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Passing Clouds is Dalston’s best kept secret

Anything is possible at Passing Clouds art club, Dalston's best kept secret. Ben Hewitt visits the club and learns why its fans believe its presence is more vital than ever.

Eastenders star sues The Sun

Former Eastenders' star Mohammed George, who played Gus Smith in the popular TV soap for five years, has started a libel action against The Sun. The Hackney-born actor was labelled a "woman beater" by the newspaper after he was arrested in 2006 following a row with his partner Emma Archibald.

The Hounding of David Oluwale Review

The death of Nigerian immigrant David Oluwale is poignantly dramatised in Oladipo Agboluaje's adaptation showing at the Hackney Empire this week.

60 Seconds with Tony Grisoni

Hackney based screen writer, Tony Grisoni speaks to Clare Dickinson about Fear and Loathing in Las Vegan and the Channel 4 series Red Riding.

Hackney churchbells ring out Oranges and Lemons

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 along.

Dalston bus diversions leave passengers frustrated

Bus users in Dalston were left confused and frustrated this weekend after routes were diverted to make way for major road works.

Hackney gems captured on Google Street View

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 cities.

Hackney athletes’ training ground not up to scratch

East End councils have not done enough to nurture athletics talent ahead of the Olympics, the Head Coach of Victoria Harriers Athletics Club has claimed.

Anti-BNP campaign launched

AN EXTENSIVE campaign has been launched to stop the British National Party winning a seat in June's European Parliamentary elections.

Lingerie is a thriving business in Hackney

Some women binge on chocolates. Others watch hours of chick flicks. But in North Hackney, women are beating the credit-crunch blues by stocking up on brand name bras.