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Siôn Williams, partner in low-alcohol-bar popup 177 Morning Ln Hackney London E8 290416 © DavidAltheer [at] gmail.com

Eat, drink and be merry in Hackney… and sober

A LOW-ALCOHOL popup in a stylish venue is just what some of us drink lovers have been secretly craving — and one opened in Homerton ...

Sir David Attenborough prepares for press conf @ official London Wildlife Trust opening of Woodberry Wetlands 226 Lordship Road, Stoke Newington N16 5HQ 300416 © DavidAltheer [at] gmail.com

Revived 200 years on: the Woodberry wonder

OVER THE LAST few weeks Woodberry Wetlands has become the most-publicised nature reserve in the land but until recently only invited bird-watchers were allowed to ...

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D for dance hall: East London blitzes the 1940s

NEVER MIND that approximately coinciding a Blitz party with the anniversary of D-Day shows a shaky grasp of wartime history, the annual event has become a fun ...

Riba chairman (??) launches Bespoke Access Awards 2016 at House of Lords 140416 © DavidAltheer [at] gmail.com

Hackneyites, a neat hotel idea could win you £20k

HACKNEY CREATIVES, the borough’s reputation for innovation is at stake. One, or several, of you is here requested to come up with a design to ...

Amazing discovery made at Dalston Kingsland station

Amazing discovery made at Dalston Kingsland

IT’S OFFICIAL: scientists have found that the centre of the universe is Dalston. Look, the sign above shows a boffin with telescope. Proof, eh? The ...

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Play it again, Weavers: playspace gets makeover

A FIRM of structural engineers is to give a makeover to a popular play space that has fallen into the kind of state you’d expect ...

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Barking smart? TV calls Dalston and Stokey dogs

YOUR DOG is highly intelligent, right? Anyone who doesn’t know that has only to ask you, yes? If so, TV company Princess Productions, which is ...

Pickles: Nicholson Boyd in just-opened Pickles pizza-grocery 43 Kingsland Hi St Dalston Hackney London E8 2JS 140416 © DavidAltheer [at] gmail.com

In a Pickle about the gentrification of Hackney

UNTIL A FEW weeks ago 43 Kingsland High Street was a pound shop selling cheap goods to the poor. Now it is in effect a concept ...

St Matthias Youth Club, 101 Dalston Lane, Hackney E8 1NH © David.Altheer[at]gmail.com

Developers see flats future for Dalston youth club

A HACKNEY YOUTH club may be forced out of its home by property developers out to make a huge profit from its prime site. The ...

Cardinal Pole students (PR pic)

Hackney students put their best into the borough

THE YOUNG are our future, and if the altruism and energy of students at BSix College  and Cardinal Pole are a guide, England will be in ...

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Siôn Williams, partner in low-alcohol-bar popup 177 Morning Ln Hackney London E8 290416 © DavidAltheer [at] gmail.com

Eat, drink and be merry in Hackney… and sober

A LOW-ALCOHOL popup in a stylish venue is just what some of us drink lovers have been secretly craving — and one opened in Homerton ...

Riba chairman (??) launches Bespoke Access Awards 2016 at House of Lords 140416 © DavidAltheer [at] gmail.com

Hackneyites, a neat hotel idea could win you £20k

HACKNEY CREATIVES, the borough’s reputation for innovation is at stake. One, or several, of you is here requested to come up with a design to ...

Pickles: Nicholson Boyd in just-opened Pickles pizza-grocery 43 Kingsland Hi St Dalston Hackney London E8 2JS 140416 © DavidAltheer [at] gmail.com

In a Pickle about the gentrification of Hackney

UNTIL A FEW weeks ago 43 Kingsland High Street was a pound shop selling cheap goods to the poor. Now it is in effect a concept ...

St Matthias Youth Club, 101 Dalston Lane, Hackney E8 1NH © David.Altheer[at]gmail.com

Developers see flats future for Dalston youth club

A HACKNEY YOUTH club may be forced out of its home by property developers out to make a huge profit from its prime site. The ...

Lonfieldslove: 160814 © DavidAltheer[at]gmail.com

We can be an ‘ironic’ republic says hip Hackney

HACKNEY is to restyle itself “the Home of the Hipsters”. In a move that will reopen arguments about gentrification, the council is to replace its logo, ...

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Summer brings in an East London festival

AN EAST LONDON Fringe Festival… you might wonder that it’s not been thought of before. In a way it has, in various forms, but promoter ...

Hiatus for FARM:shop, 20 Dalston Lane, Hackney E8 3AZ © DavidAltheer[at]gmail.com

New crop of ideas follow Dalston farm’s fallowing

FANS OF THE FARM:shop worried by its closure can relax: the Dalston Lane innovation is having a makeover and will reopen this spring 2016. Five ...