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Mossbourne Community Academy, Hackney Downs, London E8 © david.altheer@gmail.com

‘Sex, drugs, privilege,’ says Hackney school study

STORIES OF drug-dealing, sex and privilege at Mossbourne, the leading Hackney secondary school, have been published by a prize-winning sociologist. Mossbourne Community Academy, at which chief ...

Dalston Square Hackney London © DA

Artist Bobby Baker lights up Dalston Square

LIVELY ART exhibitions are launched in Dalston almost every week but “The Expert View” is different. It’s more public than most and it’s by people ...

Woman suspected of assaults on disabled Hackney child (Met-Police supplied pic) 2014

Do you know who attacked disabled Hackney tot?

THIS IS a new picture of a woman who police believe attacked a severely disabled Hackney four-year-old. The helpless boy can be seen in the ...

Rescued cats Radish and Milly © Hackney council

Hackney is the cat capital of Britain – official

HACKNEY is the cat capital of England, if not of Britain. Other local authorities pick up dogs, but according to the RSPCA, the borough is ...

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Hackney thief banned from London for 25 years

A HACKNEY THIEF has been banned from drinking in London – for 25 years. Rodney Williams, 34, was given an antisocial behaviour order preventing him ...

Tube train carriages of Village Underground admin and offices for creatives, including an author 089211 © david.altheer@gmail.com

Mr Movie Music gets a live playing in Shoreditch

ERICH KORNGOLD was an early kind of John Williams: his cinema work has given most of us pleasure at some time, even if we do not all ...

Jules Whiteway,left, London Fields Brewery and Climpson's founder-owner, with Fabio Israel, master brewer from Germany, at London Fields Brewery Oct 2014 © david.altheer@gmail.com

A star young brewer makes his name in Hackney

SOMETIMES life can provide a duh-duh-DUUUH! moment, when a coincidence seems something more… spooky or what? Something like that happened after a young master brewer ...

Designer Tilly Hemingway at Balfron Tower Bow autumn 2014 © david.altheer@gmail.com

Brutal attack on Bow’s Balfron Tower popup

THE NATIONAL TRUST popup in a flat at the top of the concrete Balfron Tower has not gone quite as its organisers might have expected. ...

Hackney borough heritage civic regalia kept in Hackney Museum 22 Sep 2014 © david.altheer@gmail.com

Hackney’s secret: gold from Stokey and the Ditch

ONCE UPON a time what is now Hackney comprised three separate boroughs. Yes, the hipster heartland of  Shoreditch and the pram-pushing paradise of Stoke Newington ...

Moringa leaflet in Hackney London E8 Sept 2014© ∂å

Hackney stops quack claims for powdered herb

WHEN A market stall claimed that a powder cured cancer, and a shopper complained to Hackney council, it moved quickly. It told Adenike Omojola that the claim ...

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Jules Whiteway,left, London Fields Brewery and Climpson's founder-owner, with Fabio Israel, master brewer from Germany, at London Fields Brewery Oct 2014 © david.altheer@gmail.com

A star young brewer makes his name in Hackney

SOMETIMES life can provide a duh-duh-DUUUH! moment, when a coincidence seems something more… spooky or what? Something like that happened after a young master brewer ...

Balloon footy in Shoreditch 300814 © david.altheer@gmail.com

Will the big bad Bank bowl over the bitty Bitcoin?

TODAY HACKNEY can take some pride in hosting what is said to be the UK’s first bitcoin festival. BlockStock starts its 10-day run in Shoreditch ...

Gillett Square Dalston mirror tiles Hackney N16 8JH 220814 © David Altheer

Tasty boost for Dalston’s never-quite-hip square

ALOHA! The troubled Gillett Square project is about to be given welcome succour by, of all things, a Hawaiian restaurant. Byron Knight, one of the ...

Brantingham picture: © Gordon Kneale Brooke/geograph.org.uk. ound at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brantingham#mediaviewer/File:Brantingham_Village_Duck_Pond.jpg

Web faster in Domesday hamlet than in Tech City

A  HAMLET IN the Yorkshire Wolds so old that it is in the Domesday Book has faster  broadband than Tech City/Silicon Roundabout in Shoreditch. Two thirds of ...

GoodsyardPark(Hammerson-supplied) July 2014

Developers do not quite reject Goodsyard petition

DEVELOPERS have given a cautious response to news of a petition to create  an anti-pollution park on the former goodsyard site they want to develop ...

Dalston Kingsland station Kingsland High St E8 2JS 180714 © david.altheer@gmail.com

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 ...

Café Route Gaumont Tower, Dalston Sq E8 3BQ 210614 © david.altheer@gmail.com

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 ...