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Hackney Fashion Hub ‘does nothing for Hackney’

Hackney Fashion Hub might bring the world’s luxury fashion market into the borough but it is not clear how far the local community will feel its benefits. Andrew Simmons, the strategy director of Hackney Fashion...

SMEs in Dalston face struggle to survive

Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Dalston may not survive if the government does not increase spending, the financial director of Hackney Co-Operative Developments has said. Anthonia Onigbode, the financial director of Hackney Co-Operative Developments,...

How does the budget affect Hackney? The borough’s MPs are unimpressed

Meg Hillier warned people in Hackney they face “more hidden pain” after George Osborne delivered  a budget which she claimed underlined the government’s neglect of “people at the rung of the ladder”. In what he...

Spud Brothers spread love of potatoes in Hackney

A “potato-obsessed” chef is launching a stall this Sunday at Chatsworth Road Market, selling all manner of spud-based dishes. Max Grimes, co-founder of the Spud Brothers food stall, told Hackney Post he was tired of...

What do Hackney Post readers want from the budget?

George Osborne has unveiled the new budget. What are your hopes and fears about his plans for Hackney? Featured image credit: Lee Davy Like our page on Facebook, follow us on Twitter or Instagram.

Chef lives on breadline to prove it can be done healthily

A chef is reducing his personal weekly food spend to £20, to publicise a new healthy eating charity in Haggerston. Steve Wilson, 30, is a co-founder of Make Kit, a charity which sells subsidised...
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What do Hackney businesses want from George Osborne’s budget?

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...

“You’re Communist Fascists!” shouts Conservative Councillor at Tax Protestors

Protesters were forcibly ejected from a council meeting at Hackney town hall last night after councillors voted to increase council tax for the first time in 10 years. Before the meeting security guards surrounded Conservative...
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Farmer-owned nut business takes home Hackney fairtrade award

Shoreditch-based Liberation Foods is flying the flag for fairtrade goods. Thomas Macaulay finds out more Fairtrade is big business in Hackney. The council itself has had fairtrade status since 2008, and this year they added a...

Fact-check: What does the budget mean for Hackney?

Hackney’s residents should be rejoicing according to George Osborne after his pre-election budget, the corner having apparently been turned and plenty of juicy incentives promised. But is this really the case? Here at the Hackney Post,...

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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.