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Wednesday, August 7, 2019

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.

A Mare Street pub will be brewing a "mojito beer" dedicated to Diane Abbott this week to show its support for the MP who was pictured drinking on the Overground.

A former union rep at Hackney Council has lost her employment tribunal in which she accused bosses of racist, sexist and disability discrimination.

A Conservative party election agent has been charged with 14 offences relating to nomination forms for Hackney candidates in the local elections last year.

The Hackney Empire cancelled a concert the day before it was to be played after its lead performer - a member of the Turkish parliament - was judged to represent divisive values.

Talks between a union and Hackney Council over school bus driver contracts have broken down, with more strike action now planned.

Thousands of Hackney council houses bought by tenants since 2000 have since been sold privately, making homeowners hundreds of millions of pounds in profit.

More than 32,000 people in Hackney have signed a Brexit petition calling for Britain to revoke Article 50 and remain in the European Union (EU).

A woman shooting drugs in the street in front of children and persistently flouting court orders for four years banning her from housing estates in Bethnal Green has been jailed.

A motion passed by Labour members at the Hackney North constituency meeting last night has sparked a backlash by calling on the party's national executive to reject accusations it is institutionally racist.

A heated exchange enlivened the Town Hall chamber this week as Hackney Council's budget for 2019-2020 was debated, with Labour accusing the Tory's criticisms of conjuring feelings of "groundhog day".

Unions have pulled out of an independent investigation into allegations of bullying, racism and harassment at Hackney Council - accusing town hall chiefs of "consistently undermining the process".

Council tax is set to rise for the fourth consecutive year in Hackney as town hall chiefs prepare to deal with £30million of additional government cuts by 2022.

Hackney councillors received no training in bullying and harassment in 2018 because none of them booked a place on the course - which was scrapped as a result.

Hackney Council has spent a whopping £2million to keep former employees quiet in the last five years, the Gazette can reveal.

The Tory candidate for mayor of London has condemned a "horrific" homophobic "acid attack" in Dalston, after its cowardly perpetrators were jailed last month.

The Office of National Statistics (ONS) has chosen Tower Hamlets as one of two London boroughs that will help the agency rehearse for the 2021 census.

Members of the Hackney South and Shoreditch Labour party have voted "overwhelmingly" to support unions' campaign against the council's sacking of a shop steward.

Hundreds of council workers could strike after a union rep at the centre of the town hall's bullying row lost an appeal over her sacking.

This statement was submitted by the Hackney North and Stoke Newington Labour Party and we reproduce it here in full.

Councillors want the Prime Minister to rule out a "no deal" Brexit and extend Article 50 if needed.

The first steps in getting into healthcare careers are being made for students and secondary pupils across east London with today's launch of a programme "to secure the future of the NHS".

The Tory party chief on Hackney Council is getting a pay rise as the leader of the sole opposition.

The London Assembly member for Hackney, Islington and Waltham Forest has announced she will not contest her seat in the next election after 20 years service.

Vulnerable children from Hackney and Islington are being groomed to deal drugs hundreds of miles away - and rented out to gangs.

Unions' campaign to stamp out an alleged culture of bullying and racism at the town hall has won the backing of Labour members in one Hackney ward.

Drivers of Hackney's school buses are threatening strike action in the new term in a row over split-shift payments.

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