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A woman stands up to gangs of London Fields

THE CRIME figures for Hackney look good: 11,000 fewer crimes now than a decade ago, including a drop in gang violence. That at least was ...

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Hackney learns that life can be so un-faire

WHAT HAS happened to the “world-renowned technology and innovation festival” that Hackney boasted was coming to the borough this summer 2015? A year ago the council ...

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Rio AGM promised news of executive’s changes

AS THE Picturehouse In Mare Street continues to build the kind of loyalty the Rio used to have, the Kingsland High Street cinema has had to ...

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The Hackney Debate: it didn’t get much livelier

IT WAS billed as the Hackney Debate – a BBC Question Time-style debate about the future of the borough with, said the council, a “panel ...

GLA cycling commissioner Andrew Gilligan leads CS1 (cycle superhighway 1) preview for Hackney People on Bikes 170315 © david.altheer@gmail.com

Track to the future: cycleway preview for Hackney

LIKE A LOST TRIBE looking for a way out of the wilderness, these people are following a leader they hope will guide them to safety. ...

Islamic Roadshow outside Kingsland Shopping Centre Kingsland High St Dalston London E8 070315

Don’t vote, Islam’s women of sharia tell Dalston

THESE  YOUNG women are the daughters of the revolution to persuade locals that they need to live under the laws of Islam. Several Muslim men ...

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Sam Lee, the Dalston saviour of our old songs

SAM LEE is is more than a singer. He is also a promoter who has set up a company to host folk-music shows and discussions ...

Voodoo: Voodoo Ray's pizza bar Kingsland High St, Dalston E8 2PB 250215 © david.altheer@gmail.com

VHS is not yet dead: Dalston throws it a lifeline

JUST WHEN you thought it was safe to send your VHSs to the charity shop, up pops a club that has taken up showing films ...

Claudia Draper of Hackney Play Assn at Clissold House for Play Streets report by researcher Tim Gill 270215 © david.altheer@gmail.com

The streets are alive with the sound of children

A PROJECT to get Hackney children playing outside their homes has led to thousands of hours of activity for more than 1,600 youngsters, a report ...

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Lift your spirits with a walk by the River Lee

SPRING and sunny weather: this weekend is a good time to walk off the weight of winter. Take a 40-minute train ride from Hackney to ...

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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 ...

Above, a handsome doorcase emerges from the destruction – will it be restored as promised? Top, poignant memorial placed opposite desolation row © David Altheer

Hackney OKd to demolish Dalston Lane terrace

THE STRUGGLE to save the Georgian terrace of shops in Dalston has ended. Soon after the last of many court actions by local campaigners failed, ...

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Man who put his mark on Hackney cinema quits

THE RIO is facing another year of problems as it loses Charles Rubinstein, the man who has run the cinema for 23 years. By the ...

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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 ...

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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 ...