People

Hackney Wick FC

Music and football come together for Hackney Wick FC's United Against Knife Crime Charity Match A lot has happened with Hackney Wick FC, aka The Wickers, sinc...

Ali Jacko

William Wilde meets Ali Jacko, East London kick boxing champion turned singer Ali Jacko is an East End-based kickboxing champion who also gets involved with co...
Springfield Youth Club 2018 Awards

The Magpie Project

The Magpie Project:  local mums and grand-mums helping mothers of the 2,000 homeless under fives in Newham The Magpie Project: local mums and grand-mums helpin...

Meet Hannah Gourlay

TellTails' Hannah Gourlay takes on The Dragons' Den Back in October, Dragons' Den viewers sat gasping as entrepreneur and artist Hannah Gourlay delivered an ex...

Read all about it

You don't have to look far for some local Christmas reading, discovers LoveEast The Lower Clapton Tales Published by Hackney Historic Buildings Trust and writ...
Deborah Coughlin of The Old Church Stoke Newington East London

Pull up a pew

LoveEast meets Deborah Coughlin of The Old Church in Stoke Newington What’s your story, Deborah? I spent the past decade moving from hitting a cowbell and a s...
Broadway Market

When the market stalled

We all love Broadway Market but Stephen Selby looks back to a time when it was struggling to survive In 1970 Broadway Market, once one of the most thriving mar...
Some artwork showing the heartfelt thoughts for the victims of Grenfell

For Grenfell

Angie Gough shows how East Londoners responded to the tragedy in the best way possible It’s been almost four months since the Grenfell tragedy claimed at least...
Being a parent in East London

Village people

If Granny lives outside of London, the city can still provide a support network, says  Bell from Bow Since having my two sons I’ve been lucky enough to have be...
Bell from Bow blog

Raising capital

In the first of a new series, blogger Bell from Bow tackles the challenges of being a parent in the Big Smoke I grew up in South Wales, riding fat ponies becau...
Hackney Playbus

All aboard

Claire Kelly, of Hackney Playbus, explains how the small charity has a big impact Last time we were featured in LoveEast, we were asking you, the readers, our ...
Francesca Castaldo East London

Style & Substance

Lady Ray meets... Francesca Castaldo... is founder of magpiesloot.com, designer & maker of beautiful handmade jewellery, mother, businesswoman, beautiful l...
Kate Minns

Style & Substance

Lady Ray meets... Kate Minns... is an architect, a creative thinker, a classy lady. What's important to you? Encouraging generosity in all senses, and Thom...
Debbie Newland-Bull

Style & Substance

Lady Ray meets the locals Debbie Newland-Bull (pictured, above)... is a community nursery (at Scallywags) manager, mother, forest school leader & known by...
Karen Bunting, potter

Thrown into pottery

Christine Preisig meets potter Karen Bunting, one of the artistic pioneers of Beck Road in the 1970s Karen Bunting and her husband Peter were two of the first ...

A Bit of Blue

Rachel Kolsky remembers Hackney's undisputed queen of Music Hall 2017 sees the 150th anniversary of the unveiling of the first London Blue Plaque commemorating...
Bell Foundary

The Toll of the Bells

The Gentle Authormeets the master bellfounder of the soon-to-close Whitechapel Bell Foundry I had the pleasure of interviewing Alan Hughes recently, and before...

What knit to wear.

Christine Preisig gets some purls of wisdom from a Hackney designer Penny Burdett marks her successful career as a knitwear designer and maker with the launch ...