Post by: Ryan Watts


‘Terrible Football’ comes to the Hackney Downs

22 Nov , 2016  

Hackney Downs has a new football club, and Lionel Messi need not apply. Open to all ability levels, the ‘Terrible Football’ team started training in the park on 16 October The club hopes to attract budding footballers, of any age or gender, who might be intimidated by more competitive or talented teams. Billy Beckett, co-founder, […]



Planned traveller eviction prompts Stoke Newington Common row

18 Oct , 2016  

Newly-arrived Irish travellers face eviction from Stoke Newington Common, prompting a challenge from a local advocacy group. Hackney Council confirmed on 5 October┬áthat it had formally asked the travellers to leave after they parked five caravans on the open area next to Northwold Road late September. The arrival sparked anger from some local residents. A […]