Rogue landlords who leave tenants living in appalling conditions will have to bring their homes up to scratch or pay tenants back up to a year’s rent under new measures passed by Hackney Council.

Teachers were celebrated for their contributions to pupils’ academic and personal achievements during an awards night.


The UK’s first scheme banning the dirtiest vehicles from roads will be rolled out in July across areas of Shoreditch and Old Street.


A man has been charged with the murder of dad-of-two Tyrone “Sylvester” Silcott outside a St Patrick’s Day house party in Homerton.


Some 2,900 households in the borough are without a home due to sky-high rents and pressure on housing. Emma Youle asks mayor Phil Glanville: is it time for the council to get tough and start moving people out of the borough?

Yesterday, 18:32

The progress of a bid to make Fish Island and Hackney Wick a protected area for artists and creative businesses has been welcomed by the mayors of Tower Hamlets and Hackney.

Friends of the man stabbed to death at a St Patrick’s Day party in Homerton have demanded justice for “someone who was truly loved”.

Yesterday, 17:36

Olympic Park developers have been denounced for making a “highly offensive and racist remark” after referring to an “infestation of Travellers” at a public meeting.

Yesterday, 15:22

Police are appealing for information leading to the whereabouts of a missing girl from Forest Gate.


Arsenal and England midfielder Jack Wilshere has revealed Arsene Wenger told him he could leave the club last summer.

Reports from Germany indicate Arsenal are ready to pay Bayer Leverkusen goalkeeper Bernd Leno’s buyout clause.

Arsenal legend Liam Brady has aimed stinging criticism at Manchester United pair Jose Mourinho and Alexis Sanchez.

With tickets only £5 for this weekend’s game, it is worth finding out more about the story of ex-Woking midfielder Damon Lathrope


Clapton boss Jonny Fowell wants his side to show him they are winners as they face Takeley in the Gordon Brasted Memorial Trophy semi-final.

The ex-Ajax playmaker has been one of Spurs’ best performers over the last 18 months and delivered in the absence of Harry Kane last Saturday

The former Colchester United forward has scored once in eight games for the O’s, but shouldn’t be written off just yet!


JD Sports in Oxford Street to host Joshua’s IBO, IBF and WBA belts on March 29

Yesterday, 18:06

Arsenal legend Robert Pires made a young Arsenal fan with autism’s day when he paid a visit to the club’s award-winning sensory room.

Hidden Homeless Campaign

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Some 2,900 households in the borough are without a home due to sky-high rents and pressure on housing. Emma Youle asks mayor Phil Glanville: is it time for the council to get tough and start moving people out of the borough?

An award-winning architect is profiting from taxpayers’ money operating homeless hostels where human faeces has been found smeared on walls and conditions are described as “shameful”, the Gazette can reveal.

Vulnerable people with mental health problems are among the hundreds living in hostel rooms in Hackney – and their grim surroundings only make it worse. Emma Youle reports on a startling lack of support for those in crisis



Hackney songwriter, producer and talent developer Darren Martyn has spent two thirds of his life in music. Now he is publishing a book to share his expertise and experience

Sharon D Clarke’s formidable Caroline inhabits a basement laundry that she compares to hell or being underwater. Trudging between washer and dryer, she wonders how she wound up so tired and downtrodden at 39

The story sees Turner Prize-winning YBA artist Simon Dykes wake up after a wild night of drugs, booze and sex to find himself and his girlfriend have become apes, running at the Arcola until April 21

Part parable, part social satire, Self’s deadpan novel, written in his famously convoluted style, explores the whimsical premise that apes are the dominant species with humans our endangered cousins.

The New York outfit’s sophomore record sets the ‘Beans on course for great things.

The team behind Victoria Park festival All Points East has announced a free community programme to take place between the two weekends of live music in May.

Radici is the perfect spot to while away the weekend hours finds Emma Bartholomew - especially with bottomless prosecco at £15.

A host of new acts have been announced to perform at All Points East in Victoria Park this summer.

Any body who is anybody will soon walk through the door of The Blues Kitchen’s new basement venue, opening at the end of March

Through the show “we examine how the four walls of the hospitals where people were locked away from society are now being replaced with the four walls of people’s bedrooms, as they have a lack of opportunities for engagement or support.”

Running at L’etrangere in Shoreditch until April 21, CANAN, Paula Chambers, Malgorzata Markiewicz and Su Richardson consider the impact of 1970s feminism on intersectional conversations around class, gender and global inequality

Bridget Galton finds a chilling version of The Scottish play lacks poetry and the supernatural

The Primrose Hill director who now runs The Bridge Theatre in Borough speaks at Jewish Book Week on March 11 at King’s Place abot book Balancing Acts

Emma Bartholomew discovers Powder N Shine has all you need for a perfect family ski holiday, from a piste-side location, virtually guaranteed snow and top notch food and service

Incredible, award-winning musicianship and a mature songwriting talent makes Molly Tuttle one to watch


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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