Shacklewell Mosque, which has been targeted by police raids
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NEWS

Muslim leader accuses police of ‘racist’ harassment

30 Nov , 2016  

The Met Police is facing accusations of Islamophobia following a series of unexplained raids on a local mosque. Erkin Guney, Trustee and Site Manager for Shacklewell Lane Mosque, told the Hackney Post that officers had “raided” his mosque three times in the past two years, but did not clearly explain why they were there. He […]

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Club Soda tackles Hackney’s drinking problem

30 Nov , 2016  

A guide to promote mindful drinking in Hackney and the City has been launched in collaboration with a London-based charity. Club Soda was founded in January 2015 to help those who wanted to change their drinking habits but didn’t think they needed to belong to an Alcoholics Anonymous group. The organisation, funded by Hackney Council […]

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Queer Museum Protest comes to Dalston

29 Nov , 2016  

LGBTQ+ activists are calling for the story of London’s queer community to be given a permanent home in its own dedicated museum. They brought their protest to the Kingsland Road, placing a pink filing cabinet outside LGBTQ+ nightclub Dalston Superstore. Dan Glass and other activists from ‘Queer Tours of London’, a group that promotes queer […]

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Chef lives on breadline to prove it can be done healthily

24 Nov , 2016  

A chef is reducing his personal weekly food spend to £20, to publicise a new healthy eating charity in Haggerston. Steve Wilson, 30, is a co-founder of Make Kit, a charity which sells subsidised healthy recipe kits to poor families for £1.25 a meal. The scheme will be launched in Fellows Court, Haggerston, before Mr […]

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Obama artist profile ‘hugely boosted’ by President

23 Nov , 2016  

“LIke lots of us Black people in Hackney, Obama understands the struggle” said Gill, 20.

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Community campaigns to bring refugee family to De Beauvoir

22 Nov , 2016  

Four pensioners are rallying together, in the hopes they can bring a vulnerable family of refugees to De Beauvoir. They are seeking approval from Hackney Council to a house a refugee family under the Full Community Sponsorship Scheme, which allows community groups to sponsor a refugee family. If successful, the family will resettle in the UK […]

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‘Terrible Football’ comes to the Hackney Downs

22 Nov , 2016  

Hackney Downs has a new football club, and Lionel Messi need not apply. Open to all ability levels, the ‘Terrible Football’ team started training in the park on 16 October The club hopes to attract budding footballers, of any age or gender, who might be intimidated by more competitive or talented teams. Billy Beckett, co-founder, […]

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Missing Hoxton teenager found 194 km from home

21 Nov , 2016  

A teenager who disappeared from his Hoxton home has been found safe and “fine physically” in Dorset after police launched a manhunt to find him. Luca Goldman-Hudson, 15, was discovered by an off-duty coastguard near Bowleaze Cove, a beach in the seaside town of Weymouth, on 15 November. He disappeared from his home in Hoxton […]

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Hackney police crack down on Nitrous Oxide

21 Nov , 2016  

Police in Shacklewell have launched a crackdown on the sale of laughing gas, deploying up to eight officers in unmarked cars to break up groups of night-time users. The drug is linked to anti-social behaviour, police say, with “big groups of young people” standing on street corners inhaling the gas on weekend evenings, sometimes into […]

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Foundation for Change, a charity for recovering substance abusers, will host a benefit concert in late November. (Image courtesy of Foundation for Change/Facebook)

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Shoreditch charity for substance misusers hosts Sufi music concert

14 Nov , 2016  

Ghulam Abbas Khan, an Indian vocalist, will take the stage at St Leonard’s Church on Shoreditch High Street later this month. The concert on 26 November is the first one organised by Foundation for Change, a Shoreditch-based charity that runs holistic psychology courses for people recovering from drug or alcohol misuse. Khan will perform Sufi music, a poetically-inspired musical […]