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Someone out there – perhaps someone reading this – knows who is behind the terrifying robbery spree on the River Lea.

“Modernisation” – there’s a loaded word.

A gang of masked robbers surrounded a young father as he cycled beside a canal, punched him to the ground and told him: “Shut up or we’ll kill you.”

Knifepoint robbers have targeted six men in a terrifying crime spree on the towpath by the River Lea since Tuesday.

Whenever I read (or publish) anything about Right to Buy I generally end up spluttering and wringing my hands.

Rashan Charles’ family today said they had “concerns about openness and transparency” over the Independent Police Complaints Commission’s investigation into their son’s death.

Rashan Charles had tried to swallow paracetamol and caffeine wrapped in cellophane when police tackled him in a Dalston shop, police have said.

The family of Rashan Charles today urged supporters of their fight for justice to remain peaceful on the streets following protests that broke out in Dalston last night.

Two people were injured in Dalston last night as a protest over the death of Rashan Charles saw mattresses burnt in the street, glass smashed and fireworks thrown.

A 20-year-old man named locally as Rashan Charles has died after allegedly being tackled by police in a Dalston shop.

A fortnight ago, the Gazette published Hackney couriers’ claims that they were being targeted in a wave of moped crime.

Shoreditch. Finsbury Park. Busy areas with economies centred around socialising: nightclubs, pubs and bars, restaurants, and of course the park itself.

It’s a great thing, though it comes at a terrible cost, that social housing has at last been pushed up the national agenda.

It’s a sad fact that it often takes a tragedy to open our eyes to the good around us.

Left-wingers loyal to Jeremy Corbyn swept the board at last night’s Hackney South and Shoreditch Labour Party AGM, clearing aside the centrists who have dominated the party’s local top table in recent years.

Star reporter Emma Youle has scooped her second top national award in weeks for the Gazette’s Hidden Homeless series, which dragged Hackney’s housing crisis into the spotlight.

Police were today appealing for help finding a 15-year-old boy who has been missing for a fortnight.

With the government now even less “strong and stable” than before, it’s nice to be able to report on someone who really is finally able to plan his future.

Hummingbird Bakery founder Tarek Malouf has lived in Hoxton on and off for 14 years and has seen the area change ‘radically’ in that time. Now he’s been made an MBE. He tells Ramzy Alwakeel his story.

Meg Hillier has held Hackney South and Shoreditch with a sensational 43,974 votes – 79 per cent of the votes cast and up from 30,633 in 2015.

Diane Abbott has held Hackney North and Stoke Newington with a sensational 42,265 votes – more than 35,000 clear of her nearest challenger.

Ramzy Alwakeel, editor of the Gazette.

As I’m writing this, campaigning for the General Election has been suspended in the wake of Monday night’s atrocity in Manchester.

Dalston councillor Soraya Adejare has been named Hackney’s new speaker – the ceremonial figurehead who will attend hundreds of community events over the year.

People who pay forensic attention to newspaper design might have spotted that we’ve had a small clean-up.

Police this evening urged partygoers in Dalston and Haggerston to take extra care after two attempted sex attacks in two days.

It was really great (if a little intimidating) to be at the finish line of the Hackney Half on Sunday morning.

Three runners from the Hackney Gazette were among thousands who tackled the Hackney Half Marathon this morning to raise money for charity, challenge themselves, or simply have fun.



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