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Chats Palace launches new door funding drive

“We’ve got this big iron door which keeps locking us out,” says Samara Deen, marketing and administration assistant at Chats Palace. This Friday Chats Palace...

The story behind the ‘Stoke Newington History’ Twitter account

Since 2013 Amir Dotan has been running the 'Stoke Newington History' Twitter page, building it up to 4,000 followers. He tells his story, why he finds local history so interesting and the lessons he thinks we can learn.

Small business owners slam Hackney rent rises

Small businesses claimed this week that they were being forced out of Hackney by rent rises, telling the Mayor: “Rent rises are squeezing out...

Santander cycle hire launches ‘Zero Emissions’ project

The Santander cycle scheme has selected Hackney as one of the Borough's for its "Zero Emissions Network" scheme, which aims to reduce carbon emissions and improve air quality.

What a pitta! Hackney kebab shops narrowly miss out on awards

Two Hackney Kebab shops won prizes at the British Kebab Awards, an event which has gained profile in recent years, in the Best Delivery and Best Kebab Restaurant in North and West London categories.

Technology convicts child abuse vicar

Technology similar to that which was used by Stephen Hawking has been used to help convict a Hackney based vicar for a historic child sex offence.

Hackney Mayor joins lecturers on picket line

Philip Glanville, Labour Mayor of Hackney, joined a picket of striking university lecturers this morning to show his “solidarity”. The picket, outside Loughborough University’s...

This filmmaker is trying to secure rights for migrant children

Hackney-based filmmaker Sue Clayton presented a clip from her new documentary at an event in Dalston last night, and urged those attending to support...

Strong voices at Stand Up To Racism event

Hackney played host to a series of powerful voices on Monday night during a panel event in aid of a national anti-racism campaign. The five-person...

Artist Helena Cardow discusses her work, feminism and race

As I walk into the Creative Debuts exhibition in Shoreditch, titled ‘Empowerment,’ I am welcomed by women. Actual women, photographs of women, sculptures of...