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To mark the centenary of the October Revolution, the Gazette looks back at a “way-out” church in De Beauvoir that hosted Lenin, Stalin and Trotsky for a crucial conference – and put the Bolsheviks on the road to power.

Each week, the Gazette takes to the streets to unearth something being manufactured right here in Hackney. This week we visit Kate Sheridan’s HQ in Lower Clapton Road where she makes some of her handbags.

The former editor of the Gazette - who was also a famous ventriloquist - died aged 95.

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A prolific wheeler-dealer and his goons staged a scam auction in Dalston flogging his second-rate perfume under the guise of high-end cologne by the likes of Hugo Boss and Victoria Beckham.

Yesterday, 17:23

Hackney has the highest number of bike thefts in London for the second year running – and the figure is going up.

Yesterday, 15:06

Colleagues and friends of a Stoke Newington artist have rallied to help her widower and son – by donating work for a charity auction.

Yesterday, 10:18

A woman was sexually assaulted by a man after meeting him in Shoreditch nightclub Cargo.

Wed, 17:51

This week marks the 30th anniversary of the Great Storm of 1987. Emma Bartholomew catches up with a former Gazette reporter, still chuffed his photo of the aftermath made it onto the front page that week

Wed, 15:04

Young people got the chance to “grill Phil” at a meeting to mark Democracy Week, hot on the heels of last month’s inaugural Mayor’s Question Time.

Sport

The O’s won at Brisbane Road on Tuesday and now have two more home fixtures coming up over the next week

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Slaven Bilic’s men will host Premier League new boys Brighton & Hove Albion in a Friday night match.

Spurs have had a solid opening few weeks with victories achieved over Aston Villa, London Bees and Bristol City

Arsenal performed a classic European smash and grab with a late goal from Olivier Giroud to beat Red Star Belgrade 1-0 in the frenzied Rajko Mitic Stadium.

Yesterday, 17:00

Chairman Doug Harper pleased to see their efforts recognised while Leyton Orient Trust also receive nomination for “Man v Fat” initiative

Yesterday, 17:00

Tottenham Hotspur are now unbeaten in five games at the national stadium and have won matches their in three different competitions

Yesterday, 15:00

On-loan Dagenham & Redbridge defender Kevin Lokko wants his side to put together a full 90 minutes of hard-work as they face Wrexham this weekend.

Yesterday, 13:00

Left-back has looked better this month since Steve Davis changed formation to a 3-5-2/5-3-2

Hidden Homeless Campaign

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

A new strategy to help tackle the housing crisis in London was unveiled by Mayor Sadiq Khan last week. But will it help or hinder efforts to bring vitally needed affordable homes to Hackney? We asked the Mayor of Hackney for his views.

Homeless people have taken over the Barry’s Biscuits building in Stoke Newington High Street to protest against gentrification and the pricing out of working-class people from Hackney.

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.

Entertainment

Friday, October 13, 2017

Hair’s themes are as potent now as they ever were: gender equality, lgbtqia rights, race equality and the threat of being dragged into a war nobody wants a part in. The first words you hear come from the mouth of Donald Trump. So yes, it is definitely still relevant.

In new film TAWAI, Parry tracks down the nomadic Penan tribe of Borneo, as they tackle the encroaching deforestation that threatens to obliterate their home

Starring Martin Freeman, Tamsin Greig and Rachael Sterling

Mike Bartlett’s marital break-up thriller Doctor Foster has had the nation gripped these past weeks. Actress Victoria Hamilton tells Bridget Galton that his latest work is a Chekhovian play probing British identity in the wake of the Brexit vote

Producer Katy Lipson tells Zoe Paskett about the 50th anniversary production of Hair: The Musical and its legacy, and following in Sonia Friedman’s footsteps

The old Passing Clouds venue could reopen as a music spot after plans were submitted by the landlord – complete with an extra storey on the roof.

Armando Iannucci’s black comedy stars Steve Buscemi, Jeffrey Tambor, Jason Isaacs, Andrea Riseborough, Michael Palin and Rupert Friend...speaking in absurdly different accents

The British Library is looking back through the archives with a new exhibition tracing the evolution of sound technology and the influence it has had on our lives

Marrying dense narrative with evocative arrangements, Gathering is an artistic triumph.

A white-faced performer emerges from a suitcase to tell a tall tale about a girl who lies.

Set in what looks to be a surprisingly dingy basement flat in north London, six ghastly middle class liberal intelligentsia characters (and a banker) bicker about how ghastly the middle class liberal intelligentsia (and bankers) are

Andaz manages to retain an independent feel and avoids falling into the uniform aesthetic that many chains have

Little Social is being transformed into a forest lodge every three months to celebrate the best of Canadian cuisine. Emma Bartholomew tries it out with a north American friend

“You can only despise your own voters for so long. They will judge you as you judge them, measure for measure.”

Actress and campaigner Natasha Langridge tells Bridget Galton why performing her monologue In Memory of Leaves on a barge at Camden Lock and Hackney Wick will focus minds on London’s social housing crisis

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