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The Oliver Twist workhouse is becoming a block of luxury flats with a "poor door"

The incredible human misery on display at the workhouse attached to central London's Middlesex Hospital inspired Charles Dickens to write "Oliver Twist"; now, Camden council has granted a developer permission to develop the site into luxury flats (just in time for the luxury flat crash!), in exchange for a commitment to build some below-market-rent social housing flats, which will be accessible through "poor doors." Poor doors were the inspiration for my novella "Unauthorized Bread", the le...
Tags: Post, UK, London, News, Camden, Charles Dickens, Hackney, Class War, Eat The Rich, Orwell, Jim Crow, Holborn, Oliver Twist, Charles Dickens Museum, Lucinda Dickens Hawksley, Weaponized Shelter


'Some days I wake up inconsolable': Tessa Jowell's daughter on the first anniversary of her mum's death

It’s barely 9am in the café, she’s not even ordered the quota of one coffee she’s allowed a day, and Jess Mills is, freely and fully, discussing the death of her mother and getting through a year of grief. “Bereavement and loss have become a defining part of my life in the past couple of years,” the daughter of the late Baroness Tessa Jowell begins quietly. “Grief is not something that just happens as a single event in your life. It’s actually more the acquisition of a new relationship that you ...
Tags: Science, Congress, Scotland, US, NHS, House, Hackney, Lily Allen, Tessa Jowell, Glastonbury, Solace, Mills, Leftfield, Hancock, Jess, Baroness Jowell


Teenager charged with murder of Tashaun Aird, 15, in east London

Eighteen-year-old accused over fatal stabbing in Hackney and also faces GBH chargeA teenager has been charged with the murder of 15-year-old Tashaun Aird in east London, police have said.Romaine Williams-Reid, 18, has also been charged with grievous bodily harm with intent in relation to a second victim and will appear at Barkingside magistrates court on Tuesday. Continue reading...
Tags: London, UK News, Hackney, Barkingside, Tashaun Aird, Tashaun Aird 15, Romaine Williams Reid


Hackney stabbing: Man charged with murder of boy, 15

Tashaûn Aird was stabbed to death in Hackney in east London last week.
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Family pay tribute to teenager stabbed to death in east London

Aspiring musician Tashaun Aird is believed to have been killed after ‘fracas’ in HackneyThe family of a 15-year-old boy who was stabbed to death in east London have paid tribute to the “loving, caring boy” who had an “infectious laugh”.Detectives believe Tashaun Aird, an aspiring musician, was killed after a “fracas” with a group of youths in Somerford Grove, Hackney, on Wednesday evening. Continue reading...
Tags: London, UK News, Hackney, Knife crime, Tashaun Aird, Somerford Grove Hackney


Hackney stabbing: Teenage boy killed

The boy ran into a shop pleading for help saying he had been stabbed, an eyewitness says.
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Hackney stabbing death: Teenage boy killed in double stabbing

The boy, who police believe was aged 15, is pronounced dead at the scene in London.
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Hackney stabbing death: Teenage boy killed in double knifing

The boy, who police believe was aged 15, is pronounced dead at the scene in London.
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Boy believed to be aged 15 dies after being stabbed in east London

Met police issue stop and search order covering whole of Hackney after killingA boy believed to be aged 15 has been stabbed to death in east London.Police were called to Somerford Grove in Hackney on Wednesday evening to reports of a knife attack. Continue reading...
Tags: London, Crime, UK News, Hackney, Knife crime, Somerford Grove


Teenage boy killed in Hackney stabbing

The boy, who police believe was aged 15, is pronounced dead at the scene in London.
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Joshua White death: Boy, 16, charged with Hackney murder

A post-mortem gave Joshua White's cause of death as a stab wound to the heart.
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Man dies after double stabbing in Hackney, east London

Murder investigation launched after two incidents less than half a mile apartA man has died and another is being treated in hospital after a double stabbing in east London, police have said.Detectives launched a murder investigation after the death of the 29-year-old in Hackney and have so far made one arrest. Continue reading...
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Hackney stabbings: Man killed and another hurt

