SMEs in Dalston face struggle to survive

17 Mar , 2016  

Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Dalston may not survive if the government does not increase spending, the financial director of Hackney Co-Operative Developments has said. Anthonia Onigbode, the financial director of Hackney Co-Operative Developments, said: “The government are not interested in helping SMEs. “They keep advertising that they’re [supporting] small businesses, but in reality, […]

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Theo Llewellyn goes from Sainsbury’s to The Voice

16 Mar , 2016  

A supermarket worker from Homerton will trade stacking shelves for the spotlight this weekend in a bid to secure a place on the live shows of The Voice. Theo Llewellyn, who works night shifts at Sainsbury’s in Dalston, is one of 22 singers left in the BBC reality singing competition. “The whole experience has been […]

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Sustainable juicing company launches crowdfunding campaign

16 Mar , 2016  

A Hackney Wick drinks company has launched a crowdfunding campaign which aims to extend their environmentally-friendly approach across the country. Rejuce, founded in 2012 by Thomas Fletcher, collects perfectly edible fruits and vegetables destined to be thrown away and turns them into fresh juices. Recently, business has been booming faster than Fletcher can manage. Sustainable […]

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ARTS, FEATURES, Photos & Video

VIDEO: Burley Fisher Books is Dalston’s first independent bookshop in five years. We meet the owner

15 Mar , 2016  

Burley Fisher Books is the first independent bookshop to open in Dalston for over five years. We sat down with owner Sam Fisher to talk about his new venture two weeks after it opened. [embedyt][/embedyt] Featured image credit: Ayman Al-Juzi Like our page on Facebook, follow us on Twitter or Instagram.

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Arcola theatre hosts comedy festival for Calais refugees

10 Mar , 2016  

The current migrant crisis is no laughing matter, but a theatre in Dalston is hosting a “heroic” event to help those in need through comedy. The Crew for Calais Festival is a week of entertainment aimed at raising money for refugees from around the world stuck in squalid conditions just miles away from the English […]

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‘One in twenty’ school children in Hackney miss out on secondary school places

3 Mar , 2016  

One in twenty Hackney school children have failed to gain a place at any of their top six secondary school choices. On Tuesday, hundreds of families in the borough found out their children’s secondary school places for this autumn. School Children without places Speaking to the Hackney Post, a teacher at a primary school in […]

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DripApp for coffee addicts is ‘Oyster card’ of cafés

2 Mar , 2016  

Take a walk along Kingsland Road or around the trendy parts of Stoke Newington and you’ll probably find yourself spoilt for choice for independent coffee shops, and now DripApp could enhance your experience. Many of these artisan coffee shops are now becoming early adopters of DripApp, an app for iPhone and Android that allows users […]

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International Women’s Day running tour celebrates Hackney’s feminist past

2 Mar , 2016  

Simon Cole has been doing walking tours of Hackney since 2012. Unusually, for a man’s-man who also works as a personal trainer and fitness journalist, his roster includes a feminist tour of the area, focusing on the life of local icon Mary Wollstonecraft. For International Women’s Day 2016, next Tuesday 8 March, Simon is taking […]

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Dalston food waste cafe crowdfunds to survive winter

20 Nov , 2015  

A restaurant in Hackney that turns surplus food into tasty meals has launched a crowdfunding campaign to prepare its building for winter. Save the Date, on Abbott Street in Dalston, currently requires a roof and four new walls to remain open during the winter. The owners have so far raised £1,500 as part of a 30-day campaign […]

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Sex workers seek community support

13 Nov , 2015  

Sex workers need more support from local communities, said an organiser of the Sex Worker Film Festival in Dalston on Sunday. The organiser, who asked not to be named, said allies in the community were essential to protect sex workers from marginalisation. “We don’t want people to speak for us,” she said, “but then also […]

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