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Gym users have called on the council to dump its leisure centre operator GLL after being forced to work out in sweltering temperatures all summer.

The Hackney Green Party has announced its candidates to challenge Labour in two of its safest parliamentary seats in England.

A macaw that went missing from Hackney was found three-and-a-half miles away in Leytonstone almost a week on.

A single mother and abuse survivor was given days by Hackney Council to choose between a move to Stoke-on-Trent or being homeless.

An arts organisation is showing how one man's rubbish and can be another man's treasure in a project transforming disused bathtubs into garden pots across Hoxton.

Young people from Haggerston are travelling to Rwanda to help rebuild a church that was struck by lightning.

Hackney primary schools are taking part in a government programme to teach kids about the 2021 census.

The final transformation of Wick Road to two-way traffic in a bid for safer streets will be completed on Sunday.

More pupils across Hackney will be offered mental health support after funding was granted for an NHS project.

A Stoke Newington community group set up in the wake of Tashaûn Aird's fatal stabbing has held its first panel on how to tackle knife crime.

Traders in Hackney's historic Well Street say disruptive building works have left them struggling to make ends meet - and they have to put up with it for another 18 months.

Homerton drill rapper Unknown T has appeared in court charged with murdering Steven Narvaez-Jara at a New Year's party in Old Street.

Hackney musicians Adam Faulkner and Tim Stephens are finally out of the saddle after an "incredible" bike ride - to Tokyo.

Police set up two knife arches in Hackney last month to combat rising levels of knife crime in a coordinated effort with the British Transport Police.

Hackney Chess Club have been crowned league champions for the first time in 17 years.

Gamers flocked to Woodberry Down to take part in an event promoting the social benefits of playing against friends and family.

On Monday morning, Sophia Badger started her charity walk to Rome carrying just a 35-litre backpack.

A market encouraging youngsters to ditch crime for cash will be held in Ridley Road this summer.

Cllr Claudia Webbe has told the Gazette she expects "no major opposition" to proposals to block off the Old Street corridor to through traffic.

Bin collectors spent two and a half hours tearing open bags of waste to find a 59-year-old school teddy bear after it was accidently thrown away.

A Homerton-based fitness app bringing audio coaching to park running is hoping to shake up how people exercise.

The young mother of a girl with cerebral palsy has started a blog to document her journey and connect with others after experiencing a lack of support.

A Muslim community centre denied security funding despite being told it was vulnerable to a terrorist attack will now be eligible following a Home Office U-turn.

To celebrate Independent Bookshop Week, which runs until Friday, Roy Chacko speaks to two Stoke Newington bookshops that have managed to stay open throughout turbulent times.

A Homerton artist received a letter of thanks from 10 Downing Street on Tuesday after sending prime minister Theresa May a print of his latest work - The Brexit Note.

A judicial review brought by campaign group We Love Hackney (WLH) against the council's controversial licensing restrictions has been withdrawn after a judge refused to cap its costs.

Children want to skip school to avoid the stress of SATs, according to a parent supporting a Hackney campaign to stop the tests in primary schools.

With Ramadan over, worshippers at Finsbury Park Mosque have spoken of the financial toll the season can take on Muslim families.

Stoke Newington Church Street could end up out of bounds to the worst polluting vehicles as part of a £500,000 project announced today to clean up the air in the north of the borough.

Hackney bus conductor, family man and pillar of the Afro-Caribbean community James Augustus Boston has died at 91.



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