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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.

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.

Fire destroyed a flat above a Finsbury Park chicken shop this afternoon.

The silence of XOYO’s parent group over a sexual assault at the club isn’t good enough.

I went to my first ever Pride on Saturday – quite how I managed to get to 30 as a gay man in London without having done so before is a bit of a mystery, but I always was boring.

There’s something uneasy about a private developer objecting to a council building site next door on the basis it doesn’t provide enough affordable housing.

A teenager was today jailed for nine years for the horrifically brutal manslaughter of Mohammed Hersi using a chair at a Finsbury Park cafe last year.

All things being equal, the family of a dead teenager would accept the verdict of an inquest jury at face value.

It’ll be obvious to anyone who reads this column that I’m not the biggest fan of the government, so in principle the idea of a lefty council standing up to the department that has ruthlessly cut its funding over and over again appeals to me (Hackney Today, p4).

Part Godfather, part screaming death metal demon, Samuel T Herring channels so many wildly divergent influences that it can be downright confusing to watch him.

St Vincent’s attention to detail is something to behold.

It is outrageous to see BSix denied more than £2million, and Hackney denied more affordable housing, thanks to what looks very much like bullying by the Department for Education.



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