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A Haggerston gin distillery has branched out into producing hand sanitiser - and is now an official supplier for the Met to ensure its stocks don’t dry up during the coronavirus pandemic.

The impact of coronavirus on Homerton Hospital on staff has been like “having a major incident every day for the last two weeks” and presents a “high stress situation day-in day-out” for its frontline staff.

A theatre and community organisation that lost the majority of its income overnight due to coronavirus is now hosting drama and after school clubs online to support its young people.

We will bring you the latest updates from north London and the response of the authorities to the coronavirus crisis.

Cyclists are aiming to ensure vital food, medicine and other supplies are delivered to those most in need during the coronavirus crisis.

The heartbroken son of the NHS nurse who died in self-isolation after catching coronavirus from one of his patients has asked why his dad was never tested for the disease or given hospital treatment while he was alive - despite his family contacting the NHS for help five times when he couldn’t breathe.

Families across Hackney will be joining in a second Clap for Our Carers at 8pm tonight, as frontline staff at Homerton Hospital have thanked the community for the “wonderful support” people have already shown.

All of Hackney Council’s electricity is now supplied from renewable sources as part of its drive to tackle the climate emergency.

Police arrested five people on Wednesday morning in relation to a drug line run from Hackney to Norwich.

Crime & Court

Thu, 15:55

Police arrested five people on Wednesday morning in relation to a drug line run from Hackney to Norwich.

Thu, 14:17

Two men have been jailed for firearms offences after two people were shot in Chatsworth Road.

Mon, 19:10

Youth work is a vital tool used to support teenagers whether they are vulnerable, at risk of going down the wrong path or simply need help with homework.

Health

Yesterday, 18:53

The impact of coronavirus on Homerton Hospital on staff has been like “having a major incident every day for the last two weeks” and presents a “high stress situation day-in day-out” for its frontline staff.

Yesterday, 15:53

A theatre and community organisation that lost the majority of its income overnight due to coronavirus is now hosting drama and after school clubs online to support its young people.

Yesterday, 13:46

We will bring you the latest updates from north London and the response of the authorities to the coronavirus crisis.

Environment

Sunday, March 15, 2020

Hackney’s environment chief says he stands by the council’s “firm commitment” to tackling the climate emergency and looks forward to discussing its decarbonisation programme with activists.

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Extinction Rebellion (XR) activists are hosting a “farewell” party at the weekend to bid adieu to the garden they created on derelict council-owned land, where a second entrance to Hackney Central Station will soon be built.

Friday, March 6, 2020

Hackney Council has launched a campaign to highlight the impact fireplaces and wood burning stoves have on London’s toxic air.

Politics

Monday, March 23, 2020

A Hackney Labour councillor has stepped down from his role after starting a new job that doesn’t allow him to hold an elected role.

Boris Johnson has ordered pubs and restaurants close tonight as the government announced unprecedented measures to cover the wages of workers who would otherwise lose their jobs due to the coronavirus outbreak.

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Hackney Council says services are operating as usual, with a new group made up of cabinet members and senior officers launched to respond to coronavirus.

Education

Yesterday, 15:53

A theatre and community organisation that lost the majority of its income overnight due to coronavirus is now hosting drama and after school clubs online to support its young people.

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

A Hackney nursery will remain open during the Coronavirus lockdown offering reduced childcare costs for key workers as well as a nanny service for parents needing extra help.

Monday, March 23, 2020

Since readers can’t get to their local for their pub quiz fix, we’re bringing the pub quiz to them everyday this week.

Heritage

Thu, 10:24

I’ll be publishing daily updates from my north London flat, as the country adapts to a health crisis and a culture of “social distancing”.

Wed, 09:47

Under threat of closure, Mildmay Hospital will now be used to treat homeless patients recovering from Coronavirus and people with HIV/AIDS. The Shoreditch hospital’s staff are ready to help in the national effort, like the doctors and nurses of Mildmay before them, who cared for the sick and dying during epidemics that swept through east London and shook the world.

Mon, 14:22

An east London hospital faced with closure will help care for homeless people recovering from coronavirus – as well as those with acute HIV-related conditions

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