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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...
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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...

Free bootcamp launched for Hackney’s small businesses

An initiative to improve the people management skills of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) held its first event at the Hackney Business Bootcamp last Friday. The People Skills Initiative, created by the partnership of the...

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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What do Hackney business owners think of the budget?

The 2015 budget was announced by Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne on Wednesday. DON'T MISS: Fact-checking the 2015 budget for Hackney Among other things, the election budget included scrapping the annual tax return and lowering...
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How the budget will affect Hackney businesses

This year's budget was announced by Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne today. Alongside national headline policies of lowering national debt, introducing a new pound coin and increasing GDP, the budget will affect Hackney businesses...
Hackaball

Hackney company crowdfunds interactive balls for hi-tech kids

A Hackney company hopes to get kids moving and computing at the same time, with their new creation: a digitally interactive ball. Hackaball, created by Map – a Hackney-based creative consultancy – has just been...
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How Hackney’s hipsters reacted to the Apple Watch

The Apple Watch was launched on Monday to much fanfare with a glitzy presentation in California. Hackney's tweeters and Apple fanatics got pretty excited about it. Buzzfeed, a news source of choice for many in...
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Hackney credit unions to smash payday loan sharks

Forget Wonga or high street lenders to get cash quick. Credit unions are offering an easy alternative for when you’re skint. The unions are setting up shop across Hackney to challenge high-interest loan companies, trading...

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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.