Post by: Alexandra Ma

Cecil Hayes


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, […]

Lordship Park


15-year-old found stabbed in Stoke Newington

21 Mar , 2017  

A fifteen-year-old boy is in hospital after he was stabbed yesterday. The teenager, whose identity remains unknown, was found in Lordship Road at around 10pm on Monday 20 March. He was taken to hospital, and his condition is not believed to be life-threatening. Earlier that evening, two cars — blue and silver hatchbacks — collided […]


What’s on in Hackney this week

20 Mar , 2017  

Looking for something to do with your friends, yourself or your mum on Mother’s Day? As ever, the Hackney Post has compiled a handy guide for you this week. From a surreal clue-solving immersive experience to swing dancing to a ceramics market, there’s plenty for you to do. Scroll around our interactive timeline to help plan your week. (Top […]

Liz Naylor of Foundation for Change


Shoreditch drug charity founder opens up about her history with addiction

8 Mar , 2017  

The three red X’s on 55-year-old Liz Naylor’s right forearm are reminders of the three times she almost died. Sporting a hoodie, jeans, trainers and short, greying hair, Naylor describes how she discovered drugs at 14, and heroin in her 30s, before finally finding herself. Born to a depressed mother and a father who died […]

Events in Hackney


Things to do in Hackney this week

7 Mar , 2017  

Unsure what to do think week? Here are some of the best events in Hackney.


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 […]



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 […]


Campaigners rally to defend Hackney’s Britannia Leisure Centre

14 Nov , 2016  

Campaigners gathered outside a local leisure centre on Saturday (5 November) to protest against its potential demolition, and what they say has been a lack of transparency from Hackney Council. Around ten members of the ‘Save Britannia Leisure Centre’ campaign manned a table for about two hours, encouraging passers-by to write messages of support. Hackney Council’s […]


Clubbers march to save Hackney’s nightlife

23 Oct , 2016  

Hundreds of people calling on the government to protect UK nightlife culture descended on Hackney’s streets on Saturday afternoon. The Hackney Post spoke to demonstrators at the rally. Paul Nichols, a 50-year-old music magazine editor, feared that the closure of nightclubs would be a loss of a safe space for people to enjoy music in […]

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