The Deaths Of Charles, Da Costa And Cumberbatch Must Not Be Swept Under The Carpet

Weyman Bennett | Posted 02.08.2017 | UK
Weyman Bennett

Year after year the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) investigate the deaths, yet year on year nobody faces prosecution. There have been some 1600 deaths in police custody since 1990 but not a single successful prosecution. Officers involved often remain in post and the protests of the families and their friends are forgotten.

Watchdog To Probe Death Of Rashan Charles After Police Chase In Hackney, London

The Huffington Post | Graeme Demianyk | Posted 23.07.2017 | UK

The police watchdog has launched an investigation after a young black man died in a shop after being chased by police. Metropolitan Police said the 20...

Delivery Drivers Praised For Rushing To Help Victims Of London Acid Attacks

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 14.07.2017 | UK

Delivery drivers were among the first to rush to the aid of victims of last night’s acid attacks in London, photos and videos have revealed. Police...

The Majesty Of Lady Di: The People Of Hackney's Princess

Sophie Duker | Posted 09.06.2017 | UK Politics
Sophie Duker

It may be too soon to celebrate for the state of the country. But in the meantime? To celebrate hope, Hackney, and Diane Abbott? Imma go run rapturously through fields of wheat.

The Next Government Should Take Note: Social Entrepreneurs Are Building Resilient Communities

Paul Drury | Posted 07.06.2017 | UK Politics
Paul Drury

As the campaign trail enters its final week, it is worth looking back at the manifestos released by our political parties and reflecting on what this election means for local places and people. The manifestos from the Liberal Democrats, Labour and the Conservatives all examined inequality and there was a clear sense that too many people and places are being left behind in today's economy.

Ferne McCann's Boyfriend, Arthur Collins, Charged With GBH Over Hackney Acid Attack

The Huffington Post | Steven Hopkins | Posted 23.04.2017 | UK

The boyfriend of reality TV star Ferne McCann has been charged with 14 counts of wounding with intent to do grievous bodily harm following an acid att...

Jamie O'Hara Releases Picture Of Injured Cousin After 'Sick' London Nightclub Acid Attack

The Huffington Post | Steven Hopkins | Posted 18.04.2017 | UK

Ex-Premier League footballer Jamie O’Hara has branded an acid attack at a packed Hackney nightclub as “sick” and has released pictures of his co...

Independent Businesses Are The Backbone Of East London - Now They're About To Disappear Forever

Lucy Vincent | Posted 01.03.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Lucy Vincent

We all know how it works in London. Cheap, previously undesirable areas have always been magnets for small businesses. The rent is low, the crowd is creative and the potential is endless. But what happens when that area becomes a victim of its own success?

East London's Watery Untold Stories

Emily Gosling | Posted 20.10.2017 | UK Entertainment
Emily Gosling

Poor old East London. Once run down, now eye wateringly overpriced, the area has rapidly changed in the last few years alone. For all the Nathan Barle...

Plexal Is Set To Be Europe's Beating Heart Of Health, Sport, Fashion And Tech Innovation

Brooke Roberts-Islam | Posted 14.11.2016 | UK Tech
Brooke Roberts-Islam

The purity of the vision for Plexal arises from the stunning blank canvas and expansive space occupying the 68000 square feet ground floor of Here East, nestled into a corner of the Queen Elizabeth Olympic park overlooking Hackney Wick and bordering the canal, with impressive terraces looking out across London city.

What Communities Are You Part Of?

Brad Frankel | Posted 24.06.2017 | UK
Brad Frankel

I wrote this a while back but it seemed very apt to publish it today - I wonder how the EU referendum will change and shape the communities that we're...

Time Flies - Are You Using It Wisely?

Brad Frankel | Posted 04.04.2017 | 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 27.01.2017 | 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 01.12.2016 | 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 17.11.2016 | 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 03.11.2016 | 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 10.09.2016 | 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".