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Ridley Road Market traders could get new weatherproof stalls, free WiFi and card machines in a £1.5million makeover thanks to funding from Sadiq Khan.

Saturday marked the annual King Henry’s Walk winter fair – a wreath-making, mulled-wine drinking, non-carol singing shindig in one of Dalston’s finest community gardens, writes Will McCallum, Newington Green.

Families have been personally welcomed into new council flats by Hackney mayor Philip Glanville.

Sheffield rock band Bring Me The Horizon have today been announced as a headline act for All Points East 2019.

Christine and the Queens has been announced as the latest headliner of All Points East 2019.

Two Hackney basketball stars powered the London City Royals to a magnificent 67-point turnaround win over the Newcastle Eagles.

Traders in Ridley Road Shopping Village are being threatened with eviction again – by the same owners of the building who stepped in to save them last month.

Hot-shot table tennis players from Hackney took top honours in the East London regional round of the Jack Petchey London Schools’ Championships at Morpeth School.

Each week, the Gazette takes to the streets to unearth something being manufactured right here in Hackney. This week we hear about Glow’s high-vis hats and snoods.

One of the most popular pantomimes in London returns this Saturday for a landmark production written and directed by Susie McKenna.

Hackney’s eco chief is hosting a tree giveaway out of his own pocket, as a day-to-day means to tackle the “huge and urgent” problem that global warming presents.

Two advice lines are launching at the Crib – one set up by an ex-gang member to assure violent crime witnesses they aren’t “snitches”, and another for the bereaved by a mother whose son was murdered. Emma Bartholomew finds out more

Phil Glanville will be put under the spotlight at Hackney Mayor’s Question Time later this month.

Members of all faiths and none coalesced as one Hackney community to mark the centenary of the First World War armistice on Sunday. Veterans, politicians and camouflage-clad soldiers congregated at the Town Hall, before marching to St John at Hackney Church, where wreaths were laid at the memorial.

A new event set-up to showcase independent designers working in fashion, interiors and print is coming to Stokey this weekend.

Hackney Council has responded to backlash sparked by its enforcement officers being seen giving “tickets” to homeless people and threatening to call police if they didn’t move on.

A crop of renowned photographers have donated prints to the Photo Kindness Project – an event also featuring comedy and live music which will raise funds for the Childhood First charity.

Fears have resurfaced that Homerton’s A&E could be downgraded to an “urgent care centre” if proposals outlined in a radical plan about the future of the NHS in north-east London go ahead.

The owners of Ridley Road Shopping Village have been told to come back with fresh plans if they want to redevelop the site.

Traders at Ridley Road Shopping Village thanked the community for their support as more than 100 people turned out for a protest on Saturday.

The owners of Ridley Road Shopping Village are working to stop its closure, the Gazette can reveal.

Work by street artist Stik has gone under the hammer for £150,000 at Christie’s auction house after spending nearly a decade nailed to a brick wall in London’s East End.

The Perseverance is a collection of 29 works authored by Hackney-born Antrobus, who is quickly becoming an influential figure in the world of poetry.

Hackney mayor Phil Glanville has written to the prospective new owners of the Network Rail arches hoping to discuss their “tenants first” approach.

Police were cracking down on the “drugs-related dance craze”, acid house, the Gazette reported 30 years ago.

His name was Callum, writes Will McCallum, Newington Green.

A “cowardly career criminal” who held vulnerable women at knifepoint during a six-week spree robbing shops has been jailed.

Someone in Hackney is £500,000 better off after bagging the top Thunderball prize last month – but they didn’t realise for weeks.

A Hackney police constable has been dismissed without notice after “using his influence” to encourage a teenager to be interviewed without a lawyer present.

People aged 50 and over who have learning disabilities and live in Hackney are being invited to get together and socialise in St Mary’s Secret Garden.

Hackney mayor Phil Glanville has supported campaigners in their fight to save the Hoxton Street Iceland from demolition, saying it’s the only affordable supermarket in the area.

Hackney mayor Phil Glanville has welcomed Theresa May’s decision to lift the borrowing cap that’s been stopping councils building homes – but says the devil will be in the detail.

TfL has launched a consultation on whether to cancel the 48 bus route and slash the length and frequency of a string of others.

Clare Potter tells Emma Bartholomew about her former life as a carpenter and how she’s trying to engage as many people with democracy during her time as Speaker

A “hugely successful” police operation tackling gang violence and drug dealing in Hackney has led to 35 arrests since January.

An ambitious bid to turn east London into the global capital of fashion technology was launched today in Christopher Raeburn’s Hackney studio.

Which of the following do you think TfL should have approached the Gazette about?

This weekend, TfL is celebrating the half-century of the Victoria line. Ahead of that celebration, we spoke to the transport body’s former heritage chief, Mike Ashworth, for the lowdown on its origins.

Lise Rossi tells Emma Bartholomew about being a member of Hackney and Islington Amnesty for 34 years and how she came to join the human rights organisation nearly 50 years ago

A new cycle lane offering better connections to the rest of London from Hackney was officially opened by Sadiq Khan’s cycling chief this morning.

The developers behind the £900million Bishopsgate Goodsyard development are set to scrap the unpopular towers.

Bus passengers have reacted with dismay to news transport chiefs could axe the 48 and scale back a host of other Hackney routes.

Hackney Council has urged Transport for London to scrap a series of “unacceptable” cuts to bus services that would see the 48 shelved completely and several others scaled back.

The headteacher of Haggerston School has lavished praise on a student who deferred her university place to volunteer in Africa despite stellar A-level results.

Hackney mayor Phil Glanville has written to transport minister Jo Johnson asking him to clear up his position on the Network Rail arches sale.

Hackney mayor Phil Glanville has wasted no time in slamming the government’s social housing proposals for the complete absence of funding for new council homes.

Tributes have been paid to Betty Shanks, the former Queensbridge councillor and mayor who has died aged 88.

Traders fighting the imminent sale of Network Rail’s arches have laid out their demands to transport minister Jo Johnson following the successful meeting with him last month.

The Gazette hunts high and low each week to bring you news of the most interesting new businesses in Hackney. This week, we spoke to Jeremy Bond – who has created personalised wooden toys for kids.

The bitter row over Hackney’s hugely unpopular new licensing policy is still raging a week on – with neither side showing any sign of calling it a night.



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