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Hackney Council wants to crack down on “appalling housing conditions” by introducing new licences which could cost some landlords upwards of £500 to implement.

Yesterday, 12:09

Upper Clapton’s flagship sixth form college has been forced to abandon an “unwise” expansion plan and cut staff numbers in order to keep its head above water.

Yesterday, 11:11

Hackney Council is tempting people to fill in its online survey about sugar, with prizes including tickets to see the Hackney Empire Christmas panto and brunch at the E5 Bakehouse.

Yesterday, 08:10

Limber up for a one-day free event of activities focused on improving the body and mind.

Yesterday, 07:37

You might not know Camille Walala’s name, but you’ll recognise her work – she’s responsible for the brightly coloured patterns on the sides of buildings. She tells Emma Bartholomew why she loves Hackney

Wed, 19:52

It was a carnival atmosphere at St Andrew’s Primary School on Friday as a pair of students showed off their creative flair.

Wed, 18:31

“I’m not a mug” was the message from a Stamford Hill pensioner to a phone scammer who tried to con him out of £50.

Wed, 15:17

Brexit is blamed for a lot of things, but a Dalston bar owner may be the first to hold it responsible for a fly-tipping fine.

Wed, 13:39

After two and a half years, the Hive is nearing the end of its stay at a vacant Haggerston building. Co-founder Gee Sinha tells Emma Bartholomew about the group’s vision of changing planning law – and the world.

Sport

11:00

Middlesex skipper Adam Voges is tipping county team-mate Steven Finn to be part of the England selection shake-up for this winter’s Ashes tour to Australia after bowling the county to the brink of first division safety in the Specsavers County Championship top flight thisweek.

Defender keen for O’s to approach Saturday’s game with belief despite their recent run of defeats

09:00

Arsenal youngster Jess Ngunga was enthralled by England Women’s performance at the Euro finals this summer – and is now one step closer to joining them.

Yesterday, 16:28

Middlesex’s Steven Finn was delighted to deliver a matchwinning spell in their County Championship clash against Lancashire at Lord’s.

Yesterday, 16:00

Experienced striker has joined the Gunners youth academy and will coach their under-16s

Yesterday, 15:32

Former Harrow Borough youngster agrees three-month loan deal with National League club

Yesterday, 15:14

Forgotten England paceman Steven Finn returned his first five-wicket championship haul since April 2014 to steer Middlesex to a crucial 36-run win over Lancashire with a day to spare at Lord’s.

Yesterday, 15:00

Playing for Kicks football tournament is returning to Shoreditch for a second year running this week.

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

Yesterday, 08:10

Limber up for a one-day free event of activities focused on improving the body and mind.

Emma Bartholomew visits the Three Compasses in Dalston to try out the burgers from their new resident chefs, GoneBurger

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

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

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

“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

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