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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.

An Orthodox Jewish charity today applied to take senior north London coroner Mary Hassell to court over her controversial decision to stop prioritising religious burials.

A Tory councillor was accused of “spouting nonsense” last night after he claimed the HPV vaccine was the “21st century’s Thalidomide”.

A petition handed to the council by children and parents from two Stamford Hill schools could mean parking zones are introduced to stamp out “extremely aggressive driving”.

Clubbers and campaigners are preparing for another dance-off with Hackney Council over plans to bring in a midnight curfew for all new venues and clamp down further on openings in Shoreditch.

A disastrous project to redevelop shops in Stoke Newington Church Street could soon be over – as could the mystery of the human remains found on site in 2014.

Former Hackney councillor, activist and “great bloke” Cam Matheson has died at 75.

The front counter at Shoreditch Police Station is shutting for good on Thursday.

The government’s controversial Universal Credit roll-out has been delayed in Hackney until October.

Hackney Council now invests a whopping £67.7million of its pension fund in dirty energy – an increase of 61 per cent in two years.

Hackney Council has rubber stamped a plan to refurbish and redevelop the Haggerston Baths building into shops, community spaces and offices.

The fate of Haggerston Baths will be decided on Monday after a consultation found most people would rather see it turned into shops than a hotel.

A documentary maker and design apprentice at the town hall says he wants to be a role model for young black men in Hackney.

Mayor Phil Glanville has slammed the budget for doing next to nothing to help cash-strapped councils like Hackney.

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.

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