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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.

Orient hit 7th but Slade still satisfied with safety

Leyton Orient’s 12 match unbeaten league run has sparked talk of promotion, with manager Russell Slade saying that it would be “the greatest achievement in the club’s history”.

EDL blamed for anti-gay posters

LGBT community suspects right-wing extremists are behind homophobic signs.

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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.