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Yesterday, 14:38

Police officers have reassured the mother of a newborn baby who left him abandoned on a doorstep that she is "not in trouble", in a bid to track her down and offer her help.

A discharged army officer who groomed and formed relationships with underage school girls online has been jailed for seven years.

Hackney's first Beauty Bank at The Castle Cinema in Homerton by a local volunteer.

Police have warned the public to dial 999 immediately if they spot a John Howard Centre patient who absconded from the medium secure unit four days ago.

A man has been charged with murder, after a Polish man in his 60s was stabbed to death in Upper Clapton.

A murder investigation is underway following a fatal stabbing in Upper Clapton last night.

January is the month when Hackney and Islington's front gardeners show that they truly appreciate the finer things in life, in particular its olfactory pleasures, writes Will McCallum, Greenpeace UK, Newington Green.

A judge at the Old Bailey has apologised to the family of Tashaûn Aird, after sentencing of the three teenagers found guilty of killing him was delayed today because the probation service has still not completed a report into one of them who is said to be a victim of "modern slavery".

An Orthodox Jewish faith school where youngsters aren't learning the basics of how to speak, read or write English is providing a "poor standard of education in secular subjects", according to Ofsted inspectors.

Crime & Court

Yesterday, 16:40

A discharged army officer who groomed and formed relationships with underage school girls online has been jailed for seven years.

Yesterday, 12:56

Police have warned the public to dial 999 immediately if they spot a John Howard Centre patient who absconded from the medium secure unit four days ago.

Yesterday, 10:15

A man has been charged with murder, after a Polish man in his 60s was stabbed to death in Upper Clapton.

Health

Yesterday, 14:38

Police officers have reassured the mother of a newborn baby who left him abandoned on a doorstep that she is "not in trouble", in a bid to track her down and offer her help.

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Susan Smith reversed her type 2 diabetes and lost over five stone three years ago after joining a local Slimming World group at the Stoke Newington's Old Fire Station on Leswin Road.

Thursday, January 16, 2020

A pub worker from The Star by Hackney Downs will be trained in mental health first aid in a London-wide project.

Environment

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Volunteers are being sought to help plant 6,500 edible trees on Hackney Marshes, as part of Hackney Council's commitment to plant 36,000 trees in the next two years.

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Stoke Newington School and Sixth Form celebrated its new state-of-the-art theatre renovation with a sold out performance of the musical Oliver.

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

The New River is neither new, nor a river. Built when Shakespeare was alive, the aqueduct is Thames Water's oldest man-made asset, pre-dating some of London's more famous historic sites like Buckingham Palace and St Paul's Cathedral by decades.

Politics

Thursday, January 23, 2020

A Windrush campaigner and former Hackney councillor is calling on MPs to deliver restorative justice to victims by making amendments to the Windrush Compensation Bill.

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Dozens of traffic wardens in Hackney have voted to strike over pay and working conditions - after two workers had dogs set on them in the last three months.

Saturday, January 4, 2020

Thieves have targeted businesses in Hackney more than 2,500 times in two years - but just a tenth of offences are leading to any action.

Education

Friday, January 24, 2020

An Orthodox Jewish faith school where youngsters aren't learning the basics of how to speak, read or write English is providing a "poor standard of education in secular subjects", according to Ofsted inspectors.

Friday, January 24, 2020

Shouts of "shame" were heard in the council chamber as mayor Phil Glanville read out homophobic words written by a Conservative councillor singling him out for his sexual orientation.

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Hackney Conservatives are investigating after a Stamford Hill councillor said unregistered Jewish faith schools don't need Ofsted "giving children ideas" of homosexuality or atheism.

Heritage

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

A baby weighing 11lb was born at Homerton Hospital, the Gazette reported this week 60 years ago.

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

A ferocious fighting dog savaged a volunteer police woman, the Gazette reported this week 30 years ago.

Monday, January 20, 2020

A Clapton nurse who moved to Hackney from Jamaica in the 1950s has died aged 101.

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