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Homerton doctor was first on the scene at the Westminster attack despite being off duty

22 Mar , 2017  

Updated Thursday 23 March An off-duty doctor from Homerton University Hospital was one of the first on the scene at the Westminster terrorist attack. Dr Jeeves Wijesuriya was the first doctor on the scene after the terrorist attack at Westminster yesterday. The junior doctor had been attending an interview nearby. He told Buzzfeed: “I heard […]

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Maya Jama and company join future astronaut to set mental health lesson record

22 Mar , 2017  

Celebrities joined over 500 pupils on Tuesday to set the Guinness World Record for the largest ever mental health lesson. 4Music presenter Maya Jama, the girlfriend of grime artist Stormzy, hosted the event, which was attended by 538 schoolchildren from around Hackney. Hussain Manawer, who will be the first British Muslim in space after winning a […]

A Club Rub BDSM event in Hackney

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Successful fetish club has a final blowout

22 Mar , 2017  

Fetishists will have a last chance to come out and play on April 1 when Club Rub is holding an event to mark its closure. This will be the last time Club Rub, usually on Hackney Road, opens its doors. The event, in the City of London, will include the Annual Rubber Awards: prizes will be […]

Vortex Jazz Club

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Review: Vortex Jazz Quartet

22 Mar , 2017  

London is home to some of the most famous jazz clubs in the world. So what can the contemporary Vortex in Dalston offer fans and musicians? Jazz is an intimate genre and even the largest of clubs can feel downright claustrophobic if the right act is playing. The Vortex Jazz Quartet manage just that, making […]

Columbia Road Flower Market

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7 ways to treat your mum in Hackney this Mother’s Day

22 Mar , 2017  

It’s almost time to spoil your mum with a day just for her, to say thank you for the efforts she makes to spoil you every other day of the year. That’s right, Mother’s Day is just around the corner, and this Sunday there will be no excuse for a lack of organisation. We understand […]

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Late-night levy will ‘kill the night-club economy’, say Hackney business owners

21 Mar , 2017  

  Nightclubs, pubs and bars in Shoreditch and Dalston have warned Hackney Council that plans to introduce a late-night levy would destroy the borough’s thriving nightlife. The council and police are currently asking residents and businesses to submit their views on the introduction of a levy on premises serving alcohol between midnight and 6am. The […]

Lordship Park

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15-year-old found stabbed in Stoke Newington

21 Mar , 2017  

A fifteen-year-old boy is in hospital after he was stabbed yesterday. The teenager, whose identity remains unknown, was found in Lordship Road at around 10pm on Monday 20 March. He was taken to hospital, and his condition is not believed to be life-threatening. Earlier that evening, two cars — blue and silver hatchbacks — collided […]

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‘All Stars’ scheme targets next generation of Hackney cricketers

21 Mar , 2017  

England stars Michael Vaughan and Jonny Bairstow were on hand to inspire the next generation of Hackney cricketers at the launch of an England and Wales Cricket Board initiative at the Olympic Park on Monday. The All Stars Cricket programme aims to get more than 50,000 children between the ages of five and eight taking […]

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Man charged with murder of toddler son

21 Mar , 2017  

A 33-year-old father has been charged with the murder of his one-year-old son and the attempted murder of his daughter, also one. Bidhya Sagar Das, who lives with his family in a top floor flat on Wilberforce Road, Hackney, was remanded in custody after a 20-hour manhunt in the Finsbury Park area yesterday. He was […]

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New Hackney Pizzeria Provides ‘Real Neapolitan Taste’

20 Mar , 2017  

4 STARS It’s a rainy Sunday night and the queue outside the newest pizza spot in Stoke Newington is long enough to make you ask yourself whether the pizza is really worth the wait.   White marble tables, a big copper sign on white tiles, brick walls and a blue tiled wood oven: walk into […]