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Severely disabled children and adults have been unable to get routine appointments at a special dental practice for nine months.

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.

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

Sol Campbell shared details of the “crossroads moment” that led to him pursing a career in soccer at an inspirational question and answer session with budding sports stars.

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

Pensioners say their housing association has ruined Christmas by removing and destroying all the armchairs in their lounge without warning.

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

Plans to introduce a supergroup formed by the borough’s schools have been announced by Hackney Council.

Young people were rewarded for their achievements in arts and culture, sports and overcoming adversity at the second annual Hackney Youth Awards.

It’s National Tree Week, and to mark the occasion we received the fantastic news that Hackney Council has been awarded a grant from City Hall to plant nearly 200 trees across the borough, writes Will McCallum, Newington Green.

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

Hackney resident and OperaUpClose artistic director Robin Norton-Hale talks about her feminist reimagining of Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin

Parents should be searching their kids’ bedrooms for knives and drugs to prevent deaths on the street, the youth leader known as “Mama Hackney” has urged.

A social media appeal to find a dog that went missing in Haggerton three weeks ago has gone viral, after being shared by comedian Sue Perkins.

Free holidays for pensioners were stopped by Hackney Council to save money, the Gazette reported.

Detectives have made two more arrests in the murder probe into Kaan Aslan’s death on the Nightingale Estate.

The Rio Cinema will mount and illuminate a huge Christmas tree above its doors in support of World Aids Day tomorrow.

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.



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