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Bennett on Beer: “I can’t wholly recommend the Crate sours”

The sour beer is having somewhat of a renaissance in the beardiest parts of the world. In Seattle, the craft brewers serve sours in tasting flights, like whiskey, which show the vast range of...

VOTE: Who do you think is Hackney’s cutest dog?

Images from Hackney residents and Reservoir Dogs Day Care. Last week saw the return of Frankie the dog who was stolen from a Dogs Trust event. The response to the campaign to locate the chihuahua...

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.

Sylvia Plath’s lost radio play, Three Women

A review of Off the Page theatre group’s adaptation of Plath’s 30 minute radio play, ‘Three Women’.
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The best places to get great brunch in Hackney

Everybody loves brunch - it is just a fact. When else can you combine prosecco with pancakes? It's the perfect start to a well deserved weekend after a hard week's slog. But where are the...

Interview: David Rose, BFI Fellow

Alex Glynn interviews David Rose – the 87-year-old prolific TV and film producer and BFI Fellow.

Chicken coop on a roof: urban farming hits Hackney

The good life has come to Dalston in the form of a derelict building transformed into an urban farm.

The runner raising awareness for endometriosis

“I just remember running and holding my stomach saying ‘this is what it is, this is why I'm running’. I have a few friends with endometriosis, I wanted to do it for them.” Kirsten Ellis,...
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Model business launches to challenge treatment of women

A new modelling agency, launched two days before International Women’s Day, aims to challenge the treatment of women in the industry. With ten years of fashion experience between them, the founders of Linden Staub – Esther...

6 Hackney women who made history

Wednesday is International Women's Day, a celebration of women's contributions to society. Let's look back at six Hackney women from history who really made a difference.   Hannah Woolley (1622 – c.1675) Hannah Woolley came from 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.