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Feminist party fields first council candidate

Harini Iyengar from the Women’s Equality Party is standing for Hackney Council for the first time.

Surprise band promotion shocks Dalston

Dalston stunt by KLF band creates surprise.

SMEs in Dalston face struggle to survive

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...

Theo Llewellyn goes from Sainsbury’s to The Voice

A supermarket worker from Homerton will trade stacking shelves for the spotlight this weekend in a bid to secure a place on the live...

Sustainable juicing company launches crowdfunding campaign

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...

VIDEO: Burley Fisher Books is Dalston’s first independent bookshop in five...

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...

Arcola theatre hosts comedy festival for Calais refugees

The current migrant crisis is no laughing matter, but a theatre in Dalston is hosting a “heroic” event to help those in need through...

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

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...

DripApp for coffee addicts is ‘Oyster card’ of cafés

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...

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

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...