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The council is being taken to court over a new Sainsbury’s in Stoke Newington

The council is being taken to court over a new Sainsbury’s in Stoke Newington

Campaigners are going to the High Court next month to try and overturn Hackney Council’s decision to approve a Sainsbury’s in Stoke…

Cornershop are opening the world’s smallest disco in Hackney

It’s been nearly 20 years since Brimful of Asha but…

The founder of Wahaca is holding a chilli and tequila festival in Dalston

Wahaca founder Thomasina Miers has teamed up with street food…

Celebrities are selling their stuff for charity at an Oval Space jumble sale

Jumble sales have held steadily declining levels of appeal for…

Features

Hackney’s top five: Places to get your history geek on

Hackney’s top five: Places to get your history geek on

Don’t be fooled. London’s official ‘coolest’ borough is not all about who wore what and where. Underneath the pop-up bars and independent…

Here’s why the Clapton Ultras have more fun than Arsenal fans

Greed, corruption, racism, homophobia, sexism and violence. To many, the…

Hackney’s top five: Coffee and art hangouts

If you live in Hackney, the chances are you like…

Ruby’s founder Tom Gibson explains how he’s transforming the Cat & Mutton

Dalston may be everyone’s favourite drinking destination now, but it…

Opinion

The Dalston Years: Keep telling yourself you’re a DJ

The Dalston Years: Keep telling yourself you’re a DJ

East London is home to many things. It is the home of street signs with bad grammar that proclaim: “Your beautiful”. It…

The Dalstonist food blog: Don’t detox, eat out

One month into 2014 and that new year’s resolution to…

The Dalston Years’ guide to living in denial

So life’s just great, huh? The Dalston Years thinks you’re…