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A primary school expansion in Manor House has been scrapped by Hackney Council after £317,000 worth of work – because there aren’t enough kids to fill it.

Ten people were arrested in dawn drug raids across Hackney and Tower Hamlets today.

An elderly couple who abused children in Stoke Newington over three decades have been brought to justice – 48 years on.

Diane Abbott met “inspirational” mechanic Errol McKellar at his Hackney garage after being inspired by a speech he gave about his battle with prostate cancer.

Hackney Council wants to splash out £36million on a 148-room hostel in Seven Sisters Road so it can stop housing homeless people outside the borough.

Meet the raggedy band of volunteers who spend their spare time keeping hotshot developers in line. The Gazette caught up with members of Hackney’s Conservation Area Advisory Committees to find out what they do.

A dad accused of murdering his one-year-old boy and trying to kill his twin sister at their Finsbury Park home appeared at the Old Bailey today.

A major rethink on the running of Hackney’s markets has been announced, including free stalls for the unemployed and food hygiene ratings.

Tenants having to put up with years of disruption due to the regeneration of Hackney’s council estates should have first dibs on the new builds, a new report states.

Tributes have been paid to the “lovely young man” found dead at a block of flats in Hoxton on Sunday afternoon.

A luckless lorry driver has found himself homeless at 61 after the passport proving his immigration status was stolen and he lost his job.

A 15-year-old boy was found stabbed after a crash involving a stolen car in Stoke Newington.

A man has been charged with the murder of a one-year-old boy and the attempted murder of a girl of the same age after a “domestic incident” in Finsbury Park.

A pensioner on trial for historic child abuse has dismissed the allegations against him, saying: “It was a very different time back then.”

A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder and attempted murder after a one-year-old boy died and his twin sister was critically injured in an attack in Finsbury Park.

A murder investigation has been launched after a man in his 20s was found dead in a block of flats in Hoxton.

The bereaved family of a 91-year-old gran had a shock when they discovered she was a serial fraudster who had been fleecing the taxpayer for 35 years.

A one-year-old boy has died and a girl of the same age is fighting for her life after they were found with critical injuries at a Finsbury Park flat.

A police commissioner has slammed the artist who put up a sign in Stamford Hill apparently warning people to “beware of Jews”.

Sam Roberts has spent years hunting down old adverts painted on Hackney’s buildings. He tells the Gazette about his love for “ghost signs”.

An alleged victim of child abuse at the hands of a married couple described how he was hit with a “working man’s belt”.

Three black Hackney councillors at an International Women’s Day event for ethnic minorities were asked by a City Hall security guard if they were there to clean.

A “racist” sign in Stamford Hill apparently telling people to “beware of Jews” has been removed after it was reported to police.

Singers, poets, comedians, impressionists and a hula-hoop artist showcased Hackney’s emerging talents at Dalston’s Arcola Theatre – and raised more than £1,000 for brain injury charity Headway.

A young boy is in hospital after accidentally falling from a third floor window in Upper Clapton yesterday.

A 22-storey building straddling the Hackney and Islington border could provide six floors of office space and 100 private-rented flats – but no on-site “affordable” housing.

A Hackney police officer has been sacked for failing to declare nine penalty points in order to get an insurance certificate.

A man has been charged with causing GBH and ABH after a late-night attack in Haggerston that left another man fighting for his life.

The Hackney mayor has hit out at the government after it blamed councils for not offering places to child refugees.

The decision to free jailed “torture” rapist Derry McCann in 2015 will be investigated by the Parole Board after his sadistic attack on a woman in Victoria Park.

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