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Tracy Prescott, who has devoted her life to fighting knife crime, tells the Gazette how the death of her son’s best friend spurred her to start a movement.

Police officers are appealing to trace a missing 74-year-old man from Hackney who suffers from dementia.

The legendary vegan Rastafarian chef and MC, Jah Spirit has died aged 71.

Joseph Burke-Monerville’s mother warned his killers they will be “living in hell” until they confess their crime, five years to the day since his murder in Lower Clapton.

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 Jonathan Perritt about his concept which combines “great burgers and great beer”.

Custom-made wallpaper is now on show at Hackney Museum for LGBT history month. It’s inspired by the experiences of older queer people – and the prejudice they still face 51 years on from the partial decriminalisation of homosexuality in the UK. The Gazette speaks to two of them

Coco the Clown visited children at the Super Cinema juniors’ club to give them a lesson in road safety.

Council tax is set to rise by 3 per cent from next month if town hall chiefs give the go-ahead on Wednesday.

Five years after the unsolved murder of Joseph Burke-Monerville, a friend of his grieving family has insisted: “Someone knows who these people are.”

Former custard expert Christian Campbell tells The Gazette about his unusual journey from food scientist to manager of the UK’s most ‘beard friendly’ pub in Mare Street: the Cock Tavern

Two “brazen” crooks who stole more than £90,000 of designer bags and jewellery in one single day have been jailed.

An overheated phone charger has been blamed for setting off a blaze in a block of flats in Haggerston last night.

Hackney gang cop Det Insp Paul Ridley tells the Gazette why he thinks stop and search works, as figures reveal one weapon is seized on the borough’s streets every day.

Sentencing of a “dangerous” addict who dragged a 92-year-old woman along the pavement during a robbery has been delayed for a sixth time – because one judge didn’t want to “go behind the back” of another.

A man in his 50s was stabbed in Seven Sisters Road this afternoon.

Hackney’s top cop Simon Laurence will step down ahead of the borough’s police operation merges with Tower Hamlets.

Police in Hackney will merge with their counterparts in Tower Hamlets later this year as part of a desperate effort to cut £325million from the running costs of the cash-strapped Met.

A serving Hackney police officer has been found guilty of assaulting a man at a cordon in Lower Clapton.

Teaching prodigy Sarah Bailey OBE tells The Gazette about her journey from ‘sleepy Sussex’ to running Queensbridge Primary School in Hackney

Each week, the Gazette takes to the streets to unearth something being manufactured right here in Hackney. This week we visit Hyacinth Myers to find out about her semi-precious jewellery.

Five Points brewery has bought the legendary boozer that sits on the junction it is named after.

“Buffalo wings are nothing compared to this - even Jamaican people cry,” Federico, the manager at Rudie’s Boxpark warned us before we ate their spicy Boston chicken.

Via Emilia takes its name from the famous Roman Road that runs through Emilia Romagna – and only serves up food from the region.

A 24-year-old driver stopped and searched by cops was found with a “lethal” lock knife “precariously clenched in between his buttocks”.

Women in Hackney were shaping public opinion way before their rights were recognised in Parliament. The Gazette finds out about the remarkable journalist Olive Malvery who went undercover to expose appalling conditions of workers at the turn of the 20th century.

Hoxton entrepreneur Jamie Bolding tells the Gazette how he created his multi-million-pound media powerhouse Jungle Creations from just one Facebook page.

Hackney police have released an image of a man they want to speak to following a distraction burglary. 
A 69-year-old woman was burgled by a man who claimed to be a council maintenance worker at her home in Lordship Road, Stoke Newington on January 11.

Hackney Downs School cancelled its subscription to The Beezer comic, because of its “racist” new character – True Brit.

A hundred years after the first women were given the vote, Hackney’s cabinet contains more women than men. But the fight towards equality isn’t just about better representation at the top table – it’s also about issues like housing, transport and crime, top councillors tell the Gazette.

Police in Hackney are urging survivors of sexual abuse to speak out, as figures show reports have increased by nearly 12 per cent in the borough over the past year.

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