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How I warmed to ‘hot’ yoga

9 Mar , 2017  

I tried hot yoga for the first time at Fitness on Fire, 19-23 Ironmonger Row, London EC1V 3QN. The sweating started almost instantly. By the time we finished the first round, it was already dripping onto my mat. They weren’t kidding about the heat. If you can imagine a barren desert, with absolutely no breeze, […]

Bike safety: cyclist in Old Street, Hackney

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Bike safety: how much risk do cyclists pose on London’s roads?

9 Mar , 2017  

Advocates hail them as clean, green commuters who reduce congestion on London’s roads while keeping themselves fit. But to plenty of motorists and pedestrians, Britain’s cyclists are lycra-wearing, red light-jumping, pavement-riding hooligans, who frequently ignore the Highway Code. Road safety for cyclists has received a lot of attention in recent years, but how much of […]

Liz Naylor of Foundation for Change

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Shoreditch drug charity founder opens up about her history with addiction

8 Mar , 2017  

The three red X’s on 55-year-old Liz Naylor’s right forearm are reminders of the three times she almost died. Sporting a hoodie, jeans, trainers and short, greying hair, Naylor describes how she discovered drugs at 14, and heroin in her 30s, before finally finding herself. Born to a depressed mother and a father who died […]

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6 Hackney women who made history

8 Mar , 2017  

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 family of nurses and midwives, and spent most of her life in Hackney. After she was widowed in […]

Temple of Seitan

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Temple of Seitan review: Vegans can be wickedly unhealthy, too

7 Mar , 2017  

3 out of 5 stars 10 Morning Lane, London E9 6NA. Wednesday to Sunday 12-8pm. Keeping on top of food trends can be tricky if you don’t eat meat. Are gourmet hot dogs any good? Is charcuterie delicious? How do they make pulled pork? Luckily, the rise of wickedly unhealthy vegan cuisine means that those of us […]

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BnB Brings Sheep Thrills to Hackney

28 Oct , 2016  

A pop-up ‘Wool BnB’ opened in De Beauvoir last week, as a part of International Wool Week.   As the name might suggest, the first ever Wool BnB – launched by the Campaign For Wool – has everything from furnishings to fashion made entirely out of wool.   After hosting a series of activities and […]

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Digging up the past for Shakespeare Week

18 Mar , 2016  

In fair Shoreditch, where we lay our scene, archaeologists discovered the remains of one of the earliest Elizabethan playhouses, the Curtain Theatre. In June 2012 the initial excavation was carried out by MOLA. In 1993 Hackney Council placed a commemorative plaque on 18 Hewett Street, where they believed the theatre was once located. The excavation, […]

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The Hackney charity empowering disabled people

18 Mar , 2016  

Caroline Nelson was in her early twenties when she realised she was going blind. Her eyesight deteriorated day by day, and by the time she graduated from university she had lost her sight completely. But, 30 years on, it’s clear she hasn’t let this hold her back. Caroline is now the founder and director of […]

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Iain Sinclair takes us deeper overground

18 Mar , 2016  

Hannah Lawrence talks to Hackney author Iain Sinclair about his 15-hour walk of the London Overground, which will form part of a film to be shown this summer at the East End Film Festival. Walking the length of Hackney to get to Iain Sinclair’s house, a few streets down from Haggerston station, seems a fitting […]

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Spud Brothers spread love of potatoes in Hackney

18 Mar , 2016  

A “potato-obsessed” chef is launching a stall this Sunday at Chatsworth Road Market, selling all manner of spud-based dishes. Max Grimes, co-founder of the Spud Brothers food stall, told Hackney Post he was tired of seeing the market selling the same products packaged in different ways: “We saw a gap in the Hackney’s food market. […]

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