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We took a fair bit of ribbing on social media when we ran the grainy, blurred photo of Micha Birgitta’s attacker earlier this month.

The price of housing in Hackney, measured by square metre, more than doubled between 2004 and 2016 according to new government figures.

I wonder what Banksy would make of Hackney Council – the organisation that plastered over one of his paintings – being guest of honour at its restoration.

Two men face trial for allegedly assaulting police after a large fight on the Mayville Estate.

The ex-boyfriend of a Towie star will today go on trial over an acid attack in a London Fields nightclub that left two people partially blind.

It took Islington and Shoreditch Housing Association a week to respond to our questions about Burbage House.

Two men are being held by police after a fight in Newington Green that allegedly saw a man bottled in the head.

It’s great to read about William Hone’s historic victory for press freedom in our heritage feature this week.

Kim Briggs’ family are grieving for a young wife and mother. Her death was a heartbreaking shock I cannot pretend to imagine.

A hooded gang hurled their mountain bikes at a disabled man and ripped gold chains worth thousands from his neck as he walked through Hackney Downs.

I guess I was hoping the drain cleaner wouldn’t do anything.

Police are investigating footage of a couple apparently openly having sex on an Overground platform at Hackney Downs station.

I applaud Homerton Hospital for its efforts to protect staff and patients from smoke both on and off the premises.

A suspected drug dealer has been charged following a raid at a Haggerston estate yesterday morning.

A suspected drug dealer was this morning being held by police after officers raided a flat on a Haggerston estate.

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.



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