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Italian Vogue has named this cafe – which serves up a steady diet of avant-garde music – Britain’s coolest venue. Alex Needham finds out what the fuss is about

Mustafa Korel: Green Party’s Choice for Hackney Central Ward Councillor

Mustafa Korel: Green Party’s Choice for Hackney Central Ward Councillor

This originally appeared as a blog entry on the Duchess of Hackney Blog With a less than inspiring line up, in the bid for Councillor in Hackney Central ward’s May 3rd by-election,  it’s refreshing and reassuring to know that there is someone who actually lives in Hackney Central  and is not a soulless politico prototype  […]

The ex-Tory party co-treasurer and hedge fund manager is a self-made man, hailing from Hackney

Jay-Z confirmed to headline BBC 1’s Hackney Weekend 2012

Jay-Z confirmed to headline BBC 1’s Hackney Weekend 2012

It’s true! Hip-hop superstar Jay-Z will be headlining Radio 1’s Hackney Weekend 2012 on Saturday 23rd June. Announced this morning on the Chris Moyles Show, he is set to perform alongside a stellar line-up of acts already announced including Tine Tempah, Jessie J, Ed Sheeran, Florence + the Machine, Professor Green, Leona Lewis, DJ Fresh, […]

Stoke Newington kidnap and torture case: Two men convicted

Stoke Newington kidnap and torture case: Two men convicted

  Two men who kidnapped and tortured two brothers in Stoke Newington five years ago, were convicted yesterday (Tuesday 6 March) at Snaresbrook Crown Court. Ex-para trooper, Anthony Malone, 40,  who served in Ulster, was found guilty of two counts of kidnap, two counts of false imprisonment and two counts of actual bodily harm against […]

Illegal butt enhancement suspect in Caudia Aderotimi’s death arrested at “pumping party”

Illegal butt enhancement suspect in Caudia Aderotimi’s death arrested at “pumping party”

Page Victoria Windslowe, a 42 year old transgender suspect in the death of Claudia Rotimi of Hoxton, was arrested on Wednesday in Philadelphia, as she prepared to host a “pumping party” in Philadelphia, said police. She is being held on $10 million bail. Windslowe,  a hip hop singer also known as the “Black Madam”, had […]

Hollywood beckons White Van Man via Stoke Newington

Hollywood beckons White Van Man via Stoke Newington

When Adrian Poynton first heard mumblings that American TV were interested in the comedy series he created, he shrugged it off as just another tease that never materializes. What the Staffordshire raised (Litchfield to be exact) and Stoke Newington resident of five years, didn’t count on was for things to move as fast as they […]

Hackney New School: Why a smaller focused school matters

Hackney New School: Why a smaller focused school matters

The free school debate has been on going in Hackney for a while.  Phillippa De’Ath gives a brief analysis, as to why this type of school could benefit from such an ethos. Currently over 400 parents support the vision for the Hackney New School.  Many feel that, while there are now three (Ofsted-rated) outstanding secondary […]

Britain’s Got Talent: Is Pauline Pearce the ‘Hackney Heroine’, Simon Cowell’s new cash cow?

Britain’s Got Talent: Is Pauline Pearce the ‘Hackney Heroine’, Simon Cowell’s new cash cow?

The woman dubbed the Hackney Heroine, Pauline Pearce, is stretching her 15 minutes of fame in a bid to win the next Britain’s Got Talent. If you remember, Pearce gained world-wide notoriety after her profane laden tirade at rioters on Clarence Road in Clapton went viral last summer. Since then, she has been interviewed numerous […]