Phone thieves are disguising themselves as commuting cyclists at rush hour by wearing hi-vis jackets and helmets, police have warned.

A housing charity that supports homeless people and those affected by social exclusion is hosting a winter auction as part of its 50th anniversary celebrations.

A burglar from Hackney has been convicted of murdering two pensioners in 1998 thanks to advances in DNA technology.

A cat went missing for two weeks after being mistaken for another lost pet in Clapton and handed over to the wrong owner.

Labour and the Lib Dems have selected their candidates to stand in the Clissold ward by-election next month.

A victim of the Windrush scandal from Lower Clapton died yesterday having received no compensation or apology.

You wouldn't know it walking past today, but in the early 1980s 225 Seven Sisters Road was the centre of the UK's emerging Black-Art scene.

A Halloween campaign that saw Stoke Newington residents scaring and caring has helped provide 1,265 meals for Hackney Foodbank.

A three-year battle between a housing association and campaigners over the redevelopment of an Upper Clapton estate ended this week with the approval of 73 new homes.

A tai chi teacher has shared the story of how the martial art helped her navigate difficult times in her life for National Stress Awareness Day.

A 21-year-old man has been charged with the murder of father-of-two Zakaria Abukar Sharif Ali outside a Shoreditch bar.

Not content with the biggest tree planting and water fountain projects in the UK, Hackney is now the first council to install a "reverse vending machine" on an estate.

A couple who have run a Homerton newsagent's for more than 40 years have decided to call it a day.

A council by-election will take place alongside the General Election after the resignation of Clissold ward councillor Ned Hercock for personal reasons.

A community group set up in response to serious youth violence in Hackney is hosting its second meeting next month.

Renters in Hackney are paying £6,000 a year more than they were in 2012, new figures show.

Six homes on a Hackney Wick development that were to be let for near market rate will now be social housing thanks to a grant from Hackney Council.

Hackney Council has unveiled its new publicly-owned energy services company, which will help deliver the ambitious decarbonisation pledges included in its climate emergency motion.

A sex offender from Lower Clapton who targeted girls on Snapchat and assaulted one victim in his car is facing jail.

A Kingsland Road church is being evicted by the Diocese of London after 39 years due to a "lack of investment" - but they say they have spent thousands renovating the historic building.

A man has spoken of the terrifying moment he learnt his Homerton block was on fire - because he could feel the heat in his bedroom.

Locals in Stamford Hill are set to ask councillors to remove a £20,000 cycle lane on CS1 because of the "severe impact" it is having on the community.

The incredible life stories of elders from Hackney's diverse communities have been documented through a commemorative booklet and a series of short films.

Homeowners have been reassured there is no health and safety issue arising from the fact the water tank storage room in their block is covered in pigeon fouling.

Dozens of households on a Hoxton estate are being asked to shower at the nearby Britannia Leisure Centre because 45C oily water is coming out of their cold taps.

Rogue landlords in the three most problem-hit areas of Hackney have been warned they have nowhere to hide after the council launched a crackdown on poor conditions.

Traders across the UK's railway arches still fear steep rent increases despite their landlord's vow to put them first.

He's one of the hardest working councillors in the country when it comes to tackling the climate emergency - and even in his spare time Jon Burke walks around Hackney confronting idling drivers.

Transport chiefs have published their latest proposals for a new Cycleway linking Dalston and Walthamstow.

A violent rapist from Stoke Newington who attacked his victim with a hammer before sexually assaulting her has today been jailed for 13 years.


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