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.
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.
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
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.
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
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
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.