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Three unsung heroes of the Hackney community were honoured tonight at the I Love Hackney Mayor's Civic Awards.

Feminist radical action group Sisters Uncut are protesting outside Hackney Council's AGM tonight in support of two families left in a deserted Homerton block set to be demolished.

Finsbury Park station and surrounding roads were closed for an hour this evening due to an abandoned vehicle in Station Place.

Youngsters are being given the chance to kickstart their careers in healthcare thanks to a "takeover challenge" that launches next week.

Eastenders' famous set is based on a real Hackney square - and now youngsters in the borough are being given the chance to design a modern East End set for the soap.

Old Street roundabout as you know it will be no more from Bank Holiday Monday, when two-way traffic is introduced ahead of the huge project to pedestrianise the lethal junction.

Hackney has been chosen as the first "priority borough" for a charity project aiming to help kids report crime anonymously.

Transport chiefs have laid out their plans for a new cycle route from Hackney to the Isle of Dogs.

Daredevil brain injury survivors will climb 1000m to raise money for a Haggerston charity.

Giant, cursive graffiti stating: "The illusion of democracy" has been sprayed on the walls of a posh development overlooking the westbound platform at Dalston Kingsland Overground station.

A transformed community hall on a South Hackney estate opened with a day of live music, tree planting and mocktails.

The council wants more businesses to sign up to its innovative Hackney 100 programme and offer placements to youngsters.

A second teenager has been charged with the murder of Joshua White in Frampton Park Road last month.

Murder detectives have arrested a second person over the fatal stabbing of 15-year-old Tashaûn Aird in Stoke Newington.

Royal Mail is investigating fake stamps bearing Diane Abbott's face that have apparently been making their way around the postal network.

A man caught with £12,000 worth of crack cocaine and heroin during a raid at his home on the Woodberry Down Estate has been jailed.

All pupils at a Lower Clapton primary school will now be given free school lunches as part of a commitment to healthy food.

Parents have hit out at the council for raising nursery fees by up to 65 per cent - but the town hall says they will make childcare affordable for low-income families.

Hackney Council will formally object to TfL's plans for a new pedestrianised public space in the middle of Old Street roundabout.

A housing estate squat which was the source of drug use and anti-social behaviour has been boarded up by police, much to the relief of neighbours.

A Stoke Newington primary school found themselves up against Bruce Springsteen and Madonna in the iTunes charts this week, after teaming up with Take That's Mark Owen to record a single for a hospice charity.

Tenants in the railway arches sold by Network Rail last year were only offered support in the "final stages" of the sale process after pressure from a national campaign, an investigation has found.

Insufficient evidence of bullying, harassment and racism within a Hackney Council call centre means an independent investigator can take no action on the claims.

A woman was raped in Clissold Park in the early hours of this morning.

A group of fed up neighbours claiming "reckless" cyclists are knocking over children outside a block of flats in London Fields set up a road block in protest this morning.

Hackney will get an extra 100 council homes thanks to a grant from Sadiq Khan.

It might not sound appetising, but you're going to want to get your chops around a flam.

Murder detectives have arrested a 12th person over the death of father-of-five Steve Brown in Stoke Newington.

Police will review their decision to make no charges in the case of Bobby Awofeso, who died after being beaten up in an Upper Clapton bookmaker's last year.

A new choir for youngsters in Hackney will launch today after receiving the backing of Sadiq Khan.

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