Clubbers march to save Hackney’s nightlife

23 Oct , 2016  

Hundreds of people calling on the government to protect UK nightlife culture descended on Hackney’s streets on Saturday afternoon. The Hackney Post spoke to demonstrators at the rally. Paul Nichols, a 50-year-old music magazine editor, feared that the closure of nightclubs would be a loss of a safe space for people to enjoy music in […]

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stop and search



17 Mar , 2016  

Police have made no apologies for stop and search tactics that mean more black people are stopped than any other ethnicity in Hackney. They also claimed young people were happy to be stopped if they knew an operation was “intelligence-led”. Speaking at a council meeting on Monday night, Hackney Police’s Chief Inspector of Operations Simon Crick gave figures that […]

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Car bursts into flames at Old Street roundabout

12 Mar , 2016  

A car dramatically caught fire and burst into flames at Old Street roundabout last Tuesday, as dozens of bystanders looked on. Dozens of pedestrians gathered to witness the incident at around 10pm on Wednesday, which was tended to by fire crews from the nearby Shoreditch Fire Station, who speedily put out the blaze. A501 Old Street […]

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Rape and hate crimes skyrocket in Hackney

10 Mar , 2016  

The number of reported rapes in Hackney has skyrocketed in the last 12 months, with the increase far outstripping the London average. Analysis by Hackney Post reveals that the number of offences shot up by a startling 26 per cent in the 12 months up to January 2016 – nearly three times the average London […]

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Junior doctors’ strike: what Hackney’s medics, patients and hospitals said

9 Mar , 2016  

Junior doctors in Hackney walked out at 8am today as part of a nationwide 48 hour strike over the terms of a new “unfair and unsafe” contract. Protesters led by the British Medical Association gathered at Homerton University Hospital, the main health unit in the borough, as passing ambulances, buses and cars regularly honked their […]

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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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Lardo restaurant


The 5 best Italian restaurants in Hackney

9 Mar , 2016  

We’ve already listed the best restaurants and best brunches in Hackney, but have you got a hankering for some Italian grub? Here’s our selection focused on the finest the borough can offer. 1) Bella Vita This Italian restaurant opened in 2009 in Broadway Market and offers a mixed menu with classic Italian dishes and contemporary twists. Bella […]

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LIFESTYLE, Photos & Video

10 unmissable photos of cute dogs in Hackney

4 Mar , 2016  

Here are 10 photos of cute dogs in Hackney we rounded up for your enjoyment. These happy snaps are sure to make your day. We start with this happy pooch, giving us good vibes all around.  This is Monica #puppyruby made a little friend today at #haggerstonpark #ckcs #megwalkslondon A post shared by Meg Porter (@megdesign) on […]

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homelessness is rising in Hackney


Hackney homelessness up by a third

3 Mar , 2016  

Homelessness has increased by 32% in Hackney since June 2014 and the borough now has the third highest percentage of homeless people in England, government figures have shown. The latest figures say 279 people are homeless and in “priority need” in Hackney. A homeless person is considered “in priority need” if they are pregnant, have […]

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The house in Clissold Park. Photo: David Knowles.


These amazing photos of Hackney parks will make you swoon

1 Mar , 2016  

We reckon Hackney has some of the most beautiful parks in London. So sit back, relax and enjoy our pick of photos from the top 7 parks in the borough. With skittish deer, languorous streams and a beautiful old house you’ll never want to leave Clissold Park   As one of Hackney’s best loved parks, it’s difficult to know where […]

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