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inner borough (1991 pop. 164,200) of Greater London, SE England, on the Lea River. Clothing manufacture (in Hackney) and printing and furniture making (in Shoreditch) are the borough's chief industries. London's first theater was built in Shoreditch (c.1575). The parish church of St. Mary, in Stoke Newington, is one of the few remaining Elizabethan churches. The writer Daniel DefoeDefoe or De Foe, Daniel
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 lived there. The London College of Furniture, the Shoreditch College for the Clothing Industry, and Cordwainer's Technical College are in the borough. Hackney Marshes, a large sports and recreation area intersected by the Lea, lies just outside the borough.


1. a compact breed of harness horse with a high-stepping trot
a. a coach or carriage that is for hire
b. (as modifier): a hackney carriage


a borough of NE Greater London: formed in 1965 from the former boroughs of Shoreditch, Stoke Newington, and Hackney; nearby are Hackney Marshes, the largest recreation ground in London. Pop.: 208 400 (2003 est.). Area: 19 sq. km (8 sq. miles)
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That's when I noticed bruises all over his back, from the top of his left shoulder all the way down to the top of his butt," Hackney told The Register-Guard.
Both times Hackney spoke to the funeral directors she signed forms, insisting no one objected to the cremation, Stoke crown court heard.
The group are asking for the likes of a Ford Transit Custom, Renault X8, Mercedes Vito, Volkswagen Eurocab and Nissan Primastar, to be considered as potential models to qualify as hackney carriages.
If you need to complain about a hackney carriage or a private hire driver contact Birmingham City Council's licensing team on 0121 303 9611 or email licensing@birmingham.
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Being a Hackney boy, I didn't know I could come back and perform to a crowd of this size," he said.
The coverage is going to be amazing," Jason Carter, event director of Hackney Weekend, (http://www.
They highlighted the benefits the taxi marshals brought in organising the hackney carriage ranks, maintaining order, reducing traffic congestion and improving safety for passengers and drivers.
Local politicians on the Hackney Council were outraged by the controversial video, which was filmed just weeks after riots unfolded across England which included Hackney.
The CTA members wish to see a cap on the number of hackney carriage licences because they believe their income would be protected; plans to introduce such a cap are now under consideration by Coventry City Council.
It works out at about 50p on the average trip, a small price to pay for the convenience of a car coming to you rather than you walking to the nearest main road in the hope that a hackney is passing on its way to the city centre.
PROFESSOR GREEN reckons Leona Lewis was at it when she laughed off an assault by saying: "I'm from Hackney so I'm hard.