City and Hackney News

August bank holiday pharmacy opening times

Bank Holidays can affect the opening hours of local pharmacies. The document linked below provides the opening hours for pharmacies in London which have been asked to open over the Summer Bank Holiday. Please note that Saturday 28th August is not a bank holiday, however there will be some pharmacies who normally open who will be closed on this day. There may be additional pharmacies opening which are not listed. If the pharmacy you would like to visit is not listed here, then you can check their opening hours by searching at

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Free telephone food and cooking advice support service from Made In Hackney

Made In Hackney are a community cookery school that have worked with local residents to give them inspiration and skills to cook and eat nutritious, and affordable food. Since Covid-19 Made In Hackney has been adapting the ways they work by developing a telephone service.  The free telephone service matches trained cookery teachers and food mentors with individuals who would like one to one advice and support in cooking, eating, or shopping habits. Over six weekly sessions held over the telephone, Made in Hackney will provide personalised guidance for anyone looking to try new recipes and ingredients, to increase their cooking…

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Smokefree City & Hackney is now live

From 26 April 2021, Smokefree City & Hackney is offering free, personal and confidential support to stop smoking for those living, studying or working in the City of London and Hackney, or who are registered with a City and Hackney GP. Research shows that smokers are three times more likely to quit with support and medication compared to quitting on their own. Smokefree City and Hackney offers a flexible programme, enabling current smokers to access support and medication (free to those who don’t pay for prescriptions) to quit smoking. Individuals signing up to the service will access a free high-quality…

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