Ultimate Frisbee flies at Curve

14 Mar , 2016  

There is a flying saucer whizzing through the grey March sky above Victoria Park. But there are no little green men under it. Just 14 pairs of football boots pounding the damp grass underfoot in its pursuit. They have gathered for a game of ultimate Frisbee, a competitive version of the perennial hippy favourite. The […]

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The urban beekeepers protecting the ecology

12 Mar , 2016  

For some people, the sound of buzzing bees instils fear, panic and crazed swatting. With the British bee population plummeting, you may not miss that hum around your picnic in Victoria Park this summer. But without it there may be no picnic at all. There are already three species of bees that have become extinct […]

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An image of running shoes in a marathon.


Hackney’s best running routes

26 Mar , 2015  

With the Hackney Half Marathon getting ever closer, it’s time to get into training, but it can be hard to motivate yourself when you’re competing for pavement space with curmudgeonly commuters who are late for the 08:47 to Crawley. We know you love running over here at the Hackney Post, so we decided to check out three […]

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Hackney’s Top 5 Parks and Gardens

24 Mar , 2015  

You might not think of Hackney as a haven for greenery, but the borough is actually home to the largest expanse of green spaces in inner London. From vast recreational grounds to small, leafy hideaways, Hackney’s parks hold seventeen Green Flag awards between them. It all adds up to a lot of space where you […]

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Where's Wally Charity Ru Credits: Nicola Slawson and Miranda Larbi


Hundreds of Wallies descend on Victoria Park in charity fun run

22 Mar , 2015  

By Nicola Slawson and Miranda Larbi Where’s Wally fans dressed up as hundreds of Wallies and descended on Victoria Park this morning to raise money for the Literacy Trust. Everyone from nans to nippers took part in the Where’s Wally fun run, running, walking or dancing around a five or ten kilometre route. Wallies Everywhere […]

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Cricket net


Victoria Park cricket nets deemed a “death trap”

28 Mar , 2014  

Victoria Park cricket nets due to be repaired

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Victoria Park


Businesses enraged over Victoria Park village parking restrictions

26 Mar , 2014  

Businesses in Victoria Park village say they weren’t consulted by the council on new parking restrictions…

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Where's Wally fun run


Bunch of Wallys go for a run

18 Mar , 2014  

Over 1,200 people took part in the second annual ‘Where’s Wally?’ fun run in Victoria Park on Sunday, raising over £67,000 for the National Literacy Trust. The runners set off at 11am under bright sunshine and warm temperatures, with two thirds opting to run the 10K race, with the running the 5K distance. Amongst the 5K […]

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Still from 'The Runners' film


Victoria Park video goes viral

1 Dec , 2013  

A documentary about runners in Victoria Park has become a global hit.

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Hackney home to London’s fastest-growing house prices

14 Nov , 2013  

Gentrification in Hackney is leaving local residents locked out of the housing market, a new report suggests. Savills estate agents found that Hackney was home to four of the five wards with the fastest-growing house prices in London. The £350,000 to £400,000 price bracket has seen rises of up to 30 percent in the borough […]

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