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