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A former Gazette reporter burst into tears when she saw her debut novel on sale in Waterstones.

It’s been almost 18 months since people on the Northwold Estate were told their homes could be demolished – and they still have no idea what is going on.

Start-up bosses looking for help in growing their business can now get free expert advice – as long as it’s based in Hackney.

Hackney Council has seen a backlash within the Labour Party over plans to increase council tax contributions for some of the borough’s poorest people.

Hackney Council has welcomed the government’s long-awaited draft bill to stop letting agents ripping off renters with huge fees and charges – but said it “does not go far enough”.

I’m still relatively new to Hackney, so I love reading the Gazette’s weekly history features.

Work is underway to build 75 homes in Homerton, 28 of which will be for social rent.

LCD Soundsystem and Björk will join The xx as headliners at Victoria Park’s new All Points East festival next year, organisers have announced.

Transport bosses are planning another round of road closures to beef up Hackney’s CS1 cycle route.

Scotland Yard today renewed its appeal for information about the murder of star Hackney Bulls player Ziggy Owusu as he tried to break up a fight.

Readers of the Gazette who live in Hackney or Tower Hamlets have access to an exclusive pre-sale for All Points East in Victoria Park from today.

The family of a young Hackney man who died in a motorbike crash while being followed by police are still searching for answers after a coroner found the officer did nothing wrong.

Over the last few weeks, the Gazette has painted a pretty depressing picture of housing in the borough.

A 10-day music and community festival headlined by The National and The xx – and starring 200 other acts – will replace Lovebox and Field Day in Victoria Park next year.

Less than 3 per cent of private rental properties in Hackney are affordable to those reliant on housing benefit, according to the council – compared with 50pc six years ago.

A woman who had her nose broken during a shocking late-night attack in City Road has handed the Gazette clear images of the thug who punched her – after the police failed to.

A “hidden education crisis” is looming unless the government pulls its finger out over special educational needs (SEN) funding, according to the deputy mayor of Hackney.

Witnesses to a stabbing, a string of burglaries and a shop raid in Hackney say they no longer feel safe – and are worried about further cuts to the police budget.

The price of housing in Hackney, measured by square metre, more than doubled between 2004 and 2016 according to new government figures.

Former councillor and speaker of Hackney Abdul Gafoor Mulla has died at 79, writes his colleague and friend Cllr Ian Rathbone.

The ex-boyfriend of a Towie star will today go on trial over an acid attack in a London Fields nightclub that left two people partially blind.

Two young squirrels, stunned after a tumble, provided the week’s excitement, writes Will McCallum, Newington Green.

The Hackney Society was born 50 years ago to preserve the borough’s history. But a hefty book marking its half-century proves there’s more to heritage than old buildings. Emma Bartholomew, one of the tome’s authors, reports on its launch.

Phil Glanville put himself in the firing line for the first ever Hackney Mayor’s Question Time on Monday night, giving residents the opportunity to “grill Phil” – and admitted on several occasions the council had “got it completely wrong”.

Fresh from winning a national award, Asma Shah tells the Gazette about her journey from personal loss to helping underprivileged East End women with their own mental health.



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