A cyclist who died after a crash in Goswell Road has been named as Soren Aarlev, 38, of Haggerston.

Transport minister Jo Johnson has agreed to consider alternatives to Network Rail’s impending sale of its 4,555 railway arches to one buyer.

A gas explosion outside a block of homes in Kingsland Road caused a blaze that left one man in hospital.

Lunchtime gardening by office workers has turned a littered patch near London Fields into a blooming community project.

Sadiq Khan had a kickabout on Mabley Green this morning to launch his summer project to fund activities for kids.

Sadiq Khan’s night czar Amy Lamé has finally broken her silence on the Hackney licensing row – almost 24 hours after the controversial policy was approved by the council.

The town hall sent bailiffs to more than 700 benefit claimants for missing council tax payments last year, it has been revealed.

Campaigners have been working around the clock to save a historic Grade-II listed building in Lower Clapton, but it’s now been sold for £460,000.

They keep the streets clean, tend the borough’s parks and help children read – now council staff who help the community are being showcased in a photography exhibition.

Drunken football fans caused a scene in Old Street after the World Cup semi-final defeat – but a heroic 16-year-old girl kept her cool to treat a man after he fell from a traffic light.

Rum lovers – you may want to head down to your nearest Patty and Bun before the end of the month.

An ambitious plan to make London the world’s most walkable city was launched this morning at a London Fields primary school.

Wireless could be forced out of Finsbury Park if a campaign group’s latest efforts to see off the festival are successful.

A multi-million-pound centre for creative businesses is set to open at the Olympic Park’s tech hub Here East.

A woman in her 40s was raped in Finsbury Park last week, police have said.

Councillors last night approved a new licensing policy for Hackney that will introduce “core” midnight curfews for all new venues – insisting the plans won’t harm the borough’s thriving and creative nightlife.

Steel pans, Samba, African drumming, colourful costumes and a huge carnival puppet delighted crowds at the first ever Hackney Kids’ Carnival in Dalston Square.

Hackney mayor Phil Glanville says the council would be interested in buying the borough’s Network Rail arches if a planned fire sale can be stopped, the Gazette can reveal.

A historic Newington Green building that has been home to radical thinking for more than 300 years will be given a vital £1.7million restoration.

Hackney’s biggest craft brewery has officially made it – it boasts the first craft ale to be stocked in Nando’s.

Town hall chiefs hope the redevelopment of a derelict Ridley Road Market storage site will be the “catalyst” for future works in Dalston.

N’Goma Bishop knows a thing or two about community campaigning.

Plans to improve cycling provision and air quality around Stoke Newington by closing more streets to rat-running traffic have proved controversial – but neighbours say the benefits are obvious.

Professional dog trainers have warned of an alarming spate of dog deaths due to poisonings in a Hackney park.

Until the Clean Air Act 1956, coal was used to heat homes and was delivered to cellars through a hole outside front doors or pavements.

Sainsbury’s has already angered the Highbury community with plans for a second Blackstock Road branch – now the chain wants to open ANOTHER store half a mile away.

Two elderly people had to be rescued from a tower block on the Trelawney Estate this morning after a fire in a 10th floor flat.

Traffic wardens are on strike again in Hackney, and two other groups of workers could be set to down tools too.

A young woman has died after “becoming ill” at Wireless on Sunday – the second of this year’s festivalgoers to die.

A drug dealer caught with uncut heroin and crack cocaine is behind bars.


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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