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Ridley Road traders have submitted their response to a consultation that would see 280 licence conditions imposed.

Shouts of "shame" were heard in the council chamber as mayor Phil Glanville read out homophobic words written by a Conservative councillor singling him out for his sexual orientation.

The Grade II listed Stoke Newington Library is set to undergo a £4.5million makeover, restoring it to its former glory.

Gang police are investigating a shooting in Lower Clapton that left two people in hospital last night.

A Windrush campaigner and former Hackney councillor is calling on MPs to deliver restorative justice to victims by making amendments to the Windrush Compensation Bill.

Hackney Conservatives are investigating after a Stamford Hill councillor said unregistered Jewish faith schools don't need Ofsted "giving children ideas" of homosexuality or atheism.

Dozens of traffic wardens in Hackney have voted to strike over pay and working conditions - after two workers had dogs set on them in the last three months.

Children attending unregistered Jewish faith schools will continue to be exposed to an "unacceptable" lack of safeguarding until the government changes the definition of a school, say frustrated council bosses.

A food co-op project launched on a Kentish Town estate has sparked a nationwide movement in the wake of the General Election result.

The New River is neither new, nor a river. Built when Shakespeare was alive, the aqueduct is Thames Water's oldest man-made asset, pre-dating some of London's more famous historic sites like Buckingham Palace and St Paul's Cathedral by decades.

The Eastenders set is famously based on a real Hackney square - and now an innovative project could see Hoxton inspire another soap opera.

Grassroots organisations set up to help people affected by the Windrush scandal are being urged to apply for funding.

Hackney Council has forced developers to keep to their word and not install a gate between St John at Hackney's churchyard and Mare Street.

Vicky Masters, the last mayoress of the former Metropolitan Borough of Hackney, has died aged 89.

Homeowners living on the River Lea in Upper Clapton are furious after councillors approved plans to convert a garage into an ice cream shop.

More pedestrians and cyclists are seriously or fatally injured in crashes in Hackney than any other borough, figures show.

A Finsbury Park nightclub has had its licence suspended after a bouncer "attacked a customer with a metal pole" in the early hours of Christmas Day.

Police are appealing for help in finding a pregnant woman missing from her home in Islington.

"Inspirational" Stoke Newington woman Irene Sinclair, one of the oldest people in the country, has died aged 111.

An electrical fault caused a fire above The Diner restaurant in Dalston on Sunday afternoon.

Six water fountains have been installed at leisure centres and libraries across Hackney as part of the council's effort to install 26 by 2022.

A late-night levy paid by Hackney businesses that serve alcohol after midnight funded a 10-week police operation that led to 120 arrests last year.

An old horse trough in Hoxton has been given Grade II listed status after one man spent two years investigating the origins a cryptic dedication carved into the stone.

Traders in Hackney's historic Well Street say Tesco failed to install a promised plaque to mark 100 years since its founder Jack Cohen opened his first market stall.

Homeowners in Upper Clapton have gone into meltdown over plans to turn a garage facing the River Lea towpath into an ice cream shop.

Three men were arrested in the early hours of Thursday morning after an attempted break-in at a suspected cannabis factory in Stoke Newington.

Two teenagers were stabbed during a fight in Shoreditch High Street in the early hours of Sunday morning.

The CEO of Hackney's NHS mental health trust has been appointed a CBE in the New Year's Honours list.

Police in Lower Clapton seized 27 suspected stolen bikes last week in a "chance find".

An ID and contactless payment card created by a Homerton woman has been accredited by the government after eight years in the works.

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