Hackney

Time Flies - Are You Using It Wisely?

Brad Frankel | Posted 04.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Brad Frankel

We've become a generation of home bods, we sit in our homes, flick through 900 channels and end up playing on our phones looking through Facebook, Instagram or playing words with friends, and god knows what other apps. What happened to actually playing scrabble with your friends...in person...at a table?

A Black IS Flag Is Flying In Hackney

The Huffington Post | Louise Ridley | Posted 30.03.2016 | UK

A black banner reading "IS" appears to have been hung in the London borough of Hackney, in what was initially thought to be a marketing fail from the ...

Why Multicultural Communities Are What Makes London (and Britain) Great - and Why We Must Protect Them

Jermain Jackman | Posted 27.01.2016 | UK Entertainment
Jermain Jackman

It's a veritable melting pot of trends, music and culture. The area has produced a diverse array of talent who are widely celebrated today; from esteemed writer (Edgar Allen Poe), to top businessmen (Alan Sugar) and even man-of-the-moment Idris Elba. Local institutions like the 115 year old Hackney Empire has helped provide platforms for this multicultural talent over the years, and the Industrial and Jungle electronic music genres even originated from the area.

This Hackney Pupil Just Proved You Don't Need To Go To Eton To Debate For Team England

The Huffington Post UK | Catherine Wyatt | Posted 25.01.2016 | UK Universities & Education

A teenager from a state school in Hackney has been selected to debate for the English national team alongside pupils from Eton, Westminster and Dulwic...

Are You One of the Missing Million?

Martha Dalton | Posted 02.12.2015 | UK Politics
Martha Dalton

Whether or not you're registered to vote probably isn't something you spend a lot of time worrying about. That's fair enough, it isn't always up there with life's great stresses. But today the Government is publishing its latest register of voters and, if you're not on it, that could be a problem for you.

Protest Works: I Campaigned to Stop My Family Being Evicted Just Weeks Before Christmas, and It Was a Petition That Helped Us Win

Lindsey Garrett | Posted 18.11.2015 | UK
Lindsey Garrett

Just over a year ago, Westbrook Partners bought the New Era Estate in Hackney planning to redevelop the homes into luxury apartments. Threatened with major rent hikes, ninety-three families were facing eviction from their homes before Christmas.

Police Endure Tragedy, Violence and Uncertainty Amidst the Hypocrisy and Contempt of May and Cameron

Chris Hobbs | Posted 04.11.2015 | UK
Chris Hobbs

Whatever merits that may have been perceived in Theresa May's speech, the assertion that the policing front line has been 'preserved' is arrant nonsense. The dramatic reduction in both mounted and dog units is huge blow to those on the front line as is the reduction in helicopter cover.

The Bonneville: Absinthe Minded Pursuit of Cocktails in Clapton

Chris Osburn | Posted 11.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Chris Osburn

Gilles' sazerac - that classic New Orleans mix of absinthe and whiskey - was among the best I've tasted in town while his milky, almond-rich Absinthe Suissesse ranked among the more intriguing (and refreshing) drinks I've had in quite some while.

'Zombie Killer' Knife Measuring Two Feet Long Found Stashed In Bush

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 09.07.2015 | UK

A two-foot-long 'Zombie killer' knife has been discovered in a bush by police who suspect gang members stashed it there. The weapon, which has a 17...

72 Firefighters Battle Shop Blaze In Hackney

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 15.06.2015 | UK

More than 70 firefighters are tackling a "substantial" blaze at a row of shops in Yorkton Street, Hackney. Thick black smoke is clouding the area ...

Thousands Sign Petition To Stop London Council Fining People For Sleeping Rough

The Huffington Post UK | Sophie Brown | Posted 04.06.2015 | UK

An online petition targeting Hackney Council's new plans to fine rough sleepers has picked up more than 65,000 signatures. A Public Space Protecti...

Want to Increase Diversity in the Arts? Get Local

Natalie Wade | Posted 11.02.2015 | UK Entertainment
Natalie Wade

We can argue the reasons for this situation until the proverbial cows come home. But what is indisputable is the transformative impact that art and culture has on these young people's lives.

