Grasmere Primary School has been shortlisted in a national cookery competition thanks to the efforts of a six-year-old who created a "healthy, nutritional meal" - out of Lego.

Tributes have been paid to a 15-year-old boy who was stabbed to death in Somerford Grove last night.

A flick knife was flashed at the monthly meeting of Stoke Newington Borough Council, the Gazette reported this week 60 years ago.

Frederick Wirth left a huge photo archive when he died 40 years ago - much of it depicting a very different Stoke Newington from the one we know today. His son John tells Emma Bartholomew what he found when he delved into his fascinating family history

It's a race against time to save a tank of tropical fish in a block of flats where the electricity and heating has been off since Wednesday morning.

Alan Gartrell tells Emma Bartholomew about the missionaries buried in Abney Park who went to all corners of the world

"The earth is dying but it's grown ups who are making decisions that won't affect them."

Youngsters at Princess May pledged to use reusable water bottles at all their sports events at the launch of a Premier League initiative encouraging kids to make small changes to tackle plastic pollution.

A wine specialist has opened a studio in Hackney where she'll host tastings, workshops, dating events and more.

An artist is suffering sleepless nights because of noise vibration in her Stoke Newington council flat - but where the noise has been coming from for the past 18 months remains a mystery.

Red post boxes can be seen all around London and the rest of the UK.

Christmas telly forms the mainstay of many people's festive break, from episodes of Strictly to Call the Midwife, Watership Down and the Queen's speech in front of her gold piano.

The NSPCC's chief advisor on child protection has been made an OBE in the 2019 New Year's Honours List for his outstanding public service.

A publisher who has helped change public perceptions of autism and Asperger's Syndrome has been given an honour in the New Year's list.

Police have released images of three men they want to speak to in connection with 11 knife-point robberies in Stoke Newington last month.

Gino Marchese stood in the doorway of his Stoke Newington barber shop, admiring the view. "Still swinging London," he said.

The public has been warned to call 999 immediately if they spot a convicted murderer from Stoke Newington who has escaped from prison.

Seven police officers were under investigation following a £20,000 out of court settlement to a man wrongly arrested five times.

A mother-of-four who has been in temporary accommodation at a soon-to-be-demolished Homerton block for five years says she's being overlooked while neighbours get housed.

Irene Sinclair reflects on her life as she celebrates her 110th birthday. Emma Bartholomew speaks to the remarkable lady who might well be Hackney's oldest resident.

Paraclimber Anoushé Husain has just been named sports personality of the year at the Asian Achievers Awards. She tells Emma Bartholomew how it gives her a focus away from her health

​Instigator of the British indie music scene, Richard Boon, tells Emma Bartholomew about managing the Buzzcocks and being christened 'The World's Coolest Librarian'

A nurse has described the horrifying moment she tried to save dying father-of-three Daniel Frederick after he was stabbed yards from his Stoke Newington home.

Mayoral candidates clashed with each other - and the audience - over issues like women's rights, "selling off the family silver", and car ownership at the Gazette's hustings last night.

A Stoke Newington baker who survived five brain operations is warming up her vocals to perform on the One Show for the royal wedding.

The Hackney Gazette will co-host a hustings for prospective Mayoral candidates ahead of next month's local elections.

We are a group of parents from William Patten Primary and write in response to your Editor's comment regarding road closures, write The Cleaner Air for William Patten parent group.

A 92-year-old woman is fighting for her life after being hit by a car in Stoke Newington Church Street early this morning.

When Auro Foxcroft first walked into forgotten Art Deco gem the Savoy Cinema two years ago it was covered in pigeon poo, cobwebs and piles of junk.

The project to transform Stoke Newington's derelict ABC Cinema into a new venue known as the Hackney Arts Centre has received £1.9million in funding.

Diane Abbott made history as the first black female MP to hold a seat in the House of Commons. As the Gazette marks 100 years since the Representation of the People Act, the MP for Hackney North and Stoke Newington talks to the Gazette about her election in 1987 and the challenges women still face

A man has described the "pandemonium" that erupted after a 26-year-old man was knifed to death in a playground on the George Downing Estate last night.

Detectives investigating the stabbing of Daniel Frederick in Stoke Newington have arrested a 16-year old boy on suspicion of murder.

Campaigners fighting plans for more road closures in Stoke Newington will get their chance to grill council chiefs at a meeting on Monday night.

Each week, the Gazette takes to the streets to unearth something being manufactured right here in Hackney. This week we visit House of Buckley's HQ in Stoke Newington.

A surge of "aggressive driving" in the streets around Cycle Superhighway 1 (CS1) from car and scooter users means another string of road closures could be on the cards.

Stoke Newington Bobby Pc Clifford Fox embarked on a journey to discover the tales behind the deaths of six policemen buried in Abney Park Cemetery - but the story of one eluded him for months. Now, thanks to his efforts, Pc Richard Lillicrap will be given a proper headstone, reports Emma Bartholomew.

Detectives have made two more arrests in the murder probe into Kaan Aslan's death on the Nightingale Estate.

Hundreds of people turned out in Hackney yesterday morning to remember those who gave their lives fighting for our country.

To mark what would have been her 100th birthday, the son of Betty Layward tells Emma Bartholomew how proud the veteran governor she would have been to have a school named after her.

Union chiefs have hit out at Post Office plans to enlist a "retail partner" to run Stamford Hill Crown Post Office, which they fear could result in job losses.

Hundreds of Halloween revellers turned out last night to see what spooky attraction a Stoke Newington schoolboy had dreamed up this year.

A rise in crime across Hackney has forced the town hall into a major campaign calling on the government to reverse crippling cuts to police.

Transport bosses are planning another round of road closures to beef up Hackney's CS1 cycle route.

A trio of Hackney cyclists have raised more than £5,000 for the renovation of St Mary's Centre in Stoke Newington by pedalling from London to Paris in just 24 hours.

Colleagues and friends of a Stoke Newington artist have rallied to help her widower and son - by donating work for a charity auction.

A sex predator who followed a woman onto a bus and then tried to kill her in a Stoke Newington street is facing years in jail.

Tickets are on sale for the Hackney Fireworks display, which will bring a riot of colour and music to Clissold Park on November 4.

A woman begged for her life as she was slashed repeatedly in a Stoke Newington street following a night out, a court heard.

It's great to read about William Hone's historic victory for press freedom in our heritage feature this week.


Curated by AEG Presents, All Points East is bringing an impressive line-up of multi-flavoured music to Victoria Park from May 24-26 and May 31-June 2.

Saba from Hackney shares her experiences of being a foster carer, from the challenges to the rewards of seeing a child flourish.

Victoria Park - or 'Vicky Park' as the locals know it - has been the setting for many important events over the years.​ Here, we take a look at its unique cultural history.

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