Dalston

Two pedestrians injured as Wooden beams falls in Dalston

Two pedestrians injured as Wooden beams falls in Dalston

A pregnant 38 year old woman and 56 year old man were hit by a shops wooden beam on Kingsland Road in Dalston yesterday morning. It happened at about 11 am outside Barclays 4 Bikes near Dalston Junction station. Police say the couples condition is being continuously assessed, but it didn’t appear any of the […]

Police arrest 20 in Dalston drugs and immigration raid

Police arrest 20 in Dalston drugs and immigration raid

Hackney Police, in conjunction with Hackney Council and UK Border Agency, have successfully completed a four-month operation in Ridley Road and Dalston Junction, E8, aimed at tackling class A drug dealing in the area. Tuesday saw the arrest phase, which culminated in the following results: 19 arrested for a variety of immigration and drug-related offences, […]

World War Two bomb discovered in Hackney

World War Two bomb discovered in Hackney

A world war 2 bomb was discovered in an Eleanor Road garden near Hackney Central, by builders this morning at around 10 am. Nearby residents were moved to safety, while police closed Eleanor Road and part of Wilton way. Bomb disposal experts examined the artillery shell and are removing it for further tests. The area […]

BBC Red bus comes to Dalston

BBC Red bus comes to Dalston

As part of BBC’s  Olympics host borough 2012 Roadshow, Hackney will be the first stop for the BBC’s big red radio bus today Thursday 19 May. The bus rolls into Dalston’s Ridley Road market today, where it will broadcast Eddie Nestor, Robert Elms and Gary Crowley shows live for the next three days. Presenter Eddie […]

Black activists and Hackney grassroots group unite to empower people

Black activists and Hackney grassroots group unite to empower people

On Sunday 23 January 2011 at the Open The Gate Black Cultural Centre in Stoke Newington Road,  an audience of over eighty people joined Hackney Unites to watch a play by the anti racist theatre company called Arts4Real.  Titled Hard Times, the play looked at the consequences of the cuts to an average urban family […]

Library to keep the CLR James name

Library to keep the CLR James name

Hackney Council just released this statement regarding the naming of the new library in Dalston: Up until now Hackney Council has been focusing on the design of the brand new £4.4 million library and archives in Dalston. As part of this process the building was given a new name – Dalston Library and Archives. Cllr […]