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Potentially life-saving breast cancer screening check-ups for women in Hackney have been delayed due to a shortage of specialist mammographers to carry out the service.

Psychotic residents banging on doors in the middle of the night, drug dealing, prostitution and excrement in the corridor. Now a health watchdog has slammed dire conditions in Hackney homeless hostels. Emma Youle reports

Hackney Council has been forced to apologise to a single mum and offer her a payout after bungling her homeless application.

Homeless hostels are making huge demands on police resources in Hackney with thousands of call-outs for rowdy behaviour, violent assaults and missing people, the Gazette can reveal.

This shocking picture shows a seriously ill man in distressing conditions in a Dalston hostel room.

In 1979 an east London schoolgirl called Suzanne Lawrence went missing from home and was never seen again.

The horror stories include cancer patients being forced to forgo treatment and terminally ill people being cared for by untrained hostel staff. As a landmark study reveals a health crisis in hostels, Hackney GP Dr Claire Davies talks to Emma Youle

A former luxury fashion worker whose life spiralled into chaos when she became homeless has spoken of the healing influence of living in a council flat.

Some 2,900 households in the borough are without a home due to sky-high rents and pressure on housing. Emma Youle asks mayor Phil Glanville: is it time for the council to get tough and start moving people out of the borough?

An award-winning architect is profiting from taxpayers’ money operating homeless hostels where human faeces has been found smeared on walls and conditions are described as “shameful”, the Gazette can reveal.

Vulnerable people with mental health problems are among the hundreds living in hostel rooms in Hackney – and their grim surroundings only make it worse. Emma Youle reports on a startling lack of support for those in crisis

Mothers and their children are among thousands of homeless families in Hackney forced to live in cramped single hostel rooms as the borough’s housing crisis deepens.

Landlords are being given hundreds of thousands of pounds in taxpayers’ cash to house Hackney’s homeless in shocking conditions.

The Mayor of London issued a rallying call to young people across the capital today as he launched a new anti-knife campaign saying: ‘Don’t carry a knife, we need you alive’.

A grieving Dalston builder whose brother died after sustaining horrific burns in the street has appealed for information about his final hours.

A new strategy to help tackle the housing crisis in London was unveiled by Mayor Sadiq Khan last week. But will it help or hinder efforts to bring vitally needed affordable homes to Hackney? We asked the Mayor of Hackney for his views.

The top cop in charge of tackling acid attacks in Hackney and across London this week called for the sale of strong acids to be licensed – and for tougher sentences for those carrying it.

It can cook flesh and burn through clothing in moments – yet super-strength acid can still be bought cheaply, quickly and without any age checks. Investigations journalist Emma Youle hears the arguments in favour of stronger regulation.

Political parties have targeted people in Hackney more than 200 times in the last six weeks using Facebook “dark adverts” to try and influence votes.

A newlywed plunged to her death from the third-floor balcony of her home only hours after doctors considered it safe for her to leave the Homerton Hospital.

Atomic anticipation greeted the return of bad boy of ballet and dance virtuoso Sergei Polunin to the Sadler’s Wells stage last night.

London’s deputy mayor for housing reveals City Hall’s plans to tackle the housing crisis in Hackney – and admits rising homelessness ‘really shames London’ in an exclusive interview with EMMA YOULE

Poppy Terry, public affairs officer at the charity Shelter, writes about the growing crisis of homeless families living in temporary accommodation in the capital.

In the final part of our special Hidden Homeless investigation, EMMA YOULE asks what radical new ideas are necessary to solve the housing crisis in Hackney. The answer, time and again, is: ‘We need to build more homes’

In the third of the Gazette’s Hidden Homeless series, EMMA YOULE learns how Hackney hostels have become a ‘dumping ground’ for some of the capital’s most vulnerable people – and how they receive little or no support

In the second part of the Gazette’s Hidden Homeless spotlight, Emma Youle goes behind closed doors at two hostels to find out what Hackney’s temporary accommodation is like for those stuck living there

Today the Hackney Gazette can reveal the full extent of the housing crisis in London.

On September 30, 1986, the Gazette ran this stark front page warning taxpayers were spending millions “to keep the homeless homeless” in Hackney.

Mayor of Hackney Philip Glanville says the council is doing all it can to address the homeless crisis.

There are 2,700 families without a permanent home in Hackney, the highest figure for 12 years and a sign of the borough’s growing homelessness crisis, reports EMMA YOULE.



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