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Bank Holiday plans were ruined for dozens of people in Stamford Hill when both lifts in their 15-storey council block broke – leaving them stuck for two days.

Hoxton’s Britannia Leisure Centre will be knocked down and rebuilt after plans for a school, flats and new sports hub were given the go-ahead.

The chairman of one of the most famous Sunday leagues in the world has launched a scathing attack on the FA, David Beckham and green campaigners.

A primary school is looking to ease the financial burden on parents by offering free meals to all of its pupils.

Hackney City Farm’s manager Chris Pound, 50, tells the Gazette why he still loves his job – even after 16 lambing seasons.

A dad and his five-year-old autistic daughter were kicked out of Hackney Central Library – because he was reading too loudly.

It began some weeks ago when a housemate bought home some daffs from the florist on Essex Road for St David’s Day, writes Will McCallun, Newington Green.

A primary school expansion in Manor House has been scrapped by Hackney Council after £317,000 worth of work – because there aren’t enough kids to fill it.

The Overground line between Camden Road and Stratford will be shut for the whole of the Easter weekend so a new subway can be installed at Hackney Wick station.

Hackney Council wants to splash out £36million on a 148-room hostel in Seven Sisters Road so it can stop housing homeless people outside the borough.

Parents at two Hackney primary schools will be fined for dropping off their children by car.

Hackney Council would support a blanket ban on diesel vehicles in order to tackle toxic air pollution in the borough, the town hall’s transport lead has said.

Three black Hackney councillors at an International Women’s Day event for ethnic minorities were asked by a City Hall security guard if they were there to clean.

A “micro-hotel” and a shopping centre are among the final plans for Haggerston Baths – and now the town hall wants to know what you think.

Hackney Council is calling on the Government to halt further cuts to London’s police budgets, after crime figures in the borough increased by 6.4 per cent this year – at twice the capital’s average.

Dalston’s much-loved Eastern Curve Garden could be turned into a thoroughfare as part of Hackney Council’s vision for a new “Dalston Quarter”.

As his photographs of the Holly Street estate go on show, Tom Hunter tells The Gazette about life on the 18th floor

Magpies are great, but won’t make you richer, writes Will McCallum, Newington Green.

Boxing coach Brian O’Shaughnessy was starting to see a real positive change in the kids at his gym before the club was priced out of its Hackney Downs railway arch.

A group of Clapton Girls’ Academy students proved that promoting equality is a piece of cake after bagging first place in a national schools bake-off competition on Tuesday.

Hackney Council’s health boss has refused to sign up to NHS England’s “secretive” Sustainability and Transformation Plan (STP) until he gets concrete details on its £587m cost-cutting implications.

Hackney’s independent traders joined business experts at a campaign summit this morning to discuss the crippling impact of the government’s planned business rate increase.

Volunteers who scrutinise planning applications in Hackney’s conservation areas say they will no longer do the work because Hackney Council has stopped sending them the documents.

Springfield Park’s greenhouse buildings could be demolished to make way for a profit-making community event space in a £3.2million revamp.

The Gazette discovers the history of the Hackney associations that were infiltrated by police during the late 1990s.

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