Parasol Unit: The Best in Contemporary Art in East London Hackney Run by a Visionary

Lorenzo Belenguer | Posted 07.02.2015 | UK Entertainment
Lorenzo Belenguer

In 2004, when everybody wanted to be in Mayfair and Fitzrovia, Ziba Ardalan, born in Iran, whose career was developed between the US and Switzerland, arrived from New York and decided to found a contemporary art organization in the far end of the cosy central London

State School to Pick Pupils on Rowing Ability - Why Your School Should Do the Same

Nathaniel Reilly-O'Donnell | Posted 31.01.2015 | UK Sport
Nathaniel Reilly-O'Donnell

I encourage any school to dare to be, be that school that offers challenges for their pupils to conquer, the school that prepares children for the world as well as their GCSEs. Creating the employees and employers you want to work with won't be solely done in the isolation of a classroom, nobody said "go work for her, she was great at GCSE physics".

Professor Green Closes Music Cube at Westfield Stratford : INTERVIEW

Sophie Eggleton | Posted 04.01.2015 | UK Entertainment
Sophie Eggleton

After taking in the stunningly pure vocals of Ava Lily, who helped you block out the horrendous choas of a shopping centre on the weekend, I got to sit down and chat with the Headliner, Professor Green.

Little Revolution

Jane Egginton | Posted 08.11.2014 | UK Entertainment
Jane Egginton

When the London riots erupted three years ago, Hackney was on fire. Alecky Blythe, who wrote London Road, a sell-out at the National Theatre, took to the streets to record the voices of the people involved.

The Row Over the New Era Estate Shows the Alliance of Old and New Money

Cat Mcshane | Posted 07.09.2014 | UK Politics
Cat Mcshane

Being a "good landlord" is not one that seeks to make excessive profit out of their tenants, nor play with their security. But in this overheated property market, all the power lies with the person who owns the property, and why wouldn't they want to make the biggest return they can?

Housing in Hackney - The Truth

Richard Benyon | Posted 07.09.2014 | UK Politics
Richard Benyon

Diane Abbott's article on the Huffington Post is factually inaccurate and politically motivated. I understand that we are in a febrile stage of the political timetable and that a "Tory toff" is a tempting target in the simplistic world of sound bite politics. But the truth of the housing issue in Hackney that spurred her attack is very different from how she and others have portrayed it. For obvious reasons this situation has been personalised to me. It has been suggested that I have been personally going around "evicting" needy tenants from "social" housing in Hackney for my own gain. I haven't.

Hot Food and Drink Ideas for Summer

Lucy Self | Posted 02.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Lucy Self

Don't know about anyone else, but once the mercury hits above 20 - I shed the skin of a (semi) responsible person and get utterly side tracked by the pursuit of pleasure. That dead area at the beginning of the week (I think they call it Sunday-Tuesday) becomes a gin-sodden round of boozy picnics, 'just the one' after work drinks/dins and pub garden pick me ups...

Cocktail Diaries: How to Make a Bourbon Street Blues

Janan Jay | Posted 03.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Janan Jay

The London Cocktails scene is thriving - and the things I get asked more often than not are - where to go, what to drink and how to make something up at home. This is a series focuses on answering those questions with the help of industry professionals.

Rich Tory MP Accused Of 'Driving Poor Tenants Onto The Streets'

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 02.07.2014 | UK Politics

Tory Richard Benyon, Britain's richest MP, has been savaged for putting families in east London at risk of losing their home by hiking their rent. ...

Hackney Bar Apologises For 'Hateful' Tweets About Stab Victim (PICS)

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 16.06.2014 | UK

A new Hackney bar has apologised for a string of tweets complaining about a stabbing victim coming to their restaurant for help were branded "dreadful...

A Celebration of 'Hipster Economics'

Anthony Dursi | Posted 30.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Anthony Dursi

It seems that commentators are conflating two different modern issues: urban sprawl/gentrification and rising economic inequality. The latter might be fuelling the former but policy intervention in one is very different to the other.

Newsnight: Why Is Violent Crime Decreasing?

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 23.04.2014 | UK

Why is the rate of violent crime decreasing? Professor Steven Pinker, author of The Better Angels of Our Nature, led a fascinating discussion on Newsn...

Voga: I Try Out the Madonna-Inspired Exercise Class

Julia Richardson | Posted 04.06.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Julia Richardson

Renata, the instructor, is easily identifiable in with her gaudy Lycra leggings. There are about 15 of us sat on the mats. The group is predominantly female though a handful of guys are dotted around and there is a range of abilities from first-timers like moi, to weekly devotees.