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The Green Party staged a demo outside a council consultation about the future of Dalston on Tuesday night, urging them to “get tough on developers”.

Campaigners from Hackney Green Party have accused MP Meg Hillier of “recklessness”, by voting to back a controversial third runway at Heathrow.

The Dalston Eastern Curve Garden could be “plunged into darkness” now that plans for a high-rise development next door have been given the green light.

London Assembly members have quizzed representatives from the London Legacy Development Corporation (LLDC) over the rate of housebuilding in the Olympic Park last year.

Mayoral candidates clashed with each other – and the audience – over issues like women’s rights, “selling off the family silver”, and car ownership at the Gazette’s hustings last night.

The Hackney Gazette will co-host a hustings for prospective Mayoral candidates ahead of next month’s local elections.

The Green Party has launched its campaign to win a seat at the May elections in Dalston, where members feel they have a “real chance” of getting their first councillor in the ward.

Community groups who dealt with the fallout of what’s been dubbed the “River Lea Disaster” have called on the government to investigate the “inadequate response” of the two organisations in charge.

Landlords are being given hundreds of thousands of pounds in taxpayers’ cash to house Hackney’s homeless in shocking conditions.

Hackney Council is set to hold yet another consultation on its proposed “new cultural area” dubbed the Dalston Quarter – after hundreds of people expressed “strong distrust” in its first.

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.

Political parties have targeted people in Hackney more than 200 times in the last six weeks using Facebook “dark adverts” to try and influence votes.

Hackney North and Stoke Newington candidates locked horns at a packed hustings to debate the unprecedented challenges currently being faced by schools.



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