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Officers from London’s new gang-busting squad caught a 16-year-old boy with a huge “Rambo” hunting knife down his pants in Hoxton this morning.

The family of a man with who suffers from paranoid schizophrenia have questioned how he was encouraged by his carers to travel to the Dominican Republic – where he is now stranded after having a mental breakdown.

Lib Dems in Hackney have come up with a strategy to tackle violent crime at its roots, by ploughing £1.5million a year into an innovative unit to treat the causes of the current deadly epidemic.

“When I saw the knife coming at me, there was only got a split second to react,” Pc Trevor Wellington told the Gazette.

Vernon Williams tells Emma Bartholomew how his education began after he left school – and why he’s the only independent mayoral candidate on next week’s Hackney Council ballot papers

A murder investigation has been launched, after a 20-year-old man was stabbed to death in Finsbury Park.

A 24-year old man is recovering in hospital after being stabbed in Hoxton yesterday afternoon.

A “reckless” pair who tried to steal two mopeds in Old Street were arrested all the way out in Essex, after a dramatic chase which saw cops on the ground guided by their colleagues in a helicopter.

The mother of Corey Wright, whose 2001 murder in Lower Clapton has never been solved, is joining forces with other bereaved parents on the 17th anniversary of his death.

A film about former East End gangster and Kray twin hitman Fred Forman has been had its premiere screening at the East End Film Festival. Fred, now a reformed character, tells Emma Bartholomew about being a ‘respectable’ criminal and the 1983 Shoreditch Security Express heist.

Emma Bartholomew and her family visit Hot Stone in Chapel Market where you cook your main course on sizzling slabs of volcanic magma

A plan to turn an unused strip of land on the Olympic Park into a temporary quayside community is in the pipeline.

The Hackney Gazette will co-host a hustings for prospective Mayoral candidates ahead of next month’s local elections.

Each week, the Gazette takes to the streets to unearth something being manufactured right here in Hackney. This week we hear about Lisa Devaney’s tiny acrylic paintings

The government has yet again ordered Hackney Council to cut the frequency of its propaganda rag Hackney Today by September.

Detectives in Hackney are appealing to trace a man who racially abused and punched a woman in her face in broad daylight.

Mariama Kamara wants people to know there’s more to Sierra Leone than “the civil war, Ebola and mudslides”.

The head chef of a Newington Green restaurant is hosting a six-course charity dinner to raise money for the hospice which cared for his close friend before he died of leukaemia last year.

A Dalston vicar asked parishioners to send him postcards stating what they thought about prison sentences.

Hackney’s controversial flagship school-building project could be put on ice – because there aren’t enough children.

Niall Weir has been vicar of St Paul’s West Hackney since 2003 and “God was a lad”.

A “jealous and controlling” man from Haggerston who beat a woman so severely that she lost sight in one eye has been jailed.

Budding young singers are invited to join a choral workshop this summer, run in partnership with St Paul’s Cathedral’s world famous music department.

Emma Bartholomew and her family try the “bottomless roast” at the revamped, and renamed, Elephant’s Head

United Chip is the trendiest - and tastiest - fish and chip shop I’ve ever been to.

The man accused of murdering “Father Christmas” appeared in court this week 60 years ago.

Emma Bartholomew discovers how a boxing match between two women sparked outrage in Hackney 90 years ago – with the mayor blasting the idea as ‘gratification of the sensual ideas of a crowd of vulgar men’, and the home secretary lamenting his inability to step in

Tory Environment Secretary Nicholas Ridley ordered the closure of Hackney Council’s house building department.

City professionals who had never before taken to the stage in their lives, took part in a choreographed lip sync dance battle, and raised over £4,700 for children affected by cancer to attend theatre school.

A “beautiful” 26-year-old man gunned down in a Dalston street last night has been named locally as Abraham Badru.

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