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Late-night levy will ‘kill the night-club economy’, say Hackney business owners

21 Mar , 2017  

  Nightclubs, pubs and bars in Shoreditch and Dalston have warned Hackney Council that plans to introduce a late-night levy would destroy the borough’s thriving nightlife. The council and police are currently asking residents and businesses to submit their views on the introduction of a levy on premises serving alcohol between midnight and 6am. The […]

Lordship Park

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15-year-old found stabbed in Stoke Newington

21 Mar , 2017  

A fifteen-year-old boy is in hospital after he was stabbed yesterday. The teenager, whose identity remains unknown, was found in Lordship Road at around 10pm on Monday 20 March. He was taken to hospital, and his condition is not believed to be life-threatening. Earlier that evening, two cars — blue and silver hatchbacks — collided […]

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‘All Stars’ scheme targets next generation of Hackney cricketers

21 Mar , 2017  

England stars Michael Vaughan and Jonny Bairstow were on hand to inspire the next generation of Hackney cricketers at the launch of an England and Wales Cricket Board initiative at the Olympic Park on Monday. The All Stars Cricket programme aims to get more than 50,000 children between the ages of five and eight taking […]

Edgar Allen Poe

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World Poetry Day: 8 famous poets with roots to Hackney

21 Mar , 2017  

From hidden connections with Shakespeare and Marlowe right up to the present day, Hackney has a long and proud history of producing poets. To celebrate World Poetry Day this Tuesday, we’re taking a look at the borough’s literary stars.   Edgar Allan Poe (1809 – 1849) The American poet and writer of short stories was a […]

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Man charged with murder of toddler son

21 Mar , 2017  

A 33-year-old father has been charged with the murder of his one-year-old son and the attempted murder of his daughter, also one. Bidhya Sagar Das, who lives with his family in a top floor flat on Wilberforce Road, Hackney, was remanded in custody after a 20-hour manhunt in the Finsbury Park area yesterday. He was […]

ARTS

LD50 Gallery and the rise of far-right art

20 Mar , 2017  

It’s not every day that art inspires protests. These days you’re more likely to see protest art inside the gallery, with the Tate Modern, the William Morris, and the Victoria Miro all getting in on the act over the last year. But things haven’t exactly been every-day on the Hackney art scene of late. Dalston’s […]

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New Hackney Pizzeria Provides ‘Real Neapolitan Taste’

20 Mar , 2017  

4 STARS It’s a rainy Sunday night and the queue outside the newest pizza spot in Stoke Newington is long enough to make you ask yourself whether the pizza is really worth the wait.   White marble tables, a big copper sign on white tiles, brick walls and a blue tiled wood oven: walk into […]

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Leyton Orient granted a reprieve by High Court over debts

20 Mar , 2017  

Leyton Orient owner Francesco Becchetti has paid the initial tax bill to HMRC to avoid an immediate winding-up order, but must pay off the remaining debts or sell the club. The club’s Italian owner is now facing calls from fans to sell the club as soon as possible. Mr Becchetti was given until 12 June […]