A bizarre row has erupted over whose job it is to clean the filthy old public toilets outside Sainsbury’s in Stamford Hill.

Each week the Gazette takes to the streets to find a start-up business right here in Hackney. This week, we discovered the miso brand whose HQ is in London Fields.

A notorious mugger who prowled Stoke Newington threatening to shoot and stab children if they didn’t give him their pocket money has been jailed.

A man who gave minders the slip while on leave from a secure mental health unit in Green Lanes has handed himself in.

Two “delivery men” found with £49,000 inside a sealed shoebox have been handed jail terms – but one of them has already served more time in prison than required whilst waiting to be sentenced.

Sainsbury’s has angered campaigners by making a fresh bid to open a second shop in Blackstock Road.

The private members’ club empire Soho House is eyeing up the derelict Wilmer Place development in Stoke Newington High Street for its hip restaurant chains.

Supermarket giant Sainsbury’s has vowed to work with Hackney Council to hire local people at its new Woodberry Down store after the deputy mayor raised concerns.

Every year now the vinyl industry spins off the turntable and into the stratosphere for Record Store Day.

Two Hackney singers have made it through ‘the battles’ on The Voice, after their mentors - Kaiser Chiefs’ lead singer Ricky Wilson and Black Eyed Peas rapper - picked them to go through to the next round.


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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