Dalston-based writer Lauren Ace has taken home one of Waterstones’ most coveted child fiction awards for her debut book: The Girls. We spoke to the author about the book’s themes of friendship, female empowerment and celebrating our diversity.
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
The UK Government has launched a campaign to shine a light on businesses and employees across the country who have responded to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic in remarkable ways and are now going back to business.
Veterans are providing vital skills across a range of projects to help the country tackle the current coronavirus outbreak. From helping to build Nightingale Hospitals to delivering essential supplies to those who are shielding, they have helped thousands of people across the country. We take a look at how one such veteran is helping out.