South Hackney gallery features Dada-inspired artist

Featuring a 3D sculpture of a crucified Christ with the arms of an action figure and images of the Madonna created out of 1950s magazine covers, Steven Quinn’s new exhibition Firmament leaves anything “open...

Diane Abbott backs ‘Stokey Local’ campaign on new Sainsbury’s

The campaign against the construction of a new Sainsbury’s near Stoke Newington High Street has been boosted after MP Diane Abbott raised the issue in Parliament – but organisers want her to do more.
Pride of Britain winner Alice Burke (credit: Philip Coburn)

Hackney Downs grandmother receives Pride of Britain award

A great grandmother who spent years driving out gangs and drug dealers from her crime-plagued Hackney estate has been honoured with a national award recognising her bravery. Alice Burke, 78, who last week won a...

£11 pop-up houses plans to build in Dalston garages

The houses will be built off site and delivered as kits to be assembled by future occupants through an apprenticeship scheme
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Community Centre urges Muslims to stop spitting paan in the centre

The North London Muslim Centre has attached several signs to its gates asking people to stop spitting the tobacco and betel leaf-based mixture called ’paan’ within its perimeter.

You won’t be lonely this Christmas… at the Haberdashery cafe

Elderly people facing a lonely Christmas are being offered a free turkey dinner at The Haberdashery cafe in Stoke Newington. ‘‘We’re going to provide a traditional Christmas dinner with all the trimmings, a bit of music, bingo...

New connections and free lunches at Hackney’s migrant socials

A Green Lanes church will host a series of migrant socials for asylum seekers, refugees and vulnerable families. The Green Lanes Methodist Church is in the initial stages of organising the weekly migrant socials at...

EXCLUSIVE: Diane Abbott blasts Osborne over ‘misleading’ Budget

Diane Abbott has slammed George Osborne's Budget and its impact on Hackney. Ms Abbott exclusively told Hackney Post: "The chancellor’s latest budget paints a rosy picture but this couldn’t be further from the truth for Hackney." Growing inequality Ms....
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Crowdfunders help homeless lorry driver get back to work

A crowdfunding campaign to help a homeless lorry driver get back to work has raised more than £1,000 within a week. The campaign was launched last week by Mandie Sewa, an immigration lawyer helping Cecil Hayes...

Man gives himself up after zimmer frame attack

A 25-year-old man handed himself in to police on Monday after a video went viral showing a pensioner with a zimmer frame being abused on a bus which passes through Dalston. In the expletive-filled video...

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Investigation launched after police shooting in Lower Clapton

NEW: Snapchat footage appears to show police operation on Mandeville Street where a man was injured when a police firearm was discharged.