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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.

As I write this, Extinction Rebellion's protests in central London have entered their second week. More than 1,000 people have been arrested and a few dozen have been charged with low-level crimes.

A number of people have contacted us this week - mainly but not entirely through social media - to complain about Haggerston Park hosting a black pride event over the summer.

Cllr Sharon Patrick's report into contractors playing the system to squeeze extra cash out of Hackney Council gives the lie to the notion that outsourcing represents good value for the public.

Journalism isn't diverse enough.

I don't blame anyone for wanting to buy their council house.

"A lot of changes done to the roads to benefit cyclists disrupt the roads for such a long time, which only serves to anger other road users, who blame cyclists, which adds to the general air of distrust and anger amongst everyone who uses the road."

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.

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