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One visitor described Hackney Council’s second laundrette as a “housewife’s Godsend”, this week 30 years ago when it opened on the Trelawney Estate, this week 60 years ago.

The Gazette reported how an army medic married a police typist he met while he was based in Hackney during a five-month ambulance strike, this week 30 years ago.

A Haggerston gin distillery has branched out into producing hand sanitiser - and is now an official supplier for the Met to ensure its stocks don’t dry up during the coronavirus pandemic.

The impact of coronavirus on Homerton Hospital on staff has been like “having a major incident every day for the last two weeks” and presents a “high stress situation day-in day-out” for its frontline staff.

The heartbroken son of the NHS nurse who died in self-isolation after catching coronavirus from one of his patients has asked why his dad was never tested for the disease or given hospital treatment while he was alive - despite his family contacting the NHS for help five times when he couldn’t breathe.

Families across Hackney will be joining in a second Clap for Our Carers at 8pm tonight, as frontline staff at Homerton Hospital have thanked the community for the “wonderful support” people have already shown.

Two men have been jailed for firearms offences after two people were shot in Chatsworth Road.

Business Secretary Alok Sharma has warned the coronavirus pandemic is the “biggest threat our country has faced in decades”, as a further 563 people died overnight of the “invisible killer” in the UK.

The number of people confirmed to have been hospitalised with coronavirus in City and Hackney has risen to 213 as of 9am on Tuesday, according to Public Health England (PHE).

An NHS nurse who “always went beyond the call of duty” died at home from coronavirus he caught while treating a patient without any protective equipment, a friend have revealed.

Shomrim volunteers have been driving around blasting out loudspeaker messages warning people to stay indoors after “hundreds” of people in Stamford Hill’s Orthodox Charedi Jewish community have been infected with coronavirus and five have died, including a leading rabbi.

Three teenagers have been locked up for killing 15-year-old Tashaûn Aird in a pre-meditated gang attack.

The number of people hospitalised with coronavirus in City and Hackney stood at 177 as of 9am on Sunday, according to Public Health England (PHE).

Hackney Council has announced measures to support the vulnerable and affected families throughout the coronavirus epidemic.

The Duke of Edinburgh joined an East End CID force when they rushed to investigate a smash-and-grab.

In a U-turn Hackney Council decided to scrap its £80m plan to build offices for 2,500 staff on land behind the town hall. Instead it was going ahead with a much smaller £31m development to house just 600 staff.

Hackney Council has announced it will support the borough’s businesses through the coronavirus pandemic with a £100 million financial support and relief package.

Hackney Council will be opening Clissold Park 45 minutes earlier tomorrow to allow people to keep a safer distance after reports that “dangerous overcrowding” has led turned it into a “virus farm” amid the coronavirus pandemic.

All Points East 2020 has been cancelled because of the coronavirus pandemic.

The number of people hospitalised with coronavirus in City and Hackney has nearly doubled in three days.

Three patients have died at Homerton Hospital so far of coronavirus.

Charities and human rights experts have warned that emergency legislation to tackle the coronavirus pandemic could put disabled and older people at risk – but MP Meg Hillier believes the move is necessary to deal with “what’s going to hit” the NHS and council services in the days ahead.

A “dangerous” predator has been sentenced for 15 years for attempting to rape a woman, who was only saved after a 14-year-old child who heard her screams came to her rescue.

Five arrests were made yesterday in Hackney and Tower Hamlets as part of a national campaign to crack down on violence.

Confirmed cases of coronavirus in City and Hackney has reached 64, as the total number of confirmed cases in the UK has reached 5,683.

A north London doctor has warned people to “lockdown now” to stop coronavirus spreading like wildfire amongst the community and overwhelming the NHS.

The Arcola Theatre has praised the government’s initiative to provide grants of £25,000 for small arts venues to help see them through the coronavirus economic crisis - but has warned that more help will be needed to avoid total collapse of the industry.

The number of confirmed coronavirus sufferers in City and Hackney has risen by a third in 24-hours, as seven more people were hospitalised with coronavirus.

Three people have been arrested on suspicion of murder after an unexplained death in Hackney.

Manor House on the Piccadilly line is one of 40 London Underground stations which have been closed until further notice because of the coronavirus pandemic.



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