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Small businesses fear ruin from prolonged Hackney town centre regeneration

Independent shop owners have described the controversial regeneration of Hackney Central’s Narrow Way as a “nightmare” that could force them out of business.

Hackney hounds are most at risk of dog-napping

The number of stolen dogs was higher in Hackney than in any other London borough last year according to the Met Police, as the capital’s ‘dog-napping’ problem shows no signs of going away. Figures...

Hackney boy a potential ping pong prodigy

A ten year old boy from Hackney who only took up ping pong last year has won a major London table tennis competition. George Jackson, a pupil at Sir Thomas Abney School in Stoke Newington,...

Hoxton Hall given new life in audio app

An immersive audio tour charting the history of one of Hackney’s most famous landmarks has begun at Hoxton Hall. Hoxton Hall was built in 1863. It offered refuge to street children and child prostitutes in...

Curtain falls on pioneering arts centre

It once played host to Sonic Youth and has hosted art exhibitions for years but the Building F arts space on Stoke Newington Church Street will close for good at the end of this...

‘Hero’ jogger jumps into canal in dog rescue

A jogger who rescued a dog from drowning in Regent’s Canal has been hailed for his “extremely heroic” actions. The man was running on the canal path last Sunday as Storm Emma battered the country,...
Clissold Park Hackney, Image : DAVID HOLT

Highlights from Snowy Hackney

The Beast from the East came to Hackney, but now that the snow has finally gone, here are our favourite snaps from in and around the Borough!

VIDEO: Take a firewalk on the wild side

Last night 33 people took part in a "firewalk" organised by St Joseph’s Hospice on Mare Street. The funds raised by the brave volunteers will go directly to the hospice. Each participant had to raise...

Meet the London Sparrows, Hackney’s finest wheelchair basketball team

The wheelchair basketball game between London Sparrows and Brixton Ballers should have started by now, but a tardy referee has delayed the tip-off. The Sparrows’ moustachioed player-coach Amir is overseeing an extended warm-up while they...

VIDEO: Take a tour of the new Old Castle Cinema

The whirring of the film reel, plush seats and the heady strains of a pipe organ: all are hallmarks of a previous golden age of cinema. And now one company is trying to bring that...

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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.