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“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

The Hackney Gazette will co-host a hustings for prospective Mayoral candidates ahead of next month’s local elections.

One of my earliest memories is a snowy April day in London – my dad’s birthday, we had come to visit my uncle, writes Will McCallum, Newington Green.

The government has yet again ordered Hackney Council to cut the frequency of its propaganda rag Hackney Today by September.

The Tories have vowed to freeze council tax and scrap the town hall’s illegal publication Hackney Today if they win a majority for the first time since 1968.

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 progress of a bid to make Fish Island and Hackney Wick a protected area for artists and creative businesses has been welcomed by the mayors of Tower Hamlets and Hackney.

Police in Hackney are appealing to trace a vulnerable woman who requires medical attention after giving birth in a hospital.

A four-metre statue designed by street artist Stik will be unveiled in Hoxton Square later in the year after being granted planning permission by Hackney Council.

The Green Party has launched its campaign to win a seat at the May elections in Dalston, where members feel they have a “real chance” of getting their first councillor in the ward.

A murder investigation has been launched after a 37-year-old man was found with multiple stab injuries in Homerton this morning.

The teenager who attacked six moped riders across Hackney, Islington and Stratford in 70 minutes with a powerful corrosive has been jailed for more than a decade.

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.

Policemen had to hold back the crowds as the winner of several beauty contests, Gina Hickey, wed Thomas Heslop at St Mark’s Church in Dalston.

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’

Mothers and their children are among thousands of homeless families in Hackney forced to live in cramped single hostel rooms as the borough’s housing crisis deepens.

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”.

Coco the Clown visited children at the Super Cinema juniors’ club to give them a lesson in road safety.

Council tax is set to rise by 3 per cent from next month if town hall chiefs give the go-ahead on Wednesday.

The author and illustrator Sandra Dieckmann, who works out of Hackney Downs Studios, has been nominated for her book Leaf, from Hackney publisher Flying Eye

An overheated phone charger has been blamed for setting off a blaze in a block of flats in Haggerston last night.

Hackney gang cop Det Insp Paul Ridley tells the Gazette why he thinks stop and search works, as figures reveal one weapon is seized on the borough’s streets every day.

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 man in his 50s was stabbed in Seven Sisters Road this afternoon.

Two-thirds of patients to use an innovative “A&E at home” service have avoided a hospital trip, figures from the first few months of operation reveal.

A 24-year-old driver stopped and searched by cops was found with a “lethal” lock knife “precariously clenched in between his buttocks”.

Housing campaigners look to have won an 18-month battle with their landlord over plans to demolish an Upper Clapton estate.

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.

Police in Hackney are urging survivors of sexual abuse to speak out, as figures show reports have increased by nearly 12 per cent in the borough over the past year.

Spring’s first feelers arrived in the city over the weekend, writes Will McCallum, Newington Green.

Hackney-born Ajayi will hope to help Eagles to Super Bowl glory in Minneapolis on Sunday

Each week, the Gazette takes to the streets to unearth something being manufactured right here in Hackney. This week we visit The Happy Tummy Co’s bakery in London Fields

The Hackney and Dalston based actor and musician talk to Zoe Paskett about a new musical starring a young woman navigating through a messy, complicated and relatable life

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

Manfred Goldberg used to be unable to discuss the traumatic experiences he endured in five Nazi concentration camps.

A nine-year-old boy reported missing yesterday has been found safe and well.

A cafe owner was accused of “diabolical mental cruelty” by a magistrate for playing music full blast on his record player until 10.45pm.

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

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