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Pupils from 40 schools across Hackney will take place in the annual Bike Around the Borough event next week.

The Dalston Eastern Curve Garden could be “plunged into darkness” now that plans for a high-rise development next door have been given the green light.

Hundreds of youngsters have learnt the value of campaigning after a lollipop lady and repainted zebra crossing were finally promised for their schools.

An LGBT gardening group will compete against professionals a national flower show – despite not having an allotment of their own.

Hackney will be included in Sadiq Khan’s extended London’s ultra-low emission zone (ULEZ), it has been revealed this morning (Friday).

Council officers are having to patrol Kingsland Road to stop a man from diving into bins and tipping food waste onto the pavement for pigeons.

“Stop throwing rubbish on the floor – NOW!” These strong words come from a nine-year-old girl who is sick and tired of people littering in Finsbury Park.

A much-loved community garden in Dalston will be plunged into darkness if plans for a new high-rise development get the green light, campaigners say.

Three remarkable women in Hackney have been honoured at the third annual I Love Hackney Mayor’s Civic Awards.

A former chocolate factory in a Shoreditch conservation area will be totally hidden from view if developers get their way and build a five-storey hotel three metres away.

People in Homerton are hoping to raise £7,500 in a crowdfunding campaign to fund a community gardener for a year.

Air quality campaigners fighting plans to close Stoke Newington roads to cars because diverted traffic would pass their kids’ school say pollution is already over the limit there.

Police have urged Haringey Council to make a host of safety improvements to Finsbury Park following the killing of barmaid Iuliana Tudos.

Perhaps unsurprisingly, Hackney Council’s recycling team wasn’t invited to Catherine and Thomas Rogerson Yarrow’s wedding – but that didn’t stop it sending a gift that left Thomas “quite emotional”.

A company hoping to put 26 phone boxes across Hackney (yes, we know it’s 2018) has been accused of “flagrantly abusing a planning loophole” in order to smuggle in digital advertising.

A green-fingered Dalston man who filled his garden with plants from Columbia Road is in line to win a national award.

The ban on disposable barbecues in London Fields hasn’t got off to a great start – as up to 50 patches of burnt grass were spotted following the weekend heatwave.

The UK’s first scheme banning the dirtiest vehicles from roads will be rolled out in July across areas of Shoreditch and Old Street.

Disposable barbecues will be banned in London Fields after Hackney Council grew fed up of ‘thoughtless brats’ leaving piles of waste in the park.

Volunteers braved the cold to help plant a community orchard on the grounds of St John at Hackney church in Lower Clapton.

Community groups who dealt with the fallout of what’s been dubbed the “River Lea Disaster” have called on the government to investigate the “inadequate response” of the two organisations in charge.

Hackney Council and Homerton Hospital Trust have been handed £128,400 to cut down on air pollution.

Tesco in Kingsland High Street is set to be demolished to make way for a six-storey high-end boutique hotel.

A section of the Lea has been reopened, following a major oil spill polluting the river.

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