In the second half of our interview with Diane Abbott, the Hackney North and Stoke Newington MP tells Jamie Johnson about the borough’s housing market, how she handles web trolls, and whether she’d ever do reality TV.
Hackney Council has urged the government to rethink its planned increase to business rates - which they claim could see thriving business communities here “slide into stagnation” if hundreds of businesses are suddenly hit with huge bills.
A pot of millions of pounds of European Union money, which funds initiatives helping unemployed people in Hackney and East London find work, will no longer be available following the vote for ‘Brexit’.
Women dressed as suffragettes, wearing purple sashes, and carrying slogans urging people to ‘make your voice heard’, descended on the Town Hall, calling on the community to register to vote in the European Union (EU) referendum before the deadline.
A London Mayoral hustings in Dalston saw candidates quizzed on all the major issues in the capital. But the very building they were in was a great example of how authorities and businesses can work with the public to find solutions to a lack of funding and space.
Campaigners have declared victory in east London today in the latest round over the controversial scheme for a wall of skyscrapers at the old Bishopsgate goodsyard site that would overshadow Shoreditch.