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Red Market: beach, street market and cocktail bar

Red Market: beach, street market and cocktail bar

Summer is coming to London and with it arrives the openings of venues tailor made to celebrate the warmer months. On Thursday, The Red Market opened its doors for the fourth year. A mix of street market and garden party, the event is organized by the Red Gallery in the…

Female crime writers at Stoke Newington Literary Festival

Female crime writers at Stoke Newington Literary Festival

Four of the UK’s leading female crime writers took the stage last night at the Library Gallery as part of Stoke Newington Literary Festival.  The panel talk, titled ‘Killer Girls’ offered a window into the process of crime writing, the psyche of female protagonists, and the difference in how men…

Public safety fears over mental hospital security

Public safety fears over mental hospital security

A call for safety measures has been made in Hackney, after convicted killer Samuel Lee escaped from the John Howard mental hospital. Last Thursday, police launched an emergency manhunt for the criminal – who they described as “violent” – after he failed to return from an authorized trip to the John…

Success for the First Little Free Library in London

Success for the First Little Free Library in London

All is going well for the first Little Free Library of London, which opened its doors on the fence of the Smythe family’s home in Hackney, in November 2013. This little painted house atop a fence contains adjustable shelves, where the community can share, exchange and even take books and ideas…

One dead and 13 injured after bus crash

One dead and 13 injured after bus crash

A car and a night bus crashed head on in the early hours on Wednesday, resulting in the death of one man and leaving 13 injured, one of them critically. According to the Metropolitan Police, the accident occurred at around 2h20  in Lea Bridge Road with the junction of Essex…

New Hackney creative centre to encourage emerging artists

New Hackney creative centre to encourage emerging artists

A new creative centre in Hackney Wick is due to be opened by the Barbican next week. The centre, called Fish Island Labs, is the result from the collaboration of Barbican and workspace designers The Trampery. The new creative centre, located in a Victorian warehouse by the River Lea, will…

Tech City to connect young people to digital businesses

Tech City to connect young people to digital businesses

Tech City has launched a fundraising campaign, in association with Centre for London to help young people from East London find jobs in digital companies. The campaign “Connecting Tech City” is using crowdfunding to create a web platform to help connect local digital businesses with young people in the area.…

Court to evict squatters from Hackney Police Station

Court to evict squatters from Hackney Police Station

Squatters occupying the former Hackney Central Police station, are facing eviction The occupiers, thought to be a group of homeless locals, have been occupying the building since April. According to a local businessman who wishes to remain anonymous for fear of reprisals, the squatters have taken over the place by…

Songs for Our Sisters: Hackney concert against FGM

Songs for Our Sisters: Hackney concert against FGM

A concert to raise funds to help young girls at risk of female genital mutilation in Tanzania is to be held in Hackney this Friday. The Songs for Our Sisters event at the Russet café and creative space in Hackney hopes to raise £2,000 to build a safe house in…

Jules Pipe wins Hackney for another four years

Jules Pipe wins Hackney for another four years

Jules Pipe has comprehensively held onto his position as Mayor of the London Borough of Hackney. Mr. Pipe comfortably beat his rivals, winning more than fifty percent of the first-choice votes in the process. The Labour candidate – who has held the position of Mayor for twelve years – will…