Home » Archives by category » Hackney (Page 2)

RBS recognises Trust for excellent social achievement

RBS recognises Trust for excellent social achievement

Manor House Development Trust, a community services provider, has been shortlisted for the Growth Champion section of the 2014 RBS SE100 awards. The Trust was recognised as a “leading social enterprise” and could win a share of a £30,000 prize after gaining a place on the shortlist. The annual award, which…

Haggerston wins monopoly on board game cafes

Haggerston wins monopoly on board game cafes

London’s first board game café, Draughts, is set to open in Haggerston this Saturday. Draughts, which was conceived by Toby Hamand and Nick Curci, will open at 337 Acton Mews, near Haggerston station. The cafe will provide customers with the chance to browse an extensive collection of board games and play…

Brewery owner allowed extra time to repay cocaine debt

Brewery owner allowed extra time to repay cocaine debt

A convicted party planner turned international drug-smuggler has been given more time to pay off his £3.2 million debt, it has been ruled. Julian de Vere Whiteway-Wilkinson, owner and co-founder of the London Fields Brewery, was sentenced to 12 years in jail in 2004 along with three others for conspiring…

Sixteen months in jail for two sexual assaults on Central line

Sixteen months in jail for two sexual assaults on Central line

A Shoreditch man has been jailed for 16 months and faces a ban from the tube after twice sexually assaulting the same woman on the London Underground. Mohibur Rahman, 35, put his hand up the victim’s skirt and touched her bottom on two separate occasions during her journeys from Holborn…

Homerton Hospital to be investigated after four deaths

Homerton Hospital to be investigated after four deaths

Homerton University Hospital is facing an investigation after a new mother died from infections following her refusal of a blood transfusion. 40-year-old Jehovah’s Witness, Adeline Keh, is one of four new mothers treated at the hospital to have died in a nine-month period. The hospital has asked NHS England to evaluate…

Russell Brand shines spotlight on Hoxton New Era renters’ protest against “social cleansing”

Russell Brand shines spotlight on Hoxton New Era renters’ protest against “social cleansing”

Activist and comedian Russell Brand was one of 300 protestors at a rally to protect a Hoxton housing estate on Saturday. A petition to protect the estate has received nearly 90,000 signatures in the past week and was shared by Brand on his website on Wednesday. Ninety families on the…

Free festive fitness fun to beat winter weightgain

Free festive fitness fun to beat winter weightgain

Hackney Council are providing free exercise classes for residents as the festive season approaches to help combat holiday indulgences. Classes on offer include box fit, dance fit, yoga and bootcamp. Starting today, the sessions are led by qualified and experienced instructors and will take place both indoors and outdoors across…

Russell Brand opens charity mosaics in Hackney Downs

Russell Brand opens charity mosaics in Hackney Downs

Comedian Russell Brand revealed how community spirit can transform urban spaces when he unveiled the result of nine month’s hard work by a local charity in Hackney Downs yesterday. A “curious structure” in Hackney Park was transformed into an impressive piece of artwork by The Hackney Mosaic Project, a scheme…

£500,000 given to Hackney support service, Off Centre

£500,000 given to Hackney support service, Off Centre

A Hackney youth charity has been awarded £500,000 by the Big Lottery Fund. Not-for-profit organisation Off Centre offers innovative support services for young people in Hackney and the surrounding boroughs. The grant is the biggest that the organisation has received in its 40-year history. In particular, the award recognises Off…

Street food and experimental bars at underground festival

Street food and experimental bars at underground festival

Night Tales will open tomorrow for a seven-weekend stay in Shoreditch in a transformed East London car park and underground bunker. Starting from 6pm on Friday, this weekend will feature music from Django Django DJ set and Low Life with Bill Brewster and Frank Broughton. The music line-ups will be announced weekly, as will the special…