A pedestrian came within seconds of being crushed by a huge chunk of wall that fell from the top of a building in Stoke Newington High Street during strong winds.

Two people were rescued from a fire at a suspected cannabis factory in Amhurst Road on Sunday afternoon.

A family have been reunited with their beloved dog Olive after she got stuck down a fox hole on Hackney Marshes for eight hours and had to be rescued by firefighters and a plumber.

Hackney has stumped up an extra £5.9million to pay for its fire door replacement programme - taking the total expected cost for the work to £25.5m.

Cinders from a discarded cigarette butt set fire to a derelict hotel in Manor House on Sunday night.

As the last of 30 million litres of water trickle back into the River Lea, neighbours affected by Tuesday's burst pipe in the now aptly named Waterworks Lane are beginning to count the cost.

A fire started by a cigarette completely destroyed the extension of a house in Dalston on Tuesday night.

Police have released an image of a man wearing a "Space Raiders" cap who they want to speak to over an arson attack in Stoke Newington last week.

A day to inspire young women to "press for progress" in the struggle for gender equality, saw over 80 schoolgirls meeting 26 successful professionals - whose careers ranged from footballer to fire fighter to A&E doctor.

Most read