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Archive for 'Hackney'

Working Grell

Remember Miranda Grell? She was the Labour councillor in Leyton, Waltham Forest, wh0, in 2008, was convicted of election malpractice after she spread rumours that her LibDem opponent was a gay paedophile. Her own running-mate was so disgusted that he testified against her, as did other Labour constituents. The story was  covered by Harry’s Place [...]

Rose Red Empire

One of my few realised ambitions in life is to live in Hackney. Although I grew up in Essex – and I am a proud son of that county - I knew from the age of 8 that I’d end up here.
Iain Sinclair seems to get it too. His new book – Hackney, That Rose-Red Empire: A [...]