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Stoke Newington guitar maker who caters for the stars

Jon Free can count Seasick Steve, Sonic Youth and Nick Cave among his clientele

Rapper slams dangerous dog owners after attack

Hackney-born rapper Professor Green launches into an expletive-ridden rant on Twitter

Syd Barrett exhibition opens in Shoreditch

Unseen paintings, love letters and family photos of Pink Floyd's seminal guitarist.

Sweet idea to raise funds for Japanese earthquake victims

Hackney's sweet-toothed residents can do their bit to help victims of the Japanese earthquake thanks to a pioneering fundraiser.

World-renowned designer finding his inspiration in Dalston

There is still something of the art student about Marios Schwab, despite the fact that he graduated from Central St Martin’s eight years ago.

Almost half of Hackney’s children are living below poverty line

Over 44 per cent of children in Hackney are living below the poverty line – more than double the national average – according to statistics released yesterday.

Cyclists on constant collision course with HGVs

"Hackney is especially bad. I’ve been cycling here for years now and it seems like there’s an accident involving a cyclist and a big lorry pretty much every month."

Not Radiohead or Sigur Rós – Dead Red Sun are doing things their own...

These Shoreditch regulars may write seven-minute instrumental epics, but you mustn't call them post-rock, writes Steve Anderson.

VIDEO: Protests over cuts to language classes

Reporter Ben Edwards was out in Hackney over the weekend and followed the save English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) group as they protested around Hackney.

UPDATE: Woman killed in collision on Lower Clapton Road is named

Rose Elizabeth Furlong was knocked down by a 22-wheel LaFarge lorry at around 10.30am as she was crossing the road.

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A guide to this week’s art, film and music events (19...

Alternative films, 'theatrical rollercoasters', live music, and Shakespeare's greatest work - we round up events in Hackney this week.