Award-winning musicians and celebrities will be hosting online summer workshops as part of Olympic Park’s virtual East Summer School programme.

A Hackney community studio and record label known for hosting underground dance music events is in “serious trouble” due to Covid-19.

Five friends are spending their summer training for a 600 kilometre charity bike ride from Hackney to Edinburgh.

Activists held a rally outside a Hackney police station to protest against police brutality and section 60.

A “learning community” and education charity based in Haggerston is celebrating its students with an online event.

Young people from a youth club near Hackney Marshes have been making sure people don’t go hungry throughout the coronavirus pandemic.

A Dalston community garden just launched a fundraiser to reopen its doors and it has already raised almost £60,000.

Charities and businesses in Hackney Council buildings will be offered further rent holidays to support the local economy as lockdown measures are eased.

A community partnership has been formed to ensure long-term support for vulnerable residents affected by the wider impact of the coronavirus pandemic.

Black Lives Matter protesters gathered outside Homerton Hospital to listen to BAME healthworkers speak about racism and celebrate the NHS on the eve of its 72nd birthday.

Older veterans in Hackney can now access specialist advice and information during the coronavirus pandemic.

Hundreds of people attended a socially-distanced protest outside Hackney Town Hall demanding “a safe space” for London’s only organisation serving African and Caribbean heritage survivors of domestic violence.

A storytelling event gave Hackney writers and poets a chance to share their experiences of migration and pay tribute to the Windrush generation last month.

Broadway market is due to reopen in early August but traders will still be able to sell their products online on a virtual high street called Click It Local.

A Stoke Newington resident has finally reunited a missing ‘Missal’ book to its owner after three years spent searching for him.

A volunteer working at a Hackney organisation representing Filipino community groups has started a campaign to End the Virus of Racism.

A Homerton Hospital nurse-led service has been shortlisted for this year’s Health Service Journal (HSJ) Patient Safety Awards.

Racist graffiti was scrawled outside a Turkish Family’s home in Hackney on Whiston Road.

A Hackney MP says it is “essential” that domestic abuse services understand and reflect cultural differences and the needs of victims with different backgrounds and ethnic identities.

Many pubs and restaurants in Hackney have reopened after months of shut down due to the coronavirus lockdown.

More than a thousand laptops have been distributed to school children in Hackney to help them learn from home during the coronavirus pandemic.

A Hackney community drumming group celebrated the NHS’s 72nd birthday with a street performance on Haggerston Road.

Alcohol is now temporarily banned in London Fields Park following weeks of “unacceptably” high levels of litter, public urination and disturbance to residents living nearby.

Young people interested in creative, technology and design industries can now sign up for free online courses at a summer school usually held in Stratford’s Olympic Park.

The government has extended free school meals vouchers over the summer but some Hackney teachers believe there are many families who are not eligible despite needing support.

A Hackney church and Well Street Caribbean restaurant are providing free meals for homeless people.

Homerton Hospital has been rated “Outstanding” by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

An injunction and possession order to remove protesters ‘occupying’ The Happy Man Tree in Woodberry Down has been given the green light.

Anti-racist events continue to be held across the borough including a transatlantic online rally with MP Diane Abbott and American civil rights leader Reverend Jesse Jackson.

Grassroots music venues in Hackney have warned they could face closure without a government support package.


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