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Grab £5k as Hackney runs its annual giveaway

YAY, UP TO £5,000 is on offer in the latest giveaway to be administered by Hackney council. The catch is that you have to be ...

Poverty: cycling scrapdealer in Dalston Lane London E8 050314 © DavidAltheer@gmail.com

Take a camera to make your mark on Hackney

FILM-MAKER Sacha Kenyon wants to lend you a small movie camera, see what you come up with and edit it into a documentary. He will ...

DPPO: asbo-style designated public place order notice @ Montague Rd Dalston Lane London E8 120415 © david.altheer@gmail.com

Hackney streets go dry as no-drink signs appear

DRINKING IN public is banned in parts of Australia and other authoritarian countries – and now a ban is creeping into Hackney. Signs making drinking ...

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An actress gets in the thick of it in Dalston

FOR CULTURE-LOVERS a great benefit of living in the world’s leading city is that entertainment tends to come to it. No need to trip off to ...

Hackney council pic: back row, Alex Rainsby, left, Ed Bray (tallest) and Filippo Fusi; front, KirstyGifford-Pitcher, left, Vicki Smith (dark jumper) and Darryl Kelley 100415

Underwater swimmer saved in Stoke Newington

REGULAR SWIMMER Ed Bray was enjoying a swim at Clissold pool in Stoke Newington when he suddenly collapsed. Still in the water, he shut down, ...

Clowns’ church Holy Trinity Church Beechwood Rd Dalston Hackney London E8 3DY © david.altheer@gmail.com

Labour’s Hackney leaflet ‘a lie bad for democracy’

LABOUR has been accused of lying in its campaign to get Meg Hillier re-elected. A leaflet for the Hackney South and Shoreditch MP says: “Don’t ...

RichMix cinema and bar, Bethnal Green Rd, Shoreditch , London 250912 © david.altheer@gmail.com

You owe us, Shoreditch arts centre tells council

RICH MIX has admitted to Loving Dalston that the local council’s court action against it will not result in the arts centre’s closure. Tower Hamlets ...

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See Leamouth while big business still allows you in

ONE OF the many joys of life in northeast London is the occasional discovery of an area that nobody else knows about. Of course, in ...

Ex #Guardiancoffee house, now Voodoo Ray’s (No 2), 1-3, Bethnal Green Road, Shoreditch E1 6GY 040415 © DavidAltheer@gmail.com

Guardian’s Shoreditch embassy brews last coffee

WHEN THE GUARDIAN cooked up a plan to defray its near £1-million-a-week losses by opening a coffee shop, it did so with a publicity campaign ...

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Hackney Today freesheet to cease printing

THE HACKNEY TODAY has finally closed. Mayor Jules Pipe publicly refuses to concede defeat in his long struggle with Eric Pickles. But it’s all over. ...

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RichMix cinema and bar, Bethnal Green Rd, Shoreditch , London 250912 © david.altheer@gmail.com

You owe us, Shoreditch arts centre tells council

RICH MIX has admitted to Loving Dalston that the local council’s court action against it will not result in the arts centre’s closure. Tower Hamlets ...

LeamouthC: Trinity girl nr Leamouth Newham, London 060914 © david.altheer@gmail.com

See Leamouth while big business still allows you in

ONE OF the many joys of life in northeast London is the occasional discovery of an area that nobody else knows about. Of course, in ...

Ex #Guardiancoffee house, now Voodoo Ray’s (No 2), 1-3, Bethnal Green Road, Shoreditch E1 6GY 040415 © DavidAltheer@gmail.com

Guardian’s Shoreditch embassy brews last coffee

WHEN THE GUARDIAN cooked up a plan to defray its near £1-million-a-week losses by opening a coffee shop, it did so with a publicity campaign ...

HackneyTHdec14: Hackney Town Hall Mare St Lon E8 291214 E8 © david.altheer@gmail.com

Hackney Today freesheet to cease printing

THE HACKNEY TODAY has finally closed. Mayor Jules Pipe publicly refuses to concede defeat in his long struggle with Eric Pickles. But it’s all over. ...

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Geffrye museum houses homelessness legacy

THIS STUNNING PICTURE from the early 1900s, a disgraceful scene clearly showing the shame felt by homeless men, is in an exhibition at the Geffrye ...

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

Tesco and its Hackney champ duck the question

ONE OF Tesco’s ideas in its attempt to solve the dilemma of being the country’s most-used supermarket chain at the same time as being supposedly ...

Hang-Up Gallery manager Carla Nizzola views Banksy due for (sale) exhibition @ Hang-Up Gallery 051214 © david.altheer@gmail.com

‘Robin’ Banksy? Yours in Stoke Newington, £80k

FANCY a Banksy? Yes, a piece by that guy whose work usually occupies a wall in a busy sctreet can be yours. All you need ...