Monday, February 13, 2017

Council tax is set to rise by 3 per cent in Hackney as the town hall looks to make cuts of £13.8million.

A Dalston activist duped into a relationship with a police spy is devastated that key documents which could have helped her come to terms with her ordeal may have been destroyed by Scotland Yard.

Pressure is mounting on Diane Abbott to follow the will of her constituents this evening and vote against Brexit – defying a three-line whip from the Labour Party.

Hackney Council rushed through an extra £3.4million payment to contractors restoring the town hall to save the entire refurb from going under, the Gazette can reveal.

A graffiti artist has had some fun mocking up a “world leader’s edition” of popular children’s game Top Trumps on a wall in Shoreditch.

Approaching 8,000 people in Diane Abbott’s Hackney North and Stoke Newington constituency have backed a petition urging the government not to let US president Donald Trump visit the Queen.

Internal fraud investigations at Hackney Council have led to four workers being disciplined in the last three months – with one sacked.

Campaigners delivered pictures of Paddington bear to councillors in Hackney, calling on them to “speed up” the process of housing a promised seven Syrian refugee families here.

An apology has been issued by Hackney Council after leaseholders at a block of flats were billed almost nine times the normal amount for their communal electricity due to a faulty meter.

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 MP Diane Abbott has insisted she will not be drawn into a fight over her seat with Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn.

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.

Search our table of London MPs’ expense claims to find out how much your local MP spent in 2015-16

The health of sex workers in Hackney is being made worse by the town hall’s backing for police enforcement tactics, a report claims.

Thousands of council tenants could face just weeks’ notice of 300 per cent rent hikes unless the government delays its “pay to stay” scheme, the town hall has warned.

A housebound woman with just months to live has had her benefits taken away – because she “can’t afford” to apply for UK citizenship.

New mayor Philip Glanville has promised to start work immediately on making Hackney the first London borough to build 500 homes at the living rent.

Former housing boss Philip Glanville is the new mayor of Hackney after a predictably comfortable victory in yesterday’s by-election – but less than 20 per cent of voters had their say.

MP Meg Hillier has labelled the boundary review set to shake up Hackney’s constituencies as “undemocratic” because it ignores thousands of the borough’s voters.

Jeremy Corbyn could become a Hackney MP under proposed boundary changes – but may have to fight for the seat with his pal Diane Abbott.

Hackney Council has been forced to dump 30,000 ballot papers, after it was spotted the word “Conservative” had been misspelt.

Thousands of Shoreditch clubgoers have unknowingly had their names sent to police because of a “ridiculous” condition placed on a venue’s licence by Hackney Council.

A councillor who opposed safety improvements at Stamford Hill junction claims the proposals were a waste of money – and believes “massive mirrors” may be the answer.

The Hackney Tory party has selected its candidate to run for the vacant mayor’s seat next month.

Hackney’s MPs were at odds in their vote whether or not to renew Britain’s nuclear deterrent Trident last night - with one toeing the party line and the other toeing that of the leader.

Teenagers thinking they could do a better job than Westminster politicians at the moment can get on the right road by running for the Hackney Youth Parliament.

The candidates for the by-election in Hackney Central ward on July 21 have been announced, following Sophie Linden’s departure.

Hackney mayor Jules Pipe will step down next month, with his deputy and housing boss Cllr Philip Glanville taking over until a by-election in September.

Bouncers at a Hoxton bar allegedly stood and watched as four customers were beaten up outside with a metal bike chain.

Mayor of Hackney Jules Pipe is set to leave his post and become Sadiq Khan’s deputy mayor for planning.

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’.

MP Meg Hillier is “devastated” that Britain has voted to leave the EU, and is trying to find out what the shock result will mean for EU citizens living in Hackney.

Voters in Hackney voted overwhelmingly to remain in the European Union, with 78 per cent wanting to stay.

The CEO of Tech City UK has said “nobody knows” how leaving the EU will play out for businesses – but is sure the UK will remain at the forefront of innovation.

Millions of people will make a “once in a generation” decision today when they vote in the EU Referendum – but for many it’s not the first time.

Britain will go to the polls today to vote on whether or not to remain in the EU.

There will be a by-election in Hackney Central on Thursday July 21, following the resignation of Hackney’s deputy Mayor Sophie Linden.

More people are having problems trying to vote in Hackney. Some had postal ballots rejected last month; others can’t vote in the EU Referendum. Sam Gelder spoke to them.

Internal fraud probes at Hackney Council last year led to seven people being sacked – one of whom was working elsewhere while on the clock.

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.

Rosemary Sales, Stamford Hill West ward councillor has been announced as the new Speaker of Hackney.

Hackney’s Deputy Mayor Sophie Linden is set to become the capital’s Deputy Mayor for Policing, after being nominated by the new Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan.

It’s official: Labour’s Sadiq Khan is the new Mayor of London.

The polling stations for the 2016 London mayoral election close at 10pm tonight. Wondering what time the winner the mayoral election 2016 will be announced?

People could potentially be voting more than once in today’s elections after being sent multiple polling cards, the Gazette can reveal.

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