Hackney Council has insisted its flagship Kings Crescent Estate development is safe - despite admitting its walls contain the same insulation as some used at Grenfell Tower that has since been banned from use in high-rise buildings.
Campaigners are fighting to block what will be one of the biggest incinerators in Europe from being built in north London. They tell Emma Bartholomew it will lock us into decades of low recycling rates, air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions
UK Black Pride, a celebration of LGBT+ people of colour, is coming to Haggerston Park next month. Emma Bartholomew attends the launch at Hackney Town Hall to find out why the safe space the event creates is so important
A haul of over 3,500 illegal cigarettes and 3kg of loose tobacco worth £5,000 was seized after a woman was spotted "acting suspiciously" with a full shopping trolley and holdall by Hackney Council's officers in Graham Road.
Hackney's disinfecting station was opened to deal with infestations and deadly infectious diseases before antibiotics, vaccines and the NHS came on the scene. Emma Bartholomew finds more about the gas chambers where bed bugs, lice and fleas were zapped
A bid to turn "what was someone's house till a few months ago" into a club has been rejected after dozens of neighbours complained organisers had already been breaching licensing conditions and "plaguing" them with "breathtakingly loud music" until the early hours.
An independent adjudicator has ruled the signage at Hackney Council's notorious "no left turn" into Richmond Road - which has racked up over a million pounds in revenue since being installed last summer - is inadequate.
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.