Upper Clapton’s flagship sixth form college has been forced to abandon an “unwise” expansion plan and cut staff numbers in order to keep its head above water.

“I’m not a mug” was the message from a Stamford Hill pensioner to a phone scammer who tried to con him out of £50.

Brexit is blamed for a lot of things, but a Dalston bar owner may be the first to hold it responsible for a fly-tipping fine.

The family of Rashan Charles have slammed the Met’s decision to not suspend the officer who wrestled the 20-year-old to the ground on the night he died.

The future of Dalston’s cash-strapped Rio Cinema has been secured after it smashed its fundraising target of £125,000 to build a second screen.

The Duke of Cambridge quizzed recovering addicts about their thoughts on legalising drugs during a visit to a Shoreditch recovery charity today.

A community project that takes unwanted furniture, restores it and sells it will open a shop on the Pembury Estate this weekend.

“I was always a star, even if it was only being the star of three streets in Hackney,” Marc Bolan reportedly used to quip.

A cocaine and heroin dealer from Hackney has been jailed for five-and-a-half years.

A child abuse survivor who says she was raped and tortured by a well-known figure in London Fields is pleading with other victims to come forward.

The officer who restrained Rashan Charles in a Dalston shop before the teen died is being investigated for gross misconduct, the police watchdog has said.

Hackney police were the first to use the Met’s futuristic new drone in their search for a missing person in Clapton last night.

An elderly gardener is the very proud new owner of a 25-inch marrow, and he wants everyone to know about it.

Police claim dealers are storming a Finsbury Park shop every day to intimidate staff and customers, steal stock and sell drugs.

Hackney’s first food-waste tackling “community fridge” opened its door in Woodberry Down on Saturday.

Three people were convicted of money laundering after prosecutions from the town hall’s fraud team.

Hackney Council is investigating whether TV builder Tommy Walsh breached planning conditions at a property in the south of the borough.

A Homerton man is among five people charged with conspiracy to supply crack cocaine after a major operation led by the Met’s gang squad.

A man has been charged with raping two women who were attacked in Finsbury Park after nights out in central London.

When I was growing up, I went to youth club to play football, have a go at table tennis and spend my pennies at the tuck shop.

Beer geeks will be delighted to learn you can now take an apprenticeship in craft brewing – and unsurprisingly a musician from Hackney Wick is one of the first to take the course.

One year after launching as a workshop for migrant women to meet and learn English, a Hackney Wick charity is hosting packed out weekly sessions.

A father has admitted killing his one-year-old son and trying to murder another young child in a Finsbury Park flat.

Police want to speak to this man after two women were raped in Finsbury Park following nights out in Leicester Square.

An affordable bike-sharing platform has been rolled out in Hackney with the backing of the town hall.

A group of pensioners were taken back in time on a trip to the West End to see classic musical An American in Paris.

A cyclist is warning others about bike thieves cutting through “secure” hangars after his £900 ride was nicked from outside his home.

A Homerton man has been charged with a string of offences after a crash in Morning Lane on Friday.

One man is fighting for his life and two more are in hospital after a triple stabbing in Stamford Hill yesterday afteroon.

A Stoke Newington man has been charged with smuggling four kilos of cocaine into the country after two drugs busts by Border Force officers at Heathrow.

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