their kids run by a housing association has been nominated for a top award.

Sport

Yesterday, 16:00

Clapton will look to bounce back after their eight-game winning streak was brought to an end by league leaders Redbridge in a 2-1 defeat at Oakside.

Yesterday, 15:00

Academy boss would love to see more fans and first-team players at Brisbane Road next week to support youngsters against Sholing

Yesterday, 12:00

Leyton Orient will have a new face, or should that be faces, in the dugout this weekend when they host Dover Athletic in the National League on Saturday.

Yesterday, 11:15

England admit they were below required standards despite remaining in cruise control against a Cricket Australia XI on day three of their final Ashes warm-up match.

Yesterday, 10:30

England striker Jodie Taylor scored twice ahead of the upcoming international break, as Arsenal made their extra quality count by thrashing Watford in the FA WSL Continental Tyres Cup on Thursday night.

Yesterday, 10:00

Leatherhead player-manager discusses why the Whites are doing so well this season and how he’ll get behind O’s Ross Embleton this weekend

Yesterday, 09:59

I drove east around the M25 to Enfield after Arsene Wenger’s press conference at London Colney on Thursday to make the short trip to Hotspur Way to hear Mauricio Pochettino talk about the North London derby.

Yesterday, 08:59

England made light of a trademark collapse to continue their domination of a Cricket Australia XI after Middlesex’s Dawid Malan became the second centurion of their Ashes tour.

Yesterday, 07:00

An average fan would spend £725.10 supporting Leyton Orient this season, according to the latest BBC Price of Football survey.

Hidden Homeless Campaign

Friday, November 17, 2017

Many of Hackney’s 3,000 families stuck in temporary accommodation have no real prospect of getting an affordable home in the borough, according to a council chief.

A new strategy to help tackle the housing crisis in London was unveiled by Mayor Sadiq Khan last week. But will it help or hinder efforts to bring vitally needed affordable homes to Hackney? We asked the Mayor of Hackney for his views.

Homeless people have taken over the Barry’s Biscuits building in Stoke Newington High Street to protest against gentrification and the pricing out of working-class people from Hackney.

Entertainment

Yesterday, 17:36

Michael-James Dent and Chris Jones of Homerton band The Dolce Vita talk about gigging locally and releasing music via cassette, ahead of their show on November 24

Essential viewing at the Smithfield Meat Market, this play tells a harrowing tale of life after care

Kathy Burke has directed the play starring Samuel Anderson, Yasmine Akram and Adam Deacon

With over 40 events across six days, London’s queer film and arts festival Fringe! returns to east London

The 19 year old singer’s first headline show goes off with a bang at the Stoke Newington venue

‘I think many artists of colour feel frustrated at this lack of representation’

Comedian turned playwright Stuart Laws talks about his first play The Journey at the Pleasance and why funny people flourish in Islington

‘We’re not short on female talent. It’s just not having an unbiased platform for females to be able to perform and showcase their talent’

The Islington theatre company that supports care leavers and young people at risk are staging a reimagining of their debut play at Smithfield Meat Market

The Retreat stars Samuel Anderson, Adam Deacon and Jasmine Akram and runs until December 2

The Blues Kitchen in Shoreditch has a new burger of the month: the Crab Louie. Wash it down with live music every night of the week

Quirky indie-rockers strengthen their stake towards the genre’s more exciting, adventurous fringes.

The Union Chapel’s monthly comedy variety night Live at the Chapel will play host to another star-studded line up of comedians on November 11

The sequel stars Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins, Brendan Gleeson, Hugh Grant, Julie Walters and Ben Whishaw

In a solo exhibition at Mercer Chance Gallery in Shoreditch, artist Michael Chance explores the intersectionality between environmentalism and feminism in his new collection, The Ruin of Man.

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