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Meg Hillier: ‘burning sense of injustice has driven me on’

Hillier talked with our reporter James Bickerton about the Labour leadership, Brexit and austerity in Hackney

‘I would’ve beaten Ali’ – How rough Hackney upbringing prepared John Gardner for greatness

Born in London Fields, former boxing champion John Gardner talks about his career - including coming up against Muhammad Ali.

Mosaic exhibition launches hospice gallery

Hackney Mosaic Project unveiled the art work at St Joseph’s Hospice to coincide with St Joseph’s Day, 19 March. The exhibition is being used to officially launch Joe’s Gallery, a corner of the hospice...

Meet the brewers behind London’s best bitter

A small Dalston brewery has won an award for its American Pale Ale, which was crowned London’s best bitter at the London Drinker awards. Friends Jon Swain, 32, and Pete Hills, 40, co-founded Hackney Brewery...

The story behind the ‘Stoke Newington History’ Twitter account

Since 2013 Amir Dotan has been running the 'Stoke Newington History' Twitter page, building it up to 4,000 followers. He tells his story, why he finds local history so interesting and the lessons he thinks we can learn.

Meet Pauline Pearce, London riot hero turned Mayoral candidate

Hackney Post interviews Pauline Pearce, Hackney Liberal Democrat’s mayoral candidate, who rose to fame for single-handedly fighting off looters during the London riots. “One thing you learn with Pauline – you always run on...

Hackney’s finest kebab house cuisine

Hackney Post takes you through some of the best kebabs in Hackney from meat feasts to vegetarian bonanzas to a favourite haunt of Rowan Atkinson.

Award-winning designer in running for Louis Vuitton grant

Loverboy is a fashion brand founded by Charles Jeffrey, a Scottish-born fashion designer known for his gender-fluid designs.

Review: the RSC’s Hamlet at Hackney Empire

Director Simon Godwin and Paapa Essiedu bring something different to the table in this all-black production of Shakespeare’s masterpiece. The thing about Hamlet is that there are no surprises. Everyone in the room knows...
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“It’s all down to that little lamb” – Meet Hackney’s Female Butcher

You’d be forgiven for conjuring up an image of a big burly man in a red striped apron if asked to imagine a butcher. Perhaps he's wearing a white cap, maybe he has a...

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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.