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A decision whether to grant a Dalston bakery a licence to sell alcohol until 4.30am will be made tonight.

Police are trying to work out whether one, two or three people were injured last night in a reported drive-by shooting at a memorial marking the second anniversary of Rashan Charles' death.

Thousands of people joined in free activities from making puppets to hula hooping en-masse at this year's Dalston Children's Festival.

At a time when posters were the best way of sharing ideas but printing was pricey, a workshop in Lenthall helped ordinary people with campaigns from Gay Liberation to anti-racism and feminism. Emma Bartholomew finds out more

Yared Markos tells Emma Bartholomew how he set up a stall selling coffee shipped over from his native Ethiopia, and about his new Bradbury Street cafe

Gang police are appealing for information after a teenager was shot in his buttocks "by a masked gunman".

The family and friends of Abraham Badru made an emotional plea to help trace who killed him as they marched from where he was shot in Dalston to Hackney Town Hall today.

The heartbroken mother of Abraham Badru is calling for others to march with her appealing for witnesses to his murder to mark what would have been his 28th birthday.

Dalston-based writer Lauren Ace has taken home one of Waterstones' most coveted child fiction awards for her debut book: The Girls. We spoke to the author about the book's themes of friendship, female empowerment and celebrating our diversity.

Richard Bruce, a Labour councillor for Dalston ward from 1982 to 1990, has died.

An apiarist has warned restaurateurs and recyclers to thoroughly wash out all honey containers, or risk outbreaks of a disease that can kill off whole colonies of bees.

A Dalston fashion designer has refused to bow to pressure from a Hindu statesman who is demanding she withdraw her swimsuit range adorned with images of the protective mother goddess Durga.

Hackney Council has defended its decision to fund a memorial to Rashan Charles at a Dalston youth club.

The Green Party staged a demo outside a council consultation about the future of Dalston on Tuesday night, urging them to "get tough on developers".

Town hall chiefs are inviting people to tell them about their "ambitions" for Dalston on Tuesday night.

A woman has been arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to murder Abraham Badru, who was shot dead just yards from his mother's home in Dalston eight months ago.

Each week, the Gazette takes to the streets to unearth something being manufactured right here in Hackney. This week we visit Anna Traut's HQ in Dalston where she makes her fluffy cushions.

Murder victim Abraham Badru's mother Ronke tells Emma Bartholomew why she is convinced his death is retribution for testifying against gang rapists in court, and why she is angry with police and the council for not helping her family move out of Hackney

The Rio Cinema in Dalston has been nominated for two gongs, including a Cinema of the Year title, at the national Screen Awards for the first time.

A frail pensioner whose home was flooded with raw sewage has been moved back in by the housing association - even though the foul stench still remains.

Emma Bartholomew hears from John Tomaszewski, 94, who is possibly the last remaining survivor who lived in Dalston's German Orphanage. He recounts how it was closed down by the British government after a teacher was rumbled recruiting boy scouts for the Hitler Youth Movement

Each week, the Gazette takes to the streets to unearth something being manufactured right here in Hackney. This week we visit Noel Stewart at Dalston's Ridley Road Studios where he "makes people's hat dreams come true".

Each week, the Gazette takes to the streets to unearth something being manufactured right here in Hackney. This week we hear the Botanical Boys' terrarium gardens.

A film screening at the Rio on Saturday will mark the International Day of the Disappeared, which highlights the fate of those imprisoned under poor conditions and in places unknown to their relatives or legal representatives.

This month is the first anniversary of the untimely and avoidable death of Rashan Charles.

Rashan Charles had been arrested on suspicion of dealing class A drugs a month before his death, an inquest into his death has heard.

Jodhi May became the youngest ever recipient of the best actress award at the Cannes Film Festival, aged 12.

As the Kingsland Waste market is about to relaunch in July, Emma Bartholomew looks back at the market which started out as a tool market over a century ago, where you could buy TV sets that "never worked" and a man called Flash would sell the latest in gingham shirts

Bosses at Dalston Superstore have slammed inaccurate reports in the national press that Sunday's suspected acid attack happened outside the gay nightclub.

Mariama Kamara wants people to know there's more to Sierra Leone than "the civil war, Ebola and mudslides".

A Dalston vicar asked parishioners to send him postcards stating what they thought about prison sentences.

A "beautiful" 26-year-old man gunned down in a Dalston street last night has been named locally as Abraham Badru.

A murder investigation has been launched after a man was shot dead in a Dalston street last night.

The Green Party has launched its campaign to win a seat at the May elections in Dalston, where members feel they have a "real chance" of getting their first councillor in the ward.

Sainsbury's in Dalston is under fire for ditching its free parking for customers.

The Rio Cinema could become the first in the UK to run on sustainable energy, if a £40,000 fund raiser to install solar panels hits its target.

A stalker who hounded his ex-girlfriend for six months and planted a tracking device under her car has been jailed for a year and a half.

Landlords are being given hundreds of thousands of pounds in taxpayers' cash to house Hackney's homeless in shocking conditions.

Today we relaunch our award-winning Hidden Homeless series.

Tesco in Kingsland High Street is set to be demolished to make way for a six-storey high-end boutique hotel.

A man with 31 convictions has been sent to prison for threatening a driver with a large kitchen knife - and berated by a judge for his "appalling criminal record".

The Hackney and Dalston based actor and musician talk to Zoe Paskett about a new musical starring a young woman navigating through a messy, complicated and relatable life

Bosses at the cash-strapped Rio Cinema predict its new second screen could boost income by 20 per cent - and have promised to pay staff the London living wage if its fortunes are on the rise.

Clubbers and campaigners are preparing for another dance-off with Hackney Council over plans to bring in a midnight curfew for all new venues and clamp down further on openings in Shoreditch.

Two men stepped in to restrain a teenager armed with a Rambo knife outside the Kingsland Shopping Centre yesterday afternoon.

A woman duped into a relationship by an undercover police spy says it is unacceptable for other spy cops' identities to be concealed when politicians and Hollywood stars are being held accountable for historic sex abuse.

Being that my family home has always been in what is now Hackney, writes Rabbi Herschel Gluck OBE, Shomrim president, I have had the opportunity to live in the area for the past 59 years and to observe and experience the profound changes that it has been through.

It's hard to believe Hackney came so close to having a motorway ploughed through its heart.

Wayne Asher tells Emma Bartholomew about the 'lunatic' ring road scheme that threatened to plough an eight-lane motorway through Hackney - and was only scrapped after 30 years of destroying the local property market

Christmas can be a difficult time for care leavers, says Lemn Sissay. That's why he decided to start organising Christmas dinners for them



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