A coffee roastery in Hackney Wick has launched a subscription delivery service for coffee lovers in the area - and every person who signs up gets to gift a bag of coffee to a key worker or person in need.

A special needs school in Lower Clapton has been working tirelessly to ensure vulnerable and hard to reach Free School Meal families don’t go hungry during the coronavirus lockdown.

Bookmark this list, which will provide contacts for help in the area and which we will keep updated throughout the coronavirus outbreak.

A North London interfaith organisation has had to cancel its Seder demonstration this year due to the coronavirus lockdown but Jewish people all over the borough will still be celebrating Passover at home.

An independent Hackney Brewery is offering drinkers the chance to help the NHS by donating £1 for every bottle of its latest brew sold.

Hackney council is asking residents to return unwanted community equipment so it can be used to support people being discharged from hospital.

An online dance session for older carers was hijacked this morning by teenagers who “descended en masse” into the virtual gathering sharing offensive and racist imagery.

Under threat of closure, Mildmay Hospital will now be used to treat homeless patients recovering from Coronavirus and people with HIV/AIDS. The Shoreditch hospital’s staff are ready to help in the national effort, like the doctors and nurses of Mildmay before them, who cared for the sick and dying during epidemics that swept through east London and shook the world.

An east London hospital faced with closure will help care for homeless people recovering from coronavirus – as well as those with acute HIV-related conditions

The founder of a Hackney domestic violence charity has warned about the escalating effects the Coronavirus lockdown could have on victims of domestic abuse and sexual violence.

A pharmacy on Kingsland Road has been fitted with a screen to help reduce the likelihood of Covid-19 spreading between patients and staff.

People across the country are encouraged to thank NHS staff by clapping their hands from their doorsteps, balconies, gardens or windows tonight.

A Stoke Newington restaurant and café plans to use its kitchen to feed NHS workers for free to support them as they save lives on the front line of the Covid-19 pandemic.

A local charity supporting people affected by brain injury has had to close its day centre in Haggerston due to the Coronavirus outbreak.

A Hackney nursery will remain open during the Coronavirus lockdown offering reduced childcare costs for key workers as well as a nanny service for parents needing extra help.

Hackney venues, restaurants and pubs have closed since PM Boris Johnson ordered a nation-wide shutdown of entertainment establishments throughout the UK on Friday in an effort to slow the spread of Covid-19.

Since readers can’t get to their local for their pub quiz fix, we’re bringing the pub quiz to them everyday this week.

Intergenerational neighbour network East London Cares has launched a Covid-19 emergency appeal to help keep older residents safe and healthy and to develop new online ways to bring different generations together.

A leading mental health charity needs to raise £15,000 for new equipment so it can continue offering vital services to people struggling with mental ill-health as social distancing measures come into force across the capital. Its launched a crowdfunder and is appealing to the public for help.

Members of an Intergenerational choir are determined to keep it running despite council funding coming to an end.

Hackney’s environment chief says he stands by the council’s “firm commitment” to tackling the climate emergency and looks forward to discussing its decarbonisation programme with activists.

A HIV/AIDS hospital in Shoreditch faces closure and has launched a petition in a bid to stay open so it can continue offering vital specialist services.

Mosque and church communities worked together on Saturday (February 29) to raise money and celebrate world water day.

Dalston’s Arcola Theatre is celebrating its community acting groups with a festival of “Creative Disruption” including a rendition of Aristophanes’ Greek comedy Lysistrata by the over-50s acting troupe.

Dedicated volunteers from Hackney community re-use hub The Loop and craft club Silver Linings were honoured by the Mayor and Speaker of Hackney on Thursday.

An art fair featuring the work of people who have suffered brain injuries raised £4,814 for Haggerston-based charity Headway East London on Thursday.

This week 60 years ago employees of the John Player & Sons’ cigarette factory in Shoreditch were shocked to find it would be closing – meaning 160 workers would lose their jobs.

Hackney Empire hosted its annual youth talent show, Alter Ego, on February 21. Here, Ezelina Owens, 19, reviews for Gazette readers a spectacular night of entertainment.

A GoFundMe campaign has been launched in memory of a man who ‘shaped and ‘influenced’ Shoreditch at the turn of the millennium.

This week 30 years ago the community charge or poll tax introduced by Margaret Thatcher’s conservative government was set to cost each resident £499.

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