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Campaigners demand answers over Hackney Heart subsidy, and the closure of Centerprise.

  Last Saturday a number of Hackney residents went to the Narrow Way to protest Hackney Council’s decision to subsidise Hackney Heart; in contrast with their decision to evict Centerprise, a long-established community centre and bookshop in Dalston used primarily by local Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) groups. The protest was not organised by any … Continue reading

Hackney Fashion Hub: A parallel universe of tourist wealth, launching in 2014
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Hackney Fashion Hub: A parallel universe of tourist wealth, launching in 2014

A version of this article was originally published in the New Statesman. Two years after the riots, a tsunami-sized wall of cash is heading towards Morning Lane, a shabby thoroughfare in Hackney. The local council secured £5m from the Greater London Authority’s regeneration fund for areas affected by the riots and it is being spent … Continue reading