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Yesterday, 13:37

Former Arsenal player Jérémie Aliadière joined Hackney mayor Phil Glanville and youngsters for a footie match when he came to open a new sports pitch in Woodberry Down.

Families face being made homeless because builders are now running a year behind schedule completing a block of London Fields flats.

A man is fighting for his life after being shot by police responding to reports that a suspect was “armed with knives and making threats to kill”.

Kaan Aslan was chased down and stabbed through the heart by thugs armed with swords in retribution for a gang attack on the brother of the man now on trial for his murder, the Old Bailey heard today.

A new neighbourhood is a step closer to being built after planning chiefs gave a multi-million pound scheme the green light.

Old Street and Clerkenwell Road will be shut to through traffic if ambitious new plans to make the area safer for cyclists and pedestrians go ahead.

A bid to turn “what was someone’s house till a few months ago” into a club has been rejected after dozens of neighbours complained organisers had already been breaching licensing conditions and “plaguing” them with “breathtakingly loud music” until the early hours.

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More than a century after the stars of music hall graced its stage, the Rosemary Branch Tavern on the Regent’s Canal is bringing it back for two special nights.

Crime & Court

Yesterday, 08:53

A man is fighting for his life after being shot by police responding to reports that a suspect was “armed with knives and making threats to kill”.

Tue, 16:24

Kaan Aslan was chased down and stabbed through the heart by thugs armed with swords in retribution for a gang attack on the brother of the man now on trial for his murder, the Old Bailey heard today.

Mon, 08:33

Police have released CCTV footage of the moment a cyclist was kicked off his bike by a male attacker – leaving him fighting for his life in hospital one week on.

Health

Friday, March 15, 2019

Health campaigners have urged Hackney Council to oppose the rollout of a digital GP service – saying it could undermine traditional doctors’ practices across the borough.

Friday, March 15, 2019

Hackney Council wants to hear the views, experiences and knowledge of people with autism and their parents, friends, carers and relatives to help make the borough more autism-friendly.

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Mums and dads had a tough time keeping pace with their toddlers when East London Little Ladies football took to the field.

Environment

Old Street and Clerkenwell Road will be shut to through traffic if ambitious new plans to make the area safer for cyclists and pedestrians go ahead.

Thursday, March 7, 2019

A much-loved community garden on a Shoreditch estate has been ripped up by council officers because the person who created it doesn’t live there.

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

A row about whether road closures will increase air pollution in Stoke Newington Church Street resurfaced at a council meeting last week.

Politics

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

A woman shooting drugs in the street in front of children and persistently flouting court orders for four years banning her from housing estates in Bethnal Green has been jailed.

Friday, March 1, 2019

A motion passed by Labour members at the Hackney North constituency meeting last night has sparked a backlash by calling on the party’s national executive to reject accusations it is institutionally racist.

Friday, March 1, 2019

A heated exchange enlivened the Town Hall chamber this week as Hackney Council’s budget for 2019-2020 was debated, with Labour accusing the Tory’s criticisms of conjuring feelings of “groundhog day”.

Education

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Thursday, March 14, 2019

Gazette photographer Siorna was out and about in Hackney last week to capture the best World Book Day costumes

Thursday, March 14, 2019

The Gazette was out and about taking photos of youngsters who dressed up to mark World Book Day on Thursday – and we have a pull-out picture special in the centre of today’s edition.

Heritage

Mon, 11:10

More than a century after the stars of music hall graced its stage, the Rosemary Branch Tavern on the Regent’s Canal is bringing it back for two special nights.

Thursday, March 14, 2019

Sue Selfe is behind a campaign to put a blue plaque where Anthony Newley grew up in Stamford Hill, to mark 20 years since his death. She tells Emma Bartholomew about their love affair and life-long friendship.

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Three years ago, staff at The Rio were sifting through various trinkets, paperwork and memorabilia from the cinema’s past when they found something extraordinary.

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