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?

Today we relaunch our award-winning Hidden Homeless series.

Two oil spills on Hackney’s biggest river in as many months is two too many.

We are a group of parents from William Patten Primary and write in response to your Editor’s comment regarding road closures, write The Cleaner Air for William Patten parent group.

How much public money has been wasted adjourning the sentencing of Sanchez Edwards six times?

Boaters in Hackney have been told not to move their vessels as environment bosses work to clean up a major oil spill polluting the Lea.

A 92-year-old woman is fighting for her life after being hit by a car in Stoke Newington Church Street early this morning.

Environment chiefs are struggling to contain a crude oil spillage that has been spreading down the River Lea through Hackney since Sunday.

Claude Umuhire leads running sessions for disadvantaged young people on Well Street Common. Having once been homeless, he knows all too well the difference running can make to a young life. The Gazette went along to find out more (and get in some training for the Hackney Half).

A string of road closures will hit Brooksby’s Walk and Chatsworth Road in Homerton for five months while aging gas mains are ripped out.

A Hoxton man today appeared in court charged with the murder of young dad Jonathon “JJ” McPhillips in Islington nearly a year ago.

The horribly named Veganuary may be over, but there’s still plenty on the menu at Thai Square for anyone who wants to cut out meat and dairy.

This week’s Hackney Gazette is almost certainly the first official “women’s edition” in the paper’s 153-year history.

Indie favourites Friendly Fires, Young Fathers, Django Django and Hookworms are some of the latest additions to the opening weekend of All Points East in Victoria Park.

Well done to the schoolchildren whose protest over driving in Stamford Hill has spurred the council into action.

Membership of Hackney’s Liberal Democrat group has soared more than 500 per cent since the 2015 election according to its new vice chair.

A young black man dies after contact with police in Hackney.

When I gave up meat as a first-year student, I did so not just because of nascent first-world guilt about the environment and factory farming, but because it was cheaper.

I’m not sure how much use a larger playground will be to anyone at Mandeville Primary School if they can’t afford homes when they grow up.

I am not religious, but religious groups are part of Hackney’s fabric. They are our friends, our neighbours, our community.

Better late than never. The London Fields Lido reopens tomorrow – more than six months after it was meant to.

Terrifyingly, it’s a year since the Gazette launched its Hidden Homeless campaign.

Former Hackney councillor, activist and “great bloke” Cam Matheson has died at 75.

When I lived in Walthamstow, I cycled over the River Lea at the bottom of Spring Hill every day.

It’s hard to believe Hackney came so close to having a motorway ploughed through its heart.

A surge of “aggressive driving” in the streets around Cycle Superhighway 1 (CS1) from car and scooter users means another string of road closures could be on the cards.

I was impressed to see Phil Glanville taking a public HIV test as a means of confronting the stigma around the illness.


To celebrate LGBT history month, Hackney resident Amanda talks about her journey to becoming a foster carer, with the council’s support and training.

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