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Anatolian fete Clissold Park Stoke Newington Lon N16 © david.altheer@gmail.com

A lively and tasty touch of the Mediterranean comes to the green spaces of Stoke Newington

MORE THAN 10 years ago, a small group of people sat down together to plan what has become probably’s the biggest free celebration of Turkish ...

AbneyPark: ruined cemetery chapel Stoke Newington Lon N16 OLH 25 Feb 2012

Rare fly Cockney is rediscovered in the dead centre of old Stoke Newington, London N16

A RARE HOVERFLY thought to have disappeared from London has been rediscovered in Stoke Newington. Pocota personata was identified by Dalston’s Russell Miller in Abney Park ...

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The 158-year-old tin tabernacle of Hackney is to go under the auctioneer’s online hammer

THE LITTLE corrugated-iron church, above, in Hackney is to go to auction with a guide price of less than £2 million. Erected for Presbyterians in 1858, ...

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Eel meet again… you can help this Cockney staple through the watercourses of Hackney

EELS ARE a part of East End culture: even vegetarian incomers have heard of F Cooke and other classic eel-and-pie shops. But for the last ...

Cops at Norton Folgate in City of London © DavidAltheer[at]gmail.com

Shoreditch team says it is hippest in London

WHEN A WASPISH gossip column quotes you saying you’re “London’s sole hipster property agent”, you better be on trend. After all, City Spy appears in ...

Sheku, L, and siblings Kanneh-Mason family musicians @ St Paul’s church Stoke Newington London 130216 © DavidAltheer[at]gmail.com

Hackney teacher’s young protégé set for stardom

A 17-YEAR-OLD music student taught by a Hackney cellist is on the brink of an international career after winning one of Britain’s top contests. After ...

Eton Manor

Time travel: a trip back to the past of Hackney

THE DANDIES above are part of a link between Eton and Hackney that developed in the 1880s. As you will find out if you hear the free ...

Russet0715: cafe-bar near Hackney Downs LonE8 080415 © DavidAltheer@gmail.com

Hackney Downs loses its restful Russet café 

THE RUSSET café is to close. On Sunday 5 June 2016 this semi-secret venue on the northwest edge of Hackney Downs will serve its last ...

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As Rio staff threaten strike, manager counters that pay is higher than at many other cinemas

* UPDATE 250516: In the face of hardening attitudes by the board and management, the Rio strike went ahead, as the pictures from Wednesday 25 May 2016 ...

Wilton Estate Wilton Way Hackney London e8 1bd 070515 © DavidAltheer@gmail.com

AOL switches on to help Hackney’s Wilton Estate

IF YOU’RE DEAF and young and live in Hackney, you have a problem. The borough has no local school provision for deaf children so usually ...

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The 158-year-old tin tabernacle of Hackney is to go under the auctioneer’s online hammer

THE LITTLE corrugated-iron church, above, in Hackney is to go to auction with a guide price of less than £2 million. Erected for Presbyterians in 1858, ...

Cops at Norton Folgate in City of London © DavidAltheer[at]gmail.com

Shoreditch team says it is hippest in London

WHEN A WASPISH gossip column quotes you saying you’re “London’s sole hipster property agent”, you better be on trend. After all, City Spy appears in ...

Russet0715: cafe-bar near Hackney Downs LonE8 080415 © DavidAltheer@gmail.com

Hackney Downs loses its restful Russet café 

THE RUSSET café is to close. On Sunday 5 June 2016 this semi-secret venue on the northwest edge of Hackney Downs will serve its last ...

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As Rio staff threaten strike, manager counters that pay is higher than at many other cinemas

* UPDATE 250516: In the face of hardening attitudes by the board and management, the Rio strike went ahead, as the pictures from Wednesday 25 May 2016 ...

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Hackneyites offered a way to find hidden jobs

JOBSEEKERS MAY be pleased with a new project to help at least 1,000 people in Hackney into work. Over the next three years the programme ...

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 ...