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Like many, I watched footage of the collapsing building in Stoke Newington High Street in horror.

I can understand the indignation from some Labour members about the national party being accused of institutional racism: certainly, it is gruelling to be labelled racist by parts of the media that have condoned and perpetuated some of the most vile and offensive anti-immigration rhetoric, and by politicians whose own record on equality is appalling.

The row over allegations of racist and sexist bullying at Hackney Council’s Hillman Street call centre isn’t going away.

The Hackney children who walked out of school on Friday to demand tougher action on climate change did us all proud.

Gagging clauses are meant to be used to stop staff members leaving organisations and selling trade secrets to the competition.

A moped rider is in hospital after a police chase ended with him crashing into a car in Dalston.

I admire Jon Burke’s optimism when faced with a near-empty room.

The video of Keith Charles storming a burning building to rescue an 80-year-old woman is as heartening as it is terrifying.

I’d have thought beating up innocent strangers and chucking corrosive fluid in their faces while shouting homophobic abuse would be reason enough to condemn the men jailed yesterday for the attack in Dalston.

Local government has no money.

The attempt by police officers to discredit Gwenton Sloley is as bizarre as it is outrageous.

I’m led to believe our enquiries in August about what had happened to the CS1 link in Balls Pond Road (p9) ruffled a few feathers at City Hall – to the point that, days later, plans were announced to build it at last.

Transport chiefs are at last consulting on a “missing link” portion of Cycle Superhighway 1 that will connect Hackney to Islington along Balls Pond Road.

I used this space last week to talk about compromise in a crisis.

That column was about housing, but the same is true of today’s report about the Old Street one-way system.

To my near daily regret, I’m not old enough to have taken part in the rave music explosion of the late 1980s and early 1990s.

Dance music pioneers The Chemical Brothers and Primal Scream will open All Points East when it returns to Victoria Park in May.

“Keep it exactly the same” or “change it completely”?

Whoever’s behind the decision to shut the entire building containing Ridley Road Shopping Village with two weeks’ notice could do with a lesson in community engagement.

Vishal Vora is right: the penalties in Hackney’s rogue landlord scheme are pretty harsh.

Middle-eastern vegan pop-up What the Fattoush? is at Kingsland Road’s Pamela bar until the new year.

Thirty years ago this week, the Gazette launched its Friday Live entertainment guide – some of you might remember it.

Which of the following do you think TfL should have approached the Gazette about?

The council has been emphatic: there is nothing structurally wrong with Bridport House.

A woman is fighting for her life after being hit by a cyclist in Kingsland High Street this evening.

When Westminster Council took TfL to the High Court over CS11 last month, Mr Justice Holgate said he had “never seen anything like” it.

Hackney Council has urged Transport for London to scrap a series of “unacceptable” cuts to bus services that would see the 48 shelved completely and several others scaled back.

The 48 could be cancelled and a string of other Hackney and Islington bus routes slashed in length and frequency under radical secret plans.

The bravery of Sarah Doone is a poignant reminder that cycling infrastructure isn’t just an abstract concept.

A four-year standoff over a 100-yard stretch of road will finally end when a missing piece of Cycle Superhighway 1 is built – in spring 2019.

We’ve taken some stick for our reporting of the collision at Old Street roundabout that left a woman fighting for her life, and while I normally assume readers don’t care about the actual day-to-day of our jobs I’m curious as to what everyone else thinks we should have done.



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