A day to inspire young women to “press for progress” in the struggle for gender equality, saw over 80 schoolgirls meeting 26 successful professionals - whose careers ranged from footballer to fire fighter to A&E doctor.

Born and bred in Hackney, Neil Martinson captured a period of the borough’s working class history on film. While some things have changed, like the Matchbox factory’s closure in 1981, others – like the pressure on housing services – haven’t. 
He tells Emma Bartholomew his story

Mossbourne Community Academy and the City of London Academy Hackney have been recognised as the top performing schools for progress in Hackney.

Hackney schools face four days of filth as cleaners have announced a walk out over pay cuts.

Stoke Newington School students have taken the new GCSE English and maths grading system in their stride, according to their headteacher.

Stoke Newington School is set to more oversubscribed than ever thanks to another “brilliant” set of A-level results, according to headteacher Annie Gammon.

“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.”

Stoke Newington School is set to temporarily close as teachers strike over pay and working conditions.

A gifted Stoke Newington teenager is dreaming of the future after winning his battle to remain in the UK.

Parents and staff took part in a joint lobby of a Stoke Newington School governors’ meeting in protest against education funding cuts.

Parents across Hackney are mobilising against the threat of cuts to schools across the borough.

A young man has his sights set on becoming a pilot when he leaves Stoke Newington School this summer, after passing his flying exams with flying colours.

Diane Abbott has given her backing to a growing campaign to stop the deportation of a talented Stoke Newington teenager.

Heartbroken teenagers in Stoke Newington are campaigning to stop their former schoolmate being deported back to his birthplace in Bangladesh.

More than 20 people called 999 to report a huge blaze which had broken out in a top floor flat next to Stoke Newington School yesterday.

A group of Clapton Girls’ Academy students proved that promoting equality is a piece of cake after bagging first place in a national schools bake-off competition on Tuesday.

Squad set to face Tower Hamlets friends at finals day

You’ve probably walked past these buildings – and ignored them – dozens of times. But photographer Simon Phipps feels it’s time we started to celebrate the post-war brutalist architecture that is all over the capital.

A community stalwart who has been involved with charities and environmental campaigning in Hackney for more than two decades has picked up a gong for his dedication to the greater good of society.

A Stoke Newington mum is urging transport bosses to build more crossings in Wordsworth Road after her 11-year-old son was knocked down by a cyclist on his way to school.


To celebrate LGBT history month, Hackney resident Amanda talks about her journey to becoming a foster carer, with the council’s support and training.

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