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High in the branches there is an increasingly omnipresent feature; exacerbated by windy days and more visible amongst bare winter twigs, plastic bags seem to have proliferated in the city canopy, writes Will McCallum, Newington Green.

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.

Unions have pulled out of an independent investigation into allegations of bullying, racism and harassment at Hackney Council – accusing town hall chiefs of “consistently undermining the process”.

Members of the Hackney South and Shoreditch Labour party have voted “overwhelmingly” to support unions’ campaign against the council’s sacking of a shop steward.

The Hackney Labour party will work with a top housing charity to demand the government abolishes “no-fault” evictions of private sector tenants.

This statement was submitted by the Hackney North and Stoke Newington Labour Party and we reproduce it here in full.

Unions’ campaign to stamp out an alleged culture of bullying and racism at the town hall has won the backing of Labour members in one Hackney ward.

Autumn is coming to a close, slowly whimpering its way towards winter as the last of Hackney’s trees lose their leaves to curbside clumps of faded oranges, yellows and browns, writes Will McCallum, Newington Green.

His name was Callum, writes Will McCallum, Newington Green.

On Sunday I set out on a reconnaissance mission, writes Will McCallum, Newington Green.

Arches traders in Hackney have reacted to Network Rail’s announcement today that it has agreed to sell the estate for £1.46bn to two real estate firms.

I couldn’t help mixed feelings on hearing about the Dalston hit and run last week that has left a pedestrian with critical injuries after a collision with a cyclist on an e-bike, writes Kevin O’Sullivan, principal solicitor, Cycle Legal Solicitors, Stoke Newington.

London is one of the safest cities in the world, but it is unacceptable that women are still subjected to startling rates of sexual harassment and assault in the night time economy, writes Jennette Arnold OBE AM.

Public confidence in the Police Complaints Authority and then the Independent Police Complaints Commission was undermined by their lack of resources to employ enough people, of whom too many were ex-policemen with inevitable loyalty to their former colleagues, write Mary Pimm and Nik Wood, Gore Road, Hackney.

Hackney mayor Phil Glanville has written to transport minister Jo Johnson asking him to clear up his position on the Network Rail arches sale.

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