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Theatre Review: Blood Wedding by Federico Garcia Lorca, translated by Tanya Ronder

Theatre Review: Blood Wedding by Federico Garcia Lorca, translated by Tanya Ronder

You’d think that seeing Lorca’s Bodas de Sangre (Blood Wedding) twice before would give me some authority and make me feel uber-qualified to pass judgement on any new production. But it is a testament to the richness of the work that neither the off-broadway production that I saw in Spanish nor the intense and intimate […]

Council closes down Loong Kee Vietnamese Restaurant on Kingsland Road

Council closes down Loong Kee Vietnamese Restaurant on Kingsland Road

    Vietnamese restaurant, Loong Kee, 134G-F Kingsland Road, was closed down by Hackney Council on Friday 12 April. At Stratford Magistrates Court on Tuesday 16 April, District Judge Hamilton upheld the Council’s decision to close the building after a customer complained of seeing a cockroach whilst dining. He agreed that there was a health […]

Shoreditch Festival 2012 Hackney 14 to 22 July 2012

Shoreditch Festival 2012  Hackney 14 to 22 July 2012

From 14 to 22 July 2012, Shoreditch Trust presents its eleventh Shoreditch Festival – a free programme of performance, entertainment and exploration along the Regent’s Canal and across Shoreditch. Shoreditch Festival, one of Hackney’s largest free festivals, showcases the best of East London with live music, dance, theatre, arts exhibitions, food markets and plenty more […]

Court hears innocent Agnes was victim of gang feud

Court hears innocent Agnes was victim of gang feud

Agnes Sina-Inakoju-  jury watched CCTV footage of the moment she was shot in her neck Sixteen year old Agnes Sina Inakoju died because of a feud between two Hackney gangs, the Old Bailey heard earlier this week. The promising Haggerston School pupil was shot down on April 14 2010 while waiting with friends to be […]

Search for person who botched Claudia Aderotimi’s buttock enhancement continues

Search for person who botched Claudia Aderotimi’s buttock enhancement continues

“Illegal procedures like this are often carried out all across the United States. While it is popular with people looking for cheap ‘cosmetic surgery’, it is particularly popular amongst many in the Transsexual community”. All Hackney resident Claudia Aderotimi wanted to be, was a fly girl, another fame hungry wannabe hip hop video dancer. Now […]

Explosion in Hoxton Square

Details are a little sketchy at the moment, but a police spokesperson was able to confirm, what can be described as a ‘natural explosion’ took place in Hoxton Square at approximately 11:09 pm last night (Friday 5 November). No injuries were confirmed, but  a Peugeot car parked nearby, sustained damages from concrete and debris that […]

Murray Grove Post Office to re-open in November

Murray Grove Post Office to re-open in November

Following a consultation last summer and signatures collected from local residents in the area, Murray Grove will have it’s post office back! Hackney Council will re-open it in partnership with Chandrakant Patel of Murray’s Chemist, who has moved his chemist from across the road. The Council has worked to reopen the Post Office following public […]