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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.

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."



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