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Many of Hackney’s 3,000 families stuck in temporary accommodation have no real prospect of getting an affordable home in the borough, according to a council chief.

DJs and clubbers are fighting to keep Old Street’s Magic Roundabout open after its licence expires at the end of the year.

Staff and guests at Amazon’s trendy London HQ in Shoreditch could soon be treated to the “occasional Champagne breakfast” if a booze licence is granted by Hackney Council.

Crimes are going unreported because victims and witnesses know police don’t have the resources to investigate them, a community campaigner has claimed.

A reading programme for parents and their kids run by a housing association has been nominated for a top award.

A Christmas market for dogs – and their owners – is coming to London Fields.

A man who broke into a woman’s Canonbury home before drugging and raping her has been jailed after he was caught using her bank card in McDonalds.

A murder investigation has been launched after a 21-year-old man was stabbed to death on the Nightingale Estate in Lower Clapton.

Arthur Collins has been convicted of temporarily blinding two people and disfiguring others after throwing acid on a crowded dance floor at the Mangle E8 nightclub in London Fields.

Hundreds of people turned out in Hackney yesterday morning to remember those who gave their lives fighting for our country.

Gang police are investigating a shooting in a packed Stoke Newington fast food joint on Saturday night that has left one man in hospital with serious injuries.

Anyone passing by Hackney Town Hall this week may have been wondering what the new flag hoisted above it is all about.

A man was attacked leaving Manor House station after he confronted a group of yobs who chucked rubbish at him on the Tube.

Police were forced to change the locks on an empty flat in the De Beauvoir Estate after gang members moved in and kept throwing parties.

It’s been almost 18 months since people on the Northwold Estate were told their homes could be demolished – and they still have no idea what is going on.

Gang police are investigating a stabbing near Hackney Downs yesterday afternoon that left a 21-year-old man in hospital.

Town hall chiefs have slammed government plans to slap another rates hike on businesses just months after an increase left Hackney traders forced to pay crippling fees.

Sofia Mendes was over the moon when she was given a bigger home for her family two weeks ago – but then her ceiling collapsed.

A teen gang member who stabbed a 16-year-old boy repeatedly with a “Rambo-style” knife inside a Stoke Newington shop has been jailed for 14 years – but cannot be named.

A mum’s calls for toxic black mould to be removed from her Stamford Hill flat have repeatedly gone unanswered – and it has affected the health of her autistic son.

Angry campaigners met on Monday to discuss the future of Hoxton’s Britannia leisure centre amid controversial plans to replace it with a new sports hub, a school and luxury housing.

An award-winning conductor is launching a free community choir in Hackney Wick – just in time for Christmas.

A narrow stretch of road outside a Stamford Hill primary school could be made one-way to stop drivers outrageously mounting the pavement to avoid traffic jams.

A ridiculously parked car blocked a fire engine’s path for almost a minute as it raced to get to the scene of a fire in Stamford Hill.

Start-up bosses looking for help in growing their business can now get free expert advice – as long as it’s based in Hackney.

The Hackney Winter Night Shelter will open its doors tonight to provide food and beds to homeless people for the 25th year in a row.

Hackney Council has welcomed the government’s long-awaited draft bill to stop letting agents ripping off renters with huge fees and charges – but said it “does not go far enough”.

Work is underway to build 75 homes in Homerton, 28 of which will be for social rent.

Rumours the Hoxton Street Iceland store is set to be turned into luxury flats have been put to bed by the supermarket chain.

The ex-boyfriend of reality TV star Ferne McCann has told a court that texts referring to “acid” in his car referred to his hair-thickening shampoo.



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