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A theatre and community organisation that lost the majority of its income overnight due to coronavirus is now hosting drama and after school clubs online to support its young people.

All of Hackney Council’s electricity is now supplied from renewable sources as part of its drive to tackle the climate emergency.

Construction work on Hackney’s flagship estate regeneration will be suspended this week.

Controversial plans to redevelop Ridley Road Shopping Village were meant to be decided on by councillors on Wednesday but the meeting was postponed.

Youth work is a vital tool used to support teenagers whether they are vulnerable, at risk of going down the wrong path or simply need help with homework.

More than 50 homeless people have been housed by Hackney Council since the coronavirus lockdown began.

A new online tool has been launched to help communities find out which small businesses are providing vital supplies in their area during the coronavirus lockdown.

A relaunched community grant organisation has set up an emergency appeal to help organisations dealing with the impact of coronavirus.

Thousands of railway arch traders hit hard by coronavirus are celebrating after their landlord backed down and cancelled their rent for three months.

Seventy firefighters were called to a blaze in Charles Square off Old Street on Thursday morning.

A volunteer hub has been launched by Hackney Council in collaboration with local voluntary and community organisations to help coordinate support in the borough.

A woman in her 30s is in hospital after a car crash involving a police vehicle in Stoke Newington Road last night.

Thousands of railway arch tenants will go out of business unless their landlord agrees to cancel rather than defer rent during the coronavirus pandemic, traders have warned.

The top cop in Islington and Camden has told the “supposedly mature adults” ignoring social distancing guidelines to start listening so his officers don’t have to waste their time dishing out fines.

A charity that supports over 50s from LGBTQ+ communities has launched an emergency crowdfunder so it can train volunteers to use its telefriending service during the coronavirus pandemic.

Hackney’s market traders have been asked to suspend trading unless they sell food or essential household items after huge crowds flocked to stalls over the weekend.

A Hackney born pizza restaurant is now operating a takeaway and delivery service only due to the coronavirus crisis – and if you work for the NHS you get up to half off your order.

A Hackney Labour councillor has stepped down from his role after starting a new job that doesn’t allow him to hold an elected role.

A man has been charged with murdering a 57-year-old woman who was found dead in Upper Clapton.

The town hall has guaranteed that no council tenants suffering hardship as a result of coronavirus will be evicted.

Businesses in railway arches owned by The Arch Company can defer their rent if they are hit hard by the coronavirus crisis – but traders say the support offered is “nowhere near good enough”.

A Stoke Newington pair had to be treated by medics after mixing cleaning products produced chlorine gas.

A residents’ group on a Hackney estate is using its own funds to support vulnerable people affected by coronavirus.

Hackney Council says services are operating as usual, with a new group made up of cabinet members and senior officers launched to respond to coronavirus.

Services at St John at Hackney Church will be hosted on YouTube from this weekend after the Church of England suspended public worship due to coronavirus.

A plant-based community cookery school in Stoke Newington has paused its classes and launched a £30,000 fundraiser to run a free food delivery service for vulnerable people.

Hackney Foodbank is in desperate need of stock due to people panic buying – and it is urging people to set up their own food collection points.

Two much-loved indie bookshops in Hackney have taken the decision to close temporarily due to coronavirus – and are offering free delivery by bike instead.

Hundreds of community support groups have been launched across the country as neighbours offer support to one another during the coronavirus outbreak.

A school has been criticised for banning a young Black student from attending over his fade haircut – because its “sharp contrasts” in length breached its “appearance policy”.



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