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How to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day this weekend—Hackney style

Stuck for ideas on where to go for St. Patrick’s Day this weekend? Hackney is chock-full of St. Paddy’s celebrations with its many Irish pubs and parties. Whether you’re a traditionalist when it comes to...
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Outrage at Dalston Sainsbury’s scrapping free parking

Customers have complained that the move, which came into force last week, was not advertised. People spending over £10 at the store were previously offered free parking at the shopping centre car park.

Hackney Mayor joins lecturers on picket line

Philip Glanville, Labour Mayor of Hackney, joined a picket of striking university lecturers this morning to show his “solidarity”. The picket, outside Loughborough University’s London campus, located in the former Olympic Park, was part...

Meet Pauline Pearce, London riot hero turned Mayoral candidate

Hackney Post interviews Pauline Pearce, Hackney Liberal Democrat’s mayoral candidate, who rose to fame for single-handedly fighting off looters during the London riots. “One thing you learn with Pauline – you always run on...

Orient lose seventh in a row at home as Gulls hold on

Orient recorded their seventh home loss on the trot as they failed to defeat relegation strugglers Torquay United. Fans who came out to cheer on Justin Edinburgh’s men might have expected the team to...

The River Lea is still polluted and people are blaming the Environment Agency

Update 14/03 : Since publication yesterday the Environment Agency has got in touch to let us know that the amount of oil removed from the River Lea has risen to 80,000 litres. DEAD birds, fish...

Abney Park Chapel to host international choir

One of Hackney’s oldest chapels is set to play host to an internationally-performing choir on Sunday 25th March, in a concert inspired by the music of 18th-century hymn writer Isaac Watts. This Is The Day...

Blocked sewer kicks up a stink

A clogged-up sewer pipe in Dalston has forced the closure of the Three Store in Kingsland Shopping Centre, and led to problems for local businesses. The blockage had been causing disruption for nearby Costa Coffee...

Teenager jailed for 2 hour acid attack spree

A teenager has been jailed for ten and a half years after carrying out six acid attacks against moped riders in East London in just two hours.

Hackney’s finest kebab house cuisine

Hackney Post takes you through some of the best kebabs in Hackney from meat feasts to vegetarian bonanzas to a favourite haunt of Rowan Atkinson.

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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.