MONEY

First-time buyers boost Hackney housing market

12 Mar , 2009  

A flood of first-time buyers onto the market is helping house sales in Hackney buck national trends, say estate agents.

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ARTS

Fergus Craig, the new king of comedy for the Hackney Empire

12 Mar , 2009  

Emma Thompson stored hers beside her bath until it started to tarnish, and Susan Sarandon has an entire awards shelf in her guest bathroom. So it seems that Fergus Craig, Hackney’s rising star of the stage and screen, is already in A-list company.

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NEWS

Climate change protestor Leila Deen arrested

9 Mar , 2009  

Climate change protester Leila Deen has been arrested following an incident in which Business Secretary Lord Mandelson was covered in green custard.

The Hackney-based campaigner attended a central London police station on Saturday in relation to the attack.

Scotland Yard confirmed that Ms Deen, 29, visited the station this weekend “by arrangement”.

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