FEATURES, TOP STORY

City braces for summer of G20 protests

25 Mar , 2009  

East London is predicted to come to a standstill next Wednesday, as leaders from around the world gather in London for the G20 summit.

, , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

FEATURES, TOP STORY

Former Guantanamo Bay inmate speaks out

24 Mar , 2009  

Five years on from his release from the controversial US detention camp, a Hackney resident speaks about coming to terms with his traumatic experiences and struggling for recognition from the state.

, , , , , , , , , , , , ,

FEATURES, TOP STORY

Ridley Road Market: The real EastEnders

19 Mar , 2009  

Its slanging matches and dodgy market goods make Eastenders one of Britain’s best-loved TV programmes. But what is the original East End market that inspired the soap really like?

, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

FEATURES, TOP STORY

Joe Dunthorne: Hackney’s scribbler on the roof

19 Mar , 2009  

He writes novels in a tube carriage. Critics compare him to J.D. Salinger and Adrian Mole. Joe Dunthorne shows Oliver Shah around his unusual office

, , , , , , , ,

FEATURES

Hackney’s close Shakespeare connection revealed

12 Mar , 2009  

Forget Stratford-upon-Avon and the Globe. It turns out Hackney provided the first stage for Shakespeare’s masterpieces. Beth Mellor and Clare Dickinson investigate the connections between the borough and the Bard.

, , , , , , , ,

FEATURES

Activist Yashar Ismailoglu on meeting Nelson Mandela

12 Mar , 2009  

Community leader, Yashar Ismailoglu has had varied career but since moving to London more than 30 years ago he has worked tirelessly for the Turkish and Kurdish community in Hackney.

, , , , , ,

FEATURES

Leila Deen talks about splatting Mandelson with green custard

12 Mar , 2009  

From custard to custody, Hackney local Leila Deen tells Etan Smallman why the environment is no laughing matter – and why she’s happy to be basking in the limelight.

, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

FEATURES

The swish new fashion craze for the credit crunch

12 Mar , 2009  

It is the latest fashion phenomenon to come out of the credit crunch. Based around the idea that one woman’s trash is another woman’s treasure, swishing is the only way to update your wardrobe without opening your wallet.

, , , , , , ,

FEATURES

Dave Hill, the hack whose heart is in Hackney

12 Mar , 2009  

Dave Hill is hot on new media. He writes and manages three London themed blogs, including one for the Guardian. But meeting the Twitter and YouTube fanatic, one thing is apparent; his heart is with Hackney.

, , , , , , , , ,

FEATURES

Hackney cyclists ride through East End rain for arts

10 Mar , 2009  

An improbably fashionable girl prances through the door, beret in hand. “Hot chocolate, please,” she breathes, leaning a 1970s bicycle and basket against dozens of others.

This is Broadway Market’s Lock 7 cafe, where cyclists are free to park their bikes indoors while they have a coffee.

, , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,