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Hackney postie Diane sends a broadside to TNT

HACKNEY MP Diane Abbott has launched a blistering attack on a rival mail service. The member for Hackney North and Stoke Newington told Parliament that TNT Post was ...

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Is Dalston Kingsland station plan on right lines?

THE REDESIGN of Dalston Kingsland has been unveiled. Network Rail wants to replace one of the ugliest, user-unfriendliest stations in northeast London with, uhm, well, see ...

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From looted Hackney to the lawns of privilege

FROM HACKNEY to Cambridge is not far but for Michael Ha it has been a “fantastic journey”. The son of migrants from China who endured ...

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Up the junction, man stabbed at Dalston garden

A MAN has been stabbed outside Dalston Curve Garden, not far from the junction. On Monday 14 July 2014 just after 8pm the London Ambulance Service ...

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Let’s see the Lego show – at Brick Lane, natch

AN EXHIBITION claimed to be one of the world’s 10 must-sees is coming to Brick Lane. Its promoters say it has already attracted millions of ...

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Hey, Mum, here’s me from Hackney with Gaultier

GROW UP IN Hackney and get a free trip to Paris and the chance to chat with the great fashionista Jean Paul Gaultier. Sounds like ...

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Huge knives cut out from Hackney streets

FIVE GUNS are among the hundreds of knives dumped in a bin at a church in Clapton. Samurai swords were also collected at the amnesty ...

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A showing for Hackney’s next talent generation

TWO HACKNEY primaries have combined to stage a Best of British concert of “music and dance from the 60s to now”. It could be just ...

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Tattoo who… is this is a Dalston signifier?

A TATTOO STUDIO opening in Hackney sounds, well, tatty… hardly news. But there is much about the shop that’s just opened in Dalston Lane, that clicks ...

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Peabody rents unaffordable, says Hackney Mayor

AN ASTONISHING attack on one of the biggest and most respected housing housing providers in London has been made by the Mayor of Hackney. Jules ...

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Hamlets and Hackney named new rental hotspots

SIGNS OF sanity are appearing in the London property market. The asking prices of sellers are showing a fall, albeit a tiny fall, throughout the ...

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Hackney farmer makes his pitch in Dalston

WHEN YOU’RE a son of the soil living in the heart of hipster London, your mind occasionally turns to the turn of the sod, the ...

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Multimillion fiasco of Dalston’s bizarre bus depot

A SMART-LOOKING little bus pootles cheerily around northeast London, along a winding route between Bromley-by-Bow and Dalston Junction. Except the 488 does not stop at Dalston Junction ...

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Crossrail builds an island for the wild East Enders

ON THE EASTERN edge of London an island is being built. As the constructors of the Crossrail scheme dig up thousands of tonnes of soil  ...

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Dalston restaurateur creates saucy line in Tweets

GILBERT AND GEORGE dine at his restaurant every evening and Christopher Lee, Damon Albarn, Alex Kapranos, Paloma Faith, Hussein Chalayan, Diane Abbott, Erdem, Paul Whitehouse ...

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How Eda aims to be bags ahead in Hackney Road

HACKNEY ROAD has long been known for furniture and leather goods, so when Dalston-raised designer Eda Tayfur was creating a range of handbags, she set out to ...

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Going underground: TfL pops up in Tech City

UNDERNEATH Old Street roundabout, above, does not seem the most enticing retail location. Transport for London (TfL) and offshoot London Underground (LU) disagree: they have ...