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Five Hackney gang members who sold drugs in Cambridgeshire via two lucrative ‘county lines’ – who were caught when one of them dropped the “trap phone” as he ran away from police - have been sentenced to over 36 years’ imprisonment between them.

Saturday, September 22, 2018

Police have appealed for anyone who attended an 18th birthday party in Wilderton Road last night to get in touch, after a man was stabbed to death there after a fight broke out.

Saturday, September 22, 2018

We talk to hundreds of local business owners every day; we hear their concerns, understand their challenges and share in their successes.

Saturday, September 22, 2018

Police have launched a murder investigation after a man was stabbed to death in Stamford Hill.

Friday, September 21, 2018

Drumming legend Jah Bunny tells Emma Bartholomew how meeting his idol as a teenager in Jamaica has stuck with him for the whole of his life. Now aged 69 his story is included in an upcoming Hackney Museum exhibition about how Black musicians have influenced the borough’s cultural scene

Friday, September 21, 2018

The multi-million-pound renovation of Hackney Marshes and Mabley Green has finished with the unveiling of the new pavilion and changing rooms.

Friday, September 21, 2018

Construction work at an old studio site in Hackney Wick has been halted after complaints that odours from the ground were giving children at a nearby primary school headaches.

Friday, September 21, 2018

Paraclimber Anoushé Husain has just been named sports personality of the year at the Asian Achievers Awards. She tells Emma Bartholomew how it gives her a focus away from her health

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Wireless Festival chiefs face a battle to stay in Finsbury Park after Haringey Council announced a licence review will take place next month.

Sport

Yesterday, 19:50

Arsenal boss Unai Emery has been speaking after his side’s 2-0 victory over Everton which has moved the North Londoners up to sixth place. Read on to learn what the head coach has to say about the second half improvement, his take on first goalscorer Alexander Lacazette and Sokratis’ injury

Yesterday, 19:42

Arsenal boss Unai Emery has been speaking after his side’s 2-0 victory over Everton at the Emirates on Sunday as the Gunners made it four league wins on the bounce and five in five. Read on for his verdict in his own words

Yesterday, 18:58

Arsenal hosted Everton at the Emirates on Sunday. Read on for Layth Yousif’s PLAYER RATINGS

Arsenal hosted Everton at the Emirates on Sunday. Read on for Layth Yousif’s match report.

Arsenal defensive legend Nigel Winterburn has been speaking to the Islington Gazette ahead of the Premier League match with

Saturday, September 22, 2018

Premier League: Brighton & Hove Albion 1 Tottenham Hotspur 2

Saturday, September 22, 2018

National League: Harrogate Town 0 Leyton Orient 3

Saturday, September 22, 2018

Brandon Peel put up a double-double (23 points, 16 rebounds) as the London Lions got their British Basketball League season underway in style.

Saturday, September 22, 2018

Emile Smith-Rowe has been speaking exclusively to the Islington Gazette newspaper after he made his Arsenal debut at the Emirates against Vorskla Poltava in the Europa League on Thursday. Read on for what he told Layth Yousif.

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

Friday, September 21, 2018

Puppets and a talented cast tell the stories of Ali Baba and Sinbad in a concept-laden overlong adaptation that never quite captures the magic

Thirty years ago, the Gazette launched its weekend listings section Friday Live – including the latest from Dalston’s Rio Cinema. Now, it’s back! Alex Jackson brings us up to speed.

Artists are throwing open their studio doors to the public in east London this weekend as part of a free ‘open studios’ event for the 50th anniversary of the Space arts organisation.

Indie band The Vaccines are to headline the third annual LDN Block Party, which takes over the Oval Space and its surrounding area for a feel-good celebration of street food, beer and live music on Saturday September 22.

There’s no such thing as a dead cert in theatreland. No matter how bulletproof the material might seem (through reputation or otherwise), there is always the potential for it to flounder on the banks of poor execution, woeful miscasting and meandering direction.

The Gold, an indie/alt/pop band hailing from Essex, reach a big milestone as they head to Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen to celebrate the launch of their first EP – Lover – on Thursday August 30.

The recent heatwave has made it all too easy to feel like Spain is on our doorsteps.

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

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