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Murder victim Abraham Badru’s mother Ronke tells Emma Bartholomew why she is convinced his death is retribution for testifying against gang rapists in court, and why she is angry with police and the council for not helping her family move out of Hackney

The Rio Cinema in Dalston has been nominated for two gongs, including a Cinema of the Year title, at the national Screen Awards for the first time.

A frail pensioner whose home was flooded with raw sewage has been moved back in by the housing association – even though the foul stench still remains.

Emma Bartholomew hears from John Tomaszewski, 94, who is possibly the last remaining survivor who lived in Dalston’s German Orphanage. He recounts how it was closed down by the British government after a teacher was rumbled recruiting boy scouts for the Hitler Youth Movement

Each week, the Gazette takes to the streets to unearth something being manufactured right here in Hackney. This week we visit Noel Stewart at Dalston’s Ridley Road Studios where he “makes people’s hat dreams come true”.

Each week, the Gazette takes to the streets to unearth something being manufactured right here in Hackney. This week we hear the Botanical Boys’ terrarium gardens.

A film screening at the Rio on Saturday will mark the International Day of the Disappeared, which highlights the fate of those imprisoned under poor conditions and in places unknown to their relatives or legal representatives.

This month is the first anniversary of the untimely and avoidable death of Rashan Charles.

Rashan Charles had been arrested on suspicion of dealing class A drugs a month before his death, an inquest into his death has heard.

Jodhi May became the youngest ever recipient of the best actress award at the Cannes Film Festival, aged 12.

As the Kingsland Waste market is about to relaunch in July, Emma Bartholomew looks back at the market which started out as a tool market over a century ago, where you could buy TV sets that “never worked” and a man called Flash would sell the latest in gingham shirts

Bosses at Dalston Superstore have slammed inaccurate reports in the national press that Sunday’s suspected acid attack happened outside the gay nightclub.

Mariama Kamara wants people to know there’s more to Sierra Leone than “the civil war, Ebola and mudslides”.

A Dalston vicar asked parishioners to send him postcards stating what they thought about prison sentences.

A “beautiful” 26-year-old man gunned down in a Dalston street last night has been named locally as Abraham Badru.

A murder investigation has been launched after a man was shot dead in a Dalston street last night.

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.

Sainsbury’s in Dalston is under fire for ditching its free parking for customers.

The Rio Cinema could become the first in the UK to run on sustainable energy, if a £40,000 fund raiser to install solar panels hits its target.

A stalker who hounded his ex-girlfriend for six months and planted a tracking device under her car has been jailed for a year and a half.

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

Today we relaunch our award-winning Hidden Homeless series.

Tesco in Kingsland High Street is set to be demolished to make way for a six-storey high-end boutique hotel.

A man with 31 convictions has been sent to prison for threatening a driver with a large kitchen knife – and berated by a judge for his “appalling criminal record”.

The Hackney and Dalston based actor and musician talk to Zoe Paskett about a new musical starring a young woman navigating through a messy, complicated and relatable life

Bosses at the cash-strapped Rio Cinema predict its new second screen could boost income by 20 per cent – and have promised to pay staff the London living wage if its fortunes are on the rise.

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.

Two men stepped in to restrain a teenager armed with a Rambo knife outside the Kingsland Shopping Centre yesterday afternoon.

A woman duped into a relationship by an undercover police spy says it is unacceptable for other spy cops’ identities to be concealed when politicians and Hollywood stars are being held accountable for historic sex abuse.

Being that my family home has always been in what is now Hackney, writes Rabbi Herschel Gluck OBE, Shomrim president, I have had the opportunity to live in the area for the past 59 years and to observe and experience the profound changes that it has been through.

It’s hard to believe Hackney came so close to having a motorway ploughed through its heart.

Wayne Asher tells Emma Bartholomew about the ‘lunatic’ ring road scheme that threatened to plough an eight-lane motorway through Hackney – and was only scrapped after 30 years of destroying the local property market

Christmas can be a difficult time for care leavers, says Lemn Sissay. That’s why he decided to start organising Christmas dinners for them

The Gazette hunts high and low each week to bring you news of the most interesting new businesses in Hackney. This week we discovered the Burley Fisher bookshop’s new printing project, Peninsula Press.

Tesco in Kingsland High Street could be demolished and replaced with a six-storey high-end boutique hotel.

Real eyeballs, buckets of animal blood, goats’ heads and pigs’ brains are just some of the gory props in a Dalston house that’s been transformed for Halloween tonight.

People often have amazing ideas during drunken pub chats, or think they do – but not many wake up the next morning and act on them.

The family of Rashan Charles have slammed the Met’s decision to not suspend the officer who wrestled the 20-year-old to the ground on the night he died.

The police officer who restrained Rashan Charles on the floor of a Dalston shop hours before his death should be suspended, the police watchdog has said.

The officer who restrained Rashan Charles in a Dalston shop before the teen died is being investigated for gross misconduct, the police watchdog has said.

Rashan Charles’ family today said they had “concerns about openness and transparency” over the Independent Police Complaints Commission’s investigation into their son’s death.

Angry crowds tonight marched to Stoke Newington police station and then back to the Dalston shop where Rashan Charles was chased and tackled by police hours before his death.

Traders in and around Kingsland Shopping Centre say groups of young people are running amok, stealing stock and assaulting them. The Gazette spoke to community leaders to ask what can be done.

As Hackney Council asks people what they think about its approach to anti-social behaviour, Emma Bartholomew speaks crime chief Cllr Caroline Selman and visits a couple of the ‘hotspots’ around town

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.

Each week, the Gazette takes to the streets to unearth something being manufactured right here in Hackney. This week we spoke to Ben Kulchstein who single-handedly pumps out hundreds of bottles of his chilli sauces every week.

The family and friends and family of a man who died in a tragic motorbike accident have raised more than £40,000 in his memory.



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