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TfL to blame for commuters’ Overground woes, MP says

Meg Hillier MP is urging people to complain to Transport for London about the so-called “fast running” of Overground trains, where stops in Hackney are frequently missed.

Disabled youngsters begin award-winning internship

Homerton hospital has offered nine disabled young people internships in hope they secure full-time jobs.

Boaters’ plea to police over canal crime wave

Springfield Police have introduced initiatives such as "cuppa with a coppa" to improve relations with boaters amid recent increase in canal crime.

Hackney parking spaces get a green makeover

A landscape architect has won a council grant to turn unused parking spaces into gardens.

Online shop offers ‘ethical alternative’ to big brands this Christmas

A Hoxton charity is hoping to tempt Christmas shoppers away from big brands with an online shop showcasing the work of local young creatives. FAD...

Clapton designer creates common table for new community space

A Clapton group has won £25,000 funding from the Mayor of London to convert a derelict toilet block into a new public space, leaving...



Orient Wo-king hard to end poor run

Leyton Orient are offering £5 entry to fans as they hope to end their dry spell this weekend against relegation rivals Woking.

Aspiring witches summoned to Shoreditch

Guests will learn about the mystical power of crystals and other ritual tools and prepare soothing bath soaks.

Roots, Rhythm and Records exhibition

Crowds danced around Hackney Museum last Thursday at the launch of an exhibition celebrating African and Caribbean music. “Roots, Rhythms and Records” opened with...

Meet Leo, London’s foremost ‘Gong Master’

As a recent convert to ‘normal’ meditation, Hackney Post reporter Susannah Keogh tries 'Gong Bath' meditation to see if the hype is justified.

We asked market traders in Dalston how Brexit will affect their...

As Brexit gets closer, we asked Dalston market traders what they think about Britain’s divorce from the European Union.

Arts and Culture

Running club to empower girls with mental strength

Mental health is the focus of a running club for local girls aged 7-11, which aims to empower the girls with resilience, confidence and...


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How to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day this weekend—Hackney style

Stuck for ideas on where to go for St. Patrick’s Day this weekend? Hackney is chock-full of St. Paddy’s celebrations with its many Irish...