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Rev Paul Turp will retire next year after three decades’ service at St Leonard’s Church in Shoreditch. He tells Emma Bartholomew his story

Dirty Bones Shoreditch is evidently a hit with the young millennial crowd - the place was rammed with parties of the young 20-somethings when we went for Sunday brunch. But as my three children testified, it can also be a big hit for families too.

The Overground line between Camden Road and Stratford will be shut for the whole of the Easter weekend so a new subway can be installed at Hackney Wick station.

Urgent repairs to London Fields Lido will start in a fortnight - and could see the pool shut for months.

There is competition in the air at the Gazette offices as staff vie for the premier position in the Hackney Half Marathon.

The Gazette hunts high and low each week to bring you news of the most interesting and unusual new businesses in Hackney. This week we speak to Gill Wildman who followed her own advice when it came to setting up her new business.

Pupils from Tayyibah Girls School created ‘This is your Life’ style autobiographies for elderly patients at St Joseph’s Hospice in an inter-generational project.

A congregation of 300 was evacuated from Wesley’s Chapel yesterday, when the electrical room in its basement caught fire because of a faulty fuse box.

Three mentors are being trained up to inspire vulnerable young women in Hackney who are at risk of being drawn into violent crime and gang-related exploitation.

Two mums banned from their kids’ Hackney primary school say they have “never heard anything like it before”.

Semi-professional soccer player Mark Abery realised in his 20s that “every footballer’s dream” of competing in the World Cup was never going to come true for him – unless he set one up of his own.

The ‘Grind’ brand is something of an iconic name nowadays, having racked up a bit of a history.

EMMA BARTHOLOMEW tries out Fish and Pips’ hassle-free ready meals whilst skiing with her family, at a luxury chalet in Meribel Village

Eusoof Amerat, a veteran trustee of the Masjid-e-Quba mosque, tells Emma Bartholomew about his journey from Burma to Hackney

As many as 48 mobile phones are being snatched in one single day in Hackney, by thieves on mopeds and bicycles.

A fundraising variety performance was held to raise funds for the Fiorentini Children’s Performance Troupe which needs £7,000 to keep going after funding cuts.

A drug-fuelled driver who killed a young motorcycle display team instructor in a crash near the Olympic Park has been jailed for seven years.

The owner of a Yorkshire terrier has put out an appeal for anyone to help her find her dog, who was last seen going into bushes in Victoria Park.

Police have released the image of the man they are hunting after a one-year-old boy was killed and his twin sister critically injured in Finsbury Park.

Andrew Holligan captured life in Dalston three decades ago on a 1950s camera. He shares his snaps – and explains how the project came about.

A banner made by street artist Stik for last year’s Pride march will be auctioned off at Christies next month – and it’s hoped it will raise tens of thousands of pounds to celebrate Hackney’s LGBTQI+ heritage.

A proposal to scrap Hackney’s out-of-hours GP service in favour of the 111 phone line could increase pressure on Homerton’s A&E department, critics have warned.

Every week the Gazette will delve into its archives to see what was happening in Hackney 30 and 60 years ago.

EMMA BARTHOLOMEW finds an extensive beer list at Mason and Company and Italian American influenced food from Capish?

St Joseph’s Hospice is looking for runners and families to take part in the 5k East London Bubble Rush at the Olympic Park on May 21.

Paige Murphy helps distribute cash to grass-roots organisations and charities in Hackney and the East End. She spoke to Emma Bartholomew.

Emma Bartholomew finds plenty to keep all ages entertained in Alpe d’Huez, with horse riding, mountain biking, bob sleigh and ice skating.

The Gazette hunts high and low each week to bring you news of the most interesting and unusual new businesses in Hackney. This week we find out about a new liquor store in Kingsland Road.

Forty pairs of shoes worn by family members while searching for their “disappeared” loved ones in Mexico will go on display at Amnesty International’s Shoreditch HQ next week.

An ovarian cancer survivor took to the catwalk to raise awareness and help dispel some of the myths about the disease.

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