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Queen of all she surveys, a noisy road in Dalston. Restored monarch rules TV famed old pub 

7 May

LOVING DALSTON’S CAMPAIGN to save or replace the sign that once hung from theDalston E8 pub made celebrated as the model for the Queen Vic in BBC1’s EastEnders has succeeded.


Closing time for London pubs but Hackney drinks on to keep the beer flowing, the crisps crunching 

2 May

This empty premises became Dalston bar Farr’s School of Dancing, below right   IS HACKNEY London’s booziest borough? An analysis by two number-crunchers has found that the capital’s pubs are closing one by one, but only in Hackney are more ...


A Bethnal Green pop-up with fine food and drink that seems so healthy you won’t feel you’ve over-indulged 

27 Mar

Would-be restaurateur Francesca Allegra A POP-UP RESTAURANT in Bethnal Green is trialling something that looks innovative and more than a mere foodie fashion: gourmet sugar-free and low-carbohydrate meals.


Budget 2017: Welcome relief for small businesses, but a kick in the teeth for the self-employed 

9 Mar

This was a Budget spun by a Government that claims to be listening to the struggles faced by ordinary working people.


‘Crazy’ business rates will lead to exodus in Hackney 

7 Mar

“Unfair” business rate hikes could force out small enterprises, Hackney traders say.


Buy, sell or rent property in Hackney — an estate agency advises how to do it. And how not to do it 

4 Mar

Property news: spring is on the way — hot information from an estate agent SOMETIMES an advertising leaflet is informative — sometimes but not often because it can be something else.


Hackney in running for planning Oscars, even though the public have often been unable to see the plans 

28 Feb

HUGE EXCITEMENT broke out in Hackney’s planning department this week as staff prepared for the annual planning awards ceremony — the Oscars of the planning world — tonight 27 February 2017.


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.


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