A man is arrested after two victims are attacked in Hackney, east London.
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Sumatran Tiger Wallpaper Honors the Spirit of Earth Day

House of Hackney’s new Sumatran Tiger Wallpaper is a classic motif with a contemporary message. Depicting a nature scene with the king of the jungle as its centerpiece, Sumatra evokes the untouched organic world yet also evinces the presence of man via the temple ruins situated nearby. House of Hackney released Sumatra to commemorate earth day, reminding us that the actions of humanity have a decided impact. Sumatran tigers are endangered—principally because of deforestation and poachin...
Tags: Books, Wallpaper, House, Endangered Species, Hackney, FSC, Textiles, Sumatra, Sumatran, Surfaces, House of Hackney, House of Hackney wallpaper, Earth Day wallpaper


Inside Tesco: Channel 5 probes the retailer's ups and downs - The Grocer

Inside Tesco: Channel 5 probes the retailer's ups and downs   The Grocer Tesco has been through some ups and downs throughout its 100-year existence. From humble beginnings as Jack Cohen's market stall in Hackney, it grew into ...
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In search of home: portraits of the Windrush scandal

The Windrush scandal left many living in a rootless limbo. Their plight inspired Pål Hansen to create portraits from film he had buried – in the soil they wanted to call home. Here, one year after Amber Rudd apologised for the government’s role in their treatment, they tell their storiesTowards the end of last year, Pål Hansen walked down to his local allotment, not to plant vegetables, but to bury several sheets of photographic film. Digging a hole, he carefully placed the film in the damp Hack...
Tags: Photography, UK News, Immigration and asylum, Culture, Art and design, Hackney, Rudd, Windrush, Amelia Gentleman, Commonwealth immigration, Windrush scandal, Pål Hansen


Hackney stabbing: Teenager knifed repeatedly in the street as two men arrested

Metropolitan Police detectives are investigating the latest knife attack in London with two men arrested on suspicion of assault [Author: Tom Davidson]
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YouTube has shut down a popular channel after the mother was accused of abusing her children

YouTube creator Machelle Hackney, behind the popular channel "Fantastic Adventures," has been arrested in connection with allegations she beat and starved her children who starred in the videos. Her seven adopted kids reportedly told officers they were punished when they didn't follow direction or during filming for the YouTube channel, which has more than 800,000 subscribers. Since the arrest, YouTube says the channel has been "demonetized," and the channel was terminated Wednesday afternoon....
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YouTube has shut down a popular channel after the mother was charged with allegations of abusing her children

YouTube creator Machelle Hackney, behind the popular channel "Fantastic Adventures," has been arrested in connection with allegations she beat and starved her children who starred in the videos. Her seven adopted kids reportedly told officers they were punished when they didn't follow direction or during filming for the YouTube channel, which has more than 800,000 subscribers. Since the arrest, YouTube says the channel has been "demonetized," and the channel was terminated Wednesday afternoon....
Tags: Amazon, Post, Washington Post, Youtube, New York City, Nbc News, Trends, Arizona, Hackney, Logan, BuzzFeed News, Maricopa Arizona, Ian Rylett, Machelle Hackney, Ryan Hackney, YouTube channel Fantastic Adventures


Hackney shooting: Man shot as police officer stabbed

A police officer is stabbed after being called to reports of a man making death threats in Hackney.
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Hackney shooting: Man shot by police in critical condition

Officers were called to reports of a man making death threats at a property in Hackney, east London.
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Hackney shooting: Man shot by police in critical conidtion

Armed officers were called to reports of a man making death threats at a property in Hackney, east London.
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Hackney: police shoot man after officer slashed with knife

Suspect, 28, taken to hospital after firearms officers attend domestic disturbanceA man has been shot by police responding to reports of a suspect “armed with knives and making threats to kill” in east London.An officer was slashed during the incident in Hackney on Tuesday night, the Metropolitan Police said. Continue reading...
Tags: London, Police, UK News, Hackney, Metropolitan Police, Knife crime


