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A new neighbourhood is a step closer to being built after planning chiefs gave a multi-million pound scheme the green light.

Old Street and Clerkenwell Road will be shut to through traffic if ambitious new plans to make the area safer for cyclists and pedestrians go ahead.

Next week, Radio 1 DJ Annie Mac brings an array of exciting musicians to stages around Hackney. Here, the superstar DJ talks to us about the inaugural AMP London, what makes a truly great live performance and the joys of giving new artists the chance to shine.

More than a century after the stars of music hall graced its stage, the Rosemary Branch Tavern on the Regent’s Canal is bringing it back for two special nights.

“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).

A Mossbourne Community Academy pupil got the experience of a lifetime when they unveiled their school’s new Canterbury rugby shirt at Twickenham ahead of England’s Guinness Six Nations clash with Italy.

Hackney’s Orlan Jackman lifted the BBL Trophy with London City Royals after picking up a 90-82 overtime victory over rivals London Lions.

Mums and dads had a tough time keeping pace with their toddlers when East London Little Ladies football took to the field.

A pedestrian came within seconds of being crushed by a huge chunk of wall that fell from the top of a building in Stoke Newington High Street during strong winds.

Feminist direct action group Sisters Uncut have marked International Women’s Day by replacing Tube adverts with poems written by survivors of domestic abuse and state violence.

Food banks for stray cats are on the way in Islington after a small animal charity was given funding to expand its work.

Meet the ‘Little Ladies’ of east London who have their own grassroots football club to give girls of all abilities and ages a chance to have a go at the beautiful game.

North London songsmith heads for new ground on his eleventh studio album

Matteo Guendouzi and Unai Emery have been speaking ahead of Arsenal’s Europa League clash with Rennes on Thursday. Read on for what the French midfielder and the Gunners boss discussed including Alex Lacazette’s European ban, the north London derby, Rennes’ extra preparation time and Hatem Ben Arfa.

Venues around Hackney and Islington are marking International Women’s Day in style this year. Starting with a whiskey masterclass and moving on to a special quiz, live music and free massages at the weekend – here are five ways to make the most of your #IWD2019.

To this day, Martello Street Studios remains a campus for some of the most exciting voices in contemporary art. Emma Bartholomew looks back to its radical roots in the ’70s, when some of its tenants were dubbed ‘wreckers of civilisation’

Ahead of the next event at Hoxton Hall on March 29, we speak to two of the event organisers about how Sound Out puts exciting acts in front of a live audience, sometimes for the first time.

As we inch ever closer to that March 29 deadline, and tensions between Brexit’s warring factions seem to somehow get even worse, it feels like we really need Somerset House’s upcoming Kaleidoscope exhibition.

Arsenal boss Unai Emery has been speaking after his side drew 1-1 with Spurs in a hard-fought North London derby. Read on for what he said.

Arsenal keeper Bernd Leno has been speaking about his superb performance against Spurs including one of the best saves in the history of the North London derby.

Arsenal travelled to Wembley Stadium to take on Spurs in the North London derby. Read on for Layth Yousif’s match report

Arsenal travelled to Wembley Stadium to take on Spurs in the North London derby. Read on for Layth Yousif’s ONE WORD PLAYER RATINGS

Gunners legend Alan Smith has been speaking exclusively with Arsenal reporter Layth Yousif at the London Football Awards, in aid of national charity, Willow ahead of the North London derby on Saturday. Read on for what he said about the eagerly-awaited fixture

Arsenal boss Unai Emery has been speaking about North London derby. Read on for the full transcript of what he said at the club’s weekly press conference at London Colney.

Arsenal boss Unai Emery has been speaking about Mesut Ozil ahead of the North London derby. Read on for what he said at the club’s weekly press conference at London Colney.

East End innovators were showcased at the Olympic Park’s tech hub Here East this week.

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

Some of the Krays’ former gangland henchmen are planning a ‘meet’ in the East End to help east London’s former Page 3 model Maureen Flanagan raise money for cancer care.

Neighbours are not happy about the prospect of a hip brewery opening a “hell-raising” bar in Stoke Newington – but bosses insist they run venues responsibly.

Over 200 young singers, dance groups and MCees wowed the full-to-capacity audience at the Hackney Empire on Thursday night, in a talent show organised by young people from The Crib youth club.

A start-up that allows beer enthusiasts to make their own batch has joined the growing community of breweries in Bohemia Place.

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.

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

A leading anti-gangs worker from Hackney was arrested and bailed after his home was raided by police for the second time in three months.

Rosso Emerald Crimson has gone from a steady career in marketing to competing on Sky’s Portrait Artist of the Year programme in the space of five years.

A man who beat up a 53-year-old in an Upper Clapton Road betting shop and left him to die will face no charges, the Gazette can reveal.

This Saturday, Chats Palace will host an evening of music and art for a very worthwhile cause.

Crate Brewery is about to launch an ambitious crowd-funding campaign as they plan a major refurbishment of their canal-side home in Hackney Wick.

Gloriously silly reworking of Moliere’s Tartuffe stutters with an inconsistent tone but comes good at the end to lampoon Britain’s crumbling social structures

Mental health professionals whose work helping people in distress on the streets of Hackney has been highlighted by the BBC have now been crowned “team of the year” by their NHS trust.

A global “investment” scheme that targeted the Muslim community over two years has left some people claiming to be thousands of pounds out of pocket.

With uncertainty around the negotiations between the UK and the EU on our future relationship, there have been many questions writes: Syed Kamall, (Conservative), MEP for London.

The 18-year-old has been a star performer for Karen Hills’ team since crossing the north London divide

Neighbours have unveiled a community “parklet” in their Dalston street inspired by Ridley Road Market.

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

In late 2016, Dalston resident and landscape painter Lydia Bauman was browsing an exhibition of work by the great Georgia O’Keeffe at the Tate Modern when inspiration for her latest project struck.

Have you ever been so deep in to a box-set binge that Netflix has checked in to politely ask if you’re still watching? The 50-Hour Improvathon, which comes to Wilton’s Music Hall next weekend, is kind of like the live version.

With an intriguing mix of European and Asian fare, Angelina Restaurant will also feature a secret bar with space for no more than six guests. It’s due to open for a soft launch from Thursday, February 14.

With the news that the North London derby will take place at Wembley – rather than the new White Hart Lane which is still not ready to host Premier League football – Arsenal boss Unai Emery has dismissed whether Spurs will gain an advantage from playing at the national stadium.

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.



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