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Hackney Based Cat Rescue Celebrates National Black Cat Day

Friday 27 October is a special day for the type of cats that get looked over most in animal shelters for adoption. From old superstitions to silly ideas based on aesthetics, such as Black cat not being as photogenic as lighter cats, to black cats not blending in with the furniture, rescue centres have heard […]

EXCLUSIVE: Hackney Council to cull foxes in Clissold Park

EXCLUSIVE: Hackney Council to cull foxes in Clissold Park

It has been brought to Hackney Hives attention, that Hackney Councils Parks Department is to begin the culling of foxes in the coming week. The source who tipped me off wants to remain anonymous, but was concerned about the  secrecy surrounding the culling saying: “There has been no public consultation and employees have been told […]

Sorry to disappoint you but there wasn’t a riot in Manor House last night

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Sorry to disappoint you but there wasn’t a riot in Manor House last night

The thing about police tip offs, is that they are confidential, so we will never know if the police were really tipped off, or if the presence of a large group of young Black people congregated was intimidating and caused alarm to some. I saw first hand as a friend and I attempted to navigate […]

Hackney prepares to welcome Syrian refugees

Hackney prepares to welcome Syrian refugees

With the worlds eyes on Syrian refugees and economic migrants fleeing unstable and war-torn regions, Hackney Council has revealed it is already supporting 30 unaccompanied children and young people who have recently arrived in the borough. Mayor Jules Pipes has also called on the government to “step up its effort”. Read More

Student Journalist Sparks confidential Hackney Council data leak

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Student Journalist Sparks confidential Hackney Council data leak

What started of as a simple freedom of information request to Hackney Homes, resulted in 15,000 Hackney Homes tenants and leaseholders personal information laid bare for all to view on the internet for 11 days, before the blunder was brought to the attention of Hackney Council. Personal information released included addresses, sexuality, ethnicity, date of […]

Outrage over new bar The Bonneville in Clapton tweets

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Outrage over new bar The Bonneville in Clapton tweets

The Bonneville, a new French bar and brasserie on Lower Clapton Road tweeted something others in gentrified Hackney think but would not have the balls to utter in public or online. It was not well thought out or executed and their apology was very begrudging which threw a spanner into their damage control. By all […]