The Little Shop of Horrors

Hackney’s Little Shop of Horrors to become museum

Hackney’s skull-selling Little Shop of Horrors will re-open as a museum in September.

Interview: East London street photographer Colin O’Brien

Richard Crook interviews East London street photographer Colin O'Brien for the Hackney Post.

Campaigners rally to defend Hackney’s Britannia Leisure Centre

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...

‘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...
Kingsland Road Firefighters march to Parliament

Kingsland Road firefighter row to go to High Court

Firefighters from the Kingsland Road Station marched to Parliament last Wednesday, joining thousands who came from across the country to protest cuts being made to fire fighting services nationwide.

Mum dances for dosh in London Fields

YouTube disco diva Sarah Coakley has raised almost £400 for BBC Children in Need by dancing non-stop in London Fields for four hours. The 47-year-old from Teddington boogied in the park on Saturday afternoon to...

Hackney Council’s whopping £3m in parking fines

Over £3 million was taken in revenue from parking fines issued across Hackney in 2013

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

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

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....

London’s first women only sex shop turns 20

Sh!, London's first woman's only sex shop celebrates its 20th birthday this year. The Hackney Post went down to the Hoxton store to see what it's all about.

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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.