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Alcohol is now temporarily banned in London Fields Park following weeks of “unacceptably” high levels of litter, public urination and disturbance to residents living nearby.

An injunction and possession order to remove protesters ‘occupying’ The Happy Man Tree in Woodberry Down has been given the green light.

Grassroots music venues in Hackney have warned they could face closure without a government support package.

Twenty more roads in Hackney will shut to through-traffic amid the coronavirus crisis.

Hackney Council has resumed face-to-face registration services - but has warned there is a “significant backlog” of 2,000 births and 500 marriage ceremonies - after coronavirus restrictions forced them to close for the past three months.

Cameras will start enforcing the closure of an important thoroughfare in Hackney from next week.

A Hackney nature reserve has appealed for help to get back on its feet following the coronavirus pandemic.

An application for a new gambling games shop near Finsbury Park has been rejected.

Hackney Council has applied for an injunction to remove peaceful protestors living in the 150-year-old Happy Man Tree in Woodberry Down.

A judicial review in the high court is being sought over the failure of the director of public prosecutions (DPP) to investigate alleged breaches of lockdown rules by the prime minister’s adviser, Dominic Cummings.

A petition to create traffic-free routes across Hackney has reached 800 signatures.

A statue of a slave trader in Hackney is now specifically under review.

Hackney council has pledged to help make carers more visible for National Carers Week.

A Willesden Green man has launched a crowdfunder to pay for a judicial review into why Dominic Cummings has not been penalised for breaking lockdown laws.

Hackney Council has launched a review into the naming of public spaces following the toppling of a statue celebrating a slave trader in Bristol.

“Confusing” governmental lockdown advice has led to some businesses in Hackney encouraging street drinking, which has exacerbated a spike in anti-social behaviour.

A spate of unauthorised events has prompted Hackney Council to apply for a court injunction to police a green space.

The ban on evictions has been extended by the government for another two months amid the Covid-19 crisis.

Hackney Council’s response to the coronavirus pandemic and issues in the borough under lockdown will be the subjects of a live online Q&A.

Hackney Council has been criticised for cleaning graffiti supporting the Black Lives Matter movement.

MP Diane Abbott has called on people to demand a public inquiry the coronavirus crisis’s disproportionate impact on black and minority ethnic (BAME) communities.

The Hackney South and Shoreditch MP has branded Dominic Cummings’ controversial justification for travelling during lockdown as “incredibly damaging”.

Hackney, Camden and Barnet Councils are working with the government on the new ‘test and trace’ coronavirus system.

Hundreds of Hackney leaseholders are living with “considerable stress and anxiety” as they battle building owners, mortgage lenders and the government over the removal of potentially dangerous cladding.

The mayor of Hackney has written to the government to express his “deep concerns” over the possible reopening of schools in June.

MP Meg Hillier wants Hackney to be the next area to pilot the government’s new Covid-19 track and trace app.

Hackney volunteers are calling for a ‘monumental shift’ in how to tackle local health inequality in the borough.

Hackney Council would like to hear from residents about the impact the ongoing coronavirus pandemic is having on their lives.

The Hackney community are being urged to continue staying a safe two metres apart as some park facilities reopen amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Referrals to Hackney Council’s Domestic Abuse Intervention Service (DAIS) have increased by 60 per cent during lockdown, from around 25 cases per week to almost 40.

Meg Hillier, MP for Hackney South and Shoreditch, says Boris Johnson’s announcement of the government’s new lockdown rules begs more questions than it answers.

Hackney North and Stoke Newington MP Diane Abbott has branded the government’s lockdown easing plan “clearly muddled”.

Hackney council is facing a £19 million funding shortfall during the coronavirus lockdown.

Emergency road safety measures will see a key route in Hackney closed to through-traffic.

Work from home “wherever possible”, wear a face mask and “do not expect to return to the transport network you were used to before” – that’s the message from Transport for London (TfL) after Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced an easing of lockdown restrictions for workers in some industries on Sunday evening.

A mobile coronavirus testing centre is returning to Dalston.

Voluntary organisations on the frontline of Hackney’s response to the Covid-19 outbreak can now apply for grants of up to £5,000.

Former engineering apprentice Elliot Dervish went back to his old college to design a gadget to keep his mum safe while she’s on duty in an NHS hospital during the coronavirus emergency.

Over £370,000 will be invested in Hackney’s voluntary and community sector (VCS), as part of a coronavirus support package outlined at an emergency cabinet meeting this month.

Local government secretary Robert Jenrick announced on April 18 an additional £1.6 billion of new funding for councils as they respond to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.

More cash is being ploughed into east London foodbanks to make sure they are well stocked for families having to rely on them more and more during the coronavirus lockdown.

Thousands of schoolchildren are at risk of going hungry over the Easter school holidays during the pandemic because they aren’t eligible for the government’s food voucher scheme, it has emerged.

Boris Johnson is on the mend and “sitting up in bed” the chancellor has confirmed.

Boris Johnson is “responding to treatment” in a London hospital as he battles coronavirus, Downing Street has said.

Angry members of the public are taking legal action over the closure of Victoria Park during the pandemic which they claim is unlawful.


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