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Stamford Hill Blaze destroys flats and shop below

Stamford Hill Blaze destroys flats and shop below

Tenants in flats above a Stamford Hill Pharmacy were temporary rehoused to nearby hotels, yesterday afternoon following a fire. Six fire engines and 35 firefighters and officers attended the fire which severely damaged the roof and caused extensive water damage to the flats and the pharmacy on the ground floor. There were no injuries. London […]

The Bonneville in Clapton: Some of you share the same sentiments

The Bonneville in Clapton: Some of you share the same sentiments

The Bonneville, a new French bar and brasserie on Lower Clapton Road tweeted something others in gentrified Hackney think but would not have the balls to utter in public or online. It was not well thought out or executed and their apology was very begrudging which threw a spanner into their damage control.  By all […]

Interview with Screenwriter Steven Cutts on the Hackney-based film “Adieu Marx”

Interview with Screenwriter Steven Cutts on the Hackney-based film “Adieu Marx”

Screenwriter Steven Cutts  has written a new low-budget film inspired by his own true story from his wild school days called ‘Adieu Marx’,  which will have its premiere in Hackney on the 27th of October.  ‘Adieu Marx’ was mostly shot in Hackney during the very eventful Olympic summer of 2012 and concerns the lives of five 20 […]

Hackney residents get a chance to have their say on Fashion hub plans

Hackney residents get a chance to have their say on Fashion hub plans

Like it or not it looks like Hackney will be dragged screaming (or not) into one of Londons most ambitious and out of left field projects, and so far the usual suspect neighbourhood warriors and NIMBY’s haven’t put up much of a fight.  The borough has long shed its loony left image, (although some locals […]

The endeavours of a thoroughly modern day Hackney Empresario

The endeavours of a thoroughly modern day Hackney Empresario

    Former life coach and trained actor Leo Lawson O’Neil was born and raised in Kentish Town but is really a Hackneyite at heart. This Renaissance man is the managing director of Creative Network Partners and founder of the creative hub;  Netil House as well as Netil Market, Netil 360, The Russet and Hackney […]