FEATURES

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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NEWS

Hackney students in Clapton pond clean up

15 Nov , 2013  

A group of Hackney students urged their fellow residents not to litter as they cleaned Clapton pond earlier this month.

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Police crime

NEWS

Police investigate two stabbings in Lower Clapton

21 Mar , 2013  

The two victims – who cannot be named for legal reasons – were taken to an east London hospital.

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SPORT

Basketball stars bag bronze

18 Mar , 2013  

Clapton Girls’ Academy put on a brave show to come third in the girls’ schools basketball tournament at the Balfour Beatty London Youth Games.

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MONEY

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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ARTS, NEWS, WHAT'S ON

Tramshed turned into art pad

1 Nov , 2012  

Two artists have transformed a 200-year-old tramshed in Clapton into a gallery, studio and project space.

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FEATURES, NEWS

Hip-hop replacement: Zumba for older people

19 Mar , 2012  

Clapton’s grannies have been getting down and dirty with a new exercise craze.

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NEWS, TOP STORY

UPDATE: Woman killed in collision on Lower Clapton Road is named

14 Mar , 2011  

Rose Elizabeth Furlong was knocked down by a 22-wheel LaFarge lorry at around 10.30am as she was crossing the road.

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NEWS

Agnes’ death caught on camera

10 Mar , 2011  

The fatal shooting of an innocent teenage girl was caught on CCTV cameras, footage shown to an Old Bailey jury confirmed on Tuesday.

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