Businesses angry at slow progress of Dalston redevelopment

Small businesses on Dalston’s Gillett Square don’t know when they will be provided with alternative premises during an upcoming £1.5 million redevelopment despite a promise from developers.

Late night levy welcomed in Shoreditch

A levy on the sale of alcohol after midnight has been welcomed by locals and bar owners in Shoreditch, where the new tax may have the biggest impact.

Hire bike havoc as three Ofo bikes are stolen or vandalised every day

Cycle share company Ofo is planning to upgrade the security on its bikes after three bikes a day are damaged or stolen in Hackney.

Aviva’s latest developments opposed by Hoxton locals

An insurance company’s Hoxton expansion plan has taken another step forward after Hackney Council approved its latest development at a planning meeting on Monday. The plans will see insurance company Aviva convert 43-44 Hoxton Square,...

‘If we fail, they’ll fire us’: Hackney workers in Picturehouse protest

Cinema workers picketed the Hackney Picturehouse last weekend as part of an escalating dispute over pay and working conditions.   The cinema remained open as dozens of Hackney residents joined protesters from the BECTU union on...

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

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...

BBC pottery judge Kate Malone has £41,000 vase on sale at studio event

Guests at The Great Pottery Throwdown judge Kate Malone's open studio event were careful to avoid bumping into a £41,000 vase last Sunday. The BBC star invited the public to visit her De Beauvoir workshop on...

‘Most people don’t even notice it’: the Shoreditch coffee shop with a £1.25 million...

An artwork by graffiti artist Banksy has been restored and returned to its original location after being lost for over a decade. Most patrons of the Perky Blenders coffee shop in Shoreditch are oblivious to...

Kurdish-Turkish tensions spill out onto streets of Hackney

Kurdish activists clashed with local Turks during a procession through Dalston last Sunday. Members of London’s Kurdish community were going to a community centre in Harringay when they were taunted by a small group of...

Child dodges injury at dangerous local crossing

A dangerous crossing outside St John the Baptist Church and School has been highlighted as a hazard once again as a child narrowly avoided serious injury after being struck by a car last week....

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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.