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Protesters blocked off Sheep Lane from Westgate Street to the Bush Road junction this afternoon over "dangerous levels" of air pollution outside London Fields Primary School.

"All of our animals could die. We could die. We have to be careful," a young pupil from Daubeney Primary School warned sombrely outside Hackney Town Hall today, on an unseasonably blazing hot September afternoon.

A mental health charity in Hackney has been given a £130,000 grant to help people navigate their Universal Credit applications.

Homeowners in Hackney are being urged to take advantage of a new scheme making it easier and cheaper to install solar panels.

Some 75 years have passed since the V2 bombings began the 'mini Blitz' in September 1944. Kim Willis interviews her great aunt Kathleen Bateman, who was a nurse at the Mothers', about her memories from the time, and the bombs that prompted her evacuation from the maternity hospital

People are demanding answers after their Upper Clapton block it went up in flames months after bosses deemed there was no "unacceptable" fire risk.

A domestic abuser with "vile and obnoxious views about women" has been jailed for two-and-a-half years after threatening to kill his girlfriend.

The Macbeth pub has had its hours cut back by Hackney Council's licensing chiefs, but is still allowed to host live gigs.

Cash-strapped councils are ditching charity clothes banks and favouring commercial companies who pay for the privilege - but not Hackney.

Crime & Court

Yesterday, 07:56

Police are appealing for witnesses who saw a man's leg broken when he was hit by a car in Stoke Newington.

Mon, 09:48

A hit-and-run driver in Stoke Newington left a young man in hospital with a serious leg injury on Saturday night.

Mon, 08:29

A rapper who ran a county lines drugs network out of Hackney has been jailed for 12 years and six months, with four accomplices also facing long stretches behind bars.

Health

Thursday, September 5, 2019

A community choir in east London created partly on the advice of doctors to help patients with mental issues is performing in the BBC Proms on Sunday.

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Mental health chiefs have highlighted the services available to anyone experiencing a crisis ahead of World Suicide Prevention Day.

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

A school that piloted a pioneering mental health programme won praise from the education secretary last month.

Environment

Protesters blocked off Sheep Lane from Westgate Street to the Bush Road junction this afternoon over "dangerous levels" of air pollution outside London Fields Primary School.

"All of our animals could die. We could die. We have to be careful," a young pupil from Daubeney Primary School warned sombrely outside Hackney Town Hall today, on an unseasonably blazing hot September afternoon.

Wed, 09:37

Council environment bosses are awaiting test results from water in Clapton Pond where 10 ducks were found dead last week.

Politics

Tue, 09:09

Arts and cultural organisations will share £90,000 from a new Shoreditch and Hoxton Arts Fund - created with a levy from developers building in the areas.

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Hackney South and Shoreditch MP Meg Hillier has formally thrown her hat into the ring to replace John Bercow as speaker of the House of Commons.

Monday, September 9, 2019

A Stamford Hill police officer has launched a breakfast club for fellow veterans after realising there was a lack of support available in Hackney.

Education

Tue, 19:22

Education secretary Gavin Williamson today told this paper he backed headteachers' right to exclude pupils, and touted a new wave of free schools for kids with special educational needs (SEND) - but wouldn't say whether he supported the school climate strikes.

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Children's artwork was smashed to pieces when vandals trashed an adventure playground in Homerton three times in a matter of days.

Monday, September 9, 2019

Governors and leaders have been blamed for letting Hackney New School lapse, after inspectors rated it inadequate across the board.

Heritage

09:58

Some 75 years have passed since the V2 bombings began the 'mini Blitz' in September 1944. Kim Willis interviews her great aunt Kathleen Bateman, who was a nurse at the Mothers', about her memories from the time, and the bombs that prompted her evacuation from the maternity hospital

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Tamara Stoll has filled a 250-page photo book with the stories of Ridley Road's traders - some of whom are descended from generations of stallholders. But she needs Hackney's help to get it into print. She speaks to Holly Chant

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

The iconic St Mary's Lodge in Stoke Newington will finally be redeveloped 14 years after being gutted in a fire.

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