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Yesterday, 17:12

Hackney Council is investigating how an elderly man came to die in the communal stairwell of a 19-storey tower block it manages, on the day that both lifts had been out of action.

The gates and a controversial slave trader statue at a Hoxton museum have been vandalised.

A volunteer project seeking to build a strong sense of community in Newington Green has been bringing people together during the coronavirus pandemic.

A Hackney artist will fund a series of outdoor artworks celebrating the borough’s diverse communities.

A Stoke Newington restaurant owner’s father has received a Freedom of the City of London award after raising £420,000 to help coronavirus victims across the world.

A teenager is fighting for his life in hospital after he was stabbed in Stamford Hill last night.

A Chigwell man is appealing for people who knew his Homerton friend to attend his funeral and give him “dignified send-off”.

Detectives are appealing for witnesses after two suspects riding a moped fired a gun in Lower Clapton last night.

A London-based charity is looking for local mentors to “make a real difference” for 30 children in Hackney.

Crime & Court

Yesterday, 16:01

The gates and a controversial slave trader statue at a Hoxton museum have been vandalised.

Yesterday, 09:59

A teenager is fighting for his life in hospital after he was stabbed in Stamford Hill last night.

Tue, 13:43

Detectives are appealing for witnesses after two suspects riding a moped fired a gun in Lower Clapton last night.

Health

Thursday, October 15, 2020

Hackney’s Mayor Philip Glanville has urged the government to fix its test and trace system, as cases soar in Hackney.

Thursday, October 15, 2020

North Londoners will wake up on Saturday to tighter Covid-19 restrictions.

Tuesday, October 13, 2020

A recovery-focused drug and alcohol misuse service in Hackney has opened for the community.

Environment

Wednesday, October 7, 2020

Wick Woodland’s paths have been transformed into “rivers” because of a burst Thames Water pipe.

Monday, September 28, 2020

More than 70 NHS doctors have called on the Prime Minister to pull the plug on plans to build a new incinerator to burn all of north London’s waste, claiming he could save more lives than they all would in their entire careers if he prevents the toxic emissions it would belch out.

Friday, September 25, 2020

Traffic filter vandals “with zero respect” have defaced planters and bollards in Hackney.

Politics

Thursday, October 15, 2020

Hackney’s Mayor Philip Glanville has urged the government to fix its test and trace system, as cases soar in Hackney.

Thursday, October 15, 2020

North Londoners will wake up on Saturday to tighter Covid-19 restrictions.

Tuesday, October 13, 2020

A Hackney MP criticised the government for “riding rough shod” over parliament and not being transparent with the public.

Education

Tue, 11:17

Pupils will learn more about Black British history in Hackney Schools following the introduction of a new curriculum.

Thursday, October 1, 2020

BAME children in Hackney are significantly more likely to be handed multiple fixed-term exclusions from school than their white peers, research has revealed.

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

An artisan distillery that was forced to shut down in east London when the Covid emergency began is restarting its gin school masterclasses to help people “keep their spirits up” under new 10pm curfew restrictions.

Heritage

Wednesday, October 14, 2020

In the gentle quiet of St Mary’s churchyard, behind Stoke Newington Church Street, stands a half-hidden tomb covered in leaves with the simply-carved name James Stephen barely visible.

Wednesday, October 7, 2020

A Homerton Cinema is celebrating Black History Month by screening films showcasing Black film-makers and stories.

Friday, October 2, 2020

Abney Park’s civilian war memorial has been given a professional clean ahead of the 80th anniversary of the Coronation Avenue bombing next week.

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