Hackney Winter Night Shelter shut for the summer on March 31. Later this month Gazette staff will tackle the Hackney Half for the charity – in the hope it can stay open longer next year. David Child finds out about its vital work.

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.

The woman who helped run the local campaign against the government’s rates hike has hailed this afternoon’s budget as a victory for small businesses - but Hackney’s Mayor is concerned his concessions might not offer any “meaningful support”.

Community spirit is alive and kicking in Hackney judging by these heartwarming messages from people who used a free coat exchange in Stoke Newington Library.

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.

The young man chased by a gang and stabbed in Newington Green yesterday afternoon has sustained “life-changing” injuries, Scotland Yard has revealed.

Each week the Gazette takes to the streets to unearth something being manufactured right here in Hackney. This week we spoke to Mimi Berry about her leather bags.

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.

On September 30, 1986, the Gazette ran this stark front page warning taxpayers were spending millions “to keep the homeless homeless” in Hackney.

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

Vigilance has been urged, after two sex attacks took place in Victoria Park within the space of two days.

A barber whose Balls Pond Road salon was destroyed by a fire in November is back in business – despite the fact the blaze made him homeless.

Last summer the Gazette questioned whether brewing could be Hackney’s fastest growing industry. Now one of the first ever breweries to set up shop here – Hackney Brewery - may well have the answer, as they set about increasing their brewing capacity ahead of launching a new beer called Kapow!

The Rio is launching a campaign this year to restore the Art Deco picture palace to its former glory. Emma Bartholomew looks back at its past century.

A campaign has been launched to give a Stoke Newington pub protected status over fears it could become yet another restaurant.

Dalston’s struggling Rio cinema could get not just one new screen but two in a revamp planned for the New Year.

Am-dram troupe the Hackney Players have found their Prince Charming – after a last-minute appeal in the Gazette to cast the lead role in their panto.


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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