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Abney Park Chapel has reopened to the public after a huge renovation project restored the 19th century Gothic mortuary to its former glory.

Sadiq Khan enjoyed a spot of pond-dipping in the sun at Woodberry Wetlands this morning as he launched his plans to make London the world’s first “national park city”.

Families who were moved off their estate for eight years while it was rebuilt returned to find almost all the parking spaces had been sold off to private owners – who aren’t even meant to have cars.

Teams of youngsters from two Hackney playgroups are making a strong running at this-afternoon’s All London kids’ go-kart annual ‘grand prix’ being staged on the Isle of Dogs.

The rainbow flag was raised over Hackney Town Hall for the first time ever yesterday to celebrate Pride.

As usual, this month’s hot weather brought thousands of bearded baskers to the park, but neighbours say they have ruined it for everyone else.

It was fun while it lasted but a Hackney parking space converted into a mini garden is set to be removed following a driver’s complaint.

A bizarre plan to reduce littering along the Regent’s Canal has seen barge workers kick up a stink – because it involves removing bins.

The London Fields lido will reopen in “late summer” after the urgent repair work taking place hit a snag.

Campaigners looking to reduce the impact of cars on Hackney’s roads are taking matters into their own hands by filling parking bays with benches and flowerpots and using mobile cameras to catch speeding motorists.

A mobile drama group is fundraising to turn a disused paddling pool in Millfields Park into an open air popup “cine-theatre”.

Ravers inflicted 12 hours of “really bad” ’90s techno on neighbours of a derelict Mare Street mansion this weekend.

Stoke Newington’s one-way system is a step closer to being ripped up and Seven Sisters Road will be made safer for cyclists and pedestrians – one day.

Two days of free, wildlife-themed events takes place at Woodberry Wetlands this weekend, to celebrate a year since the nature reserve was opened to the public by Sir David Attenborough.

The London Wildlife Trust (LWT) has defended its decision to take Woodberry Wetlands’ cafe back in-house – to the disappointment of customers, who love it the way it is.

Politicians, businesses and neighbours met on the fringe of Finsbury Park on Saturday for a five-hour discussion about the area’s redevelopment. The Gazette was there for all of it.

Parents at two Hackney primary schools will be fined for dropping off their children by car.

Dalston’s much-loved Eastern Curve Garden could be turned into a thoroughfare as part of Hackney Council’s vision for a new “Dalston Quarter”.

Hundreds of sweaty people in vests could clash with hundreds of other sweaty people in vests when the Hackney Half marathon and a rave festival take place on the same day.

Springfield Park’s greenhouse buildings could be demolished to make way for a profit-making community event space in a £3.2million revamp.

Neighbours opposing an alcohol licence for a new wine bar in Shoreditch say the area is already like the “Wild West”.

Campaigners have dismissed Hackney Council’s plan to cut its controversial £42million investment in fossil fuels as “not moving fast or far enough”.

Hackney Council is being forced to paint emergency double yellow lines following parking zone chaos that saw an ambulance unable to get down Chatsworth Road.

A children’s football club is hoping for a big win as it looks to secure a disused pump house in Clissold Park as a storage unit.

A family of swans have had to be rescued from the River Lea in east London after getting covered in cooking oil—but a cygnet was seen dead in the water close by.

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