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VIDEO: Take a tour of the new Old Castle Cinema

16 Mar , 2016  

The whirring of the film reel, plush seats and the heady strains of a pipe organ: all are hallmarks of a previous golden age of cinema. And now one company is trying to bring that experience back. The creator of Pillow Cinema, a company that creates unique cinema experiences, is now focusing on bringing the […]

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Does ‘Murder Mile’ still deserve its name?

15 Mar , 2016  

“Eight men shot dead in two years. Welcome to Britain’s Murder Mile”, read the Independent’s headline in January 2002. The article was about Clapton Road, a stretch of tarmac in Hackney at that time known as one of the most dangerous areas of London. But, almost 15 years later and with gentrification creeping into all […]

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Columbia Road Flower Market


6 markets in Hackney that you’ll love

18 Mar , 2015  

It’ll come as no surprise that vibrant and lively Hackney is considered by many to have some of the best street markets in London. Don’t know where to go? Don’t worry: We’ve put together our six favourites for you. Broadway Market Whether you’re craving iced Vietnamese coffee, vegetarian scotch eggs or vintage patterned jumpsuits for […]

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Power cut leaves nearly 200 homes in the dark

28 Oct , 2014  

UK Power Networks has apologised to Hackney residents after a power cut saw 185 households and businesses without electricity for nearly seven hours. The power cut slowed down traffic as engineers dug up the surface of Chatsworth Road in order to repair a faulty cable. Mark Casey, who lives on the road, said he saw […]

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Hackney Council’s whopping £3m in parking fines

27 Mar , 2014  

Over £3 million was taken in revenue from parking fines issued across Hackney in 2013

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Residents ponder the future of one of London’s last real High Streets

16 Mar , 2013  

More than a hundred people turned out to shape the future of one of Hackney’s most diverse and vibrant streets, Chatsworth Road in Clapton.

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Gallery pops-up on Chatsworth Road

18 Oct , 2012  

Artist gives back to his community by displaying a record people and places on the Chatsworth Road

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