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Win a night out at Texas Embassy Cantina

Win a night out at Texas Embassy Cantina

Competition is now closed and winner notified. Thanks to all that entered and stay tuned for more. Do you like Tex Mex food?  The biggest tastiest steaks? Quality premium Tequila? American and Mexican beers? Vegetarian? No fear…you’re covered too! Texas Embassy Cantina has been serving up Texas sized hearty meals and amazing cocktails for the […]

Going the whole nine months – A Doula in Hackney

Going the whole nine months – A Doula in Hackney

Is this a passing trend for self indulgent hippy-style-new-age pregnant women or do doula’s actually play a vital role in child birth? A Doula is a companion to a pregnant woman who generally begins assisting and supporting her during pregnancy, through the actual birth and provides post natal emotional and practical support. Deriving it’s name […]

A warm welcome inside – Hackney Winter Night Shelter

A warm welcome inside – Hackney Winter Night Shelter

If David Cameron and his coalition government, proponents of the ‘Big Society’, ever need a fine example of people taking the initiative within a local community setting, they need look no further than the volunteers of Hackney Winter Night Shelter. Formed 18 years ago by local churches in response to the number of rough sleepers […]

Violent ‘bike jacking’ and robberies in Hackney

Violent ‘bike jacking’ and robberies in Hackney

Reports of cyclists being attacked and robbed of their bikes, while riding in the Queeensbridge/ Haggerston/De Beauvoir area by robbers in Balaclavas, has recently been surfacing on twitter and a cycling message forum. One cyclists on cycling message board described his recent attack a few weeks ago, while cycling along Northchurch Road and De Beauvoir […]

From Hackney to Vodka Baron (well almost)

From Hackney to Vodka Baron (well almost)

He’s been described as  ‘Borat in reverse’ but Dan Edelstyn is a one of a kind.  Adventurer, visionary, documentary and film maker, entrepreneur, self proclaimed time traveler and fantasist.  Fantasist?  Young Edelstyn believed he could meet up with the father he lost at a young age, through time travel. But it’s Edelstyn’s current projects, that […]