A nine-year old left the audience and judges 'Speechless' when she sang the Disney Aladdin song of the same name at a talent show on Saturday night.

A 14-year-old schoolgirl has won an award to help boost her budding career as a cellist and violin player.

Gillett Square traders say they're in the dark about the £2.8m development of their affordable workspace - which was due to start last week.

Proposals to set up an annexe to Covent Garden Market at the junction of Old Street with City Road were branded "complete madness".

Bishop of Stepney Rev Jim Thompson had accused Hackney businessman David Benyacott's step-by-step guide to the occult as "evil". He warned of the dangers of dabbling in the occult and said Mr Benyacott was not a witch but a magician.

Cardinal Pole pupils attended a reception at Hackney Town Hall to celebrate the 100th birthday of their school's former governor Harold Symons.

It's 500 years since the priest, courtier and diplomat Christopher Urswick financed the re-building Hackney's old church. Emma Bartholomew finds out more about the man believed to have come up with the red rose symbol in the War of the Roses.

Hackney Council has expressed disappointment that disabled children's bus drivers are about to go on strike yet again - this time over whether they should work on inset days.

A 16-year-old who gives up his time to supervise youths at the 7th Stoke Newington Scout Group has been given a Jack Petchey Foundation achievement award.

Are the 121 tiny flats at the proposed co-living and working space in Kingsland Road, Haggerston, an innovative solution to the housing crisis or just a lot of expensive bed sits? Emma Bartholomew reports

Councillors have warned of "significant harm" to the community following the decision to demolish Hoxton Street's Iceland.

The final phase of Kings Crescent Estate regeneration has been given the go-ahead by Hackney Council's planning sub-committee.

Tashaûn Aird's friend has described the terrible moment he realised his pal had been stabbed, as he lay on the floor drenched in blood himself and looked in the distance to see the 15-year-old's lifeless body.

Hackney New School has come under fire from the council's environment chief for breaching planning permission to replace a row of tots' bike stands with three car parking spaces.

Footage of the horrifying moment Tashaûn Aird was brutally stabbed to death in a park has been shown to jurors at the Old Bailey.

Over 20 new water fountains are set to be installed in Hackney's streets, parks, libraries and leisure centres by 2022 to help reduce single-use plastics.

The mayor of Hackney has waded into the controversy over Hoxton Street's Iceland, as the developer seeks the green light tomorrow night to knock it down to make way for 25 flats.

MP Meg Hillier is out of the race to take over from John Berkow as Speaker of the House of Commons.

Hackney Council has launched an eighth school street as it announced every single school in the borough could soon be in line for one.

Tashaûn Aird told his mum it was "too dangerous" to go shopping near his home just one month before he was stabbed to death in a Stoke Newington park, the Old Bailey heard.

A director who makes survival films with Bear Grylls was left fuming after thousands of pounds worth of expedition kit was cleared out of his garage by the council.

Toni Blake has donated memorabilia to the Bishopsgate Institute about a gay self-defence class that launched in Dalston in the 1980s. She tells Emma Bartholomew how being attacked while walking home one night gave her the idea to launch the sessions

A new-look Narrow Way was unveiled this week 30 years ago - but worried parents dubbed it a "Brands Hatch-style death trap".

In the days before breathalysers, the Gazette devoted several inches of column space to the not-very-scientific way in which a doctor who was accused of drink driving was assessed.

Not content with just running their own market stall, young people from the Gascoyne and Morningside Youth Club donned high-vis yellow jackets this week to inspect other traders in Ridley Road.

More than 1,200 pumpkins have been carved by children, families and adults at the Dalston Eastern Curve Garden this Halloween.

Hackney Council bought 55 Morning Lane in 2017 and has given the firm Hackney Walk the option to take on a 999-year lease to develop homes, retail and office space. Emma Bartholomew hears councillors' thoughts on the plans to date

Hackney's deputy mayor, Cllr Feryal Clark is set to stand as an MP in Enfield North.

If you're taking your tween and her mates for a birthday celebration manicure - as befits the craze amongst generation Z - you'll be hard pressed to find any salon more on trend than London Grace.

"This isn't really Hawaii," the blurb on Mor and Vahine's surf camp website warns potential guests.


Former teacher Steve shares his experiences as a foster carer for teenagers, from dealing with some of their more challenging behaviour, to the rewards of seeing a child develop into a happy and healthy adult.

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