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Nightlife campaigners are going to the High Court to challenge Hackney Council's controversial licensing policy that includes "core midnight curfews".

A housing association that caters only for Orthodox Jews has been cleared of discrimination in the courts - but a housing lawyer has vowed to appeal the decision.

Wireless Festival promoters say reducing bass levels at the event and finishing half-an-hour earlier would put it out of business and is appealing Haringey Council's restrictions.

Families of children with special educational needs and disabilities are fighting a High Court battle against Hackney Council funding cuts.

Wireless promoter Live Nation has been given the green light to carry on holding the festival in Finsbury Park after a licensing review - but extra security will be on the streets and artists will be "encouraged" not to swear.

Hackney's Sikh community will finally have its own gurdwara after a High Court judge settled a nine-year dispute surrounding a derelict site in Clapton.

Wireless promoters defended the music festival at a licence review hearing last night, saying it is a "celebration of grime music" that causes no public nuisance.

Wireless Festival chiefs face a battle to stay in Finsbury Park after Haringey Council announced a licence review will take place next month.

Thirty years ago this week, the Gazette launched its Friday Live entertainment guide - some of you might remember it.

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When Westminster Council took TfL to the High Court over CS11 last month, Mr Justice Holgate said he had "never seen anything like" it.

Wireless Festival could be forced to bring in ID scanners at future events if it is to stay in Finsbury Park.

The faith leader who successfully overturned senior coroner Mary Hassell's "cab-rank" system has criticised her new draft policy to consider every death in inner north London for possible fast-tracking.

Four families fighting against "wrecking-ball" cuts to special educational needs services will take on Hackney Council at the High Court in October.

The High Court has told Camden Council it must pay at least £68,000 in legal fees after senior coroner Mary Hassell lost a court battle over how she treats deaths in Hackney, Islington, Camden and Tower Hamlets.

The senior coroner for inner north London Mary Hassell is set to hold a public consultation into the new policy for how she should deal with deaths in the area, but has only given people a matter of days to send in written submissions.

Weddings in Hackney could face disruption this summer as town hall staff threaten to strike - in a knock-on effect of the row over the coroner's working hours.

Coroners have been told to give "proper respect" to religious beliefs in new burial policy. It follows the controversial case of north and east London coroner Mary Hassell.

A housing association that caters only for Orthodox Jews is being taken to the High Court for discrimination.

Jewish and Muslim communities in north London were celebrating this morning as judges quashed senior coroner Mary Hassell's "cab-rank" system of dealing with deaths.

Vernon Williams tells Emma Bartholomew how his education began after he left school - and why he's the only independent mayoral candidate on next week's Hackney Council ballot papers

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



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