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When Kath Moore started working as a carpenter in 1981, she was a woman in a men’s world.

Neighbours and faith groups carried out a sweep for knives around Wray Crescent, a playground and cricket pitch 10 minutes’ walk from Finsbury Park, on Saturday.

An LGBT gardening group will compete against professionals a national flower show – despite not having an allotment of their own.

The trainers of knife-crime victim Israel Ogunsola were displayed outside Downing Street as campaigners called for police cuts to be reversed.

The mayor of Hackney has hit out at campaigners protesting plans to build dozens of new homes on their estate.

A record-breaking Haggerston state school checkmated a host of private schools in a major chess tournament.

Three remarkable women in Hackney have been honoured at the third annual I Love Hackney Mayor’s Civic Awards.

For the past year, passing through the London Overground station at Hackney Wick has felt like walking through a construction site.

Andrew Almond discovered his love for motorbikes when working in Mozambique as a social development worker.

Youngsters in Hackney are scared to go out because of the surge in stabbings and shootings this year.

A “sadistic” predator has been jailed for life for killing barmaid Iuliana Tudos in Finsbury Park as she made her way home at Christmas.

A rollerblading St Joseph’s Hospice doctor will be pushing more than his own limits when he helps take six wheelchair users on a 400km thrill ride.

A Homerton lung cancer patient who swam 5km for charity has raised more than 10 times his target.

Two struggling artists who were kicked out of their studio near Victoria Park have slammed the affordable art space firm that owns it for failing to support them.

Imagine there’s a snowstorm. All the trains and Tubes stop running and everyone’s stranded.

Two superhero schoolkids, one of whom has type 1 diabetes, are taking on the Hackney Half for charity.

Perhaps unsurprisingly, Hackney Council’s recycling team wasn’t invited to Catherine and Thomas Rogerson Yarrow’s wedding – but that didn’t stop it sending a gift that left Thomas “quite emotional”.

A vegan burger shop opened its first restaurant in Shoreditch on Saturday thanks to £300,000 raised through crowdfunders.

A mental health charity off Mare Street is appealing for runners to take on the Hackney Half in the wake of government cuts.

Teachers were celebrated for their contributions to pupils’ academic and personal achievements during an awards night.

PT Matt Smith is preparing the Gazette’s running team for the Hackney Half – as well as bringing you regular fitness tips to encourage you to take on the race and help with training.

Hackney Council has locked horns with TfL chiefs over cuts to 16 of Hackney’s bus services – because bosses believe the public was never properly consulted.

A man accused of carrying out the Finsbury Park terror attack smiled after ploughing a van into worshippers and blew a kiss at the angry crowd as he was bundled into a police vehicle, a court has heard.

A man accused of carrying out the Finsbury Park terror attack “decided to take matters into his own hands” after growing angry at a rise in terrorism and the Rotherham child exploitation scandal, a court heard today.

In London’s first vegan pub, not only long-haired freaky people need apply.

Hackney Council has unveiled what are thought to be the UK’s first public speed monitors for cyclists in an attempt to slow them down in London Fields.

Two homeless women who had been sleeping under the Stroud Green Road bridge for a year have been offered housing – weeks after the Gazette published the tragic stories of how they had ended up there.

Welsh rockers roll up their 20th year treading water, with just a dash of inspiration

Clubbers dropped to their knees, shielded their faces with clothing, and rubbed ice on blistered skin after acid was thrown over a packed dance floor at the Mangle E8 nightclub, a court has heard.

Mice and cockroaches have blighted four Hackney restaurants over the last 18 months, council papers reveal.

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