St John to convert crypt into workspace, helping local startups

A church is planning to turn its crypt into affordable workspace, if a National Lottery Fund bid is successful. St John the Baptist, Pitfield Street, is being redeveloped so that it would make the church...
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Victoria Park video goes viral

A documentary about runners in Victoria Park has become a global hit.

Russia Today ad campaign hits London

Kremlin-backed broadcaster Russia Today placed an advert in Cazenove as part of a six-week campaign involving more than 300 adverts around London.

Child dodges injury at dangerous local crossing

A dangerous crossing outside St John the Baptist Church and School has been highlighted as a hazard once again as a child narrowly avoided serious injury after being struck by a car last week....

BBC pottery judge Kate Malone has £41,000 vase on sale at studio event

Guests at The Great Pottery Throwdown judge Kate Malone's open studio event were careful to avoid bumping into a £41,000 vase last Sunday. The BBC star invited the public to visit her De Beauvoir workshop on...

Coffee shop hopes to raise £1000 for hospice

A cafe owner has vowed to donate 10p for every hot drink he sells between now and Christmas to a local hospice, hoping that his customers will match his generosity. The owner of CoffeeLovers Saif Khaled...

Businesses angry at slow progress of Dalston redevelopment

Small businesses on Dalston’s Gillett Square don’t know when they will be provided with alternative premises during an upcoming £1.5 million redevelopment despite a promise from developers.

Diane Abbott launches Labour local election campaign

Diane Abbott said that Hackney is “no place for hate” as she launched the Labour Party’s 2018 local election campaign. The Shadow Home Secretary joined Mayor of Hackney, Philip Glanville, and the Cazenove Labour...

Man charged with murder over Homerton stabbing as victim identified

The man who was killed in Homerton on Sunday has been named as Tyrone Silcott, as another man has been charged with his murder. The Metropolitan Police yesterday charged Rowmando Lewis, 28, of Cunningham Avenue,...

London Fields disposable BBQ ban gets mixed reactions

Picnic-ers have been dealt a blow as Hackney Council has banned disposable barbecues from one of east London’s most popular parks.   Many residents are celebrating the ban, which was announced on Wednesday, as part...

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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.