The polls are open and the people of Hackney can now vote in the general election.

All Hackney South and Shoreditch candidates attended the Extinction Rebellion Climate hustings at The Urswick School on Thursday night.

Penalty charge notices issued by Hackney Council skyrocketed in 2018/19 - but some of those who paid up might have been able to challenge them.

A special election hustings themed on the enviroment was organised for Hackney North and Stoke Newington candidates at a packed-out Mildmay Club in Newington Green last night. Emma Bartholomew was there

Tributes have been paid to former Hackney Labour councillor Muriel Purkiss, who has died.

Ben Mathis, who up until last night had been running as the Liberal Democrat candidate for Hackney North and Stoke Newington, has been suspended from his party over "clearly offensive" tweets.

Labour and the Lib Dems have selected their candidates to stand in the Clissold ward by-election next month.

A victim of the Windrush scandal from Lower Clapton died yesterday having received no compensation or apology.

Children as young as six quizzed Diane Abbott on everything from Boris Johnson to education funding and post-Brexit European travel yesterday afternoon.

A council by-election will take place alongside the General Election after the resignation of Clissold ward councillor Ned Hercock for personal reasons.

MP Meg Hillier is out of the race to take over from John Berkow as Speaker of the House of Commons.

Sixteen neighbourhoods in Hackney are classed as among the 10pc most 'deprived' in England, according to new government figures.

Hackney's deputy mayor, Cllr Feryal Clark is set to stand as an MP in Enfield North.

MP Meg Hillier isn't optimistic that the action that's needed to halt global warming above 1.5 degrees - which scientists now say is needed to avert a climate catastrophe - will come to pass through legislation any time soon.

A raft of green measures brought in at the Homerton Hospital have seen its operator scoop a national award.

He's one of the hardest working councillors in the country when it comes to tackling the climate emergency - and even in his spare time Jon Burke walks around Hackney confronting idling drivers.

Hackney Council is holding an event for the borough's European citizens and independent businesses concerned about Brexit.

Tribute have been paid to Geoff Taylor, the former Hackney speaker and councillor for 16 years who has died aged 70.

Town hall officers have been busy clearing up 1,500 planning enforcement cases dating back to 2001.

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.

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.

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

The Hackney Green Party has announced its candidates to challenge Labour in two of its safest parliamentary seats in England.

Hackney Council is braced for potential civil unrest and shortages of fuel, food and essential medicines if a "potentially catastrophic" No Deal Brexit ever goes ahead.

Hackney Green Party protested outside the town hall last week over the protracted redevelopment of the Woodberry Down Estate.

A "pop-up" mall in Shoreditch has applied to extend its booze licence as ex-tenants have told of their struggle to stay afloat.

The council has been permanently banned from publishing its fortnightly freesheet Hackney Today for good after a judge threw out its appeal.

A scam letter demanding money from council tenants is doing the rounds in Hackney.

Islington's highest ranking police officer is "acutely conscious" of the violent crime wave gripping Finsbury Park and has pledged do something about it.

Sadiq Khan urged east Londoners to be proud that the biggest investment in the capital's cultural industry for more than 100 years is being built on their doorsteps.

This old tram shed in Hackney Wick that's been used as a storage depot for the past 60 years is about to be turned into a vibrant community hub.

Works to overhaul Old Street roundabout have angered motorists due to "chock-a-block traffic" - but transport bosses have urged the public to sit tight while the vital project is finished and finessed.

A Homerton artist received a letter of thanks from 10 Downing Street on Tuesday after sending prime minister Theresa May a print of his latest work - The Brexit Note.

A campaign has been started to raise the cash for what might be the world's first hand-cracked rolling footbridge planned for a disused dock on the River Lea.

A five-year-old schoolgirl organised a protest for action against climate change at Hackney town hall on Friday.

TV historian Dan Cruikshank is spearheading a campaign to stop an historic 18th century Huguenot silkworker's house in Shoreditch being bulldozed to make way for a luxury block of flats.

A switcharound in the Hackney Council cabinet has seen the increasingly divisive transport portfolio change hands.

Eastenders' famous set is based on a real Hackney square - and now youngsters in the borough are being given the chance to design a modern East End set for the soap.

Floating islands are literally being launched on the Regent's Canal to help east London's wildlife flourish.

Voters will elect 73 members to represent the UK in the European Parliament on Thursday.

Three people have died at homeless hostel the Shuttleworth Hotel in the space of eight weeks this year, the Gazette has learned.

Police have deployed an extra seven officers in Finsbury Park as part of ongoing efforts to stamp out rampant drug dealing and antisocial behaviour.

Insufficient evidence of bullying, harassment and racism within a Hackney Council call centre means an independent investigator can take no action on the claims.

A staggering rise in Hackney's food bank use has been revealed in "scandalous" data published by The Trussell Trust today.

A pair of prominent figures in Hackney's ultra-orthodox Jewish community have defended signing a controversial open letter amidst criticism from an LGBT+ Jewish group.

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