Chef lives on breadline to prove it can be done healthily

24 Nov , 2016  

A chef is reducing his personal weekly food spend to £20, to publicise a new healthy eating charity in Haggerston. Steve Wilson, 30, is a co-founder of Make Kit, a charity which sells subsidised healthy recipe kits to poor families for £1.25 a meal. The scheme will be launched in Fellows Court, Haggerston, before Mr […]



Iain Sinclair takes us deeper overground

18 Mar , 2016  

Hannah Lawrence talks to Hackney author Iain Sinclair about his 15-hour walk of the London Overground, which will form part of a film to be shown this summer at the East End Film Festival. Walking the length of Hackney to get to Iain Sinclair’s house, a few streets down from Haggerston station, seems a fitting […]

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Suspected World War Two shell found in Haggerston

14 Mar , 2016  

A suspected World War Two shell was discovered in Haggerston today by a group of builders. The workmen from Angel C Developments were renovating a property in Albion Drive when they discovered what they initially thought was an unexploded bomb but was actually an “inert shell”. The builders put the shell into a skip in […]

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MONEY, Photos & Video

What do Hackney businesses want from George Osborne’s budget?

8 Mar , 2016  

As George Osborne prepares his red box for his eighth budget next week, small businesses are waiting to see what the Chancellor has up his sleeve for this year. Mr Osborne has so far kept his cards close to his chest– apart from showing his hand on pension reform before folding on Sunday night– but many commentators expect […]

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Poll shows Haggerston residents want bathhouse reopened

26 Nov , 2015  

Almost nine in 10 Haggerston residents want their local Victorian bathhouse restored to a swimming pool, a recent poll has revealed. The bathhouse has been derelict since 2000 amid council cuts and the spiralling costs of maintenance, which have derailed plans to restore it to its original purpose. A survey last week showed that 86 per […]

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Pop-up to help the homeless opens

20 Nov , 2015  

A pop-up shop in aid of homeless people has sold £3,000 worth of goods in its first three days. Customers at the Haggerston shop are able to buy products such as jackets and umbrellas for homeless people, and the items are distributed by the non-profit company to those who need them. Crack + Cider was opened this November […]

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Fire alarm anger falls on deaf ears

8 Oct , 2015  

Hackney residents have lashed out at Transport for London after a faulty fire alarm at Haggerston station was activated in the middle of the night and played on a loop for half an hour. One local told Hackney Post that it was the 10th time this year the alarm had gone off and described living […]

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“Faggerston” – Hackney’s newest LGBT hotspot

20 Mar , 2015  

Credit: Holly Revell By Miranda Larbi and Nicola Slawson Halfway between the glitzy metropolis of Shoreditch and the cool but distinctly grimy environs of Dalston lies no man’s land. But free from hipsters and burger shacks, this part of Kingland Road is gradually becoming a destination in itself, helped by the arrival of a Motown-playing, […]

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6 best LGBT hotspots in Hackney

17 Mar , 2015  

Has there ever been a better time to be queer in Hackney? This might seem like an odd question to ask with two LGBT favourites in the area, The Joiners’ Arms on Hackney Road and The Nelson’s Head on Horatio Street, both closing their doors in the past few months. But in many ways Hackney’s […]

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An image of the Abigail's Party pop-up set.


‘Abigail’s Party’ pops up in Haggerston

16 Mar , 2015  

If you’re looking for a slice of nostalgia in Hackney this week, the Abigail’s Party pop-up in Haggerston is the place to be. Inspired by Mike Leigh’s classic play Abigail’s Party, The Art of Dining’s delightful pop-up transports you back to the 1970s, with its sophisticatedly shabby decor and deliciously retro menu. The Rose Lipman […]

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