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Homeless under a railway as near by the Hackney Fashion Hub flogs luxury to the affluent 

24 Feb

Upscale: this way for high couture THE SIGNS PICTURED at left demonstrate council success in encouraging big business into Hackney.


Footfall frenzy breaks out in Dalston as Marks and Spencer announces a huge Foodhall in E8 

11 Feb

MARKS AND SPENCER is returning to Dalston.


A cinema opens in Hackney this week in a venue that last showed a movie almost 60 years ago 

31 Jan

FROM THIS weekend, Hackney’s two cinemas, the Picturehouse and Rio, will be joined by a third.


Why the tax office will have to continue to wait for the money it says it’s owed by Mr London Fields Brewery 

26 Jan

“Jules” Wilkinson, co-founder of London Fields Brewery, at its press launch in 2011 THE REVENUE’S ATTEMPT to retrieve almost £1 million owed to it by London Fields Brewery has hit another setback.


ATMs might charge for withdrawals as banks meet to discuss ways of taking more money from us 

22 Jan

Only for the affluent: the TFC-located machine makes the withdrawal fee clear TIRED OF BEING CAUGHT OUT by cash dispensers that make whopping charges for their services? Soon you may be unable to find an ATM that doesn’t.


From revolution to restaurant clusters: Time Out reads Shoreditch as part of a ‘growth strategy’ 

4 Jan

TIME OUT first landed on the streets of London in 1968, when young revolutionaries rattled governments in France, the US and other countries.


Haggerston Baths will stay dry. A century of serving Hackney people ends as developers fail to save pool 

5 Dec

Grand opening: the Edwardians knew how to throw a launch party HAGGERSTON BATHS will be closed to swimmers for ever.


A Hackney youth club is winning its fight to stay in Dalston: underground may be the way to go 

30 Nov

THE FUTURE for a youth club that provides a haven for Hackney youngsters is looking a little better since its premises were offered for sale.


Enough talk! MP for high-tech Shoreditch presses Government to act on broadband promise 

27 Nov

SHOREDITCH’S MP has returned to the fray in her battle for better broadband for Britain, especially for Silicon Roundabout.


Chef lives on breadline to prove it can be done healthily 

24 Nov

A chef is reducing his personal weekly food spend to £20, to publicise a new healthy eating charity in Haggerston.


A Stoke Newington school for the poor is converted to a haven for the funds of the cash-rich 

22 Nov

THIS HANDSOME late-Georgian Stoke Newington school was built in 1837 for the poor.


City of London takes space at edge of a popular Hackney park to house one of its academy schools 

10 Nov

THE CITY OF LONDON Corporation is to take a chunk of Hackney public space — with the approval of the council.


Last-minute attempt to save Acorn pub for the people as Hackney puts demolition plans on hold 

6 Nov

The Acorn may not be not rich in design ideas, but this art nouveau-influenced sign is pleasing THE ACORN in Haggerston has had a last-minute reprieve from the owner’s threat of demolition.


Storm in a Brexit cup of coffee… or chic cocktails all the way for those catering to Hackney café society? 

1 Nov

COFFEE BARS, upscale cafés and other millennial-targeting venues have been opening in Hackney only slightly faster than they have been failing.


You’re barred: behind the railings last orders are called on a traditional Hackney boozer 

29 Oct

THE BUSINESSMAN WHO owns the Acorn has stonewalled Loving Dalston’s request for openness about his planned demolition of the pub, which has had a loyal local following.


Equinox to open upmarket gym in Shoreditch at swish Stage development 

24 Oct

Equinox is limbering up for London expansion four years after it first opened in the capital, the high-end American fitness chain beloved of celebrities has revealed.


This little-known pub will attract few to save it. But to a small Hackney community, it is precious 

18 Sep

Grassy gentleness: the handsome Haggerston Park is opposite the Acorn FEW PEOPLE would mourn the closing of the Acorn.


The contract now starting at Liverpool St has been re-awarded. To Holland’s little-loved Abellio 

11 Aug

Above, not one of the trains being considered by Abellio: the service is at least a little more up to date than the Castlemaine-Maldon steamer in east Australia THE POPULAR Liverpool Street to Stansted airport rail route is to continue to ...


Why Dalston pioneer Mosquito moved upscale to Islington but failed to ride the London cycle boom 

1 Aug

THIS MONTH or early the next the last signs of a business that blazed a trail in Dalston will be thrown into a recycler.


£250m Shoreditch hotel put on hold amid property market Brexit jitters 

14 Jul

One of Hong Kongs richest men has suspended plans for a luxury £250 million hotel in Shoreditch after being spooked by the tremors rocking the property market since Brexit.


Look Mum, a cycle-style label… a way to ride out the storm threatening small London businesses? 

28 Jun

MOST PEOPLE occasionally have seemingly bright lightbulb moments.


St Matthias in Dalston is not sold — not yet — say youth club leaders as sale hits late hitch 

26 Jun

A RUMOUR that the prime site of St Matthias , above , at Hackney E8 1NH has been sold for £2.2 million has been denied by the youth club’s chairman.


London Fields is no walk in the park for Hackney: hipster heaven costs the council £140k 

21 Jun

LONDON FIELDS has cost Hackney council £139,970 it never planned to spend.


McDonald’s? No, in Dalston it will be McHipster, a McTake on the scenester roof bars of Hackney 

13 Jun

Top, what the lesser-paid of Hackney are offered, and above, happy hipster haunt the nearby Dalston Roof Park in Ashwin Street E8 FROM HOXTON to Clapton, Hackney has many rooftop venues targeting the hipster pound.


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