Residents are being warned about the “devastating consequences” of barbecuing on their balconies this summer and figures suggest a higher incidence of balcony fires in the borough.

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.


Let’s get physical! One of the dangers of lockdown is to be lulled into laziness, watching too many box sets, and eating and drinking too much, but there is no excuse to not start exercising to get fit and stay healthy.

UK Government Chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced extra measures to support workers and businesses throughout winter, including a furlough scheme extension paying 80 per cent of staff wages.

The way the UK does business with Europe changes from January 1, heralding a new start. All companies that trade with the EU need to act now to make sure they are set to go.