FEATURES, LIFESTYLE

TT Liquor: New Shoreditch bar serves up ‘hipster drink of the century’

23 Mar , 2017  

TT Liquor is known for two things. It recently opened in the former Shoreditch Police Station and it also serves the hipster drink of the century – quinoa vodka. Although I got to experience the original brick of the former police station, unfortunately they were right out of the novelty spirit. So I had to […]

Andrew Holligan's photos of Dalston in the 80s

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Dalston in the 80s: an interview with Andrew Holligan

23 Mar , 2017  

As anyone who lived or even stepped foot in Dalston back in the day will tell you the area has changed immeasurably over recent years. It’s gone from being a place that many considered a no-go zone to an artistic hub to one of London’s most desirable and trendy postcodes and now, depending on who […]

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Hackney Council faces decision over total divestment

23 Mar , 2017  

Hackney Council will decide next week whether to start withdrawing from all investments in fossil fuels from its pension funds. The council have already pledged to remove half of its funds from fossil fuels over the next six years, and at the final investment strategy meeting on 29 March may commit to withdrawing all of […]

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Homerton doctor was first on the scene at the Westminster attack despite being off duty

22 Mar , 2017  

Updated Thursday 23 March An off-duty doctor from Homerton University Hospital was one of the first on the scene at the Westminster terrorist attack. Dr Jeeves Wijesuriya was the first doctor on the scene after the terrorist attack at Westminster yesterday. The junior doctor had been attending an interview nearby. He told Buzzfeed: “I heard […]

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Maya Jama and company join future astronaut to set mental health lesson record

22 Mar , 2017  

Celebrities joined over 500 pupils on Tuesday to set the Guinness World Record for the largest ever mental health lesson. 4Music presenter Maya Jama, the girlfriend of grime artist Stormzy, hosted the event, which was attended by 538 schoolchildren from around Hackney. Hussain Manawer, who will be the first British Muslim in space after winning a […]

A Club Rub BDSM event in Hackney

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Successful fetish club has a final blowout

22 Mar , 2017  

Fetishists will have a last chance to come out and play on April 1 when Club Rub is holding an event to mark its closure. This will be the last time Club Rub, usually on Hackney Road, opens its doors. The event, in the City of London, will include the Annual Rubber Awards: prizes will be […]

FEATURES

Sisters Uncut: Mayor Philip Glanville has broken his promises

22 Mar , 2017  

The first flare shocks the police, who rush up the steps of Hackney Town Hall, through the smoke already filling the air, towards the woman holding a metal canister aloft, still belching bright purple. As they near her, however, five more women set off their flares. At this, the police’s fear of escalation is palpable, […]

Vortex Jazz Club

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Review: Vortex Jazz Quartet

22 Mar , 2017  

London is home to some of the most famous jazz clubs in the world. So what can the contemporary Vortex in Dalston offer fans and musicians? Jazz is an intimate genre and even the largest of clubs can feel downright claustrophobic if the right act is playing. The Vortex Jazz Quartet manage just that, making […]

ARTS, FEATURES

Guys and Dolls of Broadway Market

22 Mar , 2017  

We found out what it’s like to be an artist in Hackney’s changing creative scene. William Cheshire, jewellry William used to work in jewellery centre Hatton Garden, but decided to open his bespoke jewellery shop on Broadway Market four years ago. William Cheshire offer both custom and ready-to-buy pieces, and is staffed by a small […]

Columbia Road Flower Market

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7 ways to treat your mum in Hackney this Mother’s Day

22 Mar , 2017  

It’s almost time to spoil your mum with a day just for her, to say thank you for the efforts she makes to spoil you every other day of the year. That’s right, Mother’s Day is just around the corner, and this Sunday there will be no excuse for a lack of organisation. We understand […]