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PHILIP GLANVILLE

Re-development of the council-owned Tesco site must include social housing urged campaigners, who have scorned current plans which only aim for 20 per cent so-called “affordable” homes.

The mayor of Hackney has waded into the controversy over Hoxton Street’s Iceland, as the developer seeks the green light tomorrow night to knock it down to make way for 25 flats.

Thousands of Hackney council houses bought by tenants since 2000 have since been sold privately, making homeowners hundreds of millions of pounds in profit.

The shock waves are still reverberating around the world at the terrible murders that took place in Christchurch New Zealand last Friday.

A heated exchange enlivened the Town Hall chamber this week as Hackney Council’s budget for 2019-2020 was debated, with Labour accusing the Tory’s criticisms of conjuring feelings of “groundhog day”.

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.

Hackney councillors received no training in bullying and harassment in 2018 because none of them booked a place on the course – which was scrapped as a result.

Do you know an unsung hero whose achievements are helping make Hackney a better place to live, study or work? If so then Hackney Council wants to hear about them.

Families have been personally welcomed into new council flats by Hackney mayor Philip Glanville.

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”.

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.

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