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Opponents to an off-licence’s bid to sell alcohol until 4.30am have cited the “horrendous murder” of Zakaria Bukar Sharif Ali as an example of the “awful consequences of inadequate controls of late night drinking” in Shoreditch.

Hackney Council is appealing for unwanted toys that are clogging up cupboards to give to less privileged children – which they say will not only help de-clutter homes, but ensure toys are put to good use rather than in the bin.

Friday, December 14, 2018

A music teacher has launched a crowdfunding campaign to take music lessons to children in poorer areas on a double-decker bus.

Friday, December 14, 2018

Hackney Wick FC founder Bobby Kasanga has been recognised as an unsung hero of grassroots sport at a star-studded ceremony in central London.

Friday, December 14, 2018

The majority of ticket offices at London Overground stations in Hackney could be saved from closure.

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Detectives have released CCTV footage of a man they want to speak to over the murder of Zakaria Bukar Sharif Ali, who was stabbed to death in Kingsland Road after a night out.

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Annie Nicholson’s wearable art has a “tongue-in-cheek” element – but behind the humour lies a personal tragedy.

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Test results have revealed bricks were never fixed correctly to the outside of Bridport House – finally solving the mystery why the council tower block is defective seven years after construction.

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Hackney Council has defended its decision to fund a memorial to Rashan Charles at a Dalston youth club.

Sport

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Arsenal fans have gone into meltdown after it was announced on Monday that the second leg of their round of 32 match-up against BATE Borisov will be played on Wednesday, February 20 with a 5pm kick off.

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Leyton Orient and Dagenham & Redbridge have both been handed away ties in the second round of the FA Trophy.

Leading German newspaper BILD have slammed Arsenal duo Mesut Ozil and Bernd Leno following Arsenal’s 3-2 defeat to Southampton on Sunday.

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The Europa League draw has been made. Read on to find out who Unai Emery’s Arsenal will face in the last 32 in February.

Arsenal will learn their Europa League fate on Monday afternoon as the draw for the round of 32 will be made.

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The draw for the round of 16 of this season’s UEFA Champions League has been made

The O’s head coach opted against giving youngster Sam Sargeant an opportunity against Beaconsfield Town

The Argentinian secured his 100th Premier League win as Spurs boss on Saturday

The NR F1 Podcast reviews the 2018 Formula 1 season – with Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes top of the pile, plus some exiting developments awaiting in 2019.

Hidden Homeless Campaign

Thursday, November 22, 2018

A rough sleeper being treated in hospital faces the stark choice of returning to a ‘building site’ B&B - or discharge to the streets.

Psychotic residents banging on doors in the middle of the night, drug dealing, prostitution and excrement in the corridor. Now a health watchdog has slammed dire conditions in Hackney homeless hostels. Emma Youle reports

Hackney Council has been forced to apologise to a single mum and offer her a payout after bungling her homeless application.

Entertainment

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A high energy return to form for Susie McKenna’s legendary annual outing of gliz, hilarity and joy

Alistair Coleman, author of the hit book Angry People in Local Newspapers, has been speaking with Layth Yousif about the cult publication about to reach the bestsellers lists...

Does anyone need another Neil Young live album? Well, yes as it happens…

An inventive production of John Masefield’s 30s fantasy children’s novel needs more brutal editing to truly shine

Take a look at the production images of Hackney Empire’s pantomime for 2018 – Aladdin – on now until Sunday January 6.

While the big guy in red makes his list and checks it twice, check out a selection of the finest festive events coming your way.

Warm, accessible and poppy alt-folk set gets some worthwhile extras thrown in.

Sheffield rock band Bring Me The Horizon have today been announced as a headline act for All Points East 2019.

Christine and the Queens has been announced as the latest headliner of All Points East 2019.

The street food specialists bring an expanded menu and cocktails to their slick new digs on the High Street.

With party season threatening to break out at any moment, Netil Market has announced four special Christmas-themed events taking place in December.

WGC’s central force bows out with a moving, cerebral set of alt-country fitting of his legacy.

Jo Trew enjoys the latest offering from the Arcola Theatre, a fresh adaption of Mikhail Lermontov’s 19th century novel.

Hackney recorder virtuoso Lydia Gosnell, with quartet Palisander, won joint first prize at the inaugural Early Music Young Ensemble Competition this month.

Wireless Festival promoters say reducing bass levels at the event and finishing half-an-hour earlier would put it out of business and is appealing Haringey Council’s restrictions.

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