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‘We Love Hackney’ campaigns for late night licenses

‘We Love Hackney’ campaigns for late night licenses

Over 600 people attended the ‘We Love Hackney’ campaign launch at Dinerama, in Shoreditch, on Wednesday. The campaign is working to stop Hackney Council from initiating licensing proposals that will force new bars, nightclubs and other late night venues, including Dinerama, to close at 11pm throughout the borough. Supporters believe…

Dinerama ‘Street Feast’ Relaunch

Dinerama ‘Street Feast’ Relaunch

Dinerama, home to Street Feast food arena has reopened after a fire destroyed 70% of the venue earlier this summer. The extensive fire damage forced the venue to close for 5 weeks. It has now reopened and was in full swing last night August 13. The venue is home to…

Pick Your Topping at Dalston for National Burger Day

Pick Your Topping at Dalston for National Burger Day

  American Chef Tommy Updegrove is bringing his Pick Your Topping (PYT) burgers to Dalston on August 27 for National Burger Day. So, if Donut Cheesesteak Burgers, Coco Pop Chicken Burgers or Krispy Kreme Sliders with Chocolate Dipped Bacon with no pickle tickle your fancy, join Upegrove in Dalston to…

Olympic sculpture given nod to become world’s tallest slide

Olympic sculpture given nod to become world’s tallest slide

The Orbit Tower next to the former Olympic Stadium has been given the go ahead to become the world’s “longest and tallest tunnel slide”. Measuring approximately 178m long, the giant slide will be 76m high and have 12-loops. It is set to open in spring 2016 and will cost £5…

London creatives challenge “defensive architecture” trend

London creatives challenge “defensive architecture” trend

Art collective Better Than Spikes have given “anti-homeless” spikes in Shoreditch a makeover. The group transformed an area of metal spikes on Curtain Road, Shoreditch into a bed and library as part of a campaign to make urban spaces more inclusive. Campaigners argue that anti-homeless spikes are an attempt to…

Paralympic stars return to the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

Paralympic stars return to the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

Paralympic champions including wheelchair athlete David Weir and swimmer Ellie Simmonds will be back at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park on Sunday to celebrate National Paralympic Day. They will be joined by other Paralympic champions and taking part in a day of competitions including an international Paralympic swimming event and…

Hackney pupils offered free money to help them save

Hackney pupils offered free money to help them save

A £20 incentive is being offered to secondary school children in Hackney in a bid to help them learn how to save. Around 2,500 pupils in the borough will be eligible for a savings account. Once an account has been opened, Hackney council will donate £20 to each child’s savings…

Hackney man jailed for bank and betting shop robberies

Hackney man jailed for bank and betting shop robberies

  A Hackney man who stole £3,000 from a bank and a betting shop has been jailed for three years after he was identified through a public media appeal. Ashley Clarke, 33, of Amhurst Road, Hackney, was arrested after information from the public helped detectives identify him. Woolwich Crown Court heard that…

Young entrepreneurs cash in on ‘Dragon’s Den’ style event

Young entrepreneurs cash in on ‘Dragon’s Den’ style event

Three young entrepreneurs have been awarded £1000 after winning a “Dragon’s Den” style event organised by Sanctuary Housing and Hackney Homes. Jace Joseph, 24, Hannah Akinbode, 25, and Charlie Robson, 24, impressed judges with a trio of unique start-up ideas to take home a cash prize provided by Sanctuary Group’s…

‘Haircuts of Hackney’ showcases borough’s diversity

‘Haircuts of Hackney’ showcases borough’s diversity

It is already becoming the encyclopaedia of hipster hairstyles. From the high top to pig tails, artist Daniel Frost’s new book ‘Haircuts of Hackney’ illustrates the creativity of personal style in Hackney. “I like the theme of it being an encyclopaedia. It’s a nice way of looking at it,” Frost…

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