Hackney has the third highest coronavirus mortality rate in England and Wales, according to the Office for National Statistics.

A group of squatters say they have been “left on the street” in the middle of the coronavirus pandemic after being evicted from a Hackney Wick building by security guards and police.

A pizza restaurant is honouring local heroes who have gone above and beyond the call of duty during the coronavirus lockdown with a year’s supply of free pizza.

Hackney’s mayor has told the government to abandon plans to give first-time buyers discount on new homes at the expense of social housing.

Homerton Hospital has now discharged 250 coronavirus patients, with fewer than 40 people still being treated for the virus.

Tributes have poured in for Jermaine Wright, a “giant of Hackney Marshes football” who has died aged 46 after contracting coronavirus.

Trade groups representing small businesses across London have called on chancellor Rishi Sunak to help thousands of firms who are missing out on government support.

Hackney Council’s equalities lead has called for an independent review into the impact of the government’s coronavirus response on the borough’s diverse communities.

One thousand mobile phones, 100 laptops, cash and a sword were seized by officers targeting moped crime when they arrested a wanted man.

Private tenants who are threatening a rent strike after being refused a blanket 20 per cent reduction have been told they will be taken to court if they do not back down.

Emergency road safety measures from the council will see pavements widened and parking suspended in areas where social distancing is proving difficult.

The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Hackney and the City has risen by 29 in the past week to 597.

The man who died after being attacked in Dalston on Saturday lunchtime has been named as local man Jay John, 27.

Two men have been arrested on suspicion of murder after a woman was found dead in a Lower Clapton car park.

Broadway Market will have increased police presence this weekend to make sure people stick to social distancing guidance – after huge crowds gathered to enjoy cocktails in the weekend sunshine.

Plans for the third phase of the flagship Woodberry Down Estate regeneration have been approved – with almost double the number of social homes as originally proposed.

Seven people have been charged with drug offences after dawn raids on the Woodberry Down Estate and in Stamford Hill.

A man has died after being assaulted in Dalston on Saturday lunchtime.

Private tenants in Stoke Newington are threatening a rent strike after being refused a discount during the coronavirus lockdown – as thousands of people face going into arrears and fears of mass evictions grow.

Hackney Council has rubbished claims there has been a lack of transparency regarding the plans to redevelop Ridley Road Shopping Village.

Seven north London have reaffirmed their support for a new waste incinerator in Edmonton after calls from Extinction Rebellion for the project to be paused over soaring costs.

The first coronavirus patient to be discharged from Homerton Hospital after leaving intensive care has thanked NHS staff for saving her life and says she cannot wait to see her family.

Police arrested seven people on suspicion of drug offences after carrying out dawn raids on the Woodberry Down Estate and in Stamford Hill.

A fundraiser has been launched to support members of the Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) communities who have lost loved ones to coronavirus.

Police have released a CCTV image of a man they want to speak after a teenage girl was sexually assaulted on the W15 bus.

Another 20 people with coronavirus have died at Homerton Hospital in the past week, as the number of cases in Hackney and the City hits 568.

A taskforce has been set up to work with Stamford Hill’s Charedi community after complaints of social distancing breaches at daily outdoor prayer meetings.

A charity that has had to scrap its 50th birthday celebrations has had some welcome news after being nominated for a top UK award.

A 78-year-old Homerton Hospital support worker who “refused to retire” is one of two staff members to die over the weekend after contracting coronavirus.

An NHS doctor fighting coronavirus was two hours late for work on Friday morning after his tyres were slashed outside his De Beauvoir home.


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