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Shoreditch bouncers caught in homophobic abuse incident

24 Mar , 2017  

Bouncers in Shoreditch have been caught on camera directing homophobic abuse at a London DJ after forcibly ejecting him from a club. Doormen at the electronic music venue Basing House made homophobic jokes on Saturday about Rutare Savage, from Tooting Broadway, when he asked why he’d been thrown out. In video given to the Hackney […]

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Stoke Newington School under threat from funding cuts

23 Mar , 2017  

London schools are facing the largest cuts since the 1970s, according to a National Union of Teachers (NUT) representative. Andrew Baisley, who spoke on behalf of the NUT, stated at a meeting last night at Stoke Newington School that there was a projected 16% increase in London schools’ number of pupils in just over five […]

Police wear ody-worn cameras

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EXCLUSIVE: Hackney police to roll out body-worn cameras for all officers within a month

23 Mar , 2017  

Hackney police have confirmed that they are planning to supply all response officers with body-worn cameras in the next three weeks, in a move that follows the neighbouring boroughs of Camden and Islington. Speaking exclusively to the Hackney Post, MPS Hackney said that, although they could not confirm the date, they are aiming for 10 […]

Andrew Holligan's photos of Dalston in the 80s

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Dalston in the 80s: an interview with Andrew Holligan

23 Mar , 2017  

As anyone who lived or even stepped foot in Dalston back in the day will tell you the area has changed immeasurably over recent years. It’s gone from being a place that many considered a no-go zone to an artistic hub to one of London’s most desirable and trendy postcodes and now, depending on who […]

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Homerton doctor was first on the scene at the Westminster attack despite being off duty

22 Mar , 2017  

Updated Thursday 23 March An off-duty doctor from Homerton University Hospital was one of the first on the scene at the Westminster terrorist attack. Dr Jeeves Wijesuriya was the first doctor on the scene after the terrorist attack at Westminster yesterday. The junior doctor had been attending an interview nearby. He told Buzzfeed: “I heard […]

A Club Rub BDSM event in Hackney

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Successful fetish club has a final blowout

22 Mar , 2017  

Fetishists will have a last chance to come out and play on April 1 when Club Rub is holding an event to mark its closure. This will be the last time Club Rub, usually on Hackney Road, opens its doors. The event, in the City of London, will include the Annual Rubber Awards: prizes will be […]

Vortex Jazz Club

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Review: Vortex Jazz Quartet

22 Mar , 2017  

London is home to some of the most famous jazz clubs in the world. So what can the contemporary Vortex in Dalston offer fans and musicians? Jazz is an intimate genre and even the largest of clubs can feel downright claustrophobic if the right act is playing. The Vortex Jazz Quartet manage just that, making […]

Columbia Road Flower Market

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7 ways to treat your mum in Hackney this Mother’s Day

22 Mar , 2017  

It’s almost time to spoil your mum with a day just for her, to say thank you for the efforts she makes to spoil you every other day of the year. That’s right, Mother’s Day is just around the corner, and this Sunday there will be no excuse for a lack of organisation. We understand […]

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‘All Stars’ scheme targets next generation of Hackney cricketers

21 Mar , 2017  

England stars Michael Vaughan and Jonny Bairstow were on hand to inspire the next generation of Hackney cricketers at the launch of an England and Wales Cricket Board initiative at the Olympic Park on Monday. The All Stars Cricket programme aims to get more than 50,000 children between the ages of five and eight taking […]

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Man charged with murder of toddler son

21 Mar , 2017  

A 33-year-old father has been charged with the murder of his one-year-old son and the attempted murder of his daughter, also one. Bidhya Sagar Das, who lives with his family in a top floor flat on Wilberforce Road, Hackney, was remanded in custody after a 20-hour manhunt in the Finsbury Park area yesterday. He was […]