CCTV shows Hackney cyclist kicked into car

A 30-year-old man remains in a critical condition after being attacked by another cyclist in Hackney.
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Deadly air in our cities: the invisible killer

Traffic pollution is putting our children at risk. We meet campaigners – many of them concerned mothers – fighting backIn the winter you can taste and smell the pollution,” says Kylie ap Garth, drinking coffee in a cafe in Hackney, east London. “My eldest is eight and he has asthma. Being outside, he would have a tight chest and cough. I just assumed it was the cold weather. I didn’t realise there was a link to the cars.”She is not exaggerating. The main road from Bethnal Green tube station is c...
Tags: London, Children, Environment, Society, UK News, Asthma, Pollution, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Ethical and green living, Travel and transport, Hackney, Electric, Hybrid And Low-emission Cars, Bethnal Green, Kylie ap Garth


Idomeneo, English Touring Opera, 8 March 2019

Hackney Empire Theatre Images: © Richard Hubert Smith Ilia – Galina Averina Idamante – Catherine Carby Idomeneo – Christopher Turner Arbace, High Priest of Neptune – John-Colyn Gyeantey Elettra – Paula Sides Voice of the Oracle of Neptune – Ed Hawkins James Conway (director) Frankie Bradshaw (designs)Rory Beaton (lighting) Chorus and Orchestra of English Touring Opera Jonathan Peter Kenny (conductor) The greatest miracl...
Tags: Religion, Vienna, Munich, Hackney, Neptune, Mediterranean, Mozart, Richard Strauss, Wagner, Kenny, Hollander, Ilia, Gluck, Hackney Empire, Mark Berry, Catherine Carby


What to Read in This Week’s Domestic Science Issue

We know the official start of spring isn’t until March 20, but we like to consider Daylight Savings Time the unofficial start—time to air out the house and do an early spring clean. To wit, we’re delving into all things Domestic Science this week. Here’s what’s coming up: Above: A glimpse inside the Iris Hantverk workshop in Stockholm, where some of our favorite utilitarian brushes are made. Take a look around in Studio Visit: The Iris Hantverk Workshop in Stockholm, Sweden; photograph by Jon...
Tags: Books, Brooklyn, Netherlands, Ikea, Hackney, Stockholm, Table Of Contents, Stockholm Sweden, Julie, Finn Juhl House, Domestic Science, Jonathan Hokklo, Ashley Helvey, Domestic Science Issue, Remodelista Margot


Subtle Colors in a Former Victorian Carriage House in Hackney

Recently spotted, admired, and bookmarked for future palette inspiration: a poetic little carriage house in central Hackney, on the outskirts of London, that uses color in ways both surprising and subtle. We found the listing recently on The Modern House—and knew right away that it should kick off our New Colorways week. Ready to be charmed? Photography courtesy of The Modern House. Above: The house is just 813 square feet and has two bedrooms. Here, a peek into the kitchen from the dining ar...
Tags: Books, London, Green, Hackney, Blue, House Tour, Modern House, Hackney London, Architecture & Interiors, Palette & Paints


Critic’s Notebook: New York Has a Public Housing Problem. Does London Have an Answer?

After listening to residents, Hackney upgraded its council estates with sleek new apartments, mixing subsidized and market-rate tenants.
Tags: New York, News, Architecture, Hackney, London (England, Public and Subsidized Housing, Housing Authority (NYC, Hackney borough, Public Housing Problem Does London Have


100 years of Tesco - the undisputed king of the supermarket - Lifestyle from Xposé - Virgin Media Television - virginmediatelevision.ie

100 years of Tesco - the undisputed king of the supermarket - Lifestyle from Xposé - Virgin Media Television   virginmediatelevision.ie From Hackney market to global domination (sort of), Luke Rix-Standing charts the rise and rise of a retail behemoth.
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