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HaggyBaths: derelict pool in Haggerston Hackney LON 120313 © david.altheer@gmail.com

Sell this Haggerston heritage site says Hackney

THE PEOPLE’S POOL that was once Haggerston Baths is doomed. Hackney council has given up any pretence that it might one day reopen the Grade ...

Rio 010515 © DavidAltheer@gmail.com

Dalston cinema loses fight to keep union out

A STRUGGLE by staff at the Rio has ended in defeat for the board. Workers at the cinema, above, have the won the right for ...

Limehouse Cut /Lea Navigation canal London © david.altheer@gmail.com

Line dancing through the arty East End

FROM a church hall in Hackney to a place on the world art stage…some achievement for a young woman who started to make her name with ...

Pub On The Park London Fields e8 160814 © david.altheer@gmail.com

Fancy a soda? A new kind of Hackney night out

THE PUB is a vital part of society, integral to our way of life, isn’t it? Not everywhere, it seems. Hackney council says that a ...

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

Hackney estate shows how to outgrow druggies

A HACKNEY housing estate is using flower-power to fight back against drug-dealers. Skunk and crack cocaine has been a problem at the Wilton Estate, which ...

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A young comic finds her way into the movies

ACTRESS SAMANTHA BAINES has been busy publicising her role in a movie out this week but she also has a show on Hoxton Radio, the ...

Tiffany SImcoe with bull terriers (and friend Summer) in London FIelds E8 070515 © DavidAltheer@gmail.com

Saved! Hackney woman can keep her staffies

A WOMAN has been allowed to keep her two dogs, above, in her council flat after pressure by Loving Dalston Care worker Tiffany Simcoe had ...

Christian Dorley-Brown (requests anonymity) @ his book launch in Hoxton London 070515 © DavidAltheer@gmail.com

Out of the traffic, a Hackney photog snaps a book

TRAFFIC-JAM VICTIMS is an odd subject for a photographic essay but East End photographer Christian “Chris” Dorley-Brown, above, somehow relates the topic to politics – ...

Hackney elections and disenfranchised voter scandal UK general election London E8 070515 © DavidAltheer@gmail.com

Hackney boss battles against latest election fiasco

FIVE YEARS since the last general election, Hackney council has again left residents not knowing until the last minute whether they will be able to ...

Admiral Karl ready to set sail in Hackney One Carnival 150913 © david.altheer@gmail.com

Hackney will hold its great carnival this autumn

WANT TO HELP with the borough’s answer to the Notting Hill festival? The Hackney One Carnival snakes through the streets in September and volunteers are ...

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HaggyBaths: derelict pool in Haggerston Hackney LON 120313 © david.altheer@gmail.com

Sell this Haggerston heritage site says Hackney

THE PEOPLE’S POOL that was once Haggerston Baths is doomed. Hackney council has given up any pretence that it might one day reopen the Grade ...

Rio 010515 © DavidAltheer@gmail.com

Dalston cinema loses fight to keep union out

A STRUGGLE by staff at the Rio has ended in defeat for the board. Workers at the cinema, above, have the won the right for ...

Limehouse Cut /Lea Navigation canal London © david.altheer@gmail.com

Line dancing through the arty East End

FROM a church hall in Hackney to a place on the world art stage…some achievement for a young woman who started to make her name with ...

Pub On The Park London Fields e8 160814 © david.altheer@gmail.com

Fancy a soda? A new kind of Hackney night out

THE PUB is a vital part of society, integral to our way of life, isn’t it? Not everywhere, it seems. Hackney council says that a ...

Suki Waterhouse @ Hackney Picturehouse for premiere of film Pusher 041012 © David Altheer

Multimillion-pound truth about Hackney cinema

ON ITS WEBSITE Picturehouse Cinemas says it was formed “to challenge the multiplex model and provide cinemas that serve their communities in city-centre locations”. Can this ...

Azmal Hussain chairman of Brick Lane Restaurateurs Association at his Brick Lane restaurant London 050813 © david.altheer@gmail.com

Tower Hamlets protest winner still fears attacks

ONE OF the four people whose long-running protest unseated Tower Hamlets mayor Lutfur Rahman is living in fear of violence. Leading Brick Lane entrepreneur Azmal ...

Dome of Shacklewell Lane Mosque painted by candidate Nigel Askew 240415 then unpainted

Dalston mosque removes political sign from dome

A MOSQUE that allowed a political sign to be painted on its dome, below, has backed down, above, after Loving Dalston alerted the Charity Commission. ...