The Gazette is taking part in a campaign to raise awareness about the need for more professional carers in London. Emma Bartholomew and Ellena Cruse explain the issues and chat to Hackney’s health chief Cllr Jonathan McShane about why the job is so worthwhile.
Charity director Natalie Howarth has worked to help people for most of her life. She talked to the Gazette while showing us around Maytree in Finsbury Park – a respite centre for people at risk of suicide.
A small group having a kickabout one February evening led to the creation of Mabley Green’s first women’s football league. As the league champions prepare to lift the cup, the Gazette finds out why it’s such a big step for Hackney’s female players.
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.