Hackney Mosaic Project offers sneak peak of work in progress alphabet

26 Mar , 2017  

The Hackney Mosaic Project has revealed the first half of their alphabet mosaic, set to be unveiled in the coming months. The second half of the project is nearing completion, and the mosaic will be mounted onto its wall once the weather becomes warmer, so that the adhesive is more effective. The alphabet artwork will […]


Mayweather apprentice to defend world title belt at Olympic Park

25 Mar , 2017  

Floyd Mayweather’s apprentice is to defend his world title at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis, 22, is to defend his IBF super featherweight world title against Britain’s Liam Walsh, 30, on 20 May at the Copper Box Arena. Both are undefeated, but Davis goes into the bout as the betting favourite largely […]

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Shoreditch bouncers caught in homophobic abuse incident

24 Mar , 2017  

Bouncers in Shoreditch have been caught on camera directing homophobic abuse at a London DJ after forcibly ejecting him from a club. Doormen at the electronic music venue Basing House made homophobic jokes on Saturday about Rutare Savage, from Tooting Broadway, when he asked why he’d been thrown out. In video given to the Hackney […]


Housing campaigner Emily Jost: I won’t let Northwold estate go without a fight

23 Mar , 2017  

Ripped from its hinges, a heavy security door lies on the pavement outside Wensdale House, Northwold Estate, the entrance to the flat behind it now open to the elements. “I wouldn’t feel safe in a block without a door,” Emily Jost remarks as we pass by. Shielded from the cold by a black suede coat, […]

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Crowdfunders help homeless lorry driver get back to work

23 Mar , 2017  

A crowdfunding campaign to help a homeless lorry driver get back to work has raised more than £1,000 within a week. The campaign was launched last week by Mandie Sewa, an immigration lawyer helping Cecil Hayes with his case pro bono, to raise enough money to apply for an identification card from the Home Office. Hayes, […]

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Anthony Yarde sets his sights on world titles

23 Mar , 2017  

As the afternoon Texas sun beat down on the handful of spectators looking for their seats in the enormous AT&T Stadium, Hackney-born Anthony Yarde strode out to the ring for his first fight on American soil. This was in September, 2016, and Yard ’was first on the card.   Because the main event, involving Mexican […]


Stoke Newington School under threat from funding cuts

23 Mar , 2017  

London schools are facing the largest cuts since the 1970s, according to a National Union of Teachers (NUT) representative. Andrew Baisley, who spoke on behalf of the NUT, stated at a meeting last night at Stoke Newington School that there was a projected 16% increase in London schools’ number of pupils in just over five […]

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EXCLUSIVE: Hackney police to roll out body-worn cameras for all officers within a month

23 Mar , 2017  

Hackney police have confirmed that they are planning to supply all response officers with body-worn cameras in the next three weeks, in a move that follows the neighbouring boroughs of Camden and Islington. Speaking exclusively to the Hackney Post, MPS Hackney said that, although they could not confirm the date, they are aiming for 10 […]

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Hackney in top 5 least affordable areas of UK

23 Mar , 2017  

Hackney is one of the country’s least affordable boroughs to live or work in, according to research by the Office for National Statistics (ONS). When comparing house prices to the average earnings of Hackney residents, the borough had the fifth-highest ratio in the UK, meaning that most residents do not earn nearly enough to buy […]

Joshua Coombes #DoSomethingforNothing homelessness campaign


The hairdresser giving haircuts to Hackney’s homeless

23 Mar , 2017  

Hackney’s hair salons and barbers have a long association with rockabilly-chic, groomed beards and skin fades. But, in recent years, a new breed of ethically-friendly and community-driven hairdressers are making waves in Dalston, following in the footsteps of independent hairdresser Joshua Coombes, who has a very exclusive clientele: London’s homeless. Coombes, 29, started the #DoSomethingForNothing […]