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#ELLGE2015: Graphics showing how Hackney voted

#ELLGE2015: Graphics showing how Hackney voted

Both Labour and the Greens increased their share as Hackney returned their incumbent Labour MPs – local residents have consistently supported the party since the late 1970s. The Green Party rose hugely in popularity, while UKIP made an entry into Hackney South and Shoreditch. Diane Abbott held her seat with a 63 per cent vote share in Hackney…

#ELLGE2015: Labour grabs both seats in Hackney

#ELLGE2015: Labour grabs both seats in Hackney

Hackney was the earliest to declare its winners among the East London boroughs, welcoming back incumbents Diane Abbott and Meg Hillier with open arms. Both kept their seats with more-than-comfortable leads, with Abbott taking 63 per cent of votes in her Hackney North and Stoke Newington, and Hillier garnering 64…

#ELLGE2015 Hackney: what you need to know

#ELLGE2015 Hackney: what you need to know

Search for your polling station: The Hackney results are expected to be declared at around 3am tomorrow morning. An ethnically, culturally and economically diverse area, the borough of Hackney has consistently returned Labour MPs since the late 1970s. In Hackney North and Stoke Newington, Labour stalwart Dianne Abbott is looking to hold off…

Hackney Museum in bid to host artist Yinka Shonibare

Hackney Museum in bid to host artist Yinka Shonibare

Hackney Museum is currently competing with five other venues to host local contemporary artist and Goldsmiths alumnus  Yinka Shonibare for the October “Museum at Night” event. Similar to The Museum of Croydon’s bid to host Gillian Wearing, a public vote ending at 8pm on Saturday May 16 will determine the winner…

New “Photoshop Gym” outperforms online learning

New “Photoshop Gym” outperforms online learning

The Photoshop Gym is an hour-long workout for your Photoshop muscles offered by The Proud Archivist in Haggerston. The weekly sessions teach students the fundamentals of Photoshop and how to apply those skills in the workplace. The organisers have identified a market for alternative and cheaper ways to learn Photoshop,…

Hoxton Hall returned to former glory after makeover

Hoxton Hall returned to former glory after makeover

One of the last surviving music halls, Hoxton Hall, has been given a new lease of life after a £2.5 million makeover. Funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, restoration works by Foster Wilson Architects to the Grade II-listed building took about a year to complete. When it re-opens soon, the…

Anti-porn newsagent Hamdy Shahein retires after 36 years

He was the first UK newsagent to refuse to sell porn magazines. Now, after 36 years of running his Stoke Newington High Street shop, which sports a “Porn Free” sticker on its window, Hamdy Shahein is calling it a day. “I’ve got a lot to do, a lot of charity work,” said Shahein, 62, who sold […]

Sainsbury’s out, but mixed development building stays

Sainsbury’s out, but mixed development building stays

A four-year legal battle to prevent the construction of a supermarket in Stoke Newington came to an end last Tuesday, when the High Court allowed developers of a five-storey building to go ahead with their plan. But the campaigners are taking heart that they managed to keep one big tenant…

Campaign groups join forces for NHS day of action

Campaign groups join forces for NHS day of action

Lobby groups from the Save Our NHS campaign against the privatisation of the National Health Service took to the streets last weekend for Save Our NHS Day. They were trying to draw attention ahead of the general election on May 7 to the problems that they believe are caused by…

Spice up your life: Asian food heats up Hackney

Spice up your life: Asian food heats up Hackney

Hackney is increasingly becoming a hub for Asian cuisine. Chinese, Vietnamese and Japanese restaurants are popping up on every corner, as the number of Asian migrants moving to the area continues to rise. And yet, the differences between these cultures are not always mirrored in the restaurant kitchens. Of the…