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A “cowardly career criminal” who held vulnerable women at knifepoint during a six-week spree robbing shops has been jailed.

Someone in Hackney is £500,000 better off after bagging the top Thunderball prize last month – but they didn’t realise for weeks.

A Hackney police constable has been dismissed without notice after “using his influence” to encourage a teenager to be interviewed without a lawyer present.

People aged 50 and over who have learning disabilities and live in Hackney are being invited to get together and socialise in St Mary’s Secret Garden.

Hackney mayor Phil Glanville has supported campaigners in their fight to save the Hoxton Street Iceland from demolition, saying it’s the only affordable supermarket in the area.

Hackney mayor Phil Glanville has welcomed Theresa May’s decision to lift the borrowing cap that’s been stopping councils building homes – but says the devil will be in the detail.

TfL has launched a consultation on whether to cancel the 48 bus route and slash the length and frequency of a string of others.

Clare Potter tells Emma Bartholomew about her former life as a carpenter and how she’s trying to engage as many people with democracy during her time as Speaker

A “hugely successful” police operation tackling gang violence and drug dealing in Hackney has led to 35 arrests since January.

An ambitious bid to turn east London into the global capital of fashion technology was launched today in Christopher Raeburn’s Hackney studio.

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This weekend, TfL is celebrating the half-century of the Victoria line. Ahead of that celebration, we spoke to the transport body’s former heritage chief, Mike Ashworth, for the lowdown on its origins.

Lise Rossi tells Emma Bartholomew about being a member of Hackney and Islington Amnesty for 34 years and how she came to join the human rights organisation nearly 50 years ago

A new cycle lane offering better connections to the rest of London from Hackney was officially opened by Sadiq Khan’s cycling chief this morning.

The developers behind the £900million Bishopsgate Goodsyard development are set to scrap the unpopular towers.

Bus passengers have reacted with dismay to news transport chiefs could axe the 48 and scale back a host of other Hackney routes.

Hackney Council has urged Transport for London to scrap a series of “unacceptable” cuts to bus services that would see the 48 shelved completely and several others scaled back.

The headteacher of Haggerston School has lavished praise on a student who deferred her university place to volunteer in Africa despite stellar A-level results.

Hackney mayor Phil Glanville has written to transport minister Jo Johnson asking him to clear up his position on the Network Rail arches sale.

Hackney mayor Phil Glanville has wasted no time in slamming the government’s social housing proposals for the complete absence of funding for new council homes.

Tributes have been paid to Betty Shanks, the former Queensbridge councillor and mayor who has died aged 88.

Traders fighting the imminent sale of Network Rail’s arches have laid out their demands to transport minister Jo Johnson following the successful meeting with him last month.

The Gazette hunts high and low each week to bring you news of the most interesting new businesses in Hackney. This week, we spoke to Jeremy Bond – who has created personalised wooden toys for kids.

The bitter row over Hackney’s hugely unpopular new licensing policy is still raging a week on – with neither side showing any sign of calling it a night.

Hackney mayor Phil Glanville is not happy with Crossrail 2 bosses who have ignored issues surrounding a ventilation shaft in Shoreditch Park in their latest update.

Transport minister Jo Johnson has agreed to consider alternatives to Network Rail’s impending sale of its 4,555 railway arches to one buyer.

Sadiq Khan’s night czar Amy Lamé has finally broken her silence on the Hackney licensing row – almost 24 hours after the controversial policy was approved by the council.

They keep the streets clean, tend the borough’s parks and help children read – now council staff who help the community are being showcased in a photography exhibition.

Hackney mayor Phil Glanville says the council would be interested in buying the borough’s Network Rail arches if a planned fire sale can be stopped, the Gazette can reveal.

Hackney Council is playing Robin Hood by turning expensive homes into social rent ones using money it would otherwise have to give to the government.

Donations have poured in to rescue a Hackney community radio station that was burgled of more than £1,000 worth of equipment on Monday night.

What’s the difference between abs and core? writes Matt Smith, personal trainer, Dalston.

Embattled Hackney Council wants to take the government to court to defend its right to publish its propaganda rag fortnightly.

Sadiq Khan praised the good will between Hackney’s religious communities at a meal to break his Ramadan fast at the Aziziye Mosque.

This week has been a bit plastic fantastic for me with the release of my new book, How to Give Up Plastic, writes Will McCallum, Newington Green.

The mayor of Hackney has hit out at campaigners protesting plans to build dozens of new homes on their estate.

A display in Hackney town hall’s newly refurbished vaults will shed light on the building’s 1930s origins, and the amazing relics unearthed during its £16m revamp. Emma Bartholomew speaks to curator Jacoba Mijnssen about democracy, regalia, and the mysterious cleaning unit uncovered by workers

Chelsea Clinton and local poet Jan Nobles appear at this year’s Stoke Newington Literary Festival

Andrew Almond discovered his love for motorbikes when working in Mozambique as a social development worker.

As Meghan and Harry prepare to get hitched, Emma Bartholomew looks back at how Hackney celebrated his mum and dad’s royal nuptials, with street parties, majorettes – and an anti-monarchist festival in Clissold Park that was delicately called Funk The Wedding

Paper shoes give voices to domestic abuse victims at Hackney exhibition

Psychotic residents banging on doors in the middle of the night, drug dealing, prostitution and excrement in the corridor. Now a health watchdog has slammed dire conditions in Hackney homeless hostels. Emma Youle reports

A volunteer police officer based in Hackney has been dismissed by the Met after being convicted of making over 1,000 indecent images of children.

Hackney Council has been forced to apologise to a single mum and offer her a payout after bungling her homeless application.

The Lib Dems in Hackney are coming to terms with the local election’s “bittersweet” results, which saw their colleagues across the country make significant gains - but saw them completely wiped off the map here.

Irene Lewington has brushed off celebrating her milestone 90th birthday with a nice meal out with her friends and family - in favour of jumping out of a plane.

Hackney Council could take legal action against the Jewish Community Council over a bonfire that “exploded” in the middle of a packed Stamford Hill street during a festival.

Controversial plans to close an RAF cadets squadron in Stoke Newington after 77 years have been put on hold after a huge backlash.

“When I saw the knife coming at me, there was only got a split second to react,” Pc Trevor Wellington told the Gazette.

Vernon Williams tells Emma Bartholomew how his education began after he left school – and why he’s the only independent mayoral candidate on next week’s Hackney Council ballot papers



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