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brought by campaign group We Love Hackney (WLH) against the council's controversial licensing restrictions has been withdrawn after a judge refused to cap its costs.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

One of the hero mosque-goers who smashed their way into a burning building to rescue neighbours last week was a volunteer in the aftermath of the Grenfell Tower disaster.

An eight-year-old from Hackney has earnt global recognition for spending nearly 13,000 minutes reading in just 26 days.

An eight-year-old boy was taken to hospital after being bitten by a Rottweiler in Hackney.

A five-year-old schoolgirl organised a protest for action against climate change at Hackney town hall on Friday.

More than 500 members of the Turkish community came together on Newington Green on Sunday to commemorate 100 years since the start of the war of independence.

Jess is seven months pregnant and receiving prenatal care at a hospital in Hackney.

Primary school students have tackled bullying in unconventional fashion - by donning virtual reality headsets.

An elderly woman who narrowly escaped death when her house was crashed into by a drink driver has been left "devastated" after a court heard she would receive no compensation.

A Homerton school's basketball team created less than two years ago have finished third in a national competition.

A Lower Clapton mum with terminal brain cancer is excited to "get on with her life" when she abseils the UK's tallest sculpture for charity.

Burglars raided an independent beauty salon in Stoke Newington and stole £7,000 worth of products last week.

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