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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.

Council plans to slash traffic in Hoxton will drive more cars down residential streets – that’s the fear of the people who live there.

Hopes of re-opening a swimming pool at Haggerston Baths have been crushed.

A Stoke Newington mum is urging transport bosses to build more crossings in Wordsworth Road after her 11-year-old son was knocked down by a cyclist on his way to school.

London’s first “luxury outlet district” has riled neighbours with “a whole year of disturbance”, from “deafening” fire alarms going off randomly at “all hours of the day and night” to late-night pop-up parties.

There’s a man in Hackney who forages for wild food and supplies it to businesses – and he goes by the name John the Poacher.

Springfield Park could be in line for a £3.2m revamp, and Hackney Council is inviting people to an open day to find out more about the plans.

A group of pensioners are furious after losing a pavement and a disabled parking bay on their estate to a building site.

Fines issued for weeing in the streets of Hackney have gone up threefold in the past year – and women are apparently the worst culprits.

Sweeping changes to the centre of Hackney have been revealed in a new “masterplan” published today by the town hall.

Controversial road closures along the “cycle superhighway” route will be “trialled” from Monday.

Hackney Council is spraying more than 1,000 litres of the potentially carcinogenic weed killer glyphosate around the borough’s parks, schools and streets, new figures obtained in a Freedom of Information request reveal.

Hackney Council has commissioned street artist Tony J Driver to paint the 150th bike hangar in the borough, which will be the first of many to be decorated.

An eco-home, a school, a church and a nature reserve are just some of the contenders for a design award which will be chosen by the public.

Hackney has been branded the worst place in the UK for fugitives to hide.

An outdoor kindergarten that runs sessions in Millfields Park has been warned by the council to stop barring other people from the public space.

Demonstrators will protest outside the Town Hall on Monday night, calling on Hackney Council to move £42m of its pension fund invested in ‘dirty energy’ into greener investments.

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