Ofsted is investigating an “illegal” school in Stamford Hill where a fire broke out last week.

Hackney Council has announced this year’s annual fireworks display in Clissold Park will not go ahead.

A four-metre-high bronze sculpture by street artist Stik has been unveiled in Hoxton Square.

Two of Hackney’s main shopping spots could be closed to through-traffic, under further “radical” transport plans the council could rubber stamp later this month.

Officers fired a Taser yesterday as they arrested a man, after a woman’s mobile phone was reportedly stolen in Hoxton by a thief on a moped.

Hundreds of people took to the streets on Saturday to protest against “undemocratic” mass road closures they claim are causing chaos and misery.

A gang has been jailed after they were discovered driving around with two loaded semi-automatic guns, following a police chase.

Private renters are being urged to report health hazards, dangerous living conditions and mistreatment from landlords to Hackney Council so they can crack down on rogue landlords - as new photos show some of the horrendous conditions tenants have been forced to endure during the coronavirus lockdown.

Rough sleeping in Hackney rose by 69% last year, according to new figures from the Greater London Authority.

Part of the basement of a “school” in Stamford Hill was damaged by fire this afternoon.

Two men have been charged with the murder of Steve Brown who was stabbed to death in Stoke Newington nearly 18 months ago.

Top officials in Hackney have slammed the government’s coronavirus testing system as a shambles, after hundreds of people who needed tests at the weekend were turned away from the borough’s two testing centres.

Hackney’s health chief thinks errors in the government’s online booking system for tests - which has directed one resident to Inverness - could be to blame for a decrease in coronavirus rates, rather than a real drop in numbers.

A previously fit and healthy 32-year-old woman from Hackney Downs is one of 60,000 Long Covid patients in the UK, who is still living with the debilitating effects of coronavirus, five months after she came down with the illness.

Police are trying to locate the driver of a car which “brushed past” an officer following a stabbing outside Manor House tube station in the early hours of this morning.

Housing campaigners have launched their own consultation and survey to find out what the community would like to see built at the Tesco site in Morning Lane, which is up for redevelopment after being bought by Hackney Council for £55 million.

The Dalston Crisis store has been given a new look to mark the shop’s reopening post-lockdown.

Stamford Hill is facing a local lockdown if coronavirus cases continue to “rapidly rise” there.

An investigation is underway after a child fell to their death from a tower block in Hoxton yesterday.

Dalston Lane was closed off and an entire block of flats evacuated in the early hours this morning, after a suspected grenade was found during a police raid.

Detectives have released E-fit images of two men sought over two distraction burglaries which saw cash stolen from elderly victims who were told there had been “explosions”.

Our Lady’s Catholic High School’s head teacher has praised the maturity with which her pupils have “tackled the challenging circumstances” around their exams this year.

There were tears of joy this morning at The Urswick School as students - who for the first time ever had not even sat exams - collected their A-Level results.

Hackney’s health chief believes a slip in social distancing may be the reason behind the borough seeing the highest rise in coronavirus cases in the whole of London – and thinks the government’s “confusing message” may be to blame.

Police have been given blanket powers to stop and search anyone in Hackney tonight, after shots were fired in London Fields this afternoon.

A fire at a Finsbury Park hotel is thought to have been started by a discarded cigarette which ignited a pile of old mattresses.

Police in Hackney are appealing for the public’s help to trace a man in connection with a sexual assault.

Homerton Hospital’s cleaners, porters and security staff will be paid sick pay “from day one” and the London living wage in a £50m with facilities giant ISS - however they will still not get NHS equivalents for their wages, pensions, overtime or annual leave.

Two men have been arrested, after two men were stabbed and shot in Lower Clapton.

Eye witnesses reported seeing a gang of 20 youths armed with machetes and large knives running around Broadway Market last night, as another person was stabbed in the area in the space of 24 hours.


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