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Yesterday, 16:26

Three remarkable women in Hackney have been honoured at the third annual I Love Hackney Mayor’s Civic Awards.

Yesterday, 15:55

For the past year, passing through the London Overground station at Hackney Wick has felt like walking through a construction site.

Yesterday, 14:17

A Hackney drug dealer’s remarkable journey out of crime and conversion to Islam has been documented in a pair of films.

Yesterday, 12:35

Heroin and spice are being smuggled into the John Howard Centre in what is yet another security breach at Homerton’s medium secure unit.

Yesterday, 10:34

Andrew Almond discovered his love for motorbikes when working in Mozambique as a social development worker.

Wed, 15:03

A former chocolate factory in a Shoreditch conservation area will be totally hidden from view if developers get their way and build a five-storey hotel three metres away.

Wed, 14:44

Free capoeira martial arts sessions are on offer at the Morningside Community Centre.

Wed, 13:20

People in Homerton are hoping to raise £7,500 in a crowdfunding campaign to fund a community gardener for a year.

Wed, 10:13

Youngsters in Hackney are scared to go out because of the surge in stabbings and shootings this year.

Sport

Yesterday, 17:00

The goalkeeper called time on her career after Sunday’s 1-1 draw with London Bees and hailed the support of her team and the fans

Yesterday, 16:30

The Argentinean said: “Daniel Levy and I have spoken at length about our aspirations for Tottenham Hotspur. We both share the same philosophies

Yesterday, 15:30

The O’s director of football has had two bouts of depression in the past, but is enjoying life at Brisbane Road and will be there on Sunday

Yesterday, 13:31

The 17-year-old caught the eye for Heybridge Swifts and Leatherhead last season and has agreed a two-year contract with O’s

Yesterday, 13:00

London Lions saw their hopes of landing the BBL play-off Championship title shattered by Leicester Riders at the O2 Arena on Sunday.

Yesterday, 11:00

A charity match in aid of Prostate Cancer UK and East Hertfordshire Mind Network is taking place at Brisbane Road on Sunday

Yesterday, 08:49

Royal London One-Day Cup, South Group: Glamorgan (302-9) lose to Middlesex (304-6) by two runs

Yesterday, 02:40

Unai Emery looked immaculate in his fitted Arsenal suit bearing an embroidered club badge with red thread. He wore an expensive but not ostentatious watch and his jet black hair was slicked back. The only hint of a rushed few days on the red-eye to the US was the fact his cufflinks on a stylish cream shirt were white pins rather than more classic silver a man of his stature might sport – a nod to the fact he perhaps hadn’t had time to shop for himself recently.

Yesterday, 02:00

New Arsenal head coach Unai Emery has been explaining his football philosophy to supporters of the North London giants – and it’s good news.

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, 16:38

A host of new acts have been added to the line up for Catfish and the Bottlemen’s All Points East show at Victoria Park next week.

The Star is hosting a bank holiday street party to celebrate a decade since its launch in Bethnal Green Road.

Paper shoes give voices to domestic abuse victims at Hackney exhibition

Hollyoaks star Paul Danan and glamour model Lucy Pinder give good performances in this raucous satire of lad culture

With relatively few restaurants outside its home nation dedicated to the cuisine, Burmese food is a bit of a mystery to the average diner in the UK.

A Georgian lady’s slipper, a Lifeguard’s boot and a sheep’s shoe are among the historic footwear from the London College of Fashion on display at historic Hackney house

Five star review for a classy revival of Mike Bartlett’s play about warring couples who don’t communicate

Compelling one woman show set in the world of competitive swimming tackles body image self-loathing and self-empowerment

Some of the biggest acts in rock ‘n’ roll – Liam Gallagher, Queens of the Stone Age and Iggy Pop – are coming to Finsbury Park next month.

A community festival in Victoria Park will celebrate 100 years of votes for women.

Recorder virtuoso Lydia Gosnell will be coming home when her quartet play the Hackney Proms next month.

Blair-era school saga soars with tight ensemble work

Emma Bartholomew and her family visit Hot Stone in Chapel Market where you cook your main course on sizzling slabs of volcanic magma

“Perhaps only in Britain could one succeed in writing a thriller about the weather,” observed David Haig who both wrote and stars in this little-known true story about D-Day.

Homerton’s Toe Rag Studios is 20 this year. It’s best known for being the studio where The White Stripes recorded Grammy-award winning album Elephant. The Gazette dropped in for a chat with owner Liam Watston.

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