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Another try to excite Hackney over home waste

IMAGINE THE scene: a meeting in the European Commission to discuss how to make the millions who live in one of the 28 EU states excited ...

St Bart's Smithfield Lon Feb 2011 © david.altheer@gmail.com

Near Hackney, a way to mark that 1914 carolling

THE STORY of the Christmas truce in 1914 is one of the most poignant of the First World War. The young men sent to fight ...

* Main picture: Mine host: Andrew Crump runs Molly Bloom’s, the name-changing pub just south of the Kingsland Road junction

Pubs around Hackney opening on Christmas Day

CHRISTMAS DAY pub openings can be hard to find out about. Happily for you, Loving Dalston has for several years been compiling a list of ...

StMarksunrise: St Mark's Dalston London E8 6 091214 © david.altheer@gmail.com

How Hackney homeowners can shine on TV

FANCY A crack at the 15 minutes of fame we’re all supposed to be due. This could be your chance. Could cost a small fortune, ...

Lenny Lee's house Sandringham Rd Dalston London E8 080914 Rear 20 Cecilia Rd Dalston Lon E8 2EP © david.altheer[at]gmail.comLenny Lee's house Sandringham Rd Dalston London E8 080914 Rear 20 Cecilia Rd Dalston Lon E8 2EP © david.altheer[at]gmail.com

An artist emerges from a landmark Dalston house

THE HOUSE pictured above is one of Hackney’s better-known eccentric residences. Now you can meet the man who painted the Dalston maisonette and the works ...

Plan for 4-14 Spurstowe Terrace E8 1LT by Pod Architects

Blackmail, guns, thugs: not Hackney but Kent

What, Hackney a better money haven than this Kentish segment? Yes: its northeast corner is certainly Kent. But it is a world away from the ...

LidolightsC: London Fields Lido floodlights switch-on 111214 © david.altheer@gmail.com

After the London Fields party, that sinking feeling

IT ALL WENT so well, the official floodlights switch-on at London Fields Lido. You could even be forgiven for saying it went swimmingly. A bigwig ...

Empire: Hackney Empire Mare Street London E8 271014 © david.altheer@gmail.com

Hackney wannabes: do you have what it takes?

HACKNEY IS rich with young talent. But how to find it? The Hackney Empire is utilising the talent-contest method. Why not – it works for ...

Charlotte George at Velvet Marie café Dalston London E8 2NG 241114 © david.altheer@gmail.com

Greens aim to defeat Hackney LibDems and Tories

THE GREENS believe they can beat the Liberal Democrats and Tories to second place in the election in Hackney next year. Defeating Labour in one ...

Fashion students in the Style House course receive their awards @ Russet café Hackney Downs London 061214 © david.altheer@gmail.com

Teenage talent shows off fashion style in Hackney

TEENAGERS in Threads, a Hackney fashion and textile project, will be showing their work this month. The students have been working with London College of Fashion tutors ...

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Another try to excite Hackney over home waste

IMAGINE THE scene: a meeting in the European Commission to discuss how to make the millions who live in one of the 28 EU states excited ...

Plan for 4-14 Spurstowe Terrace E8 1LT by Pod Architects

Blackmail, guns, thugs: not Hackney but Kent

What, Hackney a better money haven than this Kentish segment? Yes: its northeast corner is certainly Kent. But it is a world away from the ...

London Fields Brewery office door (to right of 3some) 031214 © david.altheer@gmail.com

Stock of excuses runs low after Hackney raids

YOU HAVE to give some credit to London Fields Brewery in its time of trouble. To say that ales are “out of stock” because of ...

Newsstand showing newspapers laid flat (apart from local paper) @ Tesco store Morning Ln Hackney E8 291114 © david.altheer@gmail.com

Hackney Tesco joins move to shield the wains

READERS STILL willing to pay for newspapers and magazines may have noticed that news-stands in supermarkets are laying the papers and mags flat for their ...

London Fields Brewery Hackney Nov 2014 © David Altheer

A big-money court case? Blame the messenger

AS EDITOR of Loving Dalston, I was delighted to accept an invitation to the launch of a new beer by London Fields Brewery in October. ...

NewEra: Benyon Estate protest Haggerston 081114 © david.altheer@gmail.com

East End solidarity sees off Hoxton incomer MP

THE TENANTS of the New Era Estate in Hoxton are on their way to victory in their fight against proposed rent rises that would lead ...

radioHMV: HMV radio 051114 © david.altheer@gmail.com

Pirate station silenced after Hackney reports

THE PIRATE-RADIO station that had to remove a contentious advertisement after pressure from Loving Dalston and Hackney council has been raided. Ofcom told this site that ...