Post by: Daniel Kraemer


Hackney Citizen publisher releases new newspaper

14 Mar , 2016  

With print circulations in continuous decline across the UK and the Independent only weeks away from printing its final edition, conversations about the future of journalism are usually gloomy. But to publisher and editor of the Hackney Citizen, Keith Magnum, the future of the industry looks bright. Last Friday, Mr Magnum’s company expanded its reach […]

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women modelling


Model business launches to challenge treatment of women

10 Mar , 2016  

A new modelling agency, launched two days before International Women’s Day, aims to challenge the treatment of women in the industry. With ten years of fashion experience between them, the founders of Linden Staub – Esther Kinnear-Derungs and Tara Davies – were disillusioned with how women were being treated. “We wanted to make a change,” Ms Davies explained. […]

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MONEY, Photos & Video

What do Hackney businesses want from George Osborne’s budget?

8 Mar , 2016  

As George Osborne prepares his red box for his eighth budget next week, small businesses are waiting to see what the Chancellor has up his sleeve for this year. Mr Osborne has so far kept his cards close to his chest– apart from showing his hand on pension reform before folding on Sunday night– but many commentators expect […]

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what is happening in Hackney this weekend


What’s happening in Hackney this weekend?

4 Mar , 2016  

Want to know what is happening in Hackney this coming weekend? Read our friendly guide! CLUBS Mister Saturday at St John at Hackney – Sat 5 March Brooklyn NY DJs Eamon Harkin and Justin Carter, otherwise known as Mister Saturday, are known for their early doors club nights, which run from 5pm til 11pm. On previous […]

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Inside the radical Hackney art school that’s shaking up the fees culture

3 Mar , 2016  

As it enters its third year, Open School East,  Hackney art school,  continues to challenge the traditional education model through community-focused art. Walk down the winding corridors of the Rose Lipman Building and you may cross paths with an experimental opera composer, a community activist studying ‘organic chaos’ or a philosophy graduate researching prehistoric culture. […]

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Yummy's Cafe


From The Kray Twins to Jamie Oliver this De Beauvoir cafe has interesting connections

2 Mar , 2016  

You can’t walk into Yummy’s café, whose founder grew up with the Kray Twins, in De Beauvoir without joining a heated discussion between owner Jason Elouz, his brother Darron, and whoever is at the counter buying their lunch. The pair are known for their salt beef bagels, their storytelling, and – unusually – their family […]

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Pub pours profits into prison rehabilitation

5 Dec , 2015  

  A pub donated all its ale profits to a prison rehabilitation charity on Tuesday, as part of an international movement. The Scolt Head, in De Beauvoir Town, took part in #GivingTuesday to raise money for Switchback, a charity that puts young men released from prison into traineeships in cafés and restaurants. The pub’s ale profit donation […]

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“What Makes a Man?” asks De Beauvoir exhibition

27 Nov , 2015  

Masculinity was the centre of attention during an evening of short films on Tuesday night. The What Makes a Man? event included six short films and a debate about men’s issues. Event organiser Gem Carmella said: “People say ‘there is no point, men have got everything.’ Well, only if you’re a certain kind of man.” She […]

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Police engage businesses on child sexual exploitation

13 Nov , 2015  

Child sexual exploitation is not just committed by “gangs of old men” from Rochdale, a police officer has said. PC Joshua Dearsley, Hackney ambassador for Operation Makesafe, a city-wide child sexual exploitation operation, said that the media presentation of exploitation missed the broader problem: “The media definition would be gangs of older men systematically exploiting […]

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The recently closed Kingsland Fire Station


Former Kingsland Fire Station sold to a free school

15 Oct , 2015  

The former Kingsland Fire Station has been sold to a free school as new data shows fire engine response times in the surrounding area have shot up since the closure of the station Hackney New School, based next door to the former fire station on Kingsland Road, announced at the weekend that it had purchased […]

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