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Canal carnival in Haggy… buskers not boats

A WEEK before the Notting Hill Carnival, Hackney gets its own free festival. If you thought this was about last year’s excessively popular canal carnival, ...

Mossbourne head Peter Hughes (school-supplied pic)

Hackney head: Mossbourne A-levels ‘outstanding’

THE STANDARD-BEARER for northeast London schools, Mossbourne, says it has achieved “outstanding” A-level results. In the examinations 87% of students were awarded A* to C. Four pupils, Calum ...

Clowns' service Holy Trinity Beechwood Road Dalston London E8 060211 © david.altheer@gmail.com

Clowns win new spot as Rev Rose leaves Dalston

THE ANNUAL clowns service in Dalston has been saved. Held for more than half a century at Holy Trinity church in Beechwood Road, the event ...

Tower Hamlets College © David Atheer

East End unis may be failing their students

UNIVERSITIES in northeast London are failing their students, according to the Good University Guide. The 2015 guide, to be published next month September 2014, puts ...

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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 ...

Walthamstow Wetlands © Waltham Forest council (?)

Thames Water coughs up (a little) in The Stow

THE IDYLLIC vista is one to make any town in England envious. At its heart is one of those Victorian buildings that are so impressive ...

Hoxton station crnr Cremer and Geffrye sts Shoreditch London 190414 © david.altheer@gmail.com

Little festival in Shoreditch that might offer a lot

THE LITTLE-PUBLICISED Zero Film Festival of New York comes to London tomorrow, aiming to promote shorts by self-financed filmmakers. You may wonder why anyone would ...

Street market Whitechapel Rd E1 1BB © david.altheer@gmail.com

Long road through the East to an online foodie biz

ABOUT HALF a century ago a young man and his family left the town of Navsari in Gujarat state in India for a future in England. ...

monolith crner Kingsland Hi St & Balls Pond Rd Dalston Lon E8 2JS 020814 © david.altheer@gmail.com

2014: a Dalston space oddity, the TfL monolith

WITHIN A DAY of Loving Dalston asking the authorities about the monolith that incongruously and dangerously popped up on a footpath in a busy part ...

Blackfriars bridge map-reader by the bridge by Alex Hylands-White

Down by the Thames, treasure awaits the hunter

WHO DOESN’T likes a treasure hunt? This romantic term has an aura of pirates, it’s fun to race around with strangers to seek clues and ...

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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 ...

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 ...