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13:56

As students picked up A-level results at BSix College, one former pupil was on hand to inspire those that weren’t in a celebratory mood.

Gillett Square in Dalston hosted an annual skateboarding festival at the weekend, raising £1,750 for a charity that aims to bring boarding to Palestine’s youth.

11:11

Homeless and vulnerable people will be offered health checks at a festival in Finsbury Park next month.

10:19

The revamped Savoy Cinema in Stoke Newington will reopen next month as Earth – and a host of new shows have also been announced.

Yesterday, 15:44

A left-turn ban from Mare Street into Richmond Road has resulted in 13,819 tickets being dished out in just two months, the Gazette can reveal.

Yesterday, 11:30

A former police office and Stoke Newington RAF cadet is now serving his country in another way – after his call handling start-up app was given permission to be contracted by the government.

Yesterday, 11:01

Health chiefs in Hackney will hold their AGM next month explaining future plans for services in the borough.

Yesterday, 10:02

Craft beer boozer The Pembury Tavern has closed its doors for a month while its new owners Five Points Brewery carry out major renovation work.

Sport

18:46

County Championship Division Two, day three: Northamptonshire (346) trail Middlesex (187 & 374-9) by 215 runs

18:00

London Lions have captured six foot ten inch big man Kervin Bristol in a massive coup for the club following his season with Vytautas in Lithuania last year.

The former Spurs striker enjoyed a two-and-a-half year spell at White Hart Lane

The left-back talked up the potential of Myles Judd, Dan Happe and Marvin Ekpiteta after Saturday’s win

The 50-year-old reflected on the Premier League loss to Tottenham Hotspur at Wembley Stadium

11:26

Arsenal legend Nigel Winterburn has backed new head coach Unai Emery to deliver on his pressing ethos.

The pair will continue their comebacks by featuring in a behind closed doors match with Southend United today

07:49

Middlesex’s Robbie White admitted it had been a frustrating second day for them in their County Championship Division Two contest at Northamptonshire on Monday.

Yesterday, 21:10

The Arsenal U23, now led by Freddie Ljungberg, took on Brighton U23 at the Emirates. Read on for Layth Yousif’s on-the-whistle match report.

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

10:19

The revamped Savoy Cinema in Stoke Newington will reopen next month as Earth – and a host of new shows have also been announced.

You won’t be leaving your pizza crusts behind when it comes to Yard Sale’s latest guest chef collaboration.

The festival, arranged by Hoxton Mini Press, will see a range of celebrated photographers give talks at D&AD between August 17 and 19.

A selection of actors, singers, dancers and musicians have joined up to produce Legacy, which will run at Hackney Empire on Friday, August 10.

The fun is just starting this-morning at east London’s Victoria Park for a family day out.

Beautiful Allotment bring sustainable cocktails and BBQ food to a leafy new open-air hangout

Rum lovers – you may want to head down to your nearest Patty and Bun before the end of the month.

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.

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