A storytelling event gave Hackney writers and poets a chance to share their experiences of migration and pay tribute to the Windrush generation last month.

Broadway market is due to reopen in early August but traders will still be able to sell their products online on a virtual high street called Click It Local.

A Stoke Newington resident has finally reunited a missing ‘Missal’ book to its owner after three years spent searching for him.

A volunteer working at a Hackney organisation representing Filipino community groups has started a campaign to End the Virus of Racism.

A Homerton Hospital nurse-led service has been shortlisted for this year’s Health Service Journal (HSJ) Patient Safety Awards.

Racist graffiti was scrawled outside a Turkish Family’s home in Hackney on Whiston Road.

A Hackney MP says it is “essential” that domestic abuse services understand and reflect cultural differences and the needs of victims with different backgrounds and ethnic identities.

Many pubs and restaurants in Hackney have reopened after months of shut down due to the coronavirus lockdown.

More than a thousand laptops have been distributed to school children in Hackney to help them learn from home during the coronavirus pandemic.

A Hackney community drumming group celebrated the NHS’s 72nd birthday with a street performance on Haggerston Road.

Alcohol is now temporarily banned in London Fields Park following weeks of “unacceptably” high levels of litter, public urination and disturbance to residents living nearby.

Young people interested in creative, technology and design industries can now sign up for free online courses at a summer school usually held in Stratford’s Olympic Park.

The government has extended free school meals vouchers over the summer but some Hackney teachers believe there are many families who are not eligible despite needing support.

A Hackney church and Well Street Caribbean restaurant are providing free meals for homeless people.

Homerton Hospital has been rated “Outstanding” by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

An injunction and possession order to remove protesters ‘occupying’ The Happy Man Tree in Woodberry Down has been given the green light.

Anti-racist events continue to be held across the borough including a transatlantic online rally with MP Diane Abbott and American civil rights leader Reverend Jesse Jackson.

Grassroots music venues in Hackney have warned they could face closure without a government support package.

A Hoxton resident has been cycling across London delivering food and toiletries to rough sleepers during the coronavirus pandemic.

An award-winning author is searching Stoke Newington for promising writers championing diverse characters and underrepresented voices.

A local theatre group has launched a new weekly FM radio programme to support digitally isolated older people.

Hackney council is once again urging residents to respect the borough’s parks after “unacceptable scenes” of people urinating, defecating and littering at London Fields continue to be reported.

The Mayor of Hackney will raise an inclusive rainbow flag over the Town Hall to mark the start of Pride Week.

Teddy bears are being given to children treated at hospitals all over London and the scheme is helping alleviate stress and assist doctors and nurses in their work.

A Stoke Newington church will be celebrating Midsummer’s Eve and raising money for a local charity by hosting a virtual concert.

A group of residents are delivering a petition to the Mayor of Hackney signed by 22,000 people in support of a London Plane tree now known as The Happy Man Tree in Woodberry Down.

A writing project is underway bringing together stories from Hackney Caribbean migrants of all ages to share at an online Windrush event.

A community-based initiative set up to inspire and educate young people through boxing has secured funding to support a historic Clapton gym and community centre.

Hackney parents are being asked to help develop an app used to identify children with developmental language disorders (DLD).

Hackney Council has applied for an injunction to remove peaceful protestors living in the 150-year-old Happy Man Tree in Woodberry Down.


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