Emma Bartholomew discovers how a boxing match between two women sparked outrage in Hackney 90 years ago – with the mayor blasting the idea as ‘gratification of the sensual ideas of a crowd of vulgar men’, and the home secretary lamenting his inability to step in
Some 2,900 households in the borough are without a home due to sky-high rents and pressure on housing. Emma Youle asks mayor Phil Glanville: is it time for the council to get tough and start moving people out of the borough?
The increased parking in Prout, Casimir, Cleveleys and Gunton roads has made life for residents a misery since CPZs were introduced in neighbouring roads last year, writes Elaine Radburn, Upper Clapton.
A day to inspire young women to “press for progress” in the struggle for gender equality, saw over 80 schoolgirls meeting 26 successful professionals - whose careers ranged from footballer to fire fighter to A&E doctor.
Publishing stalwart Gillian Harris tells Emma Bartholomew how she co-founded Letterbox Library in Hackney 35 years ago – after looking at her daughter’s shelf and being shocked by what she saw. Her goal? To promote books about equality, feminism, strong girls and ‘gentle, caring boys’
The Gazette hunts high and low each week to bring you news of the most interesting new businesses in Hackney. This week we speak to Jonathan Perritt about his concept which combines “great burgers and great beer”.
Sentencing of a “dangerous” addict who dragged a 92-year-old woman along the pavement during a robbery has been delayed for a sixth time – because one judge didn’t want to “go behind the back” of another.
A hundred years after the first women were given the vote, Hackney’s cabinet contains more women than men. But the fight towards equality isn’t just about better representation at the top table – it’s also about issues like housing, transport and crime, top councillors tell the Gazette.
The 26-year-old stabbed to death on the George Downing Estate on Sunday night has been named as Yaya Mbye by murder squad detectives, who believe the attack may have been planned by three men dressed in dark clothing.
Sentencing of a “dangerous” addict who dragged a 92-year-old woman along the pavement during a robbery has been delayed for a fifth time – because there are no beds for him at the psychiatric hospital he will be treated at.
Born and bred in Hackney, Neil Martinson captured a period of the borough’s working class history on film. While some things have changed, like the Matchbox factory’s closure in 1981, others – like the pressure on housing services – haven’t. He tells Emma Bartholomew his story
A musical about rival Victorian girl gangs links in with the music hall history of Hoxton Hall, where it is set. Emma Bartholomew finds out more about the women behind the Forty Elephants – a notorious gang that was driven to shoplift and pickpocket because of the extreme poverty its members faced
Eileen Bellot launched a menopause group when she realised there were only “horrible pictures of women bowled over with osteoarthritis or other crippling illnesses” when you typed the word into internet search engines.
Rodney Vitalis is Hackney’s most senior firefighter. He tells Emma Bartholomew why he didn’t want to join the police – and how he spent a year phoning the fire brigade to ask for a job before anyone picked up
The Gazette hunts high and low each week to bring you news of the most interesting new businesses in Hackney. This week we speak to Jamie Bolding who has launched delivery-only restaurant Twisted London