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Shoreditch bouncers caught in homophobic abuse incident

24 Mar , 2017  

Bouncers in Shoreditch have been caught on camera directing homophobic abuse at a London DJ after forcibly ejecting him from a club. Doormen at the electronic music venue Basing House made homophobic jokes on Saturday about Rutare Savage, from Tooting Broadway, when he asked why he’d been thrown out. In video given to the Hackney […]

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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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The end of LD50? ‘Alt-right’ gallery owner searches for alternative venue

15 Mar , 2017  

Lucia Diego, owner of controversial LD50 gallery, is searching for property elsewhere.

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Senior rabbi insists Stamford Hill ‘art project’ sign IS anti-Semitic

15 Mar , 2017  

Despite the revelation that a ‘Beware of Jews’ sign removed from a lamppost in Stamford Hill was part of an art project, Rabbi Herschel Gluck OBE has insisted that it is still anti-Semitic. The sign was found on Monday and removed by police on Wednesday morning after an outraged response by the Jewish neighbourhood safety […]

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‘Beware of Jews’ sign spotted in Stamford Hill

15 Mar , 2017  

An anti-Semitic road sign has appeared near a synagogue in Stamford Hill, home to the Europe’s largest community of Hasidic Jews. The triangular sign, discovered on Monday, depicts the silhouette of an Orthodox Jewish man in a traditional Fedora hat. It was reported to the police by a member of Shomrim, the Jewish neighbourhood watch […]

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Hackney Nightlife thriving despite tax rises

14 Mar , 2017  

The London Night Czar has thrown her support behind a flourishing nightlife scene culture in Hackney, calling it “a hub of night time culture.” “The borough will survive rising business costs, and continue to attract people from all over the capital,” said Amy Lamé. Speaking during an evening walkabout in Dalston with Hackney Mayor Philip […]

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‘Alt-right’ Dalston gallery LD50 shut down after protests

14 Mar , 2017  

LD50 Gallery, accused of hosting far-right exhibitions and a racist conference, has been shut down following anti-fascist protests. Lucia Diego, the owner of the LD50 Gallery on Tottenham Road in Dalston, told the Hackney Post that the gallery had been closed with no imminent plans to reopen. The gallery sign has also been taken down. This […]

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Revealed: Hackney domestic violence funding cut by half since 2010

9 Mar , 2017  

Funding for domestic violence refuges in Hackney has been cut by 45 per cent since 2010, new figures have revealed. Freedom of Information requests showed that Hackney’s cuts were higher than the rest of London, with other boroughs reducing payouts by an average of 38 per cent. In 2010, Hackney spent £812,000 maintaining domestic violence […]

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Campaigners rally to defend Hackney’s Britannia Leisure Centre

14 Nov , 2016  

Campaigners gathered outside a local leisure centre on Saturday (5 November) to protest against its potential demolition, and what they say has been a lack of transparency from Hackney Council. Around ten members of the ‘Save Britannia Leisure Centre’ campaign manned a table for about two hours, encouraging passers-by to write messages of support. Hackney Council’s […]

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Planned traveller eviction prompts Stoke Newington Common row

18 Oct , 2016  

Newly-arrived Irish travellers face eviction from Stoke Newington Common, prompting a challenge from a local advocacy group. Hackney Council confirmed on 5 October that it had formally asked the travellers to leave after they parked five caravans on the open area next to Northwold Road late September. The arrival sparked anger from some local residents. A […]

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