Another teenager has been arrested on suspicion of the murder of 15-year-old Tashaûn Aird in Stoke Newington.

Plans for primary school students to be housed in temporary blocks in Hackney Downs have been approved by the Town Hall's planning committee, despite cross-party worries that they would set a precedent for "substandard" schools in the borough.

Drivers and passenger escorts on disabled kids' school buses are going on strike next week because Hackney Council has refused their demands for £50 a week extra to work split shifts.

A man was stabbed multiple times by a gang who broke into his home to steal watches last night.

Since it moved in two years ago, the foul stench emanating from The Curtain has meant the five-star luxury hotel hasn't been a popular addition to the area for some of its neighbours.

TfL is consulting on plans to implement major safety improvements at five dangerous London junctions - including the one at Kingsland Road and Balls Pond Road.

The Voice winner Jermain Jackman joined graduates from the government's National Citizen Service (NCS) youth summer programme as they volunteered at the Groundwork community garden in Lower Clapton Road.

Ken Worpole tells Emma Bartholomew about meeting Alexander Baron - a Stoke Newington novelist who's gone under the radar - but whose book about the D-Day landings is being republished by the Imperial War Museum this autumn

Plans to build a temporary primary school in BSix's carpark and sports hall could result in "poor quality buildings not befitting a modern education", the Hackney Society has warned.

A High Court judge has thrown out Hackney Council's legal bid to keep publishing its propaganda rag fortnightly - but it's not yet clear if it will fold.

A third teenager has been charged with the murder of 15-year-old Tashaûn Aird in Stoke Newington.

A second teenager has been charged with the murder of 15-year-old Tashaûn Aird in Stoke Newington.

​Plans for the Lea Valley Regional Park at one time mooted turning Hackney Wick woodland into a Japanese garden and to build a fairground at Lea Bridge to "rival Tivoli Gardens". Long time critic of the authority which runs the park, Laurie Elks, tells Emma Bartholomew about his campaign

Concerns were raised that staff shortages at a hostel run by Hackney Council were risking the lives of the mentally and physically disabled people who lived there.

A bakery firm was fined for selling a loaf of bread containing a "dismembered" cockroach, this week 60 years ago.

UK Black Pride, a celebration of LGBT+ people of colour, is coming to Haggerston Park next month. Emma Bartholomew attends the launch at Hackney Town Hall to find out why the safe space the event creates is so important

My epic surf moments are sadly few and far between, but there's something about being faced with either ducking under or trying to catch a wave that's meditative, exhilarating and fun - and that floaty feeling when you do catch one defies description.

Thousands of people joined in free activities from making puppets to hula hooping en-masse at this year's Dalston Children's Festival.

A traditional chippy in Homerton High Street is the latest Hackney haunt to launch a vegan menu.

A trainee chef from New City College has won a prestigious cookery competition, and is set to to recreate his winning dish for 300 people attending the awards ceremony later this year.

GP Chris Newman had never been to a protest until he joined Extinction Rebellion campaigners in October calling for the government to take drastic action on climate change.

A sex offender has admitted raping a woman eight years ago, after being linked to the crime through his DNA following another attack last year.

Hackney Council has been told to repay two families more than £27,000 because of huge delays in completing care plans for their children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND).

Dalston folk singer Sam Lee spent years learning songs from elders in Gypsy and Traveller communities. He tells Emma Bartholomew about his project to promote the spiritual genre of folk singing

A bunch of five-year-olds from Gayhurst Community School have come up with a way to support the climate change movement without skipping school.

A peace march on Bank Holiday Monday will call for a stop to "senseless killing and violence" in Hackney.

Soccaroonies football club is sending out a final call for anyone who wants to play in its charity football match at the weekend.

Mateenah Adeleke has beaten 500 other teens in Hackney to win the Speak Out debating competition.

Over 17,000 runners pounded the streets yesterday to race around the borough for this year's Hackney Half.


Curated by AEG Presents, All Points East is bringing an impressive line-up of multi-flavoured music to Victoria Park from May 24-26 and May 31-June 2.

Saba from Hackney shares her experiences of being a foster carer, from the challenges to the rewards of seeing a child flourish.

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