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Construction work at an old studio site in Hackney Wick has been halted after complaints that odours from the ground were giving children at a nearby primary school headaches.

Hackney Council is set to tackle its obesity problem by signing an agreement to reduce sugar and promote healthier foods.

Shocked Shoreditch residents are horrified EE is holding the UK’s first ever trial of superfast 5G mobile internet outside their homes.

A filmmaker from Crouch End has produced a “no-holds barred” documentary about a brain injury survivor’s life-changing experience.

Youngsters at risk of sexual exploitation will benefit from a £1million grant awarded to Hackney Council by the Home Office.

Health chiefs in Hackney will hold their AGM next month explaining future plans for services in the borough.

Homerton Hospital’s maternity service has been rated “Good” by health inspectors – after years in the spotlight due to a string of deaths.

Well-wishers have raised more than £20,000 to support the “extraordinary” Sarah Doone, who lost a leg after being run over by a cement truck on the Old Street roundabout on July 25.

A troubled young man found dead in his Upper Clapton flat should have been saved, says a neighbour who made 200 calls in a year about his problem behaviour.

Parents fighting Stoke Newington road closures because traffic will be diverted past their children’s already polluted school say the council got their traffic data wrong and want the scheme stopped.

Plans to improve cycling provision and air quality around Stoke Newington by closing more streets to rat-running traffic have proved controversial – but neighbours say the benefits are obvious.

Four families fighting against “wrecking-ball” cuts to special educational needs services will take on Hackney Council at the High Court in October.

Fears are growing that valuable NHS buildings in Hackney will be sold off to developers with profits used to bail out other health trusts.

A “genius” Breaking Bad inspired cocktail bar could be coming to the Hackney Central arches – but one neighbour has blasted the theme for making class A drugs “fun”.

Mental health officers will be placed in all Hackney schools in September, if a council-run scheme is successful.

Unwanted terrapins have been dumped in the ponds at Clissold Park by their owners – and the town hall says the “voracious predators” will be removed.

An east London mental health trust has retained its ‘outstanding’ CQC rating.

Dozens of catering students got their hands dirty in a “field to table” course in Suffolk.

Delays in patients leaving hospital because their care arrangements weren’t in place almost got Hackney’s healthcare funding withheld last year.

Potentially life-saving breast cancer screening check-ups for women in Hackney have been delayed due to a shortage of specialist mammographers to carry out the service.

A horrified woman who ate from a tub of mouldy KFC beans said she was “physically sick” and ordered the manager to destroy the whole batch.

Free capoeira martial arts sessions are on offer at the Morningside Community Centre.

Twenty thousand people defied baking sunshine to race 13 miles around the borough in this morning’s Hackney Half.

Matt Smith is training the Gazette running team for Sunday’s Hackney Half. He has been giving readers regular fitness tips to help in their own preparation or just inspire them to get off the sofa. Here are some last little pre-race tips to have you in the best possible shape on the day.

A community choir has launched a bursary to mark Mental Health Awareness Week.

A rollerblading St Joseph’s Hospice doctor will be pushing more than his own limits when he helps take six wheelchair users on a 400km thrill ride.

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.

Two superhero schoolkids, one of whom has type 1 diabetes, are taking on the Hackney Half for charity.

Matt Smith is training the Gazette running team for the Hackney Half. He will be giving readers regular fitness tips to help in their own preparation or just inspire them to get off the sofa. This week, what to eat – and when.

The family of a man with who suffers from paranoid schizophrenia have questioned how he was encouraged by his carers to travel to the Dominican Republic – where he is now stranded after having a mental breakdown.

A Stoke Newington baker who survived five brain operations is warming up her vocals to perform on the One Show for the royal wedding.

This shocking picture shows a seriously ill man in distressing conditions in a Dalston hostel room.

The horror stories include cancer patients being forced to forgo treatment and terminally ill people being cared for by untrained hostel staff. As a landmark study reveals a health crisis in hostels, Hackney GP Dr Claire Davies talks to Emma Youle

“London’s original street food market” in Shoreditch faces a battle to reopen after Hackney’s public health chief said there was enough booze spots in the area.

Matt Smith is training the Gazette running team for the Hackney Half. He will be giving readers regular fitness tips to help in their own preparation or just inspire them to get off the sofa. This week it’s all about mixing things up.

A former luxury fashion worker whose life spiralled into chaos when she became homeless has spoken of the healing influence of living in a council flat.

London Marathon is fast approaching and you’ve been training for months. But, as with any big event, it’s just the beginning of your fitness journey. Islington personal trainer Nancy Best gives you some tips on staying motivated after the run

Matt Smith is training the Gazette running team for the Hackney Half. He will be giving readers regular fitness tips to help in their own preparation or just inspire them to get off the sofa. This week, he tackles the phenomenon of over-training.

A mental health charity off Mare Street is appealing for runners to take on the Hackney Half in the wake of government cuts.

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

PT Matt Smith is preparing the Gazette’s running team for the Hackney Half – as well as bringing you regular fitness tips to encourage you to take on the race and help with training.

Vulnerable people with mental health problems are among the hundreds living in hostel rooms in Hackney – and their grim surroundings only make it worse. Emma Youle reports on a startling lack of support for those in crisis

‘Sepsis Maggie’ tells Emma Bartholomew why has dedicated her career to fighting the disease, and how she has shaken things up at the Homerton since she started working there in October

Thinking of taking on the Hackney Half this year but worried that you’re not ready?

Claude Umuhire leads running sessions for disadvantaged young people on Well Street Common. Having once been homeless, he knows all too well the difference running can make to a young life. The Gazette went along to find out more (and get in some training for the Hackney Half).

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