Post by: Luke Barratt

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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 […]

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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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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 […]

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Maya Jama and company join future astronaut to set mental health lesson record

22 Mar , 2017  

Celebrities joined over 500 pupils on Tuesday to set the Guinness World Record for the largest ever mental health lesson. 4Music presenter Maya Jama, the girlfriend of grime artist Stormzy, hosted the event, which was attended by 538 schoolchildren from around Hackney. Hussain Manawer, who will be the first British Muslim in space after winning a […]

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Sisters Uncut: Mayor Philip Glanville has broken his promises

22 Mar , 2017  

The first flare shocks the police, who rush up the steps of Hackney Town Hall, through the smoke already filling the air, towards the woman holding a metal canister aloft, still belching bright purple. As they near her, however, five more women set off their flares. At this, the police’s fear of escalation is palpable, […]

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Hackney housing activists criticise Sadiq Khan on estate demolition

16 Mar , 2017  

Housing activists in Hackney have criticised Sadiq Khan’s guidance on estate demolition and regeneration as “meaningless”. The Save Northwold E5 group, which is campaigning to protect the Northwold estate in Upper Clapton from demolitions, wants the needs of tenants to be given more focus. A draft of the Mayor’s ‘Good Practice Guide to Estate Regeneration’, […]

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Who’s on the lineup at Lovebox Festival 2017?

16 Mar , 2017  

Frank Ocean, Jamie XX, Chase & Status and Jess Glynne are this year’s Lovebox headliners. But who else is playing at Lovebox? Three months from the start of the festival, we’re looking at the whole lineup of exciting names that will be heading to Victoria Park on 14 July. Frank Ocean Fresh from the release […]

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Senior rabbi insists Stamford Hill ‘art project’ sign IS anti-Semitic

15 Mar , 2017  

Despite the revelation that a ‘Beware of Jews’ sign removed from a lamppost in Stamford Hill was part of an art project, Rabbi Herschel Gluck OBE has insisted that it is still anti-Semitic. The sign was found on Monday and removed by police on Wednesday morning after an outraged response by the Jewish neighbourhood safety […]

FEATURES, LIFESTYLE

8 pictures of Hackney’s best and most good dogs

15 Mar , 2017  

Here at the Hackney Post, we like to do important journalism. That’s why, to celebrate the end of Crufts, we’ve been pounding the streets of Hackney to bring you the very best dogs that the borough has to offer. Stan believes that, "Anything is paw-sible." Despite the glum look, he's actually a very happy chappy. #dogsofhackney […]

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‘Beware of Jews’ sign spotted in Stamford Hill

15 Mar , 2017  

An anti-Semitic road sign has appeared near a synagogue in Stamford Hill, home to the Europe’s largest community of Hasidic Jews. The triangular sign, discovered on Monday, depicts the silhouette of an Orthodox Jewish man in a traditional Fedora hat. It was reported to the police by a member of Shomrim, the Jewish neighbourhood watch […]