“The Hackney that I live in and the Hackney of Waking are exactly the same place to me”: Helen Richardson on her debut novel

March 20, 20180

Helen’s life has changed, but she has to remind herself that it has. “I’ve been asking myself why,” she says after pausing to think. Despite what she may feel, Helen
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Threads Exhibition at the Espacio Gallery, Bethnal Green Road

March 20, 20180

Espacio Gallery’s art exhibition ‘Threads’, located on Bethnal Green Road in Shoreditch, coincided with International Women’s Month, and showcased work from 45 different artists, across the mediums of photography, sculpture,
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In the footsteps of Islington’s extraordinary women

March 8, 20180

Clusters of people are dashing, all in different directions, not  considering their surroundings. Around them are the sounds of engines, commuters chattering and footsteps on pavements. It is only appropriate
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An afternoon with the Islington Pensioners Forum

February 19, 20180

I felt quite nervous, before my lunch with the Islington Pensioners Forum, but the worries I had of intimidation  vanished as soon as I walked in the room. The homely
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VIDEO – Hackney and Islington propose ban on petrol and diesel cars during peak commuter periods

February 14, 20180

Only seven weeks into 2018 and London has already exceeded its pollution limits for the whole year. In reaction, Hackney and Islington are set to ban petrol and diesel cars
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VIDEO – Islington Council leads the battle against diesel vehicles in London

February 13, 20180

In November last year, Islington Council called on London Mayor Sadiq Khan to completely ban diesel vehicles from operating in the City within the next decade. It is a strong
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The people fighting elderly loneliness in Islington

February 11, 20180

Being lonely at an elderly age is something few people can afford to be, after some scientific studies have suggested loneliness to be as damaging to health as smoking or being severely
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VIDEO – Meet the disability campaigners fighting for more Changing Places in London

January 29, 20180

According to the new London Plan, the capital is to get more Changing Places toilets, special facilities for people with multiple and profound disabilities. Standard accessible toilets do not meet
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“Veganuary”: Islington and Hackney become a haven for vegans

January 28, 20180

There are many ways to cleanse yourself and start the new year fresh. ‘Veganuary’, for instance, is an increasingly popular tradition. Perhaps you have already signed up to it, joining
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Review – Flight Club Shoreditch

January 7, 20180

Get in the zone, mind focused, elbows straight, ready to let go – and explode on the dartboard with style. Yes, this isn’t your average bar. This is Flight Club,
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