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A family’s backyard has been turned into a tropical paradise on Alan Titchmarsh’s ITV show Love Your Garden, so they can “create wonderful memories there” with their severely disabled son.

A bar opened by Five Points co-founder Ed Mason has closed because of its “challenging location” in Hackney Wick.

A Ridley Road market trader has been jailed for life for slitting the throat of another party-goer at a St Patrick’s Day celebration, over a trivial dispute about a microphone.

An off-duty police officer sought favourable treatment when he was flagged down for allegedly using his mobile phone at the wheel, a Met misconduct panel has heard.

Police are investigating an alleged rape by the Woodberry Wetlands nature reserve in Finsbury Park.

The name Kench Hill may not mean much to Hackney’s newcomers, but it might strike a chord with anyone who grew up here.

Young people belted out songs from Chicago, Dream Girls and the Greatest Showman and danced their hearts out to hits like Pinball Wizard at a variety performance at the Hackney Empire on Saturday night.

Hackney Wick FC’s Bobby Kasanga has been recognised for being a positive role model through his work to deter young people from a life in gangs.

Senior coroner Mary Hassell has today unveiled the new policy that will dictate how her office decides which deaths to deal with first.

Crime & Court

Yesterday, 16:20

A Ridley Road market trader has been jailed for life for slitting the throat of another party-goer at a St Patrick’s Day celebration, over a trivial dispute about a microphone.

Yesterday, 14:13

An off-duty police officer sought favourable treatment when he was flagged down for allegedly using his mobile phone at the wheel, a Met misconduct panel has heard.

Yesterday, 13:23

Police are investigating an alleged rape by the Woodberry Wetlands nature reserve in Finsbury Park.

Health

Monday, September 10, 2018

Hackney Council is set to tackle its obesity problem by signing an agreement to reduce sugar and promote healthier foods.

Thursday, September 6, 2018

Shocked Shoreditch residents are horrified EE is holding the UK’s first ever trial of superfast 5G mobile internet outside their homes.

Monday, September 3, 2018

A filmmaker from Crouch End has produced a “no-holds barred” documentary about a brain injury survivor’s life-changing experience.

Environment

Thursday, September 13, 2018

There’s some new kids on the block at Clissold Park, as two new goats have joined the rest of the enclosure.

Friday, August 31, 2018

Extraordinary levels of fly-tipping coupled with a rogue bin diver are causing chaos for people living in a Kingsland Road housing block.

Thursday, August 30, 2018

An application to open an off-licence in an area already suffering from excessive street drinking and anti-social behaviour (ASB) has been given the go-ahead.

Politics

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Hackney Council wants to trial the government’s Housing First programme as it looks for new ways to shrink its 12,600-strong waiting list.

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Hackney Council has defended its homeless services in the wake of a damning report by a health watchdog.

Monday, September 10, 2018

The proposed new boundaries for Hackney’s constituencies are unchanged, after the final recommendations were published by the Boundary Commission this morning.

Education

Yesterday, 12:14

The name Kench Hill may not mean much to Hackney’s newcomers, but it might strike a chord with anyone who grew up here.

Friday, September 7, 2018

A Shoreditch primary school has been awarded the gold standard award by leading human rights charity Unicef.

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Youngsters from two youth clubs in south Hackney did the borough proud when they had an award created for them at a national market traders competition.

Heritage

Yesterday, 12:14

The name Kench Hill may not mean much to Hackney’s newcomers, but it might strike a chord with anyone who grew up here.

Mon, 16:00

Parishioners joined faith and civic leaders on a canal barge yesterday to get the Bishop of Stepney’s official blessing for their new Hackney Wick community.

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Plans have been submitted to demolish the front of the historic Clapton Tram Depot site and build two industrial units adjoining the existing sheds.

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