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A gang member who helped “butcher” Kaan Aslan in a “brutal and unprovoked attack” on the Nightingale Estate was today found guilty of his murder.

Detectives are appealing for witnesses to come forward on the first anniversary of Abraham Badru being brutally gunned down in Dalston.

The Tory candidate for mayor of London has condemned a “horrific” homophobic “acid attack” in Dalston, after its cowardly perpetrators were jailed last month.

The London Assembly member for Hackney, Islington and Waltham Forest has announced she will not contest her seat in the next election after 20 years service.

A delivery driver who was on drugs when he knocked down and killed an 83-year-old woman in Old Street was jailed for four-and-a-half years on Tuesday.

Two young men have been arrested in connection with a spate of moped robberies against rush-hour commuters in Islington, Hackney and Camden.

On what would have been David Bowie’s 72nd birthday, we look back at his legendary performances as alter-ego Ziggy Stardust at the Rainbow Theatre, Finsbury Park, in 1972.

Twelve months on from the brutal murder of a “loving and free spirited” barmaid in Finsbury Park, Haringey Council has at last said it will consider locking the gates at night – next year.

One year on from the fatal stabbing of a 24-year-old man in South Hackney, detectives are urging witnesses to come forward and assist their investigation.

Two rapists have been jailed for 28 years following a “terrible” and “traumatic” attack on a woman they abducted in Homerton.

A vandal punched an off-duty copper in the face at Finsbury Park Underground Station on Monday night.

Two teenagers were hospitalised with slash wounds after a dawn attack in City Road on Sunday.

Work has begun on an ambitious project to gut Old Street roundabout and create a safer environment for cyclists and pedestrians.

A massive anti-knife crime message has been spray painted across a wall in 0ld Street where a young man was tragically stabbed to death.

Members of all faiths and none coalesced as one Hackney community to mark the centenary of the First World War armistice on Sunday. Veterans, politicians and camouflage-clad soldiers congregated at the Town Hall, before marching to St John at Hackney Church, where wreaths were laid at the memorial.

Cinders from a discarded cigarette butt set fire to a derelict hotel in Manor House on Sunday night.

A woman was “brutally punched in the face” during a racist attack on a rush-hour Overground train to Canonbury.

A hundred neighbours were rushed from their beds on Saturday evening as a major gas leak saw Green Lanes locked down.

A teenager has been found guilty of “hunting” and murdering Israel Ogunsola with a knife in central Hackney.

From start-ups to household names, the Gazette takes to the streets each week to find and profile a local business with a difference. This week we spoke to a Newington Green cobbler who has been fixing and flogging shoes to the community for the past 35 years.

Hundreds of homeless people attended a one-stop-shop festival in Finsbury Park yesterday to access free services provided by more than 50 organisations.

A new cycle lane offering better connections to the rest of London from Hackney was officially opened by Sadiq Khan’s cycling chief this morning.

Roy Johnson, 60, was born in Trenchtown, Jamaica, but has lived in Manor House and worked for Islington Council for the past 30 years.

Students at The Petchey Academy are moving on to great things but said the new A-level tests are “pretty hard” and “stressful”.

Cheery 236 bus driver Nelson Campos tells the Gazette why he loves his current route between Islington and Hackney – and reminisced about working for the home office, courts and the police.

The headteacher of a Dalston Academy says her kids have done “brilliantly” after 73 per cent of pupils gained at least three A* to C grades in their A-levels.

Well-wishers have raised more than £20,000 to support the “extraordinary” Sarah Doone, who lost a leg after being run over by a cement truck on the Old Street roundabout on July 25.

Transport bosses have been urged to stop dragging their heels over modernising Old Street roundabout after a cement truck crash left a cyclist fighting for her life.

With a rape and a murder in Finsbury Park in the last seven months, the Friends of Finsbury Park held a heated meeting for neighbours to discuss safety – but floor time was dominated by concerns about festivals. The Gazette was there.

A cyclist in her 30s is fighting for her life after a collision with a cement mixer at Old Street roundabout this afternoon.

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