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Ruth, who runs Save the Date

The Hackney Market where you pay what you want.

Save the Date, the hackney Market changing the way we see food waste. As you walk into the foyer of St John’s the Baptist Church, you’ll find a small stall full of fruit and vegetables....

Hackney shops may come and go, but potter Caroline Bousfield is here to stay

If you walk around Victoria long enough, you’ll hear mention of Caroline Bousfield. Whether it’s about her pottery studio or her gardening initiatives at the roundabout on Lauriston Road. She’s a figure in the community who is pretty hard to miss.
Hackney has been nominated as Best Walking Neighbourhood in the UK. Image source : Oliver Hicks-Pattinson

These Hackney parks were made for walking

What are the first things that come to your mind when thinking of Hackney? Food, culture, lifestyle? There’s one thing you might be missing. In a quest to prove Hackney to be one of...

‘This is Hell, nor am I out of it’ – Doctor Faustus comes to...

An innovative production of Doctor Faustus with an all-black cast is set to arrive at the Arcola Theatre next week. Directed by Anna Coombs, artistic director of African-Caribbean theatre company Tangle, and whose past credits...

Where to go for all your Mother’s Day needs in Hackney

You may not need to venture further than Hackney to please the mother in your life this weekend. From florists to brunch spots to the best activities for mum, here is everything required to fulfill...

The 6 best cafes in Hackney

On the lookout for your next caffeine hit? Or perhaps a delicious slice of cake? When it comes to Hackney, we're so spoilt for choice that choosing where to go for coffee can be...

Hackney Mosaic Project offers sneak peek of work in progress alphabet

The Hackney Mosaic Project has revealed the first half of its alphabet mosaic, set to be unveiled in the coming months. The second half of the project is nearing completion, and the mosaic will be...

TT Liquor: New Shoreditch bar serves up ‘hipster drink of the century’

TT Liquor is known for two things. It recently opened in the former Shoreditch Police Station and it also serves the hipster drink of the century – quinoa vodka. Although I got to experience the...

Sisters Uncut: Mayor Philip Glanville has broken his promises

The first flare shocks the police, who rush up the steps of Hackney Town Hall, through the smoke already filling the air, towards the woman holding a metal canister aloft, still belching bright purple....

Guys and Dolls of Broadway Market

We found out what it's like to be an artist in Hackney's changing creative scene. William Cheshire, jewellry William used to work in jewellery centre Hatton Garden, but decided to open his bespoke jewellery shop on...

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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.