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A Hackney police officer has been sacked by the Met after crashing his car in Hertfordshire before phoning in sick the next day and lying about how much he had drunk.

A man in his 30s has been found dead at a homeless hostel, police have said.

One man probably won't be having the best Valentines' Day after he crashed his wife's car in Clapton Pond - and then it saw it get seized by police.

More than 100 people were evacuated from buildings in Curtain Road, Shoreditch, this morning while police investigated a "suspicious package".

More than £300,000 that could have paid for more police officers in Hackney's nightspots last year has not been spent, the Gazette can reveal.

A murder investigation has been launched after a man was stabbed to death in Kingsland Road this morning.

Drug dealers arrested in dawn raids at a Stoke Newington estate have been jailed for a total of 22 years.

A Hackney police officer forcibly restraining a man on the floor of a McDonald's was kicked in the back as an angry crowd gathered around them.

BSix college has allegedly been "browbeaten" by the government into selling its sports hall to a free school instead of a housing association.

An investigation has been launched after police shot a man during an armed robbery near the Clapton Park Estate late last night.

Hackney police have released an image of a man they want to speak to following a distraction burglary. 
A 69-year-old woman was burgled by a man who claimed to be a council maintenance worker at her home in Lordship Road, Stoke Newington on January 11.

Police in Hackney are pushing for banks to change policy after staff at Santander allowed a vulnerable pensioner to leave its Dalston branch with £49,000 in bank notes rammed into a carrier bag.

Puddles. That's all that snow in Hackney is - future puddles and damp feet. Not that I didn't wake up on Sunday morning and rush to the window to gape at the transformed world outside, writes Will McCallum, Newington Green.

I have to wonder what makes someone stuff a boiler suit with cardboard tubing and dump it in a canal.

I am 33-year-old man with learning disabilities, writes Joseph Greene, volunteer, Rio Cinema.

A large statue representing peace and serenity has been stolen from the garden of Stoke Newington Thai restaurant Yum Yum - for the second time.

A controversial late-night levy for traders selling booze after midnight is set to be voted on tomorrow night by Hackney councillors.

Emma Bartholomew spent a night on "vice patrol" with police officers from Brownswood safer neighbourhood team. This week, we focus on the women selling sex. Next week, we will look at how the men who buy it are dealt with.

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