Monday, 13 April 2009

Hackney home

For Hackney news and comment try:

Clapton Pond Blog: by Guardian Writer Dave Hill who lives in Clapton.
Ben Locker's blog: about "London in general and Hackney in particular, all jumbled up with thoughts on music, politics and passers-by."
East Eight - a magazine for E8, website did not appear to be very up-to-date, but claims printed version distributed free to 15,000 homes in E8.
Hackney Citizen - "an independent community newspaper"
Hackney Conservatives
Hackney Gazette - owned by Archant Newspapers, a privately-owned company with around 1500 shareholders.
Hackney Independent - party website "trying to stem the tide of New Labour’s pro-middle class policies
Hackney Green Party -
Hackney Homes - manager of Hackney Council's housing stock
Hackney Labour Party -
Hackney Lib Dems -
Hackney NUT - teachers union site
Hackney Police - Met Police home page for the borough
Hackney Post - is run by post graduate journalism students at City University, London.
Hackney Socialists -
Hackney Today - is owned and run by Hackney Council.
Hackney TUC -
Invest in Hackney - a not for profit company focusing on inward investment within the borough.
Luke Akehurst's blog
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Luke Akehurst's blog
Team Hackney - appears to be the organ of Hackney Mayor and his cabinet
The Hackney Society - newsletter and info on architecture and planning
The Learning Trust - "delivers educational services to adult learners and over 27,000 pupils in more than 70 schools, nurseries, and playcentres in the London Borough of Hackney"

Latest Hackney related news stories according to Google News search at 6pm on bank holiday Monday:

Not much out there. The FT said on April 10 that Hackney properties are better value in the buy-to-let market than boroughs like Nottinghill as rents for cheaper properties hold up.
More recently a motorcyclist from Hackney died after being involved in an accident in Essex and a teacher from Hackney spoke at a union conference about bureaucracy problems.

Not much else unless you're interested in Leona Lewis (grew up in Hackney) and her family ties to a drug related incident in Islington or a hospitality centre opened: meant to be like Fifteen (31 March).

For reference:
Conservative candidates for Meg Hillier and Dianne Abbott seats

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