A broken fence two "train surfers" used to get onto tracks before they were electrocuted went unrepaired for two and a half years.

This is the moment a thief threatens to "pop" his victim if they fail to hand over their watch during a coffee shop robbery.

A coroner has urged the Met to make officers more aware of the risks of suspects choking on plastic bags after the death of a man who put wraps of Class A drugs in his mouth.

Campaigners have urged Bishopsgate Goodsyard developers to share all the details of revised plans for the scheme.

Developers of the Bishopsgate Goodsyard scheme in Shoreditch have ramped up the number of affordable homes in updated plans.

A charity project is appealing for votes after reaching the finals of a competition to find the UK's favourite National Lottery-funded projects.

A train station has scooped two design awards from national architecture experts.

The results of a national review into the use of CS spray on people suspected of concealing drugs in their mouths have been announced following an inquest that concluded Edir Da Costa's death was due to "misadventure".

The death of a young father following a restraint by police was the result of "misadventure", a jury has concluded.

A coroner has told a jury it cannot criticise the police in its verdict over the death of a man during an attempted arrest.

A medical expert has said police use of CS spray on a young father who died after an arrest attempt "could in theory" have contributed to his death.

An ex-police officer compared getting pepper sprayed in the face to being hit by a water pistol at the inquest into the death of a man who was targeted with it.

Paramedics rushing to help a young father who died following a police stop were 'left in the dark' after they were given the wrong address, a court heard.

A senior officer found it hard to give first aid to a young father who died after being detained by police because of threats posed by onlookers, a court heard.

A senior officer has denied trying to distance himself from the use of CS gas on a man who died after being detained in a police stop.

The ID card of a young father who died after being detained by police was found along with a 12 inch zombie knife, balaclava and cash in a car, police have claimed.

A man with a young father on the night he was detained by police before his death tried to free him from officers, an inquest has heard.

The father of a man who died after being stopped by police has said the family deserves to know 'the truth' about how he lost his life.

The jury at an inquest into the death of a young father who died after a police stop have been told that one of the main issues which will come up is whether 'unreasonable actions' contributed to his death.

Two men were robbed days apart by suspects posing as plain clothes police officers, the Met has said.

Two people have been found dead on railway tracks between Hackney Wick and Stratford station.

A new neighbourhood is a step closer to being built after planning chiefs gave a multi-million pound scheme the green light.

Fourteen men have been arrested in a crackdown on domestic abuse.

A 10-month-old football club whose away kit went viral in Spain is to welcome its 1,000th member.

When the sound of rockets was heard across north London on November 11, 1918, some feared for their lives.

A pensioner has admitted sending a racist letter to veteran Hackney MP Diane Abbott in which he described her as "black vermin".

A stalker who hounded his ex-girlfriend for six months and planted a tracking device under her car has been jailed for a year and a half.

Two men from Hackney have been jailed for brandishing a loaded gun in the street - at the shooter who had blasted their friend in the face at close range.

A bizarre plan to reduce littering along the Regent's Canal has seen barge workers kick up a stink - because it involves removing bins.

A hairdresser who spent four decades styling Stoke Newington is hanging up her scissors for the last time - because her children want to see more of her.


Former teacher Steve shares his experiences as a foster carer for teenagers, from dealing with some of their more challenging behaviour, to the rewards of seeing a child develop into a happy and healthy adult.

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