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Hackney Wick FC founder Bobby Kasanga has been recognised as an unsung hero of grassroots sport at a star-studded ceremony in central London.

Families have been personally welcomed into new council flats by Hackney mayor Philip Glanville.

Gino Marchese stood in the doorway of his Stoke Newington barber shop, admiring the view. “Still swinging London,” he said.

One of Hackney’s oldest car dealerships is closing after 32 years in Mare Street – to make way for luxury flats.

Health chiefs have moved to address a multimillion pound overspend at Homerton Hospital.

In Michelle Fredua-Mensah’s Haggerston home sits a large silver trophy and a giant, sparkling tiara.

Almost anyone who was alive in the 1990s is sure to remember Gabrielle – the iconic singer-songwriter with a distinctive patch over one eye.

Paul Oliver’s father joined the army at 17 thinking the war would be over in months. But, as many of his generation found out, the reality was totally different.

People in a Homerton housing block are having to layer-up after being left with cold water and no heating for two months while temperatures plummet to two degrees.

A project that sees artists paint murals on estates by request is coming to Hackney after a successful launch in Camden.

An artist, who had setup an open-air gallery and workshop under the A12 overpass in Hackney Wick was finally evicted yesterday after a long-running standoff with the authorities.

Hackney boaters have called for more security after a surge in crime reports on canal towpaths.

This government is in danger of bringing back one of the worst abuses of police powers, with the use of random stop and search.

Hackney Wick’s famous 59 Club is set to feature in an animated documentary about rocker culture – if enough money can be raised to fund it.

The Rio Cinema in Dalston has been nominated for two gongs, including a Cinema of the Year title, at the national Screen Awards for the first time.

As the last of 30 million litres of water trickle back into the River Lea, neighbours affected by Tuesday’s burst pipe in the now aptly named Waterworks Lane are beginning to count the cost.

Bus passengers have reacted with dismay to news transport chiefs could axe the 48 and scale back a host of other Hackney routes.

This month is the first anniversary of the untimely and avoidable death of Rashan Charles.

Rushmore Primary School held the crown at the sixth annual Solly Cup in memory of a Hackney dad-of-three.

A youth choir from the devastated Caribbean islands of Antigua and Barbuda will be performing in Stoke Newington on Saturday during their first tour in the UK.

When Kath Moore started working as a carpenter in 1981, she was a woman in a men’s world.

Neighbours and faith groups carried out a sweep for knives around Wray Crescent, a playground and cricket pitch 10 minutes’ walk from Finsbury Park, on Saturday.

An LGBT gardening group will compete against professionals a national flower show – despite not having an allotment of their own.

The trainers of knife-crime victim Israel Ogunsola were displayed outside Downing Street as campaigners called for police cuts to be reversed.

The mayor of Hackney has hit out at campaigners protesting plans to build dozens of new homes on their estate.

A record-breaking Haggerston state school checkmated a host of private schools in a major chess tournament.

Three remarkable women in Hackney have been honoured at the third annual I Love Hackney Mayor’s Civic Awards.

For the past year, passing through the London Overground station at Hackney Wick has felt like walking through a construction site.

Andrew Almond discovered his love for motorbikes when working in Mozambique as a social development worker.

Youngsters in Hackney are scared to go out because of the surge in stabbings and shootings this year.



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