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‘Terrible Football’ comes to the Hackney Downs

Hackney Downs has a new football club, and Lionel Messi need not apply. Open to all ability levels, the 'Terrible Football' team started training in...

Does ‘Murder Mile’ still deserve its name?

“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...

Mazi Mas, the restaurant giving migrant women work

Mazi Mas (“with us” in Greek) isn’t just a restaurant, it’s a community. The restaurant was founded by 28-year-old Nikandre Kopcke in honour of...

Worry over school places for pupils in Hackney

Children could be forced to leave the borough to stay in education unless new schools are built, it has been claimed. Council proposals for the...

Property guardian TV comedy filming in Hackney

Hackney is set to become the backdrop of a new Channel 4 comedy series about a group of property guardians who live in a disused...

Hackney Downs grandmother receives Pride of Britain award

A great grandmother who spent years driving out gangs and drug dealers from her crime-plagued Hackney estate has been honoured with a national award...

Russell Brand unveils mosaic

Popular comedian Russell Brand unveiled a Roman-inspired mosaic in Hackney Downs children’s park on Thursday. Mr Brand was on hand to unveil the mosaic, which...

Petition Launched for Zebra-Crossing on ‘Rat-Run’ Downs Road

A local man has launched a campaign to make Hackney Downs’ roads safer. Hackney Downs resident Jonathan Ashworth has launched an e-petition to get a...

Hackney Downs residents raise parking concerns

Hackney Downs residents have voiced their growing concerns over parking issues in the area. Residents of Benthal Road, which currently has no restrictions on parking,...

Ask Amy app reaches funding target

Ask Amy, a political app backed by Hackney Downs Labour councillor Anna-Joy Rickard, is set to be launched after meeting its crowdfunding target. Ms Rickard’s digital...