Mum dances for dosh in London Fields

YouTube disco diva Sarah Coakley has raised almost £400 for BBC Children in Need by dancing non-stop in London Fields for four hours. The 47-year-old from Teddington boogied in the park on Saturday afternoon to...

Anxious residents call for cycle lanes in Hackney Central

Cyclists and pedestrians have appealed for better cycling infrastructure in the ward after those on bikes were branded “a nuisance”. The Hackney borough was recently voted London’s cycling capital, with 25 per cent of residents...
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10 Things to do in Hackney this Autumn

The days are getting colder, the nights are getting darker and people keep telling you how many days there are until Christmas. Yes, that’s right, we’re officially in autumn. Here at Hackney Post, we’ve...

Boxing superstar delivers knock-out singing performance

A former world champion boxer and Clapton resident surprised crowds with a soulful rendition of two Bob Marley classics at a community event held at the Hackney Empire. Maurice Hope, 62, held the WBC Light...

Elsewhere Festival coming to Hackney

Elsewhere Festival, the brainchild of music events company Dollop, will take place across venues in Hackney over the May bank holiday weekend.
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Our reporter tries out kickboxing in the KO Bloodline Gym
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Restaurant review: Oslo, Hackney Central

Oslo, the new Norwegian restaurant next to Hackney Central station, does great low-key fine dining

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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.