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Council goes to new lengths as installation of Lido floodlights begins

After-dark swimming to be available in London Fields by December


Care worker sought by Hackney police after disabled child is attacked

A woman is accused of hitting four year-old child leaving him with two bruises

Chatsworth Road Festival back for another East End knees up

Following last year’s success organisers hope the ‘streets will pile out’ for the revived local festival

Campaigners launch petition against plans to build on Hackney Marshes

Save Lea Marshes object to proposals for new sports facilities and car park

Hackney Film Festival launches record label

Experimental label Psyche Tropes to release compilation focusing on intersections between music and film at launch event

Teenagers charged with the murder of Charlie Burns

19 year-old Ashan Crosdale and a 16 year-old boy charged with murder

Bulk of London Mayor’s riot fund still unspent

Report by London Assembly claims the 70m Mayor’s Regeneration Fund is not being spent fast enough

Police appeal following second dog attack in Clissold Park

Police say attacks are causing concern amongst ‘dog walking fraternity’ but are not thought to be linked

Dalston bar removes poster after ‘distressing’ artwork causes outrage

Image on poster put up on Kingsland Road was inappropriate, says campaign group Object

Two teenagers arrested after Hackney murder

Police appeal for information following stabbing on Frampton Park Road

‘Hackney heroine’ accuses Liberal Democrats of ‘underhand racism’

Lib Dems say they are looking into Pauline Pearce’s concerns as a ‘matter of urgency’ as she quits presidential campaign

Roundabout way to regeneration? Fears that Hackney’s Tech City will become a ghost town

Kirsty Styles investigates Tech City’s boom, and its stunted growth

‘This land is our land’: the Lammas Day ‘riots’ of August 1892

Benjamin Mortimer recounts a Victorian fight for local land

Open letter from Hebron

Human rights monitor Chris Venables shares experiences of the West Bank in letter home to Hackney

Jitters and elation as A Level students pick up results

Students from Clapton Girls’ Academy and BSix College share the stories of their success

Stopping mad: Council calls on TfL to give Hackney two Crossrail 2 stations

Cabinet Member for Regeneration says having only one stop would ‘waste the potential’ of the borough

Bringing up girls: An interview with Melissa Benn

Benjamin Mortimer speaks to Melissa Benn about the state of schooling in the UK and her new book ‘What should we tell our daughters?’


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Leader — the legacy of the 2011 riots

Three years on from the riots, are we preparing for more civil unrest?

Titbits- Trash talk and historic horticulture

Scythes and a herd of cows replace tractors on Walthamstow Marshes but is the Council’s latest recycling initiative equally as primitive?

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