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A Hackney MP says it is “essential” that domestic abuse services understand and reflect cultural differences and the needs of victims with different backgrounds and ethnic identities.

MP Meg Hillier is out of the race to take over from John Berkow as Speaker of the House of Commons.

MP Meg Hillier isn’t optimistic that the action that’s needed to halt global warming above 1.5 degrees – which scientists now say is needed to avert a climate catastrophe – will come to pass through legislation any time soon.

Three years after its launch, most of the railway arches at the luxury fashion village Hackney Walk – which was developed with millions of pounds of public money to regenerate Hackney Central – are standing empty.

An announcement that the entire board of trustees at Hackney New School resigned en masse was greeted with “rapturous applause” by both parents and staff this week.

More than 32,000 people in Hackney have signed a Brexit petition calling for Britain to revoke Article 50 and remain in the European Union (EU).

Hundreds of council workers could strike after a union rep at the centre of the town hall’s bullying row lost an appeal over her sacking.

Not one councillor turned up to a public meeting held by unions accusing the town hall of having a culture of bullying, racism and harassment.

A child burn survivor who founded a charity to help people live with scarring and disfigurements has been praised by the Prime Minister for her “tireless campaigning”.

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