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Ox Tales poetry at the Slaughtered Lamb pub Review

26 Mar , 2009  

Ox Tales, a highlight of this month’s London Word Festival, was billed as an evening of “literary top-cuts and fleshy delights”, culminating in the aforementioned butchery demonstration.

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SPORT

Referees threatened by parents’ abuse at football matches

26 Mar , 2009  

Referees are refusing to supervise children’s football games because of the threat of abuse and intimidation from parents, Sunday league veterans have revealed.

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FEATURES, TOP STORY

Former Guantanamo Bay inmate speaks out

24 Mar , 2009  

Five years on from his release from the controversial US detention camp, a Hackney resident speaks about coming to terms with his traumatic experiences and struggling for recognition from the state.

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FEATURES, TOP STORY

Joe Dunthorne: Hackney’s scribbler on the roof

19 Mar , 2009  

He writes novels in a tube carriage. Critics compare him to J.D. Salinger and Adrian Mole. Joe Dunthorne shows Oliver Shah around his unusual office

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NEWS

De Beauvoir residents plagued by high-pitched noise

10 Mar , 2009  

Residents in De Beauvoir Town have been left sleepless as a mystery high-pitched noise continues day and night.

Council workers and electricians are bemused by the buzzing sound on a section of Northchurch Road.

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NEWS

Iain Sinclair criticises Hackney’s CCTV surveillance culture

10 Mar , 2009  

Author Iain Sinclair has launched a scathing attack on Hackney’s “Orwellian” CCTV culture, saying the borough’s taxpayers are being forced to “write a blank cheque” for their own surveillance.

Mr Sinclair said research he carried out for his latest book showed local money was being wasted on cameras and control room staff.

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NEWS

Site of first staging of Romeo and Juliet found in Hackney

10 Mar , 2009  

The theatre where William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet was first performed has been unearthed in Hackney.

Archaeologists from the Museum of London discovered the remains of a polygon-shaped playhouse in believed to have been built in 1576.

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NEWS

Musician Pete Doherty in surprise visit to Hackney play

9 Mar , 2009  

An audience at the Rosemary Branch theatre was starstruck when Babyshambles frontman Pete Doherty sauntered in casually swigging a pint of Guinness.

The former Libertines rocker took a seat to watch the opening scenes of Serendipity, a surreal hit from the Edinburgh Fringe that ran at the Rosemary Branch last week.

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NEWS

Caplan chosen to stand for Tories at general election

9 Mar , 2009  

Hackney North and Stoke Newington Conservatives have appointed communications executive Darren Caplan to fight Labour MP Diane Abbott at the next election.

Mr Caplan, 36, has campaigned with local activists in the constituency since last March and said he was “tremendously grateful” to win the nomination.

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NEWS

Pair charged with murder of Matalan’s Jamie Simpson

9 Mar , 2009  

Two men appeared in court today charged with the murder of Jamie Simpson, the 33-year-old Matalan store clerk who was stabbed to death in a robbery last year.

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