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A buoyant café culture is emerging in some of Hackney’s poorest areas as trendy new eateries open up amongst council estates. Ex-fat cats, musicians and hipsters are moving in to take advantage of cheaper rents and a fresh cultural perspective away from hotspots like Hoxton and Shoreditch.
Police say they aware of issue and have taken measures to catch thieves.
Recovering addicts have begun Lent by embarking on an art project that will culminate in an exhibition at Easter.
Strippers, lawyers and a parish vicar are demanding a review of Hackney Council's ban on sex establishments. Bill Parry-Davies, a solicitor representing local strip clubs, said the terms of the ban are ambiguous, meaning some clubs owners are unsure whether they can stay in business.
EDF apologise for the second power-cut in three weeks as businesses suffer.
Local screenprinter Mr Gresty talks to The Hackney Post about his new exhibition.