The Hackney Gazette is at the heart of the community.

The Hackney Gazette was founded in 1864. It’s one of London’s oldest and best local papers, covering a borough that is unrivalled in its diversity, culture and cutting-edge business.

The Gazette is a campaigning publication that champions what it believes in and celebrates the best of this borough.

We are particularly passionate about the right to a safe, secure home for everyone; fighting discrimination; giving a voice to ordinary people in the face of corporate and political interests; calling out hypocrisy and misinformation; scrutiny; and standing up to bullies and bigots.

Our investigation into the shocking cost and condition of temporary accommodation in Hackney won the legendary Paul Foot Award in 2017 and an Amnesty human rights prize in 2018, and the Gazette was shortlisted for weekly paper of the year at the News Awards 2017. Our work won us a mention in Parliament by Meg Hillier MP and saw us singled out for praise by Jeremy Corbyn at the 2018 Alternative MacTaggart Lecture at the Edinburgh TV Festival.

We have a specialist What’s On supplement each week picking the best of local food and drink, entertainments and culture.

We are based locally and pride ourselves on being the heart of Hackney – the place where different communities have their say, fight for their rights, find out about the work of the politicians representing them (both good and bad) and learn about local business, local history and first and foremost the issues that affect them – transport, homes, health, education, gentrification, employment, crime.

If you love Hackney, you’ll love the Hackney Gazette.


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