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When Westminster Council took TfL to the High Court over CS11 last month, Mr Justice Holgate said he had “never seen anything like” it.

Hackney Council has urged Transport for London to scrap a series of “unacceptable” cuts to bus services that would see the 48 shelved completely and several others scaled back.

The 48 could be cancelled and a string of other Hackney and Islington bus routes slashed in length and frequency under radical secret plans.

The bravery of Sarah Doone is a poignant reminder that cycling infrastructure isn’t just an abstract concept.

A four-year standoff over a 100-yard stretch of road will finally end when a missing piece of Cycle Superhighway 1 is built – in spring 2019.

We’ve taken some stick for our reporting of the collision at Old Street roundabout that left a woman fighting for her life, and while I normally assume readers don’t care about the actual day-to-day of our jobs I’m curious as to what everyone else thinks we should have done.

We’ve taken some stick for our reporting of the collision at Old Street roundabout that left a woman fighting for her life, and while I normally assume readers don’t care about the actual day-to-day of our jobs I’m curious as to what everyone else thinks we should have done.

Fire destroyed a flat above a Finsbury Park chicken shop this afternoon.

The silence of XOYO’s parent group over a sexual assault at the club isn’t good enough.

I went to my first ever Pride on Saturday – quite how I managed to get to 30 as a gay man in London without having done so before is a bit of a mystery, but I always was boring.

There’s something uneasy about a private developer objecting to a council building site next door on the basis it doesn’t provide enough affordable housing.

A teenager was today jailed for nine years for the horrifically brutal manslaughter of Mohammed Hersi using a chair at a Finsbury Park cafe last year.

All things being equal, the family of a dead teenager would accept the verdict of an inquest jury at face value.

It’ll be obvious to anyone who reads this column that I’m not the biggest fan of the government, so in principle the idea of a lefty council standing up to the department that has ruthlessly cut its funding over and over again appeals to me (Hackney Today, p4).

Part Godfather, part screaming death metal demon, Samuel T Herring channels so many wildly divergent influences that it can be downright confusing to watch him.

St Vincent’s attention to detail is something to behold.

It is outrageous to see BSix denied more than £2million, and Hackney denied more affordable housing, thanks to what looks very much like bullying by the Department for Education.

It’s reassuring to see Friendly Fires frontman Ed Macfarlane drenched in sweat 30 seconds into his band’s set.

To listen to LCD Soundsystem through their intricately produced studio recordings, it’s easy to miss the musicianship James Murphy and his crew of unwilling rock stars command.

Twenty thousand people defied baking sunshine to race 13 miles around the borough in this morning’s Hackney Half.

I’ve somehow managed to convince myself my catastrophic fear of running is a good thing.

Fifty-two Labour councillors and five Conservatives will file into the Hackney Council chamber on May 23.

I’m delighted that the Gazette will be hosting a hustings event alongside Hackney Unites at the Old Fire Station Community Centre later this month.

Proud editor alert. On Wednesday last week the brilliant Emma Youle won an Amnesty media award for her (and our) Hidden Homeless campaign.

There is a large, hand-drawn chart on the wall behind me headed “active murder cases”.

This column originally appeared in the Gazette on February 16, 2017.

Like you, I hope, I’m pretty disturbed by the reference by a top Olympic Park developer to the Traveller community as an “infestation”.

Forty thousand litres of oily water have been removed from the River Lea following a major pollution outbreak last month.

I’ve taken a bit of stick recently for supporting unpopular projects in this column.

Thinking of taking on the Hackney Half this year but worried that you’re not ready?

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