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Campaigners fighting plans for more road closures in Stoke Newington will get their chance to grill council chiefs at a meeting on Monday night.

Parking spaces in a Stamford Hill road where aggressive drivers tailgate cyclists could be removed to make way for a protected bike track, Hackney Council has announced.

A surge of “aggressive driving” in the streets around Cycle Superhighway 1 (CS1) from car and scooter users means another string of road closures could be on the cards.

A gang of bike-jackers are being hunted by police after a cyclist was ambushed and robbed in Victoria Park.

Hackney Council is consulting on traffic schemes to tackle filthy air outside three London Fields schools – 18 months after bosses were forced to ditch controversial plans to close off 13 back streets in the area.

Each week, the Gazette takes to the streets to unearth something being manufactured right here in Hackney. This week we visit Swytch’s Hackney Wick HQ.

Transport bosses have awarded Hackney Council £10million to make four lethal junctions safer – including the notorious Pembury Circus – and encourage people to get out of their cars.

It is a huge relief that the seven-year-old boy hit by a car outside St John the Baptist Primary School wasn’t more badly hurt.

Hackney Council has unveiled what are thought to be the UK’s first public speed monitors for cyclists in an attempt to slow them down in London Fields.

Fed up parents and their feisty kids protested outside a primary school over the chronic dangerous driving problem in Stamford Hill.

Transport bosses are planning another round of road closures to beef up Hackney’s CS1 cycle route.

A trio of Hackney cyclists have raised more than £5,000 for the renovation of St Mary’s Centre in Stoke Newington by pedalling from London to Paris in just 24 hours.

A cyclist on trial for killing a mother in Old Street today denied he was a thrillseeker who didn’t use a front brake or helmet because it was “stylish” not to.

The cyclist on trial for killing a pedestrian as she crossed Old Street had right of way because the lights were green, the Old Bailey heard this afternoon.

A cyclist on trial over the death of a pedestrian in Old Street was thrown through the air when the pair collided but quickly got up and began shouting at her, a court heard.

The trial of a cyclist accused of running over and killing a mother-of-two in Old Street begins today.

The cyclist who was left fighting for his life after being hit by a lorry is still in hospital with “potentially life-changing” injuries.

The owner of a family cycling group who received £700 in donations after having bikes and gear nicked was there to see police raid a flat to get it back.

Stoke Newington’s one-way system is a step closer to being ripped up and Seven Sisters Road will be made safer for cyclists and pedestrians – one day.

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



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