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A Clapton nurse who moved to Hackney from Jamaica in the 1950s has died aged 101.

A secret GoFundMe campaign is raising money to take two girls on their first holiday after they lost their mother to cervical cancer.

Ethiopians, Eritreans and Rastafarians came together with friends, family and guests on January 7 to celebrate an Ethiopian Christmas in Hackney.

Every year an amateur theatre company called The Victoria Park Players puts on a pantomime to raise money for charity.

After 150 years of selling sundry goods on Commercial Street to market vendors and stores all over London - Gardners - one of the oldest family-run shops in the east end will close this month.

Pupils from The Olive School in Stoke Newington spent the festive season raising money and collecting gifts for St Joseph's Hospice and Hackney Foodbank.

St Mary's Church in Stoke Newington is proudly displaying a life-size nativity scene made by year six students at St Mary's school.

Students from Simon Marks Jewish Primary school shone bright like the candles in a Minorah on December 12. They filled their school hall with music and song as they told the story of Chanukah - a Jewish tradition that's over 2,000 years old.

A group of older actors have travelled across the borough dazzling audiences and making them laugh with their pantomime production of 'The Magic Suitcase.'

Carers in Hackney aged 50-and-over got together to make their own wallpaper and share personal experiences of life 'Beyond Care'. They exhibited and celebrated their work with an exhibition and launch party at U7 lounge in Hoxton.

Hackney families put their boots on and wrapped-up warm to welcome the winter at a free community event at Hackney City Farm.

Students from five Hackney schools came together to compete in an acting competition at Bsix College in Clapton on Friday.

Hackney Foodbank is braced for Christmas as it struggles to cope with a 54 per cent increase in the number of people using its services this year.

Hackney Council has launched a campaign to challenge long-held myths surrounding sexual harassment and get people to "Reframe the Night" rather than blame the victim in the run up to Christmas.

An all-female acrobatic theatre company has launched a fundraiser to keep its classes free and affordable for young people in Hackney.

Homerton based charity Mind in City and Hackney recently launched IRIE mind - a specialist mental health service for the African and Caribbean community.

Homerton firefighters are interested in tackling loneliness in the area as well as saving lives.

An artist who picked up her paint brush again in later life has had her work exhibited at Hackney Picturehouse.

Rotunda in Kings Cross recently launched its Sunday Beef Club - a lavish four-course meal brimming with canapés, seafood, aged beef and fruit-filled desserts.

Volunteers from the Hackney Christmas Dinner project want to make sure young people leaving care this year have an unforgettable Christmas day. They're asking people to help by buying a Madlug backpack and other gifts on their John Lewis gift list by December 8.

Great British Bake Off winner David Atherton returned to Better Health Bakery in Haggerston on Saturday.

Two women who run a project to tackle social isolation within the Somali community want to get the word out about their work.

Barge East is a 114-year-old Dutch barge turned floating bar and kitchen docked upon the River Lee. Its seasonal menu and casual take on fine dining offers comfort and warmth to those who step on board - a little culinary escape from the hustle and bustle of east London life.

Kids from Hackney's German Saturday School made their own lanterns and showed them off at a procession in London Fields to celebrate St Martin's Day last week.

Earlier this year Clapton playwright Tamara von Werthern and more than 1,000 other people of all ages from around the world wrote a letters to the earth in the run up Extinction Rebellion's summer uprising and climate school strikes.

Hackney author, poet and story teller Sandra A. Agard, released her first non-fiction book this month.

Despite 3,000 miles of land and sea between them, two hospitals - one in Hackney and the other in the Israeli port city of Haifa - have been connected for decades through work exchanges.

Young people have designed and built a new community space at Flanders Way in Homerton.

Hoxton market's Studio Phase Hair and Beauty Salon was named best Hair and Beauty Salon of the Year in East London last month.

Students and staff at Daubeney Primary School swapped their uniforms for pink outfits and wigs to raise money and awareness for charity Breast Cancer Now.

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