NEWS, Photos & Video

VIDEO: Take a firewalk on the wild side

17 Mar , 2016  

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 a minimum of £100 in order to take the challenge. Firewalk with me Featured image credit: Ayman Al-Juzi Like our […]

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

17 Mar , 2016  

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 wait. “We’re gonna have fun, but at the same time work. No one gets easy shots,” he instructs a dozen […]

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VIDEO: Take a tour of the new Old Castle Cinema

16 Mar , 2016  

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 experience back. The creator of Pillow Cinema, a company that creates unique cinema experiences, is now focusing on bringing the […]

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VIDEO: Burley Fisher Books is Dalston’s first independent bookshop in five years. We meet the owner

15 Mar , 2016  

Burley Fisher Books is the first independent bookshop to open in Dalston for over five years. We sat down with owner Sam Fisher to talk about his new venture two weeks after it opened. [embedyt][/embedyt] Featured image credit: Ayman Al-Juzi Like our page on Facebook, follow us on Twitter or Instagram.

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MONEY, Photos & Video

What do Hackney businesses want from George Osborne’s budget?

8 Mar , 2016  

As George Osborne prepares his red box for his eighth budget next week, small businesses are waiting to see what the Chancellor has up his sleeve for this year. Mr Osborne has so far kept his cards close to his chest– apart from showing his hand on pension reform before folding on Sunday night– but many commentators expect […]

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LIFESTYLE, Photos & Video

10 unmissable photos of cute dogs in Hackney

4 Mar , 2016  

Here are 10 photos of cute dogs in Hackney we rounded up for your enjoyment. These happy snaps are sure to make your day. We start with this happy pooch, giving us good vibes all around.  This is Monica #puppyruby made a little friend today at #haggerstonpark #ckcs #megwalkslondon A post shared by Meg Porter (@megdesign) on […]

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Hackney Speaker turns on christmas lights

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VIDEO: The 2013 Christmas lights switch-on in Hackney Central

5 Dec , 2013  

On Sunday 1 December, the official Christmas lights switch-on by the Speaker of Hackney took place in Hackney Town Hall Square

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Spittalfields Crypt Trust Open Mic

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VIDEO: Hackney’s Spitalfields Crypt Trust starts open mic nights

5 Dec , 2013  

Hackney’s Spitalfields Crypt Trust has began running open mic nights at its second ‘Paper and Cup’ training cafe, based in Poplar.

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FEATURES, Photos & Video

VIDEO: Sausage taste test

11 Mar , 2013  

Independent sausage tester, Henry Kirby, reviews four delicious offerings courtesy of The Jellied Eel

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Photos & Video, SPORT, TOP STORY

Video: Leyton Orient v Notts County

7 Mar , 2013  

Henry Vane speaks to Orient fans at last night’s Notts County match.

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