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Hackney Council wants to crack down on “appalling housing conditions” by introducing new licences which could cost some landlords upwards of £500 to implement.

Upper Clapton’s flagship sixth form college has been forced to abandon an “unwise” expansion plan and cut staff numbers in order to keep its head above water.

Hackney Council is tempting people to fill in its online survey about sugar, with prizes including tickets to see the Hackney Empire Christmas panto and brunch at the E5 Bakehouse.

Limber up for a one-day free event of activities focused on improving the body and mind.

You might not know Camille Walala’s name, but you’ll recognise her work – she’s responsible for the brightly coloured patterns on the sides of buildings. She tells Emma Bartholomew why she loves Hackney

It was a carnival atmosphere at St Andrew’s Primary School on Friday as a pair of students showed off their creative flair.

“I’m not a mug” was the message from a Stamford Hill pensioner to a phone scammer who tried to con him out of £50.

Brexit is blamed for a lot of things, but a Dalston bar owner may be the first to hold it responsible for a fly-tipping fine.

After two and a half years, the Hive is nearing the end of its stay at a vacant Haggerston building. Co-founder Gee Sinha tells Emma Bartholomew about the group’s vision of changing planning law – and the world.

Crime & Court

Wed, 18:31

“I’m not a mug” was the message from a Stamford Hill pensioner to a phone scammer who tried to con him out of £50.

Wed, 15:17

Brexit is blamed for a lot of things, but a Dalston bar owner may be the first to hold it responsible for a fly-tipping fine.

Wed, 08:01

Detectives investigating the murder of Marvin Couson - who died 13 years after he was shot in Shoreditch - believe he might have been an innocent victim in a dispute between rival criminal gangs from London and Birmingham.

Health

Yesterday, 11:11

Hackney Council is tempting people to fill in its online survey about sugar, with prizes including tickets to see the Hackney Empire Christmas panto and brunch at the E5 Bakehouse.

Tue, 09:45

A trailblazing team of Hackney therapists is raising awareness of a speech disorder that often remains undiagnosed – despite affecting as many as two children in every classroom.

Friday, September 15, 2017

The Gazette is taking part in a campaign to raise awareness about the need for more professional carers in London. Emma Bartholomew and Ellena Cruse explain the issues and chat to Hackney’s health chief Cllr Jonathan McShane about why the job is so worthwhile.

Environment

Mon, 13:29

People will be encouraged to think about how their choices impact the world around them at a “sustainability day” to encourage a more energy-efficient lifestyle.

Friday, September 15, 2017

De Beauvoir and William Patten schools are earmarked for an audit of the air quality at 50 primary schools in London’s worst polluted areas.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Winterville’s bid to hold its annual Christmas festival in Haggerston Park has been met with fury, with objectors complaining about 31 days of ‘booze, loud music and daily crowds of up to 20,000’.

Politics

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Phil Glanville wants to hear from you about the issues that matter to you the most at the first ever Hackney Mayor’s Question Time.

Monday, September 11, 2017

Three people were convicted of money laundering after prosecutions from the town hall’s fraud team.

Friday, September 8, 2017

Protesters against ‘Brexit’ from all over east London join tomorrow’s ‘People’s March for Europe’ and mass rally in Westminster.

Education

Yesterday, 12:09

Upper Clapton’s flagship sixth form college has been forced to abandon an “unwise” expansion plan and cut staff numbers in order to keep its head above water.

Wed, 19:52

It was a carnival atmosphere at St Andrew’s Primary School on Friday as a pair of students showed off their creative flair.

Wed, 11:50

Jewish New Year was the talk of Simon Marks Primary School on Friday as Rabbi David Mason presented a special assembly.

Heritage

Saturday, September 16, 2017

“I was always a star, even if it was only being the star of three streets in Hackney,” Marc Bolan reportedly used to quip.

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Some of Hackney’s most fascinating buildings are open to the public for free tours this weekend.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Hackney is awash with microbreweries nowadays, but it wasn’t always that way. Emma Bartholomew catches up with the trailblazers from Pitfield Brewery who set off the craze for craft beer more than 30 years ago

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