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

Two Islington mosques and a Muslim charity held a street dinner on Wednesday to remember the terrorist attack that targeted their community a year ago.

Labour party members have commissioned a huge pot and planted a red rose bush in it as a gift for long-standing councillor Geoff Taylor, who has stepped down after 16 years’ service.

So you’ve been training got the big day, it’s been, you had a great time writes Dalston PT Matt Smith, Fitness First.

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

Hydration is often thought about differently from nutrition and carb loading – however, you can be slightly dehydrated over a few days and that will lead to a drop in performance, writes Dalston PT Matt Smith, Fitness First.

Labour councillors retained their stronghold of Hackney and utterly wiped out the Lib Dems, despite early fears from some in the party it might all go pear shaped.

Children unable to travel on their own; dangerously poor air quality; high road casualties; and older residents effectively barred from cycling, writes David Harrison, co-ordinator, Islington Living Streets.

Jeremy Corbyn has spoken out after Darren Osborne was today convicted of murder for carrying out the Finsbury Park terror attack – having initially planned to kill the Labour leader.

Terrorist Darren Osborne has been found guilty of murder after carrying out the Finsbury Park terror attack.

A campaign group has lost its battle to restrict music events in Finsbury Park – but has promised to appeal yet again by taking the case to the Supreme Court.

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.

Dalston councillor Soraya Adejare has been named Hackney’s new speaker – the ceremonial figurehead who will attend hundreds of community events over the year.

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

Politicians, businesses and neighbours met on the fringe of Finsbury Park on Saturday for a five-hour discussion about the area’s redevelopment. The Gazette was there for all of it.

The Gazette chats to London Assembly Member Jennette Arnold MBE, who first came to Hackney as a child so she could go to church

Pressure is mounting on Diane Abbott to follow the will of her constituents this evening and vote against Brexit – defying a three-line whip from the Labour Party.

The Gazette looks back at the history of Britannia Leisure Centre – which is at risk of demolition if council plans come to fruition.

Hackney MP Diane Abbott has insisted she will not be drawn into a fight over her seat with Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn.

Former housing boss Philip Glanville is the new mayor of Hackney after a predictably comfortable victory in yesterday’s by-election – but less than 20 per cent of voters had their say.

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