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Yesterday, 16:23

Pupils from 40 schools across Hackney will take place in the annual Bike Around the Borough event next week.

Yesterday, 15:33

A sleeping woman had the shock of her life when her bedroom ceiling came crashing down on top of her.

Yesterday, 14:23

Two photographers are out to hand over the baton to the younger generation by hosting courses and workshops for kids.

Yesterday, 12:22

A company set to open a “low cost” studio in Fish Island Village in Hackney Wick – where warehouses are being routinely bulldozed – is holding an open day.

Yesterday, 09:29

A dilapidated workshop off Essex Road will be transformed into a theatre space and headquarters for a charity supporting care leavers.

Wed, 17:39

The family of Rashan Charles say police not taking any responsibility for his death has set back community relations by “generations”.

Wed, 17:30

A decision to cut short the 277 bus route with little notice has been slammed by Hackney’s deputy mayor, who has urged transport chiefs to review the move.

Wed, 17:29

The Met has reacted to the “accidental death” verdict in Rashan Charles’s inquest and said it will consider any recommendations coroner Mary Hassell makes.

Wed, 17:03

The family of Rashan Charles has branded an inquest a farce after a jury found his death after being detained by police was an accident following a justified use of force.

Sport

19 minutes ago

Which one of these nine defenders is England’s greatest centre back of all time?

The 22-year-old missed training on Thursday, but revealed he is desperate to get playing again as soon as possible

07:01

Read our daily World Cup blog as Layth Yousif reviews France v Peru.

Yesterday, 20:12

Middlesex’s Paul Stirling says they need a strong start to day three of their County Championship Division Two clash with Leicestershire if they are to force their way back into the contest.

Yesterday, 19:18

Leicestershire’s bowlers drove home the advantage after their batsmen, led by a first-class career best 196 not out by Colin Ackermann, posted an imposing first innings score in their Specsavers County Championship match against Middlesex at the Fischer County Ground, Grace Road.

Yesterday, 18:30

The Spurs captain needed to be at his best to help Les Bleus defeat Peru and make it into the knock-out phase at the 2018 World Cup

Yesterday, 16:25

Read our World Cup blog over the coming weeks. Lane Dias reviews game one on day eight of the tournament

Yesterday, 16:00

Ohara Davies and Anthony Yarde return to action in the capital this Saturday

Yesterday, 15:00

The Leyton Orient head coach revealed his admiration for Lionel Messi and backed the Argentinean to come good in Russia

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.

Entertainment

Wed, 15:44

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.

It’s been five years since Yeah Yeah Yeahs last played in the UK – and they were out to enjoy themselves for their comeback at Victoria Park.

It’s reassuring to see Friendly Fires frontman Ed Macfarlane drenched in sweat 30 seconds into his band’s set.

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