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Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Volunteers are being sought to help plant 6,500 edible trees on Hackney Marshes, as part of Hackney Council's commitment to plant 36,000 trees in the next two years.

Stoke Newington School and Sixth Form celebrated its new state-of-the-art theatre renovation with a sold out performance of the musical Oliver.

The New River is neither new, nor a river. Built when Shakespeare was alive, the aqueduct is Thames Water's oldest man-made asset, pre-dating some of London's more famous historic sites like Buckingham Palace and St Paul's Cathedral by decades.

A Stoke Newington mother has helped launch a national petition calling for clean air, after she collapsed with respiratory failure on the day pollution reached its highest levels last year.

A group of Brownswood residents have raised concerns about a proposed conservation area saying it will increase pressure from developers on the rest of the ward.

Six water fountains have been installed at leisure centres and libraries across Hackney as part of the council's effort to install 26 by 2022.

An illustrated map of Hackney features on Christmas cards sent by the council to all of its looked after children.

Planning permission has been granted for an £80million student housing development in Hackney Wick, which guarantees the future of community arts group Stour Space for nearly 150 years.

Hackney families put their boots on and wrapped-up warm to welcome the winter at a free community event at Hackney City Farm.

Climate campaigners have called for a halt to plans to build an incinerator to burn all of north London's waste, after the cost figures quoted by the waste authority skyrocketed - almost doubling from £650m to £1.2bn.

Gideon Corby's passion for nature prompted him to jack in his job as a university lecturer to study himself. Emma Bartholomew speaks to the man who won a European award for greening up the Regent's Canal

A community initiative to brighten up Wordsworth Road with "a host of golden daffodils" will celebrate the poet after which the road was named.

All Hackney South and Shoreditch candidates attended the Extinction Rebellion Climate hustings at The Urswick School on Thursday night.

Penalty charge notices issued by Hackney Council skyrocketed in 2018/19 - but some of those who paid up might have been able to challenge them.

A group of nature enthusiasts who transformed the Regent's Canal and Kingsland Basin have won a European award for their creative, ecological and urban gardening.

Climate campaigners trying to thwart plans to build a £650m incinerator to burn all of north London's waste have failed in their High Court appeal against the plans.

Earlier this year Clapton playwright Tamara von Werthern and more than 1,000 other people of all ages from around the world wrote a letters to the earth in the run up Extinction Rebellion's summer uprising and climate school strikes.

Hackney New School has come under fire from the council's environment chief for breaching planning permission to replace a row of tots' bike stands with three car parking spaces.

Not content with the biggest tree planting and water fountain projects in the UK, Hackney is now the first council to install a "reverse vending machine" on an estate.

Over 20 new water fountains are set to be installed in Hackney's streets, parks, libraries and leisure centres by 2022 to help reduce single-use plastics.

Sixteen neighbourhoods in Hackney are classed as among the 10pc most 'deprived' in England, according to new government figures.

A giant redwood tree near Homerton Hospital will make up one of thousands of seedings Hackney Council hopes will be the biggest tree-planting programme in the UK.

Hackney Council has launched an eighth school street as it announced every single school in the borough could soon be in line for one.

Hackney Council has unveiled its new publicly-owned energy services company, which will help deliver the ambitious decarbonisation pledges included in its climate emergency motion.

More people signed up to a solar panel scheme in Hackney than anywhere else in London.

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