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View south from Sledge Tower Dalston E8 towards City of London @ southern end of Kingsland Rd July 2013 © david.altheer@gmail.com

Hackney group gets £50,000 boost to fight crime

A CLUB set up to counter gang violence on housing estates in Shoreditch and other parts of Hackney has been boosted by a grant of ...

Peregrine McCafferty films busker Michael Gregovich in Dalston for promo video for Mikey's music CD 190314 © david.altheer@gmail.com

Video, CD, TV: it’s all a-go-go for E8’s top busker

BUSKER to Kingsland Shopping Centre by public demand, Michael “Mikey” Gregovich, has finally made a CD – and a film-maker is making a video to ...

Geffrye museum Shoreditch, London 190414 © david.altheer@gmail.com

Hackney’s Geffrye saves pub in revamped revamp

STILL REELING from the failure of its revamp scheme with both the public and local authority, the Geffrye museum has revealed how it will retain ...

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Grub a bite, or bite a grub, in London Fields

YUM-YUM, it’s grub time. But, hullo, what exactly is on the plate? Exactly that, grubs – insects reared in the Netherlands specifically for human consumption, ...

Silicon Milk Roundabout @ Shoreditch May 2013

Shoreditch: where Tech City broadband is sloooow

TECH CITY is the pride of both the Government and Hackney council yet it has some of the lowest broadband speeds in the country. It should ...

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A bright star rises up from Hackney’s outer limits

IMDB is known for its no-nonsense descriptions of movies, TV shows and actors, but above all accuracy. Yet it slipped up with Michaela Coel. “He ...

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Arresting sights at a school in north Hackney

PICTURE THE orderly streets of Stamford Hill, about as suburban as Hackney gets, on a spring day. Nippy, yet still ripe with the optimism of ...

Silicon Milk Roundabout, the kind of event that has helped to put Shoreditch on the world creative-industries map © david.altheer@gmail.com

How trips to Texas pay off for hi-tech Hackney

A WORLD-RENOWNED technology and innovation festival is coming to Hackney next summer. That is how the Mare Street media team spun the news that something ...

Damian Lewis with the Freedom of the City of London for outstanding achievements in acting and in the Guildhall with Helen McCrory, his actress wife. Supplied pic.

Free reading: Damian Lewis does Shakespeare

WHO SAID Shakespeare is boring? Millions of schoolchildren, of course. But they grow up and some of them have probably enjoyed Damian Lewis in Homeland. ...

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Will Mobstr laugh all the way to the Banksy?

MOBSTR is one of the many street artists in London who prompts art buyers to wonder: Will he/she be the next Banksy with his six-figure ...

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Geffrye museum Shoreditch, London 190414 © david.altheer@gmail.com

Hackney’s Geffrye saves pub in revamped revamp

STILL REELING from the failure of its revamp scheme with both the public and local authority, the Geffrye museum has revealed how it will retain ...

Silicon Milk Roundabout @ Shoreditch May 2013

Shoreditch: where Tech City broadband is sloooow

TECH CITY is the pride of both the Government and Hackney council yet it has some of the lowest broadband speeds in the country. It should ...

Silicon Milk Roundabout, the kind of event that has helped to put Shoreditch on the world creative-industries map © david.altheer@gmail.com

How trips to Texas pay off for hi-tech Hackney

A WORLD-RENOWNED technology and innovation festival is coming to Hackney next summer. That is how the Mare Street media team spun the news that something ...

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Mr Street Feast cooks up a new Haggy venture

A VARIATION on the Street Feast concept – lots of activity but more floor levels and lots of  variation – is the latest project of ...

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East End homes a hit in London – and Asia

IN LONDON they queued for five hours and in Singapore buyers from around East Asia joined in the frenzy – all to reserve a bit ...

Hackney town hall Mare St London E8 2014 © david.altheer@gmail.com

Hackney raids the businesses that cheat staff

A JOINT operation by Hackney Council and Revenue and Customs has found that one in four businesses visited is not paying their staff the national ...

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Feeling brave? Free rollapaluza in Shoreditch

MAD CYCLISTS – and, yes, some of us are sane – will want to nip to Shoreditch tomorrow Friday 14 March 2014 for a free ...