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Clissold Park 1889 © LBH

Saver ravers who gave us Clissold Park re-created

THE PHOTOGRAPH at top shows the triumphant opening in 1889 of Clissold Park in Stoke Newington N16 9HJ after householders defeated a campaign by developers ...

cistern on footpath in Kingsland Road, Dalston © david.altheer@gmail.com

Hackney rubbished for its recycling changes

HACKNEY’S recycling is rubbish. A report says the council has been wasting money by changing schemes. Hackney issued green plastic boxes for recycling then replaced them ...

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Don’t laugh, this is serious, says Hackney council

THE legal high of nitrous oxide is no laughing matter, say Hackney council and the police, who seized 1,200 canisters of so-called laughing gas during ...

Newington Green unitarian chapel building London 50513 © david.altheer@gmail.com

Feminism is an East End issue, always has been

FEMINISM has come a long way since its peak in the 1970s, although some progressive people may be doubtful about the value of a journey ...

VR postbox Nevill Rd Stoke Newington London N16 240214 © david.altheer@gmail.com

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 ...

Youth Engagement Project Hackney hip-hop youth in Paris exchange amateur pic supplied by Hackney council

Voulez-vous parler d’Hackney hip-hop?

A LESSON in the benefit of learning languages was inadvertently given to a group of young Hackney hip-hoppers during a music exchange trip to Paris. Ade Paton, ...

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 ...

* Michael Ha, left, and the Master of St John’s College. Photograph by permission of the Master and Fellows of St John’s College, Cambridge

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 ...

Dalston Eastern Curve garden stabbing scene 140714 London E8 © david.altheer@gmail.com

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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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 ...

Nigel Akehurst in Kingsland High St Dalston London E8 180414 © david.altheer@gmail.com

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 ...

Dalston Junction Hackney E8 © david.altheer@gmail.com

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 ...

Wallase Island © Crossrail

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 ...

Eda Tayfur @ launch @ Long White Cloud Hackney Rd of Eda London handbags £20-£600 070514 © david.altheer@gmail.com

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 ...