Bus users in Dalston were left confused and frustrated this weekend after routes were diverted to make way for major road works.
Alison Battisby shares her view on the new theatre initiative aiming to get young people enthused about the theatre
A Night Less Ordinary, Alison Battisby, Arcola Theatre, art, Arts Council, Bodega Lung Fat, Eastenders, Hackney Empire, Hackney Post, Jessie Wallace, Josie Ensor, Katy Barnato, opera, The Magic Flute, The Vagina Monologues
Our arts editor’s guide to seven days of complimentary culture.
Adam Gillam, Alison Battisby, ARTS, Cargo, Chew Lips, Debbie Booth, Free arts, Hackney museum, Hackney Post, Hanami, Hip hop, Mayauko Matsunami, Michael Hammond, MOT International, Orient at Day Under Cherry Blossom, Primary 1, Sarah MacKillop, Simon Head, St-John-at-Hackney Church, The Entertainment, The Globe, The Lovely Jonjo, The Mystery Jets, The Others Club, Transition Gallery, Vanessa Benson
Dave Hill is hot on new media. He writes and manages three London themed blogs, including one for the Guardian. But meeting the Twitter and YouTube fanatic, one thing is apparent; his heart is with Hackney.
The Green Party has defended a scheme to reduce Hackney residents’ energy bills after it was labelled “daft” by Labour councillors.
In the 2009/2010 Green budget, Green Party councillor Mischa Borris (Clissold, Green) proposed a £5 million insulation scheme that she claims will allow all residents the opportunity to save hundreds of pounds…
Hackney schoolchildren and councillors joined forces to launch the borough’s Fairtrade initiative and our reporter Alison Battisby found out why they were ‘going bananas’. Here, Speaker Ian Rathbone and Hackney Learning Trust’s Nicola Baboneu explain the benefits of buying Fairtrade, while pupils tell all about their favourite fruit.
Threatening calls from Islamic extremists have led the leader of a major London mosque to turn his mobile phone off at night out of fear.
Hackney went bonkers for Fairtrade bananas over the weekend as part of the world’s biggest banana-eating event.
Residents joined forces with hundreds of other Fairtrade supporters across the country to help break the record for the most bananas eaten during a 24-hour period.
Council speaker Ian Rathbone led the borough’s efforts in the challenge at the town hall on Mare Street.