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September 17, 2019

This man, Joseph Beck, is the reason Clissold Park wasn’t redeveloped – despite battling cancer of the tongue, he campaigned tirelessly to save it.

His motivation, he said, was so: “children could take their fist steps on the grass of Clissold Park and one day play under the sun.”

This weekend a special event is being held to mark the park’s 130th anniversary.  The story of its survival is the stuff...

September 10, 2019

Six-year-old Pearse Coyne has just sold lots of his toys and donated half the profits to Hackney Food Bank.

He used the money to buy a trailer full of food for people experiencing poverty.

His mum Anne said: “We’d talked a lot about poverty and about how unfair it is that some families are struggling to afford food.  So, when it came to having a clear out of toys, he was keen to sell them and help o...

April 19, 2019

Looking to get out of the big smoke? 

Stunning beaches, historic towns, chalk caves and even the chance to ski are just a short drive or train journey away.

Check out our top 8 list of the best day trips from North and East London. 

1. OXFORD

This flat, compact city has it all – Oxford University and its 38 colleges, Bodleian Library, museums, a castle, brilliant shopping, more than 1,500 listed build...

July 19, 2018

Curtis Thompson gave up a lucrative career in investment banking and followed in his uncle’s footsteps to become an expert beekeeper.

Now the 33-year-old father of two runs Local Honey Man and employs a staff of 15. The East London business is London’s biggest producer of raw honey and, with their number of hives doubling this year, they look set to become the biggest raw honey supplier too. 

He’s s...

June 6, 2018

Fancy joining North London’s Biggest Zombie Walk or sitting in the sun (finger’s crossed) and watching 80s classic Footloose?

This weekend the annual Crouch End Festival (the UK’s biggest community art festival) offers a packed schedule of fun with around 200 performers at over 60 venues.

On Saturday June 9th there’ll be a craft market from 10am till 5.30pm featuring vintage accessories and homeware...

June 1, 2018

Two years ago, Dan Anton spent a month zipping off the beaten track in Burma on a scooter and sampling amazing regional cuisine.

Now he runs Lahpet - a stylish restaurant in Shoreditch and a street food kitchen at Old Spitalfields Market. Together with his Burmese business partner and chef Zaw Mahesh, they’re introducing exciting flavours to the East London foodie scene and making Burmese food more...

May 24, 2018

In the face of tremendous adversity and ever-worsening local poverty, Hackney Foodbank is providing a vital lifeline for thousands of people.

What are the issues?

The rising cost of living, stagnating and sometimes falling wages, less job stability, changes to benefits and soaring private rents are causing people in our community to go hungry.

In 2017 Hackney Foodbank dependency increased by 24%.  Of...

May 5, 2018

As the sun comes out a little more we know just the spots to enjoy some alfresco dining.

Our top-15 list includes an award-winning parkside café, a foodie-bar with a view of the canal, a restaurant with a stunning walled garden, a brand new East London market and some fabulous places to soak up the hubbub of a busy high street and people-watch.


Here they are, in no particular order.

The pretty walle...

April 30, 2018

A weekend job tempted classical musician Alexander Hurwitz away from his cello and into a career in gym management. 

Now the 34-year-old owns The Factory, having bought the gym he worked in a year ago.

He said: “I played the cello and got to a point where I had to make a choice about whether to go professional or not.  But the general advice from friends and family was to warn me off – mainly becaus...

April 18, 2018

Passion for food is in Dahmane Ladjassa’s DNA.

The Algerian-born chef helped in his father’s restaurant as a child before leaving for France aged 20 and then travelling to England to open a business. He later qualified as a professional chef, having studied fine dining and gastronomy at Westminster Kingsway College, where he was awarded a distinction and prizes.

Now he owns two branches of Boulanger...

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