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Hackney Council wants to crack down on “appalling housing conditions” by introducing new licences which could cost some landlords upwards of £500 to implement.

Hackney Council is tempting people to fill in its online survey about sugar, with prizes including tickets to see the Hackney Empire Christmas panto and brunch at the E5 Bakehouse.

You might not know Camille Walala’s name, but you’ll recognise her work – she’s responsible for the brightly coloured patterns on the sides of buildings. She tells Emma Bartholomew why she loves Hackney

Emma Bartholomew visits the Three Compasses in Dalston to try out the burgers from their new resident chefs, GoneBurger

After two and a half years, the Hive is nearing the end of its stay at a vacant Haggerston building. Co-founder Gee Sinha tells Emma Bartholomew about the group’s vision of changing planning law – and the world.

Each week, the Gazette takes to the streets to unearth something being manufactured right here in Hackney. This week we visit 58 Gin’s HQ at Hackney Downs Studios.

Detectives investigating the murder of Marvin Couson - who died 13 years after he was shot in Shoreditch - believe he might have been an innocent victim in a dispute between rival criminal gangs from London and Birmingham.

Emma Bartholomew eats at The Don, a smart City restaurant with elegant surroundings and charming service that won’t break the bank

Emma Bartholomew tries out meze and kebabs at Zala, which happily survived the blaze in Camden Market

A trailblazing team of Hackney therapists is raising awareness of a speech disorder that often remains undiagnosed – despite affecting as many as two children in every classroom.

A lorry driver was today being held on suspicion of drug driving after a collision that killed a woman in City Road yesterday.

People will be encouraged to think about how their choices impact the world around them at a “sustainability day” to encourage a more energy-efficient lifestyle.

The Gazette is taking part in a campaign to raise awareness about the need for more professional carers in London. Emma Bartholomew and Ellena Cruse explain the issues and chat to Hackney’s health chief Cllr Jonathan McShane about why the job is so worthwhile.

De Beauvoir and William Patten schools are earmarked for an audit of the air quality at 50 primary schools in London’s worst polluted areas.

Fitting Hackney’s tower blocks with sprinklers as recommended by the Fire Brigade could cost up to £20m, and would mean “not doing other things”, according to Mayor Phil Glanville.

Hackney is awash with microbreweries nowadays, but it wasn’t always that way. Emma Bartholomew catches up with the trailblazers from Pitfield Brewery who set off the craze for craft beer more than 30 years ago

Vegan Rastafarian chef and MC Spirit is a familiar face around Hackney thanks to his cooking classes and old shop in Broadway Market. Emma Bartholomew met him the day after his slot at Hackney Carnival

Winterville’s bid to hold its annual Christmas festival in Haggerston Park has been met with fury, with objectors complaining about 31 days of ‘booze, loud music and daily crowds of up to 20,000’.

Phil Glanville wants to hear from you about the issues that matter to you the most at the first ever Hackney Mayor’s Question Time.

A charity set up to promote the Jewish faith has been ordered to hand over its accounts after filing them late for the fifth year in a row.

Some 30,000 spectators are thought to have lined the streets yesterday as performers at Hackney Carnival brought the streets to life with fabulous costumes, booming beats and on-point dance routines.

Portraits taken of those who have enjoyed FoodCycle’s three-course lunches - made from donated supermarket “waste” - are being exhibited at Hackney Museum.

Hackney Council is launching a consultation today on three schemes they say will make it easier and safer to walk and cycle around Shoreditch.

Every week we take to the streets to find a start-up business right here in Hackney. This week, we discovered an app called Kompas, which uses artificial intelligence to build travel recommendations based on who you are, and where you are.

Feathers, glitz, booming beats and fabulous dance routines from over 800 performers are promised to light up the borough’s streets on Sunday for the Hackney Carnival.

Some leaseholders in flats are “potentially compromising the safety of the whole block” in the event of a fire – because they haven’t got the right front doors.

As the owners of Springfield House look for permission to replace all its windows, Emma Bartholomew looks back to 1902 when a trailblazer in fire prevention, Edwin Sachs, designed it

The Gazette hunts high and low each week to bring you news of the most interesting new businesses in Hackney. This week we speak to Rich Goldsmith from Moju about their range of cold-pressed juices.

Hackney Council has launched a consultation on how to distribute a £7.1 million fund allocated for local businesses struggling to pay the hike in business rates.

Hackney City Farm is seeking people interested in design, construction and energy use to help create a sculpture promoting renewable power.



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