YouTube threatens future of Clapton Beauty Parlour

18 Mar , 2016  

Clapton Beauty Parlour has survived both the Blitz and modern Hackney’s gentrification during the eighty-six years since it opened. But in the era of YouTube Marcia Manning, the daughter of the parlour’s founder Emmanuel Manning, is not sure how long the salon can survive. A family business Ms Manning believes the salon’s success is founded […]

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Can Meg Hillier throw her shade further than Diane Abbott?

23 Mar , 2015  

Last week we showed you Diane Abbott’s best shade-throwing moments. We wondered if Hackney South and Shoreditch MP Meg Hillier could compete with her death stare… Hillier is a little more reserved when it comes to shade: Some might say she’s a bit camera shy…   But she’s still had some sassy moments. Like when she […]

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Mum dances for dosh in London Fields

11 Nov , 2014  

YouTube disco diva Sarah Coakley has raised almost £400 for BBC Children in Need by dancing non-stop in London Fields for four hours. The 47-year-old from Teddington boogied in the park on Saturday afternoon to raise money for disadvantaged children and young people across the UK. So far, Sarah has raised £385 through her dance-athon […]

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A woman and a man sit at a wooden table, performing complex Irish dance moves with both hands


New Irish Dance show is ‘Up & Over’ Riverdance

17 Mar , 2011  

Set to get the Hackney Empire toe tapping and hand slapping on Friday night, the show’s main feature is two former Riverdance stars performing Irish dancing with their hands to electro-pop music.

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