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.

Yesterday, 08:58

Rushmore Primary School held the crown at the sixth annual Solly Cup in memory of a Hackney dad-of-three.

Yesterday, 08:48

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.

Mon, 14:45

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

Mon, 14:13

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

Mon, 13:47

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

Mon, 11:38

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.

Mon, 08:36

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

Saturday, July 14, 2018

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.



Arsene Wenger’s right hand man for 16 years, Pat Rice, believes the time was right for the Frenchman to leave the Emirates after 22 years as manager. Read on for what the Northern Irishman said about his former boss.


Arsenal Invincible legend Ray Parlour has been speaking about his former boss, Arsene Wenger. Read on for what the former Gunner had to say about the long-serving Frenchman who said this week he had ‘regrets’ over staying at the club for 22 years.

Yesterday, 23:51

Former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has made an extraordinary admission by revealing he should have ended his 22-year stint at the club far earlier. Read on the find out what the long serving Frenchman had to say about his former club.

Yesterday, 23:03

Nigel Winterburn, a member of the legendary Arsenal backline has praised former Gunners Jack Wilshere for accepting a pay cut in his desire for first team football. Read on to learn what the former left-back known as ‘Nutty’ said about the 26-year-old West Ham midfielder.

Yesterday, 22:30

Much-loved former Gunners midfielder Ray Parlour has been speaking at the Emirates ahead of the Arsenal Legends against Real Madrid match to be staged at the Emirates on Saturday, September 8. Read on for the Invincible’s views on Jack Wilshere’s departure from North London to West Ham.

Pre-season friendly: East Thurrock United 0 Leyton Orient 4

Yesterday, 17:00

The 31-year-old discussed his pride at lifting the World Cup trophy as France skipper

Yesterday, 15:00

This time last year, it looked as if James Harris’s days as a Middlesex player were numbered.

Yesterday, 13:00

The experienced stopper has explained why results in friendly games are important

Hidden Homeless Campaign

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Psychotic residents banging on doors in the middle of the night, drug dealing, prostitution and excrement in the corridor. Now a health watchdog has slammed dire conditions in Hackney homeless hostels. Emma Youle reports

Hackney Council has been forced to apologise to a single mum and offer her a payout after bungling her homeless application.

Homeless hostels are making huge demands on police resources in Hackney with thousands of call-outs for rowdy behaviour, violent assaults and missing people, the Gazette can reveal.


Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Reinvigorating classics and telling new stories: Grimeborn festival celebrates opera artists shaking up the genre

A meal out is never simply about food these days, with the trend for all things immersive spreading to the humble three course meal.

Anyone missing out on Yard Sale’s World Cup special is scoring an own goal.

The World Cup kicks off tonight. That means two things: a month of seriously dull football matches which remind you why international football isn’t very good, and restaurateurs flogging World Cup-themed burgers.

Farang has put Thai food on the map in Highbury Park in a former Italian trattoria. Emma Bartholomew visits with her family

Les Nenettes really comes into its own on a bright sunny day.

Hoxton Square pizzeria Radio Alice is showcasing five special pizzas created by guest chefs - with each running on the menu for just one week.

In what was their biggest headline show in the UK yet, The National once again proved they are the real deal.

Part Godfather, part screaming death metal demon, Samuel T Herring channels so many wildly divergent influences that it can be downright confusing to watch him.

Nick Cave and Kylie Minogue reunited on-stage in Victoria Park for a rare performance of their hit Where the Wild Roses Grow.

St Vincent’s attention to detail is something to behold.

Two special performances of King in Concert will run on June 30 and July 1.

Solitude might be an unlikely subject for a festival crowdpleaser, but then Lorde is no ordinary pop star.

As Kelela appears out of the West Arena’s shadowy backstage, sporting a white robe that wouldn’t look out of place on a priestess, the crowd’s rapturous reaction suggests it knows what to expect.

What’s the difference between a headline festival set and an intimate gig for diehard fans? Not, apparently, a question that concerned Bjork in preparation for her first UK show promoting the Utopia LP.


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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