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Triple vision – Mare Streets optical war

Triple vision – Mare Streets optical war

As if being looted and having your store wrecked by looters during London’s summer riots in 2011 wasn’t bad enough, the owner…

Dwayne’s Fields of Dreams

Dwayne’s Fields of Dreams

  Originally published 25/03/11 in www.hackneyhive.co.uk In 2010 Stoke Newington resident, Dwayne Fields became the first Black Briton to walk from the…

Music
Sleepless in London

Sleepless in London

“You’re your own hero. The truth is everybody else is just as clueless as you. Don’t look up to anyone else, just…

Bobby Womack 1944 – 2014

Bobby Womack 1944 – 2014

  Last Friday afternoon I was rocking to Womack and Womack “Love Wars” album while in the kitchen. I mean I had…

Hackney Jibber Jabber

There is only one Hackney Hive

There is only one Hackney Hive

They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. That may be the case, but when someone in…

Ladies of Stamford Hill Have a plan to keep wages low

Ladies of Stamford Hill Have a plan to keep wages low

I have to admit one of my biggest and time-consuming guilty pleasures is Twitter, where I have several…

All bets are off

All bets are off

Feeling very upset and frustrated last night, I let rip on Twitter (on a different twitter account), but…

Hackney Heart: Gentrification, Narrow Way, social cleansing and lies

Hackney Heart: Gentrification, Narrow Way, social cleansing and lies

  Less than two months after Jane Egginton-McIntyre was handed the keys to the rent and council tax…

The Straight Dope

There is only one Hackney Hive

There is only one Hackney Hive

They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. That may be the case, but when someone in…

Neil Thacker: IP address and more

Neil Thacker: IP address and more

Heee’s baaaaaaack! Since the hoopla on the London Cat Sitting Company Facebook page, after it got trolled, someone…