TfL’s plan to build a public seating area shaped like a giant flight of steps on Old Street roundabout has been panned by Islington and Hackney councils.

Yesterday, 17:40

A staggering rise in Hackney’s food bank use has been revealed in “scandalous” data published by The Trussell Trust today.

Yesterday, 14:46

This man is wanted over a string of offences including a serious sexual assault in Hackney four years ago.

Yesterday, 13:42

A pair of prominent figures in Hackney’s ultra-orthodox Jewish community have defended signing a controversial open letter amidst criticism from an LGBT+ Jewish group.

Yesterday, 07:48

A Mare Street pub will be brewing a “mojito beer” dedicated to Diane Abbott this week to show its support for the MP who was pictured drinking on the Overground.

Wed, 15:10

Boaters on the River Lea are planning community patrols of the towpath after a spate of terrifying knifepoint robberies over the last few months.

Wed, 14:00

As I write this, Extinction Rebellion’s protests in central London have entered their second week. More than 1,000 people have been arrested and a few dozen have been charged with low-level crimes.

Wed, 13:22

A teenager is in hospital after being stabbed in Well Street last night.

Wed, 13:08

Speaker Claire Potter invited volunteers from Hackney Winter Night Shelter to a reception to acknowledge their “invaluable contribution” to helping the borough’s homeless.


The O’s are on the verge of winning just their third ever league title and first since 1970

Yesterday, 20:38

Middlesex picked up their third win out of four in the Royal London One-Day Cup with a 37-run victory over injury-hit Surrey at the Kia Oval.

Yesterday, 17:00

The Ammies lost 1-0 at home to AFC Fylde on Monday, but will still believe they can beat Leyton Orient to the title on Saturday

Yesterday, 16:06

Lawn Tennis Association chief executive Scott Lloyd described last weekend’s Fed Cup tie as a great success both on and off the court.

Yesterday, 14:00

The Dutchman has not had a great time at Tottenham Hotspur, but will hope to make his mark in the next three Premier League games

Yesterday, 13:00

Leyton Orient have been well supported home and away this season and should give the E10 faithful something to celebrate on Saturday

Yesterday, 11:00

London Lions will have two chances to clinch the British Basketball League title this weekend after missing out on Easter Monday.

Yesterday, 10:00

The Spurs legend was left crestfallen at full time after his Brighton team lost late on, but was able to take in the ground before kick-off

Hidden Homeless Campaign

Thursday, November 22, 2018

A rough sleeper being treated in hospital faces the stark choice of returning to a ‘building site’ B&B - or discharge to the streets.

Psychotic residents banging on doors in the middle of the night, drug dealing, prostitution and excrement in the corridor. Now a health watchdog has slammed dire conditions in Hackney homeless hostels. Emma Youle reports

Hackney Council has been forced to apologise to a single mum and offer her a payout after bungling her homeless application.


Yesterday, 08:36

Yard Sale Pizza has teamed up with a mega-star chef for its latest collaboration – and it’s one of their best yet.

Personal Trainer Jordan McInerny brings a workout class with a shed-load of sass to east London for the first time on Wednesday, May 1.

Yep, seriously. The returning Margarita Rumble festival offers you two hours of bottomless drinks in a bid to find the best margarita cocktail in London.

Right Now Film Festival seeks to “address the unjust balances of power” currently in play around the world. The series will screen five feature-length documentaries at the Rio between May 6 and 12.

Organisers of the Victoria Park festival will work with a number of local companies as they stage a week of free entertainment for all ages between May 27 and 30.

It’s two weeks until Queen of Hoxton launch their latest rooftop theme – a love note to the vibrant culture, colours and flavours of Mexico.

Hackney author Ashley Hickson-Lovence introduces his debut novel – The 392 – which comes out on Thursday, April 25.

Public Gallery co-director Harry Dougall talks to us about I’m Good Thanks: an exhibition of new paintings from Barcelona’s renowned artist Joan Cornellà.

Road trips have long been adopted as a metaphor to convey the lessons that can be learned over the course of a life. Well-worn to the point of cliché, however, it is not easy for fresh shades to fill such tired etchings.

Two years ago Elliot Warren was performing his debut play in front of two or three people a night. Now he’s won an Olivier Award for it.

Clark might once again bite off more than the average listener can chew, but bear with it.

Visit the 56 Black Men Instagram profile and the message at the top is very clear: I am not my stereotype.

Albion & East are about to launch their fourth venue: a versatile, all-day hub for work and play beside Old Street roundabout.

South-London based artist Tom Cox is about to unveil nine new paintings of the East End at a show called The Shoreditch Collection.

Following the success of their shuffleboard bar, London Shuffle have opened a smaller-scale, table version of the game downstairs. The new bar is called Crazy Eight, and it’s named after the original, more old-school game.


From the outside, Veysel Baba’s two bedroom council flat in Shoreditch looks like any other, but step inside and you enter another world.

All Points East will be returning to Victoria Park next month with two weekends of diverse music and a free community festival.


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