Eco-campaigners have urged Hackney Council to take more drastic steps on global warming, as mayor Phil Glanville declared a climate emergency - despite his administration channelling £75m investment into fossil fuels.
A motion passed by Labour members at the Hackney North constituency meeting last night has sparked a backlash by calling on the party’s national executive to reject accusations it is institutionally racist.
Hackney Council is investigating how the huge metal underside of one of the balconies fell from the second floor of the ill-fated Bridport House development, two years after concerns were flagged up about them.
“The fact we aren’t totally overrun by enthusiastic councillors today doesn’t surprise me in the slightest,” said Cllr Jon Burke putting on a brave face despite the low turnout for his renewable energy procurement conference on the town hall.
“It’s wonderful to be in a group, singing like no-one is listening.” Talibah Rivers talks to us about the many different benefits of joining the Tuneless Choir, which holds its first session at Chats Palace on Thursday January 31.
One of the headline acts at this year’s London Remixed Festival combines “old-fashioned swing with stomping hip-hop rhythms” and that just about sums up the eclectic and boundary-pushing nature of this annual event.
Pembe Tokluhan, who sold cocaine and heroin by the time she was 11 and was later put in a youth detention centre for GBH, speaks to Emma Bartholomew about receiving recognition for turning her life around.
Saturday marked the annual King Henry’s Walk winter fair – a wreath-making, mulled-wine drinking, non-carol singing shindig in one of Dalston’s finest community gardens, writes Will McCallum, Newington Green.
Two advice lines are launching at the Crib – one set up by an ex-gang member to assure violent crime witnesses they aren’t “snitches”, and another for the bereaved by a mother whose son was murdered. Emma Bartholomew finds out more
Members of all faiths and none coalesced as one Hackney community to mark the centenary of the First World War armistice on Sunday. Veterans, politicians and camouflage-clad soldiers congregated at the Town Hall, before marching to St John at Hackney Church, where wreaths were laid at the memorial.