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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.

“I was always a star, even if it was only being the star of three streets in Hackney,” Marc Bolan reportedly used to quip.

Ticket offices on the Overground network are set to be reviewed, with the network’s operator claiming there will be no “compulsory redundancies”.

De Beauvoir and William Patten schools are earmarked for an audit of the air quality at 50 primary schools in London’s worst polluted areas.

Hackney police were the first to use the Met’s futuristic new drone in their search for a missing person in Clapton last night.

Police claim dealers are storming a Finsbury Park shop every day to intimidate staff and customers, steal stock and sell drugs.

Phil Glanville wants to hear from you about the issues that matter to you the most at the first ever Hackney Mayor’s Question Time.

A 16-year-old boy today denied a string of acid attacks on six moped riders in Stratford, Hackney and Islington. He will stand trial in January.

Medics are urging people to drink responsibly and look after friends who drink too much, so they don’t divert the service from patients in serious need of treatment.

A man has been charged with murder after a 24-year-old woman was stabbed to death in Enfield.

A hooded gang hurled their mountain bikes at a disabled man and ripped gold chains worth thousands from his neck as he walked through Hackney Downs.

It can cook flesh and burn through clothing in moments – yet super-strength acid can still be bought cheaply, quickly and without any age checks. Investigations journalist Emma Youle hears the arguments in favour of stronger regulation.

Hackney students collecting their GCSE results yesterday have smashed the national average for English.

Neighbours of the Geffrye Museum have objected to money-making plans to serve booze in its grounds and Grade I-listed building every day – and say a licence should not be granted if London’s inaugural “rosé festival” was anything to go by.

Venezuelan chip butty brings home the proverbial at Vegan street food extravaganza

Improvements have been made by Hackney’s sixth formers but figures from this year’s A-level results remain below the national average.

A cyclist on trial for killing a mother in Old Street today denied he was a thrillseeker who didn’t use a front brake or helmet because it was “stylish” not to.

There were “lots of lovely moments” at Clapton Girls’ Academy this morning as pupils confirmed their university offers, according to head Anna Feltham.

“How much can I criticise Michael Gove?” Petchey Academy’s outgoing student principal Jay Popkin asks when the Gazette interviews him about his outstanding A-level results this morning.

Shopkeepers in one of Hackney’s oldest trading streets have joined forces to try and reverse its dwindling footfall.

A small group having a kickabout one February evening led to the creation of Mabley Green’s first women’s football league. As the league champions prepare to lift the cup, the Gazette finds out why it’s such a big step for Hackney’s female players.

Shabazi’s Body House (vers. III), is being performed at Rich Mix as part of the Certain Blacks Harlem Festival in September

Simon Mooney’s photographs juxtapose Hackney’s history with modern life. He tells the Gazette abut his exhibition of 50 pictures to mark the first half-century of the Hackney Society – a heritage group that has fought since 1967 to preserve the borough’s history in the face of development.

The refurbished town hall contains a corridor hung with more than a hundred photographs. They show Hackney’s mayors and speakers since 1900. Guided by the head of the modern-day mayor’s office Abbas Panjwani hears some of the best – and strangest – stories that lie behind Hackney’s civic chains.



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