Opponents to an off-licence’s bid to sell alcohol until 4.30am have cited the “horrendous murder” of Zakaria Bukar Sharif Ali as an example of the “awful consequences of inadequate controls of late night drinking” in Shoreditch.

Hackney Council is appealing for unwanted toys that are clogging up cupboards to give to less privileged children – which they say will not only help de-clutter homes, but ensure toys are put to good use rather than in the bin.

Annie Nicholson’s wearable art has a “tongue-in-cheek” element – but behind the humour lies a personal tragedy.

Test results have revealed bricks were never fixed correctly to the outside of Bridport House – finally solving the mystery why the council tower block is defective seven years after construction.

Hackney Council has defended its decision to fund a memorial to Rashan Charles at a Dalston youth club.

The iconic recording studio Strongroom has hosted the likes of the likes of the Spice Girls, The Chemical Brothers and the Prodigy. Tonight its fate hangs in the balance, as the planning committee decides whether to grant approval to a six-storey office block next door.

Stonebridge Gardens - now known locally in Haggerston as the “snake park” - was officially opened by the London County Council this week 60 years ago.

An estate agent was shot dead in his own office in Stoke Newington - and 30 years on his murder remains unsolved.

Fire fighters have warned to buy the appropriate charger for devices, after a chameleon died in a third-floor flat fire.

A man has thanked the optician who saved his life, after an eye test led to a diagnosis of chronic myeloid leukaemia.

An entrepreneur is braving temperatures of minus 40°C and high speed winds to climb the highest peak in Antarctica to raise funds for the charity he founded to combat gun and knife crime.

A woman has questioned why no inquest was ever held into the death of her mother, who was sent home from Homerton Hospital without being told her back was broken.

Stoke Newington’s Labour Cllr Hugh Brock expressed concerns that Strontium 90 - a by-product of H Bomb explosions - could cause bone cancer and leukaemia.

Craft brewery Five Points is inviting guests to trade their unwanted clothes for a beer on Tuesday night, in aid of Hackney Winter Night Shelter.

An LGBT gardening group has been given £12,000 to expand its work providing a welcoming space for members of the community to learn to grow edible plants.

Hundreds of people celebrated the start of the holiday season with the annual festive light switch-on at Hackney Town Hall at the weekend.

Dalston art therapy charity Studio Upstairs empowers some of the most vulnerable in our society through making art. Co-founder Claire Manson tells Emma Bartholomew about its origins 30 years ago and how she’s thrilled it still exists.

Strongroom is a name many music fans might recognise from album credits going back decades.

A children’s educational charity has won an arts award for its online “Citizen TV” channel.

A fireman who posed as a cop to take a £20 bottle of whisky from a pub landlord was found guilty of fraud.

​If you ever hear the haunting sound of bagpipes coming from Haggerston Park, chances are it’s Connor Sandford playing. He tells Emma Bartholomew about his roots – which surprisingly aren’t Scottish

The Green Party staged a demo outside a council consultation about the future of Dalston on Tuesday night, urging them to “get tough on developers”.

Town Hall chiefs in Hackney realised they had no legal responsibility to contribute to the upkeep of Victoria Park, and that they had forked out over half a million pounds without needing to.

Nearly £15,000 has been raised for the family of a young father who was brutally stabbed to death in Shoreditch as he “tried to break up an argument”.

The public has been warned to call 999 immediately if they spot a convicted murderer from Stoke Newington who has escaped from prison.

The 26-year-old man stabbed to death in Kingsland Road was attacked after trying to break up a fight outside a bar in Shoreditch, it has emerged.

Two men have been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after a man was stabbed multiple times in Homerton.

The man who was fatally stabbed to death in Kingsland Road may have been killed after a row in a bar spilled out onto the street, police say.

Town hall chiefs are inviting people to tell them about their “ambitions” for Dalston on Tuesday night.

Jewellery, clothes, handbags and beauty products are some of the goods on sale at a Christmas market run only by female entrepreneurs.

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