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Buying art in old Stokey: behind the bargains

THIS IS the time of year when all sorts of marketing wheezes are devised to squeeze something out of your wallet in the name of ...

DalstonSq: Stamford St Lon N1 and Barratt development Dalston Sq Lon E8 2012 mistakenly describing Dalston Junciton station Lon July 2013 © david.altheer@gmail.com

Rent controls can solve crisis, says Hackney MP

LONDON NEEDS a form of rent control to help to solve the homes crisis, says would-be London Mayor Diane Abbott. The Hackney North and Stoke ...

Bikebox: Dalston Junction 180813 © david.altheer@gmail.com

Cyclists demand segregated routes in Hackney

A GROUP has formed in Hackney to demand more segregated cycleways. Ruth-Anna Macqueen, of Clapton, has set up the first meeting of the group, for tonight. ...

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Pimp your ride as Hackney names Chrissie prizes

PERHAPS THIS PICTURE will inspire you to pimp your two-wheeler for Hackney council’s Christmas Cycle Sparkle contest. On the other hand, when you read of the prizes ...

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 ...

Alexandra Harman, centre, with the writer and cast at the Ophelia Theatre, 574 Kingsland Road E8 4AH 171114 © david.altheer@gmail.com

How theatre is spreading out in Hackney

THEATRE IS becoming ever more popular around Hackney as new theatres and companies emerge to add to the big names, the Arcola and the Empire. ...

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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 ...

Jules de Vere Whiteway-Wilkinson, co-owner London Fields Brewery, with master brewer Fabio Israel © davida.altheer@gmail.com

London Fields Brewery boss owes on drugs past

THE DRUG-DEALING former life of a top Hackney businessman has been exposed in more detail by his latest court case. Westminster Magistrates’ Court was told ...

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Russell Brand takes centre stage in Hackney

A NEW HAZARD has emerged in Hackney: celebrity surprise or, to be specific, Russell re-Branding. The fast-talking, revolution-urging writer-comedian-actor has been turning up without warning at ...

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Hackney carers offered help against prejudice

SOME UNPAID CARERS, people who voluntarily look after relatives or other loved ones, are not being given the support they need, according to a carer ...

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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 ...

Jules de Vere Whiteway-Wilkinson, co-owner London Fields Brewery, with master brewer Fabio Israel © davida.altheer@gmail.com

London Fields Brewery boss owes on drugs past

THE DRUG-DEALING former life of a top Hackney businessman has been exposed in more detail by his latest court case. Westminster Magistrates’ Court was told ...

One of remaining occupied pitches in Kingsland Waste Haggerston 230814 © david.altheer@gmail.com

Waste not, want not: Kingsland market is to close

KINGSLAND WASTE, Hackney’s general-goods market, is on the verge of collapse. Now little-known, even by some shopkeepers in the same street, the Kingsland Road collection ...

1st Dalston market 161114 © david.altheer@gmail.com

Pitches at Petchey for a new Dalston market

THE TROUBLE with the food markets that pop up around London is that they are not much fun  for children… and thus for their young parents. At ...

Jules Whiteway,left, London Fields Brewery and Climpson's founder-owner, with Fabio Israel, master brewer from Germany, at London Fields Brewery Oct 2014 © david.altheer@gmail.com

A star young brewer makes his name in Hackney

SOMETIMES life can provide a duh-duh-DUUUH! moment, when a coincidence seems something more… spooky or what? Something like that happened after a young master brewer ...

Balloon footy in Shoreditch 300814 © david.altheer@gmail.com

Will the big bad Bank bowl over the bitty Bitcoin?

TODAY HACKNEY can take some pride in hosting what is said to be the UK’s first bitcoin festival. BlockStock starts its 10-day run in Shoreditch ...