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18:35

The future of Dalston’s cash-strapped Rio Cinema has been secured after it smashed its fundraising target of £125,000 to build a second screen.

17:04

The Duke of Cambridge quizzed recovering addicts about their thoughts on legalising drugs during a visit to a Shoreditch recovery charity today.

11:28

A community project that takes unwanted furniture, restores it and sells it will open a shop on the Pembury Estate this weekend.

A trailblazing team of Hackney therapists is raising awareness of a speech disorder that often remains undiagnosed – despite affecting as many as two children in every classroom.

A lorry driver was today being held on suspicion of drug driving after a collision that killed a woman in City Road yesterday.

Yesterday, 18:52

The government needs to have greater transparency if it plans to improve the funding picture for schools across Hackney, according to the borough’s deputy mayor.

Yesterday, 17:08

Creativity was the word of the day at Nightingale Primary School on Friday after a juggler gave wide-eyed students a demonstration to remember in the playground.

Yesterday, 15:13

Tube drivers are to stage a 24-hour strike next month after voting in favour of industrial action in a dispute over working conditions.

Yesterday, 13:29

People will be encouraged to think about how their choices impact the world around them at a “sustainability day” to encourage a more energy-efficient lifestyle.

Sport

Middlesex’s tail wagged to end their first innings against Lancashire on 233 all out – after earlier subsiding to 89-7 as the home side’s bowlers then made significant inroads to leave the visitors on 113-5 as 15 wickets fell on day one.

Friendly: Leyton Orient XI 1 Cambridge United XI 2

Pre-season friendly: Millwall Lionesses 1 Tottenham Hotspur Ladies 2

15:00

Lee Valley Lions coach George Alley is disappointed with his side’s start to the 2017/18 NIHL South Two season.

After a mixed start to their league campaign, the Tons are looking to build on their 1-0 win over Burnham Ramblers

Bob Dylan once sang ‘there are no trials inside the Gates of Eden’,

O’s enjoyed a lot of possession during the second half of Saturday’s match, but couldn’t break down the visitors

11:00

Lee Valley Lions fell to a heavy 11-1 defeat against league new boys Bracknell Hornets.

Tottenham Hotspur should do everything they can to win League Cup or FA Cup this season because it could potentially start a dynasty for this young squad

Hidden Homeless Campaign

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

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.

Hackney Council wants to splash out £36million on a 148-room hostel in Seven Sisters Road so it can stop housing homeless people outside the borough.

Entertainment

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His new album Gary Williams at the Movies is a combination of classics

Emma Bartholomew eats at The Don, a smart City restaurant with elegant surroundings and charming service that won’t break the bank

The Horrors’ flights of fancy circle the ever-generous carcass of ‘80s electro-pop

Emma Bartholomew tries out meze and kebabs at Zala, which happily survived the blaze in Camden Market

“I was always a star, even if it was only being the star of three streets in Hackney,” Marc Bolan reportedly used to quip.

The inaugural Clissold Park Craft Beer and Street Food Festival arrives this weekend.

Adam McAlavey’s latex costume creations are making the trip to New Zealand for the World of Wearable Art awards next week

A 1979 television comedy-drama about a group of people trying to pass The Knowledge has been adapted for the stage by Simon Block, and is directed by Maureen Lipman

The Cats of Cloudesley Square sees a group of felines go up against a property developer to save the church they live in

Winner of the 2016 OffWestEnd best production award, Daniel Goldman’s taut revival stirs up age-old Freudian theories with a startling take on the limitations of creative license.

The festival celebrates Latin American theatre in the UK and will take place at the Arcola Theatre in Dalston from September 6 to October 7.

Veronica Thompson’s show, Fancy Chance Flight of Fancy, is showing on September 10 at 5pm

The market will be open on September 10 and will be at Stroud Green Primary School every Sunday, 10am to 2:30pm

A new exhibition looks behind the facade of desire

Islington art organisation Light Eye Mind will display the works of young Spanish artist Ana Pallares.

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