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A grassroots programme supporting parents affected by knife crime is set to relaunch after being awarded much-needed funding.

The 59 Club was the world’s most famous biker club in the 1960s at the height of the rocker scene. It all started in a Hackney Wick church, and now it’s going back. The Gazette spoke to the man behind the revival.

Arsenal reporter Layth Yousif reports from a remarkable day at the Emirates.

Chief executive Danny Macklin is looking forwar to working closely with Dream Team in the coming seasons

This shocking picture shows a seriously ill man in distressing conditions in a Dalston hostel room.

The horror stories include cancer patients being forced to forgo treatment and terminally ill people being cared for by untrained hostel staff. As a landmark study reveals a health crisis in hostels, Hackney GP Dr Claire Davies talks to Emma Youle

Proud editor alert. On Wednesday last week the brilliant Emma Youle won an Amnesty media award for her (and our) Hidden Homeless campaign.

The Europa League draw took place on Friday lunchtime. Find out who Arsenal have been drawn against.

Arsenal beat AC Milan 3-1 on Thursday evening at the Emirates to seal their place in the last eight of the Europa League following a 5-1 victory on aggregate. Read on for more on who they will face in Friday’s draw.

London Lions welcome Glasgow Rocks to the Copper Box Arena on Friday as they continue their bid to climb the BBL table.

It’s been a busy seven days for Arsenal and reporter Layth Yousif. Read on for his review of one of the better weeks of Arsenal’s season.

London Lions wii play an international game against Lithuanian LKL side BC Vytautas Prienu at the Copper Box Arena on Easter Monday (April 2, 4pm).

A superhuman chunk of community spirit resulted in hundreds of Hackney teenagers seeing a Hollywood blockbuster for free.

For the majority of Arsenal fans a Wembley cup final is something to be savoured. However a long-serving season ticket holder from Islington, Glenn Allen is so disenchanted with Arsene Wenger he is boycotting the Carabao Cup showpiece against Manchester City on Sunday. Read on for his explanation which will shock many but perhaps strike a chord with some.

Hoxton entrepreneur Jamie Bolding tells the Gazette how he created his multi-million-pound media powerhouse Jungle Creations from just one Facebook page.

Two weeks after Arsenal’s dramatic comeback in the semi-finals of the FA Women’s Super League Continental Tyres Cup, the Gunners and Reading face off yet again this weekend.

Layth Yousif was at London Colney on Tuesday morning to hear what Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger had to say about playing London rivals Chelsea at the Emirates on Wednesday – with a chance of silverware at stake for the winner.

What a difference a year makes. Despite Jack Wilshere’s ankle ligament strain at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday night after he attempted to block a Danny Drinkwater cross during the Carabao Cup semi-final first leg, the future looks bright for the talented Arsenal midfielder who turned 26 on New Year’s Day. A fay cry from this time 12 months ago as he watched from the stands as Arsenal played Bournemouth at the Vitality Stadium.

It’s true the Islington Gazette brings you closer to the action when we cover Arsenal matches – but now we can also say we bring you closer to Arsene Wenger too!

Competition to grow from four leagues to 16 over the next three years

A gang who take over the homes of addicts in an Essex town to deal crack and heroin have been jailed for more than 40 years.

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

New: Arsenal Q&A: Gav from She Wore

Friday, December 8, 2017

It’s back by popular demand – our Friday Q&A. For this week we have a fifth generation Gooner, Gav from She Wore.

Read on for his hard-hitting take on all things Arsenal as well as opinions and memories which will chime for a lot of fans, including this correspondent...

A “jazz” lounge in Dalston could close after repeated reports of weapons and drugs at the venue – despite it claiming it has a “0% fight” policy.

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

Arsenal legend Ian Wright created so many happy memories for fans across the planet, but he also upset the club’s loyal supporters in Australia this week by comments on Twitter – prompting them to raise the money for his airfare Down Under so he can experience their passion first-hand.

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.

Arsenal stand 15 points behind leaders Manchester City but Arsene Wenger has refused to officially rule the club of out the race for the 2017-18 Premier League title blasting: ‘I’m not Mauricio Pochettino’.

My concern is in the proposals of the redevelopment of the Britannia leisure centre, writes Michael Jones, Bridport Place, Hoxton.

MOBO nominated artist Not3s went back to the school where he took music lessons as a teenager for a secret gig.

A Mare Street business founder who made her name running prize draws for other firms has launched a campaign to stop people falling victim to scams.

Boston Celtics and Philadelphia 76ers will meet at the O2 Arena on January 11

Arsenal’s 4-2 win in Belarus against BATE Borisov in Europa League Group H was memorable for lots of reasons, not least because Olivier Giroud hit his 100th goal for the club.

The odds of a white Christmas in Haggerston Park have been slashed after Winterville withdrew its planning bid to run the annual Christmas festival there.

With the Premier League season nearly upon us today sees the return of our popular series Friday Fanzone where we quiz loyal Gooners about their views on all things Arsenal. Read on for Pierre Hertin from the Sweden Arsenal supporters club and their banner, an Arsenal trophy prompting his first taste of alcohol – and the best answer we’ve had so far to ‘what’s your biggest scrape as a fan’...

Stour Space in Hackney Wick is calling for submissions from any women who want to share their voice

It’s just as likely that you know Rev Sue Makin from social media as from St Mary of Eton in Hackney Wick. She tells Emma Bartholomew how the church can be an ‘unshockable’ listening ear

I lived and worked in Sydney for 18 months a long time ago. It was one of the happiest times of my life.

Political parties have targeted people in Hackney more than 200 times in the last six weeks using Facebook “dark adverts” to try and influence votes.

Ramzy Alwakeel, editor of the Gazette.

Coach reflects on league format

The Gazette has teamed up with The Bureau of Investigative Journalism (TBIJ) to find out which political parties are targeting Facebook users in the borough with political adverts, known as “dark ads”.

Zoe Paskett talks to Jamie McLean and director Ron Scalpello about bringing Lenny back to life in a new and long awaited biopic

A man whose primary teacher inspired him to take up her profession embarked on an “epic and relentless” 15-year hunt to find and thank her – and now they’re organising a school reunion together.

ZOE PASKETT talks to Hackney local Ben Lloyd-Hughes about his starring role in Kiss Me, making big life choices and retaining an air of mystery in the era of social media

BRIDGET GALTON talks to Charlotte Josephine, a writer exploring where our desire to shame others with vengeful sexual images comes from in Blush at the Soho Theatre

BRIDGET GALTON talks rock docs, politics and the thrill of playing live with the folk punk singer

Meet top man, cult musician and fifth generation Gooner in this week’s Q&A – Monkey from The Riders Of The Night

The owner of a family cycling group who received £700 in donations after having bikes and gear nicked was there to see police raid a flat to get it back.

The London Wildlife Trust (LWT) has defended its decision to take Woodberry Wetlands’ cafe back in-house – to the disappointment of customers, who love it the way it is.

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To celebrate LGBT history month, Hackney resident Amanda talks about her journey to becoming a foster carer, with the council’s support and training.



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