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More bobbies on the beat paid for with extra funding could soon be coming to Hackney with the creation of a new police command for east London.

Campaigners in London Fields say they are “hugely disappointed” after plans for two new homes on their estate were signed off.

Embattled Hackney Council wants to take the government to court to defend its right to publish its propaganda rag fortnightly.

Psychotic residents banging on doors in the middle of the night, drug dealing, prostitution and excrement in the corridor. Now a health watchdog has slammed dire conditions in Hackney homeless hostels. Emma Youle reports

Hackney Council has been forced to apologise to a single mum and offer her a payout after bungling her homeless application.

Some lecturers will be staging a three-day strike at Hackney Community and Tower Hamlets colleges starting on Friday.

The Lib Dems in Hackney are coming to terms with the local election’s “bittersweet” results, which saw their colleagues across the country make significant gains - but saw them completely wiped off the map here.

The Green Party in Hackney has expressed concern about local democracy after both Labour and the Tories seized even more seats on the council than they had four years ago.

Hackney Council could take legal action against the Jewish Community Council over a bonfire that “exploded” in the middle of a packed Stamford Hill street during a festival.

Labour councillors retained their stronghold of Hackney and utterly wiped out the Lib Dems, despite early fears from some in the party it might all go pear shaped.

Labour incumbent Phil Glanville has been re-elected as Hackney’s mayor with a landslide of more than 42,000 votes.

Voters across Hackney went to the polls yesterday to cast their ballots in the local election.

Tomorrow is May 3, when voters across London will be casting their ballots in local elections.

Mayoral candidates clashed with each other – and the audience – over issues like women’s rights, “selling off the family silver”, and car ownership at the Gazette’s hustings last night.

Lib Dems in Hackney have come up with a strategy to tackle violent crime at its roots, by ploughing £1.5million a year into an innovative unit to treat the causes of the current deadly epidemic.

Homeless hostels are making huge demands on police resources in Hackney with thousands of call-outs for rowdy behaviour, violent assaults and missing people, the Gazette can reveal.

The Hackney Gazette will co-host a hustings for prospective Mayoral candidates ahead of next month’s local elections.

Momentum activists could have a significant impact on the doorsteps of north London ahead of May’s election. The Gazette asked activists from four north London boroughs how socialism is bedding in.

The government has yet again ordered Hackney Council to cut the frequency of its propaganda rag Hackney Today by September.

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

A law graduate who fought the government in the Article 50 Supreme Court case is running to be a Tory councillor – after quitting the Lib Dems.

The full list of candidates for the upcoming council elections in Hackney has been announced.

The Tories have vowed to freeze council tax and scrap the town hall’s illegal publication Hackney Today if they win a majority for the first time since 1968.

Hackney Labour has launched its manifesto ahead of next month’s council election, saying it is for “those who still feel excluded” and are worried about changes in the borough.

Hackney’s controversial flagship school-building project could be put on ice – because there aren’t enough children.

Rail bosses driving long-established traders out of Hackney with eye-watering rent hikes will be held to account, Meg Hillier has vowed.

Dejected traders in Hackney’s arches are packing up and leaving after admitting defeat in their battle over crippling rent hikes from Network Rail.

The Green Party has launched its campaign to win a seat at the May elections in Dalston, where members feel they have a “real chance” of getting their first councillor in the ward.

The home office has stepped in to object to a Stoke Newington pizza joint’s efforts to appoint a new licensee because it employed illegal immigrants.

An award-winning architect is profiting from taxpayers’ money operating homeless hostels where human faeces has been found smeared on walls and conditions are described as “shameful”, the Gazette can reveal.

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

Mothers and their children are among thousands of homeless families in Hackney forced to live in cramped single hostel rooms as the borough’s housing crisis deepens.

Landlords are being given hundreds of thousands of pounds in taxpayers’ cash to house Hackney’s homeless in shocking conditions.

A new definition for anti-Semitism was agreed by Hackney Council on Wednesday night.

A council tax rise of 3 per cent was signed off this week as next year’s budget was voted through at the town hall.

Tahmid Chowdhury has, in the last few years, raised £500,000 for a pressure group involved in the Article 50 supreme court case, founded a theatre company, twice been nominated for Forbes 30 Under 30.

Parents of special educational needs children protested against “frightening” funding cuts before the full council meeting last night.

Women are paid more than men at Hackney Council, a new report shows.

Council tax is set to rise by 3 per cent from next month if town hall chiefs give the go-ahead on Wednesday.

Police in Hackney will merge with their counterparts in Tower Hamlets later this year as part of a desperate effort to cut £325million from the running costs of the cash-strapped Met.

Diane Abbott made history as the first black female MP to hold a seat in the House of Commons. As the Gazette marks 100 years since the Representation of the People Act, the MP for Hackney North and Stoke Newington talks to the Gazette about her election in 1987 and the challenges women still face

Cleaners at six Hackney schools have called off a strike next week after an agreement was reached that will see them paid the London living wage.

Some 1,300 people in Hackney are living with dementia, and councillors have vowed to work on making the borough a better place for them.

Membership of Hackney’s Liberal Democrat group has soared more than 500 per cent since the 2015 election according to its new vice chair.

Youngsters in Hackney have been given a new voice – or two – after the unveiling of the borough’s first young speakers.

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