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A charity for young Muslims hosted an evening of poetry, film and discussion last night to celebrate a report on the place of Muslims in British society.

New Islamophobia reported launched in Shoreditch

A charity for young Muslims hosted an evening of poetry, film and discussion last night to celebrate a report on the place of Muslims in British society.

Late night venues operating on Temporary Event Notices ‘endemic’ issue

Residents of Hackney who put up with late-night noise from the borough’s thriving night-time economy could be missing a crucial detail in their quest for undisturbed sleep. Hackney Council approved at least 85 per cent...

Smartphone photography captures underground culture

A series of pictures taken by smartphones are being exhibited in the heart of Shoreditch, focused on the theme of London’s underground culture.

Hackney shops may come and go, but potter Caroline Bousfield is here to stay

If you walk around Victoria long enough, you’ll hear mention of Caroline Bousfield. Whether it’s about her pottery studio or her gardening initiatives at the roundabout on Lauriston Road. She’s a figure in the community who is pretty hard to miss.

‘This is Hell, nor am I out of it’ – Doctor Faustus comes to...

An innovative production of Doctor Faustus with an all-black cast is set to arrive at the Arcola Theatre next week. Directed by Anna Coombs, artistic director of African-Caribbean theatre company Tangle, and whose past credits...

Hoxton Hall given new life in audio app

An immersive audio tour charting the history of one of Hackney’s most famous landmarks has begun at Hoxton Hall. Hoxton Hall was built in 1863. It offered refuge to street children and child prostitutes in...

Curtain falls on pioneering arts centre

It once played host to Sonic Youth and has hosted art exhibitions for years but the Building F arts space on Stoke Newington Church Street will close for good at the end of this...
Clissold Park Hackney, Image : DAVID HOLT

Highlights from Snowy Hackney

The Beast from the East came to Hackney, but now that the snow has finally gone, here are our favourite snaps from in and around the Borough!

Vinyl record store pulled back from closure

Christmas has come early for a Stoke Newington vinyl record shop, which has managed to save its business after soaring rent and business rates put it at risk of immediate closure. Lucky Seven, a shop...

‘Most people don’t even notice it’: the Shoreditch coffee shop with a £1.25 million...

An artwork by graffiti artist Banksy has been restored and returned to its original location after being lost for over a decade. Most patrons of the Perky Blenders coffee shop in Shoreditch are oblivious to...

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Gangs exploiting children for drug deals

Gang members are using children to do drug deals because they will receive a lower punishment if caught, according to a Hackney Council report.