The number of on-the-spot searches by police in Hackney skyrocketed in 2019 – but officers caught fewer people carrying anything of note.

Thieves have targeted businesses in Hackney more than 2,500 times in two years - but just a tenth of offences are leading to any action.

Penalty charge notices issued by Hackney Council skyrocketed in 2018/19 - but some of those who paid up might have been able to challenge them.

Sixteen neighbourhoods in Hackney are classed as among the 10pc most ‘deprived’ in England, according to new government figures.

A raft of green measures brought in at the Homerton Hospital have seen its operator scoop a national award.

Almost 14,000 noise complaints have been made to Hackney Council in less than two years.

A “pop-up” mall in Shoreditch has applied to extend its booze licence as ex-tenants have told of their struggle to stay afloat.

Three people have died at homeless hostel the Shuttleworth Hotel in the space of eight weeks this year, the Gazette has learned.

Thousands of Hackney council houses bought by tenants since 2000 have since been sold privately, making homeowners hundreds of millions of pounds in profit.

Members of the Muslim community have spoken of their fraught experience with the global “investment” scheme called Leverage, which scores of households in North and East London paid into.

A global “investment” scheme that targeted the Muslim community over two years has left some people claiming to be thousands of pounds out of pocket.

Vulnerable children from Hackney and Islington are being groomed to deal drugs hundreds of miles away – and rented out to gangs.

A rough sleeper being treated in hospital faces the stark choice of returning to a ‘building site’ B&B - or discharge to the streets.

It takes a trained eye – and hardy walking shoes – to spot ‘ghostsigns’, the fading remnants of hand-painted advertising on London walls.

A graphic novel anthology sets sail this month in partnership with a pioneering Hackney charity.

Residents are invited to a special exhibition offering a glimpse into Hackney life during the First World War.

Hackney is in the top five worst London boroughs for hit and runs, according to new figures from the Met Police.

Hackney teens led 38 young people from across the UK giving MPs a grilling in Parliament.

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