The death of Rashan Charles, and its aftermath, has tragic echoes of the case of Colin Roach. The 21-year-old was shot inside Stoke Newington police station 35 years ago, with the community convinced cops had a hand. Poet Benjamin Zephaniah was at the first protest after his death, he tells the Gazette.

The streets are quiet in August, writes Will McCallum, Newington Green.

An object removed from the throat of Rashan Charles after a police chase in Dalston “did not contain a controlled substance”, according to forensic analysis.

A vigil will be held outside Stoke Newington police station tonight for Rashan Charles, who died after being tackled by police in a Dalston shop on Saturday.

Alan Denney has been photographing our borough since 1976. He talks Emma Bartholomew through five that are close to his heart.

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

A Dalston activist duped into a relationship with a police spy is devastated that key documents which could have helped her come to terms with her ordeal may have been destroyed by Scotland Yard.

A wounded teenager staggered into a Stoke Newington bagel shop and collapsed after being stabbed “six or seven times in the back” this afternoon.

The number of knives seized inside Hackney schools has soared this term, with the youngest offender aged just 11, the Gazette can reveal.

“Hipsters” are menacing the pedestrians of Stoke Newington by tearing down the pavements at high speed on fixed-gear bikes – that’s the belief of Stokey dad Vishal Vora.

Stoke Newington police station will be open to the public tomorrow to give people a glimpse into life as an officer.


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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