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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.

Valerie Forde's daughter Carisse joined the Speaker of Hackney and the founder of a specialist domestic violence charity to mark what would have been her 50th birthday on Saturday.

A leading anti-gangs advisor from Hackney is in line for a huge payout from the Met after police wrongly raided his home and got him "blacklisted" by national business partners.

This government is in danger of bringing back one of the worst abuses of police powers, with the use of random stop and search.

A friend of Homerton stab victim Tyrone Silcott today recounted the horrific moment he saw the dad of two bleeding to death beside his alleged murderer.

Youngsters at risk of sexual exploitation will benefit from a £1million grant awarded to Hackney Council by the Home Office.

Faith groups hold the key to tackling the youth violence epidemic, according to one outreach worker who helps rescue youngsters from a life of crime.

What is there to write of when the sun has turned everything to crisp and dust? writes Will McCallum, Newington Green.

Don't speak of hot summer days in the morning when I am office-bound, dreading sitting surrounded by brick walls and clunky fans, impatient to lie outside as summer unfurls, writes Will McCallum, NewingtonGreen.

The home office has stepped in to object to a Stoke Newington pizza joint's efforts to appoint a new licensee because it employed illegal immigrants.

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.

Witnesses to a stabbing, a string of burglaries and a shop raid in Hackney say they no longer feel safe - and are worried about further cuts to the police budget.

Refugees from the Syrian conflict may soon be resettled in Hackney with the launch of a foundation set up by a network of community groups in east London.

It can cook flesh and burn through clothing in moments - yet super-strength acid can still be bought cheaply, quickly and without any age checks. Investigations journalist Emma Youle hears the arguments in favour of stronger regulation.



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