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Friday, February 23, 2018

A council tax rise of 3 per cent was signed off this week as next year’s budget was voted through at the town hall.

Tahmid Chowdhury has, in the last few years, raised £500,000 for a pressure group involved in the Article 50 supreme court case, founded a theatre company, twice been nominated for Forbes 30 Under 30.

Parents of special educational needs children protested against “frightening” funding cuts before the full council meeting last night.

Women are paid more than men at Hackney Council, a new report shows.

Council tax is set to rise by 3 per cent from next month if town hall chiefs give the go-ahead on Wednesday.

Police in Hackney will merge with their counterparts in Tower Hamlets later this year as part of a desperate effort to cut £325million from the running costs of the cash-strapped Met.

Diane Abbott made history as the first black female MP to hold a seat in the House of Commons. As the Gazette marks 100 years since the Representation of the People Act, the MP for Hackney North and Stoke Newington talks to the Gazette about her election in 1987 and the challenges women still face

Cleaners at six Hackney schools have called off a strike next week after an agreement was reached that will see them paid the London living wage.

Some 1,300 people in Hackney are living with dementia, and councillors have vowed to work on making the borough a better place for them.

Membership of Hackney’s Liberal Democrat group has soared more than 500 per cent since the 2015 election according to its new vice chair.

Youngsters in Hackney have been given a new voice – or two – after the unveiling of the borough’s first young speakers.

An Orthodox Jewish charity today applied to take senior north London coroner Mary Hassell to court over her controversial decision to stop prioritising religious burials.

A Tory councillor was accused of “spouting nonsense” last night after he claimed the HPV vaccine was the “21st century’s Thalidomide”.

A petition handed to the council by children and parents from two Stamford Hill schools could mean parking zones are introduced to stamp out “extremely aggressive driving”.

Clubbers and campaigners are preparing for another dance-off with Hackney Council over plans to bring in a midnight curfew for all new venues and clamp down further on openings in Shoreditch.

A disastrous project to redevelop shops in Stoke Newington Church Street could soon be over – as could the mystery of the human remains found on site in 2014.

Former Hackney councillor, activist and “great bloke” Cam Matheson has died at 75.

The front counter at Shoreditch Police Station is shutting for good on Thursday.

The government’s controversial Universal Credit roll-out has been delayed in Hackney until October.

Hackney Council now invests a whopping £67.7million of its pension fund in dirty energy – an increase of 61 per cent in two years.

Hackney Council has rubber stamped a plan to refurbish and redevelop the Haggerston Baths building into shops, community spaces and offices.

The fate of Haggerston Baths will be decided on Monday after a consultation found most people would rather see it turned into shops than a hotel.

A documentary maker and design apprentice at the town hall says he wants to be a role model for young black men in Hackney.

Mayor Phil Glanville has slammed the budget for doing next to nothing to help cash-strapped councils like Hackney.

A campaign group has lost its battle to restrict music events in Finsbury Park – but has promised to appeal yet again by taking the case to the Supreme Court.

The Mayor of London issued a rallying call to young people across the capital today as he launched a new anti-knife campaign saying: ‘Don’t carry a knife, we need you alive’.

A man tasked with safeguarding children at Hackney Council sent the new address of a domestic abuse survivor to the mother of the monster who tried to burn down her home - putting her and her children’s lives at risk.

Hackney Council must stop publishing its free fortnightly newspaper Hackney Today within two weeks or face court action, the government has warned for the fifth time in nearly four years.

Hackney Council has apologised and fixed a broken lift after a disabled woman complained she was trapped like a prisoner in her own home for three weeks.

Hackney Council has seen a backlash within the Labour Party over plans to increase council tax contributions for some of the borough’s poorest people.

A rise in crime across Hackney has forced the town hall into a major campaign calling on the government to reverse crippling cuts to police.

Plans to rip up and redraw Hackney’s electoral constituencies have remained untouched in the Boundary Commission’s latest report, despite “susbtantial opposition” from people in the borough – and the town hall itself.

The gay and transgender community have won Tower Hamlets Council’s green light for a new venue on the site of the Joiners’ Arms that was shut down in 2015.

Refugees from the Syrian conflict may soon be resettled in Hackney with the launch of a foundation set up by a network of community groups in east London.

Phil Glanville put himself in the firing line for the first ever Hackney Mayor’s Question Time on Monday night, giving residents the opportunity to “grill Phil” – and admitted on several occasions the council had “got it completely wrong”.

Nine of Hackney’s 50 Labour councillors will not contest their seats at next year’s local elections, the party has confirmed.

Hackney’s health chief is stepping down from the council next year to concenrate on his role as chair of a national HIV charity.

Phil Glanville wants to hear from you about the issues that matter to you the most at the first ever Hackney Mayor’s Question Time.

Three people were convicted of money laundering after prosecutions from the town hall’s fraud team.

Protesters against ‘Brexit’ from all over east London join tomorrow’s ‘People’s March for Europe’ and mass rally in Westminster.

People who get help paying their council tax could see their bill rise by almost £100 under new plans from the cash-strapped town hall.

Neighbours of the Geffrye Museum have objected to money-making plans to serve booze in its grounds and Grade I-listed building every day – and say a licence should not be granted if London’s inaugural “rosé festival” was anything to go by.

Rashan Charles’ family today said they had “concerns about openness and transparency” over the Independent Police Complaints Commission’s investigation into their son’s death.

“Here in Hackney, you can easily go from 16 to prison. But by coming here, you allow the kids to have positivity. You can show them the success and give them an opportunity.”

An object removed from the throat of Rashan Charles after a police chase in Dalston “did not contain a controlled substance”, according to forensic analysis.

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