A Hackney charity and youth training initiative have teamed up to equip young people with the skills and knowledge needed to tackle the world of work.

With the capital set to enter Tier 2 coronavirus restrictions, Hackney businesses are eager to reopen but “apprehensive” about new rules and the impact of being moved to a higher tier in the future.

Two best friends from North London are appealing for donations to buy Christmas gifts for children in Islington and Hackney.

As creative spaces suffer from coronavirus lockdowns and painting jobs dry up due to the crisis, resilient Hackney artists are selling their work online and in shop windows.

A Hackney businessman and winner of The Apprentice has launched a new tech brand to help people store memories and share life stories with loved ones after they pass away.

A Hackney woman helped save about 3,000 girls from female genital mutilation (FGM) after setting up a mapping project to help activists protect girls in Tanzania.

The Mayor of Hackney has criticised the government’s spending review after the Chancellor revealed it would ”pause” pay for the majority of public sector workers.

A 71-year-old man was pushed over and robbed as he tried to withdraw money from a cash machine in Hackney.

Early analysis shows low traffic neighbourhoods (LTNs) in Hackney have not caused a rise in main road traffic, according to the council.

A man was sentenced to three years and ten months in jail following an investigation by a Hackney police task force into a county lines drug supply route from London to Hertfordshire.

Hackney residents are invited to help name new roads, parks and other public spaces in a bid to celebrate the borough’s diversity.

A Stoke Newington group has helped collect 160 donated coats to help people in need keep warm over the Christmas period.

A Stoke Newington mental health charity is hosting an online conference to support young people’s mental health and wellbeing.

A new nature project has just received funding to help get thousands of Hackney residents living near the Woodberry Wetlands closer to nature.

A Hackney GP practice is offering free online yoga, meditation and fitness classes to help people through lockdown.

A Hoxton gym owner who founded his business just five weeks before the first coronavirus lockdown says he is “nervous” about the impact the second one will have.

Two friends are setting up a community centre for dogs and humans living in and around Fish Island in Hackney Wick.

A Stoke Newington doll-shop owner says the support she received to help kick-start her business inspired her to help other local traders by setting up a shopping hub.

Television presenter Reggie Yates challenged Hackney school children to re-imagine the world using LEGO bricks - leading to creative and colourful results.

A nursery near Broadway Market has been shut by Hackney Council due to safety concerns.

Artwork stolen from Hackney residents has been returned after a police appeal.

A campaign has just been launched urging residents to support hundreds of Hackney businesses during the second coronavirus lockdown.

A playground, which is almost half a century old has been crowned a winner of this year’s Adventure Playground of the Year Awards.

Two Hackney pubs have been recognised for the quality of their toilets in the Loo of the Year Awards 2020.

Students commemorated Remembrance Day in Hackney by selling poppies outside their school gate.

A new East London neighbourhood has just launched its first phase and is set to play a key role in bridging communities in Hackney Wick, Fish Island and Stratford.

Hackney residents are invited to join a free, online listening party celebrating a jazz masterpiece, local performers and designers.

Employees from 140 Hackney accredited Living Wage businesses are to benefit from an increase in the London Living Wage.

Large singing fibre-glass sharks have been removed from Regent’s Canal in Hoxton after a last-minute injunction was granted by the High Court.

A Hackney clothes shop owner is asking people to shop locally this year or risk losing the “wonderful” independent businesses which make Hackney unique.


Let’s get physical! One of the dangers of lockdown is to be lulled into laziness, watching too many box sets, and eating and drinking too much, but there is no excuse to not start exercising to get fit and stay healthy.

UK Government Chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced extra measures to support workers and businesses throughout winter, including a furlough scheme extension paying 80 per cent of staff wages.

The way the UK does business with Europe changes from January 1, heralding a new start. All companies that trade with the EU need to act now to make sure they are set to go.