Welcome to ABQ, the bar bringing Breaking Bad to Shoreditch

17 Mar , 2016  

Everyone remembers the RV. Even if you’ve only watched the first episode with Walter White standing in a pair of unflattering white briefs as he pulls out a gun from his elastic waistband, you’ll remember Breaking Bad’s infamous RV. On walking up to Shoreditch’s answer to a Breaking Bad-style bar, it shouldn’t be surprising that […]

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Hackney Wick FC, a non-league club that inspire a community

16 Mar , 2016  

To the outside world, Hackney Wick FC may look like any other non-league football club. But the team is at the heart of a quiet revolution in how amateur clubs are run and interact with the local community.   Hackney Wick FC in the community This weekend, for example, the final home game of the […]

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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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Copper Box to host Billy Joe Saunders world title fight

15 Mar , 2016  

Billy Joe Saunders will make the first defence of his WBO middleweight title against Max Bursak at Hackney Wick’s Copper Box Arena on 9 April. Saunders (23-0, 12 KOs) won the title last December against Andy Lee, in what was billed as the first world title fight between two travellers. Saunders knocked Lee down twice […]

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Hackney WickED art prize winner mixes art and science

14 Mar , 2016  

Whoever says you can watch too much television clearly hasn’t met the winner of this year’s Hackney WickED art prize. Photographer turned painter, Mick Dean proves that sometimes the best ideas happen while watching TV.   After falling asleep in front of the box one evening, he awoke to a programme in which Professor Brian […]

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Pro wrestling


Women’s pro wrestling smacks down in London for the first time

9 Mar , 2016  

Women’s pro wrestling is coming to Hackney for the first event of its kind in London, writes Tal Fox When wrestling promoter Dann Read became a father to a baby girl he realised the sport he loved so much needed some serious changes. “When Emily and I had our daughter Winifred, we were looking around and seeing […]

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Shereka Marsh, who was fatally shot by her boyfriend a year ago.


Urswick School remembers teen victim of shooting one year on

24 Mar , 2015  

It has been a year since the tragic shooting of 15-year-old schoolgirl Shereka Marsh, but her school remembers and calls for greater strategies to tackle gun crime in the borough. Last Sunday saw the one-year anniversary of the death of Urswick student Shereka Marsh, who was fatally shot by her boyfriend at his home in […]

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Studios to let on Hackney Wick's Wallis Road, where the development is due to take place


Hackney Wick’s affordable housing crisis

19 Mar , 2015  

By Alice Johnston and Tom Witherow Residents of Hackney Wick have questioned the value of the Olympic legacy as hopes of cheap housing at the Wallis Road development were recently dashed. A councillor has raised concerns that not one of the 121 houses planned will be affordable. The original planning application made no allowance for […]

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Sophie Stamp and Fiona McAlear


Banksy’s old studios facing bleak future

12 Mar , 2015  

The owner of Banksy’s old studios has warned that the rooms could be converted into offices as early as 2017. “The end of Mother Studios” Joanna Hughes, who welcomed the street artist to her studios in the early noughties, says she will be priced out by the Stratford business boom. “They’re likely to turn it into […]

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Graffitit on Fish Island Hackney Wick. Image: Julian Osley


Local view: will developers cost Hackney Wick its soul?

16 Mar , 2014  

Would Hackney Wick really become a “soulless residential area” if developers moved in? The Hackney Post took to the streets to find out.

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