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Friday, December 8, 2017

Irate neighbours of London Fields station who have to put up with loud platform announcements every 15 minutes say they no longer care about planned engineering works.

A mother who took her toddler to feed the “wonderful squirrels” in a Hackney churchyard was horrified when she flicked through her photos of the day and spotted a syringe inches away from the idyllic tableau.

Hackney Council is set to hold yet another consultation on its proposed “new cultural area” dubbed the Dalston Quarter – after hundreds of people expressed “strong distrust” in its first.

Hackney Council has unveiled what are thought to be the UK’s first public speed monitors for cyclists in an attempt to slow them down in London Fields.

A Finsbury Park woman faces a race against the clock to save a large sanctuary for her blind cats – after Hackney Council ordered her to tear it down.

A campaign group has lost its battle to restrict music events in Finsbury Park – but has promised to appeal yet again by taking the case to the Supreme Court.

London Fields Lido is still unlikely to reopen for “several weeks”, the council has admitted.

DJs and clubbers are fighting to keep Old Street’s Magic Roundabout open after its licence expires at the end of the year.

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Artist and activist Lucinda Rogers had never put the two activities together – until she was asked to capture the changing landscape of London. She tells the Gazette why she set up her easel in Ridley Road.

The promoter behind Field Day has ruled out holding the three-day festival in Finsbury Park next year – despite having applied to Haringey Council for permission to do so.

A year-long project to create more office space in Bradbury Street will turf out a string of small businesses operating in Gillett Square – with no guarantees about where they’ll go.

A “kitchen champion” is being sought as part of plans to turn a dilapidated toilet block into a thriving community café.

A weekend of pumpkin carving will kick-off a lantern show and a festival of light at the Dalston Eastern Curve Garden.

The gay and transgender community have won Tower Hamlets Council’s green light for a new venue on the site of the Joiners’ Arms that was shut down in 2015.

The man leading a campaign to protect Finsbury Park from a growing number of music festivals and events says he got his passion from his father – Michael Palin.

Legal action by campaigners trying to stop Wireless Festival in Finsbury Park could end up restricting events across the whole of London.

Tickets are on sale for the Hackney Fireworks display, which will bring a riot of colour and music to Clissold Park on November 4.

A Mare Street volunteer will sell “zero emissions” olive oil to Hackney – once it arrives on a sailing boat from Portugal.

More than 100 boaters, cyclists, rowers and anglers formed a human chain along the Lee Navigation on Sunday to show solidarity after a spate of violent muggings there over the summer.

The odds of a white Christmas in Haggerston Park have been slashed after Winterville withdrew its planning bid to run the annual Christmas festival there.

Homeowners in London Fields have been waking to the sweet smell of onions being cooked on an industrial scale by their burger chain neighbours.

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.

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.

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’.

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