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Ridley Road Market: is Hackney’s historical market being gentrified?

November 10, 20170

Walking through Ridley Road Market, you are immediately met with bursts of colour, fruit and vegetables in abundance and a combination of cultures that London has been home to for
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Islington and Hackney amongst the worst hit areas of moped gang related robberies 

November 8, 20170

Crime involving mopeds and motorbikes has almost tripled in number since June 2016, with Islington and Hackney amongst the worst affected boroughs in London, the Met Police has revealed.  The
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5 ideas to make the best of this Bonfire Night

November 3, 20170

Struggling to decide what to do this Bonfire Night? London is renowned for having some of the best firework displays in the whole of the UK and many of them
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Vinyl Heaven is a Place on Earth

March 15, 20170

The weekend of March 11-12 saw the debut of a new record fair at Hackney Flea Market, one brimming with the works of beloved classic artists in vinyl form. Our
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Disability and Hate: The “Invisible Crime” Plaguing Islington & Hackney

December 16, 20160

With London having experienced a 20% increase in hate crime towards disabled people of late, local communities in Hackney and Islington are facing increasing challenges to tackle one of the
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Our Guide to Using London’s Night Tube Service This Christmas

December 16, 20160

With the Piccadilly Line set to become a 24-hour tube service today, Vera Mikusch provides all of the details you need to navigate London’s Night Tubes throughout the festive season…
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London Goes Stateside – How to Watch the US Presidential Election Live

November 7, 20160

Ahead of Judgement Day on November 8, St John Street News editor Tom Buxton reveals how to catch all of the action without booking the next flight to the USA…
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Death Imitates Art – Investigating Sutton House’s New Exhibition

October 19, 20160

Sutton House are currently hosting a unique exhibition dedicated to the often-taboo topic of death. Vera Mikusch travelled to Hackney to find out the inspiration behind ‘Life. Death. Whatever.’ and
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Second Shot: tackling homelessness one coffee at a time

February 25, 20160

Having established business models since secondary school, Julius Ibrahim, an ambitious economics student at UCL, is about to launch a serious business with a social impact – quite a step-up
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Rent Hike in Hackney Poses Threat to Local Community

December 18, 20150

Local businesses in Hackney have been facing steep rent increases that have led to the closure of a significant London fashion studio complex, Audrone Fiodorenko reports. New Land Registry figures reveal
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