Apologies to anyone who thinks the Gazette looks ill this week.

One of north London’s best kept secrets, Real Lies are back with new music and a tour. Frontman Kev Kharas tells the Gazette about losing a band member and the inspiration behind his dreamlike songs.

I was moved by Talia’s story to join the Anthony Nolan register for potential stem cell donors – I am, after all, from a Middle Eastern background on one side, and minority ethnic groups are woefully underrepresented on donor lists.

Something doesn’t add up about the Met Police estates strategy.

Dozens of Hackney’s young people walked out of school on Friday as they again pleaded with the world’s leaders to take climate change seriously, and to reduce emissions sufficiently that they have a good chance at a future.

The Gazette and its sister papers will be out and about on Friday (September 20) to cover the global climate strike, and we’d love to see you there.

A hit-and-run driver in Stoke Newington left a young man in hospital with a serious leg injury on Saturday night.

Hackney South and Shoreditch MP Meg Hillier has formally thrown her hat into the ring to replace John Bercow as speaker of the House of Commons.

Today we report on parallel London-wide scandals: that of homes sitting empty across the capital, and that of the lack of adequate permanent social housing.

A woman was hit by a bus in Mare Street shortly before midnight on Sunday.

For the first year, 30 students at Dalston’s Petchey Academy scored 10 or more GCSEs at grades 5 to 9 – with some gaining up to 12 top scores.

Results day: two words that strike fear into the heart of any local newspaper journalist.

Christopher Addison would turn in his grave if he could see the state of Britain’s social housing sector a century after his landmark Housing Act (and if people could turn in their graves).

– not just by taking away advertising but perhaps more significantly by fooling time-pressed readers into thinking they’ve already had their local news and therefore don’t need to pick up the Hackney Gazette or Hackney Citizen.

The justice system is shrinking away from press scrutiny as the years go by.

Some of Extinction Rebellion’s actions this weekend won’t be popular – but all of them have the Hackney Gazette’s full support.

A bus driver is in hospital after a collision between a 73 bus and a minicab in Stoke Newington Church Street.

Nine members of the same Hackney family have launched a project for neighbours to get their voices heard on the issue of knife crime.

Hackney South and Shoreditch MP Meg Hillier told Parliament this afternoon she was “very disturbed” by Hackney New School losing its fourth headteacher in a little over two years.

If you think you’re having a bad week, spare a thought for Hackney New School.

It is easy for me to sit at a desk and say that anyone who has information about Elyon Poku’s death should come forward.

The point of redesigning Silicon Roundabout (no longer a roundabout) and Highbury Corner (quite frankly not a corner) wasn’t to make them easier to drive around.

Last week I had the honour of opening the Q&A at a town hall community event to launch UK Black Pride in Hackney.

The young men who rescued their neighbours from a fire were so modest it ended up being quite hard to do our jobs.

The sight of so many dead fish in the River Lea is heartbreaking.

Hot Chip’s colourful catalogue of bratty but lovable synth-pop clearly keeps the rain at bay, because the moment the quintet leave the All Points East stage the heavens open, and Victoria Park becomes a swamp of rave kids and panic.

Victoria line services through Islington were ground to a halt this evening when an errant dog escaped onto the tracks.

Notoriously, Iran doesn’t recognise dual nationality – so it won’t make a lot of difference to officials there that Crouch End woman Aras Amiri, unlike Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, has no British passport.

The row about road closures in Stoke Newington has been gaining pace for nearly 18 months.


For the past six months, employers and employees have been adapting to ways of working from home. The green light has now been given to many people to go back to offices safely. From flexible hours and staggered starting times to deep cleaning, we’re getting ready for new ways of working.