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Amnesty International condemns Death Row Dinners

Pop-up Hoxton restaurant withdraws apology saying it will open in defiance of ‘instant outrage culture’


Signs telling women which side of road to walk on cause outrage

Shomrim says the posters put up for Torah Parade in Stamford Hill were badly worded

Victory for Digs as council agrees to avoid ‘luxury’ property fair MIPIM

Town Hall says it will not to go to ‘champagne-fuelled’ property show in Kensington Olympia

Dalston Peace Mural successfully restored

Award-winning Hackney band Rudimental help preserve one of Hackney’s ‘iconic landmarks’

Foam mountain engulfs River Lea

Environment Agency investigating after suspected detergent pollution at Lea Bridge Weir

Molly Carleton obituary

Life and contributions of 103 year old ‘altruistic’ community stalwart commemorated

Tutoring scheme for low-income families expanding across the East End

Action Tutoring aims to help children boost grades in key subjects

East End universities come bottom of league tables

London Met and UEL score low but do league tables overlook benefits of ‘access universities’ ?

Arsenal Ladies star dazzles youngsters at ReachOut’s first girls tournament

Danielle Carter ‘impressed’ by young talent as mentoring charity holds competition on Mabley Green

Hackney Marshes debate: To build or not to build?

Cllr Jonathan McShane and Kevin Dovey of Hackney Marshes User Group debate the plans for Hackney Marshes

Could London run on more sun?

As energy prices reach new heights, we’re wasting our solar potential, writes Kirsty Styles

Before Kingsland Road: the history of Turkish barbecue

Gillian Riley goes back centuries to discover the ancient Sufic origins of a local favourite

Former Hackney schoolgirl starts campaign to help migrant students

Budding barrister Chrisann Jarrett sets up Let us Learn to help young people access higher education

Hackney UTC: A fragile flagship

London’s first University Technical College will close its doors after two years due to lack of student desire to study there

How one Shoreditch firm is winning the world series of broadband

Meet the award-winning firm ushering in a new era of painless internet access

Firefighters tackle huge fire in Stamford Hill

No injuries but roof of building ‘badly damaged’

Hackney Town Hall tackles ‘cowboy’ letting agents

Is a Council-run lettings agency the answer to the borough’s housing crisis?

Flippin’ brilliant: Dolphin Pub wins late licence court battle

Mare Street party pub wins right to open till 4am


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Titbits — Charity knit-picking, turfed out terrapins and hipster hassle

Mayor Pipe and Hackney Heroine have trendy tiff, government’s ‘Victorian’ stance on charities and predators finally purged from Clissold Park pond

Leader — Children pay for Gove’s tinkering

Schools see mixed GCSE results amidst shifting goalposts

Food & Drink

Panzanella: discovering the pleasures of peasant food

Food historian Gillian Riley shares her version of a Tuscan summer classic

Person and Plate: dinner at Stoke Newington’s Aziziye Mosque

Over a veg stew, ex-Hackney Speaker Faizullah Khan talks cleanliness, cancer and Jerusalem


Jean Paul Gaultier exhibition to open at the Barbican

The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk is the first major exhibition to focus on the cult couturier and fashion icon

Introducing the London Fashion Week five

Five East London designers and collections making waves for the autumn/winter season


Hackney resident Anna Duffield nominated for a BAFTA award

Film producer recognised for her role in short film Sea View, an unsettling tale of adolescent love

Filmmaker completes project to make a film every week for a year

Azeem Mustafa overcomes creative block to complete unique project


Beyond Caring zeros in on zero-hours contracts

A group of cleaners in a meat factory is the backdrop for Beyond Caring which looks at the impact of zero-hours contracts

Carousel review – musical reimaginings

The Arcola’s production of Carousel sets the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical during the Great Depression


Hackney author Tom Clark’s new book shows how global economic crisis has created a less equal society

‘Divided society’ in Guardian leader writer’s home borough provides ample case studies for Hard Times tome

Interview: Hackney Child author tells of experiences growing up in care

‘It’s much easier to build resentment on the care system than it is on your parents,’ says Jenny Molloy


Field Day London – review

Victoria Park was abuzz with music and festival goers at this year’s Field Day

Guitar music night Iridescent to launch at Oslo

Hackney venue to start regular night of garage, punk, psych and pop classics with audio-visuals

Art & Design

World famous street artists take part in Stoke Newington exhibition

Works by Banksy and RUN feature in Wall to Wall exhibition that aims to show the diversity of street art

Turkish artist explores link between art and corporate culture in Shoreditch exhibition

‘The artist as an autonomous creative force is a myth’ says Burak Delier whose exhibition Freedom Has No Script is at Iniva gallery this month