In the summer just past I spent some quiet days on islands in the middle of the North Atlantic. It was there that after a gap of sixty nine years I started to reflect on my childhood days in Shoreditch.

Campaigners on a Stoke Newington estate have hit out at their housing association landlord for its handling of a redevelopment plan.

Business owners on Hoxton's New Era Estate have spoken of their sadness at being forced out of their units ahead of demolition work.

Children as young as six quizzed Diane Abbott on everything from Boris Johnson to education funding and post-Brexit European travel yesterday afternoon.

A highly respected former Scotland Yard sergeant plundered thousands of pounds in cash from the homes of the recently deceased, a court heard

A cherished vintage motor stolen from London Fields in the summer has been reunited with its owner after being spotted abandoned in an Islington road.

A giant redwood tree near Homerton Hospital will make up one of thousands of seedings Hackney Council hopes will be the biggest tree-planting programme in the UK.

More people signed up to a solar panel scheme in Hackney than anywhere else in London.

Members of the Haredi community in Stamford Hill stormed out of the town hall chamber last night before the council could respond to their calls to remove a cycle lane.

Former clients of a north London modelling agency paid a photography studio in Shoreditch thousands of pounds for portfolios they believed would kickstart their careers. The Gazette hears their allegations of broken promises.

Only a year ago, Thomas Palmer, a 29-year-old cameraman from Hackney, was struggling with severe depression that prevented him from leaving his house.

To mark Black History Month, Hackney Museum has launched a new showcase, Hackney's Got Style!, to highlight the impact of black fashion and hair styles in the UK. The Gazette booked an appointment with the curators to find out more.

Primary schools in Hackney were forced to fundraise through summer fairs to pay for equipment, the refurbishment of facilities and extra-curricular activities this year.

A nine-year-old polymath who's top of her class and recently wowed her school with a story about Windrush won two awards at a glittering annual ceremony.

Protesters blocked off Sheep Lane from Westgate Street to the Bush Road junction this afternoon over "dangerous levels" of air pollution outside London Fields Primary School.

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.


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.

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