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Urswick sixth form pupils had a couple of special guests as they received their A-levels this morning, when Hackney's Mayor and Deputy Mayor popped by to discuss their future plans.

An impressive 10 per cent of Mossbourne Academies have secured places at Oxford and Cambridge universities this year, thanks to their stellar A-level results.

Petchey Academy pupils were celebrating some of their best A-level results yet this morning.

It's 50 years since the Peter Bedford Housing Association was founded off the back of a project set up by a Pentonville Prison officer to boost ex-offenders' self-worth. Emma Bartholomew speaks to an original tenant who remembers the pioneering, supportive communities established as a result

Two robbers rammed off their moped by cops within minutes of snatching a mobile phone from a woman in Hackney Road have been jailed.

A start-up tech company which links unsold food from high street retailers to charities nearby has launched in Hackney.

Chris Garnsworthy has amassed loads of information about Hackney's community library service since beginning his research - except the name of the woman whose benevolent wartime actions inspired the whole thing.

A florist has accused a vicar of putting her through "hell", after she threatened to change the locks of the shop she leases off the church and evict her.

Neighbours and a secondary school have lodged objections to a canalside venue's bid to hold theatre shows and film screenings and serve alcohol on its roof.

BMX star Ryan Taylor is embarking on a 100 mile ride on a specially adapted bike to raise money for The Wickers anti-knife crime charity.

Pupils dressed up in 1940s style on Friday to celebrate Benthal Primary School's 70th anniversary. Emma Bartholomew looks back at the history of the school that Hackney Council threatened to knock down in the 1970s and again in the last decade

Traffic will be banished from Stoke Newington Church Street on September 22 to mark worldwide 'car free day'.

Probation officer David Stead tells Emma Bartholomew how he helps reduce reoffending in Hackney - and help people turn their lives around once they come out of prison

A popular Dalston bakery has been unsuccessful in its bid to serve alcohol and food late into the night, after councillors were left unconvinced by its owner that it would not add to the "cumulative impact" of licensed premises in the area.

Campaigners are fighting to block what will be one of the biggest incinerators in Europe from being built in north London. They tell Emma Bartholomew it will lock us into decades of low recycling rates, air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions

A decision whether to grant a Dalston bakery a licence to sell alcohol until 4.30am will be made tonight.

A new council freesheet has appeared in residents' letterboxes which the Town Hall insists contains "information, not news", as it awaits confirmation on whether its planned appeal to continue publishing its controversial newspaper has merit.

Police are trying to work out whether one, two or three people were injured last night in a reported drive-by shooting at a memorial marking the second anniversary of Rashan Charles' death.

A cyclist is fighting for his life after apparently crashing into an empty parked car in Haggerston.

Players from Millfields Primary School beat their rivals at Rushmore in the seventh annual charity football match held to commemorate the life of Suleman "Solly" Vesamia.

An announcement that the entire board of trustees at Hackney New School resigned en masse was greeted with "rapturous applause" by both parents and staff this week.

An "affordable" PR company has been declared the "micro-business of the year" by the Federation of Small Businesses.

Antoinetta Saviano was surprised on her wedding day when a horse-drawn carriage turned up to take her to church instead of a Rolls Royce, the Gazette reported this week 30 years ago.

A dog trainer wants to raise £7,000 to revamp a dilapidated concrete yard in Homerton to help train rescue dogs at affordable prices.

Trading standards officers from Hackney Council seized 13,700 cigarettes in a raid on a Hoxton shop last month as part of a clampdown on illegal tobacco.

Extinction Rebellion campaigners called for immediate action on climate change as they carried out a series of attention-grabbing stunts at the weekend, including intermittently stopping the traffic in Dalston on Saturday.

A man was stabbed in the chest in Dalston last night.

Whether you're a French national or an out-and-out Francophile, Bastille Day is the perfect excuse to celebrate all things Gallic.

British Transport Police have released CCTV images of a man they want to speak to following a robbery and attempted knife-point robbery on the London Underground.

Parents who clubbed together to buy a communal trampoline to amuse their kids this summer have been told to get rid of it by Hackney Council.



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