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Drivers and passenger escorts on disabled kids' school buses are going on strike next week because Hackney Council has refused their demands for £50 a week extra to work split shifts.

Tots and their parents descended on the steps of the town hall and pretended to die from pesticide poisoning, as they called on Hackney Council to stop using glyphosate weedkiller.

Hackney Council has launched a guide to help councils across the country replicate its School Streets scheme, which bans motor traffic outside schools at opening and closing times.

An "unapologetically radical" Hackney charity has been promoting anti-feminist, anti-environmental and pro-Brexit agendas among the young people it claims to be educating.

Police have urged councillors not to allow a Shoreditch shop to sell fried chicken, because the owner has "some way to go" before being able to prove he can be a "responsible operator".

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

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.

A Clapton man is rallying the community in a campaign against the whitewashing, or make that grey-washing, of the storied pink tower block Landmark Heights.

Hackney Council wants to hear the views, experiences and knowledge of people with autism and their parents, friends, carers and relatives to help make the borough more autism-friendly.

As demolition of a huge housing block in Homerton looms, some families still waiting to be housed elsewhere feel they are being overlooked.

"It's laugh-out-loud but it's also cry-out-loud too." Hackney resident Michele Kirsch is talking about her new book, titled Clean, which comes out today (March 14).

Female councillors got together at Hackney Town Hall on International Women's Day to celebrate the trailblazing work being done in the borough.

A much-loved community garden on a Shoreditch estate has been ripped up by council officers because the person who created it doesn't live there.

Eco-campaigners have urged Hackney Council to take more drastic steps on global warming, as mayor Phil Glanville declared a climate emergency - despite his administration channelling £75m investment into fossil fuels.

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".

The LTA has announced that East London is to stage an international team tennis tie for the first ever time.

The mayor of Hackney says the lifting of the housing borrowing cap doesn't mean the town hall can start building council homes overnight.

Hackney Council is investigating how the huge metal underside of one of the balconies fell from the second floor of the ill-fated Bridport House development, two years after concerns were flagged up about them.

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.

The VICE journalist known for his hilarious features on popular culture has his first book out this Thursday, February 21.

Do you know an unsung hero whose achievements are helping make Hackney a better place to live, study or work? If so then Hackney Council wants to hear about them.

"The fact we aren't totally overrun by enthusiastic councillors today doesn't surprise me in the slightest," said Cllr Jon Burke putting on a brave face despite the low turnout for his renewable energy procurement conference on the town hall.

Traders in railway arches across the UK have dismissed their new landlords' offer to hear them out as a "PR stunt".

"To be honest, I'd say not much has really changed," says Deji Adeoshun.

Phil Glanville has called on Theresa May to launch an independent inquiry into the ongoing Windrush generation scandal and end her "hostile environment" approach.

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.

Is This It? The NYC rockers, who have five top 10 albums to their name, will headline on May 25 as All Points East announces its latest batch of big-name performers.

"It's wonderful to be in a group, singing like no-one is listening." Talibah Rivers talks to us about the many different benefits of joining the Tuneless Choir, which holds its first session at Chats Palace on Thursday January 31.

One of the headline acts at this year's London Remixed Festival combines "old-fashioned swing with stomping hip-hop rhythms" and that just about sums up the eclectic and boundary-pushing nature of this annual event.

A remorseless bunch of thugs held a knife to a four-year-old girl's throat as they assaulted her and her seven-year-old brother while their family home was burgled.

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

Pembe Tokluhan, who sold cocaine and heroin by the time she was 11 and was later put in a youth detention centre for GBH, speaks to Emma Bartholomew about receiving recognition for turning her life around.

Hackney Police generated debate on social networking site Twitter as hundreds of people responded to a picture they posted of a police car tagged with graffiti.

Not one councillor turned up to a public meeting held by unions accusing the town hall of having a culture of bullying, racism and harassment.

A soup kitchen in Broadway Market dished up more than 100 Christmas dinners at the weekend - and each guest also received their own present.

Creatives in Hackney Wick and Fish Island will be protected after the area was named one of Sadiq Khan's first Creative Enterprise Zones - requiring developers to provide affordable workspace.

We speak with Adam Weymouth on the epic journey that inspired his book and why it's time climate change made a return to the mainstream media.

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



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