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Harold Pinter portrait to help Hackney youth

March 26th, 2009 | by Etan Smallman
The portrait of Harold Pinter that hung above the desk on which he wrote his masterpieces is now up for auction to raise money for disadvantaged youth in...
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Hackney churchbells ring out Oranges and Lemons

March 25th, 2009 | by Etan Smallman
The nursery rhyme, Oranges and Lemons is being brought clang up to date by a composer who is recording the various London church bells of the popular rhyme, with local schoolchildren singing...
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Hackney churchbells ring out Oranges and Lemons

March 24th, 2009 | by Etan Smallman
Composer and director Benjamin Till tells Etan Smallman about his plan to record Oranges and Lemons using the church bells of St Leonard's in Shoreditch, along with all the other London bells featured in the rhyme - and local...
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Dalston bus diversions leave passengers frustrated

March 24th, 2009 | by Morwenna Coniam
Bus users in Dalston were left confused and frustrated this weekend after routes were diverted to make way for major road works....
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Hackney gems captured on Google Street View

March 24th, 2009 | by Etan Smallman
When Google launched its new Street View mapping facility last week, it expected users to enjoy its new "innovative street-level imagery" of 25 British...
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Leila Deen in ‘custardy’ for Peter Mandelson attack

March 14th, 2009 | by Etan Smallman
HACKNEY activist Leila Deen could have expected a tough interrogation when she was arrested for throwing green custard at business secretary Peter Mandelson this...
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Leila Deen talks about splatting Mandelson with green custard

March 12th, 2009 | by Etan Smallman
From custard to custody, Hackney local Leila Deen tells Etan Smallman why the environment is no laughing matter - and why she's happy to be basking in the...