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NEWS

More than a quarter of Hackney children in poverty

19 Mar , 2016  

More than a quarter of Hackney’s children are living in poverty, new figures have revealed. There are 15,280 under-16s in the borough living below the poverty line, according to a Child Health Profile published on Tuesday by Public Health England. The report showed Hackney had a child poverty rate of 27.4 per cent, considerably higher […]

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FEATURES

Digging up the past for Shakespeare Week

18 Mar , 2016  

In fair Shoreditch, where we lay our scene, archaeologists discovered the remains of one of the earliest Elizabethan playhouses, the Curtain Theatre. In June 2012 the initial excavation was carried out by MOLA. In 1993 Hackney Council placed a commemorative plaque on 18 Hewett Street, where they believed the theatre was once located. The excavation, […]

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MONEY

YouTube threatens future of Clapton Beauty Parlour

18 Mar , 2016  

Clapton Beauty Parlour has survived both the Blitz and modern Hackney’s gentrification during the eighty-six years since it opened. But in the era of YouTube Marcia Manning, the daughter of the parlour’s founder Emmanuel Manning, is not sure how long the salon can survive. A family business Ms Manning believes the salon’s success is founded […]

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FEATURES

The Hackney charity empowering disabled people

18 Mar , 2016  

Caroline Nelson was in her early twenties when she realised she was going blind. Her eyesight deteriorated day by day, and by the time she graduated from university she had lost her sight completely. But, 30 years on, it’s clear she hasn’t let this hold her back. Caroline is now the founder and director of […]

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NEWS

Tim has got his Green Triumph bike back! All thanks to the Hackney Post

18 Mar , 2016  

When the Hackney Post last spoke to Tim Jones he had almost given up hope of finding his beloved Green Triumph bike. Weeks had gone by since the luckless Jones had lost the “Traffic Master” after leaving it unlocked outside the Jolly Butchers pub in Stoke Newington. Jones’s subsequent appeal melted the hearts of Londoners […]

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ARTS, FEATURES

Iain Sinclair takes us deeper overground

18 Mar , 2016  

Hannah Lawrence talks to Hackney author Iain Sinclair about his 15-hour walk of the London Overground, which will form part of a film to be shown this summer at the East End Film Festival. Walking the length of Hackney to get to Iain Sinclair’s house, a few streets down from Haggerston station, seems a fitting […]

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MONEY, NEWS

Hackney Fashion Hub ‘does nothing for Hackney’

18 Mar , 2016  

Hackney Fashion Hub might bring the world’s luxury fashion market into the borough but it is not clear how far the local community will feel its benefits. Andrew Simmons, the strategy director of Hackney Fashion Hub, said only 10 per cent of workspaces within the project will be affordable for local designers and only half […]

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MONEY, NEWS, TOP STORY

How does the budget affect Hackney? The borough’s MPs are unimpressed

18 Mar , 2016  

Meg Hillier warned people in Hackney they face “more hidden pain” after George Osborne delivered  a budget which she claimed underlined the government’s neglect of “people at the rung of the ladder”. In what he termed “a budget for the next generation”, Chancellor George Osborne announced a sugar tax on soft drinks to help tackle […]

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FEATURES, MONEY

Spud Brothers spread love of potatoes in Hackney

18 Mar , 2016  

A “potato-obsessed” chef is launching a stall this Sunday at Chatsworth Road Market, selling all manner of spud-based dishes. Max Grimes, co-founder of the Spud Brothers food stall, told Hackney Post he was tired of seeing the market selling the same products packaged in different ways: “We saw a gap in the Hackney’s food market. […]

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MONEY

SMEs in Dalston face struggle to survive

17 Mar , 2016  

Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Dalston may not survive if the government does not increase spending, the financial director of Hackney Co-Operative Developments has said. Anthonia Onigbode, the financial director of Hackney Co-Operative Developments, said: “The government are not interested in helping SMEs. “They keep advertising that they’re [supporting] small businesses, but in reality, […]

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