Boaters in Hackney have been told not to move their vessels as environment bosses work to clean up a major oil spill polluting the Lea.

A decision to prune back and eventually cut down two trees with a combined age of 500 years in Clissold Park has angered environmentalists.

Environment chiefs are struggling to contain a crude oil spillage that has been spreading down the River Lea through Hackney since Sunday.

Old Street roundabout could soon be the site of the UK’s second tallest building – or a copy of Stonehenge.

A Homerton community centre told a man he couldn’t book a birthday party because he was planning to play the wrong genre of music.

Plans are in the pipeline to clamp down on polluting vehicles in Shoreditch and Hoxton to help clean up Hackney’s filthy air.

Hackney Council is inviting comments on its “progressive” vision for a greener, safer, less polluted and more affordable Shoreditch in 15 years’ time.

A friendly Stoke Newington street cleaner was “stunned” to pick up a £500 Christmas bonus thanks to a mystery couple who wanted to reward his fantastic work.

Emma Bartholomew visits Watermint Quay by the River Lea in Stamford Hill – where neighbours say smoke from boaters’ chimneys is getting up their noses in more ways than one

Irate neighbours of London Fields station who have to put up with loud platform announcements every 15 minutes say they no longer care about planned engineering works.

A mother who took her toddler to feed the “wonderful squirrels” in a Hackney churchyard was horrified when she flicked through her photos of the day and spotted a syringe inches away from the idyllic tableau.

Hackney Council is set to hold yet another consultation on its proposed “new cultural area” dubbed the Dalston Quarter – after hundreds of people expressed “strong distrust” in its first.

Hackney Council has unveiled what are thought to be the UK’s first public speed monitors for cyclists in an attempt to slow them down in London Fields.

A Finsbury Park woman faces a race against the clock to save a large sanctuary for her blind cats – after Hackney Council ordered her to tear it down.

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.

London Fields Lido is still unlikely to reopen for “several weeks”, the council has admitted.

DJs and clubbers are fighting to keep Old Street’s Magic Roundabout open after its licence expires at the end of the year.

Wondering what the weather has in store for us this weekend? Watch our Met Office video forecast.

Artist and activist Lucinda Rogers had never put the two activities together – until she was asked to capture the changing landscape of London. She tells the Gazette why she set up her easel in Ridley Road.

The promoter behind Field Day has ruled out holding the three-day festival in Finsbury Park next year – despite having applied to Haringey Council for permission to do so.


To celebrate LGBT history month, Hackney resident Amanda talks about her journey to becoming a foster carer, with the council’s support and training.

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