A soup kitchen in Broadway Market dished up more than 100 Christmas dinners at the weekend – and each guest also received their own present.

Hackney Aquatics was on the verge of collapse three years ago. Last month, it was awarded the Jeff Cook Salver at the London Swimming Awards for its contribution to sport. Jeremy Tobias-Tarsh tells Emma Bartholomew about its turnaround

An LGBT gardening group will compete against professionals a national flower show – despite not having an allotment of their own.

A disabled children’s charity in Hackney has helped more than 100 kids in the last year thanks to a £2,000 grant from Tesco.

So you’ve been training got the big day, it’s been, you had a great time writes Dalston PT Matt Smith, Fitness First.

Winter is holding the year back, refusing to release an icy grip on the elements, writes Will McCallum, Newington Green

Tesco in Kingsland High Street is set to be demolished to make way for a six-storey high-end boutique hotel.

Iftekar Hossain tells Emma Bartholomew about his journey from Dubai and Bangladesh to running the Hoxton pizzeria that’s just been named north London’s ‘best takeaway’ in the British Takeaway Awards

It was a flagship project for Sadiq Khan’s fundraising platform. But since its relaunch, Well Street Market has been plagued by problems. Now the traders’ association has quit and the market is going back to its original once-a-month timetable in an effort to salvage footfall. Sam Gelder reports.

Each week we take to the streets to find a start-up business right here in Hackney. This week, we discovered Toast beer made from bread is expanding to US and Brazil

Tesco in Kingsland High Street could be demolished and replaced with a six-storey high-end boutique hotel.

To mark the centenary of the October Revolution, the Gazette looks back at a “way-out” church in De Beauvoir that hosted Lenin, Stalin and Trotsky for a crucial conference – and put the Bolsheviks on the road to power.

Three decades of recommending health foods and supplements to customers has earned George Edwards the nickname “the urban bush doctor” – though whether he appreciates that is another story.

Rick Oughton knows more than most about the Gazette’s top stories over the last 20 years. As the face of the paper to newsagents across the borough he not only delivered the headline posters every week – he wrote them too.

Shopkeepers in one of Hackney’s oldest trading streets have joined forces to try and reverse its dwindling footfall.

I would like to express our disgust and distress at the proposed “lock in” Tesco in Morning Lane, Hackney, is proposing to host writes Emma Dalmayne, CEO, Autistic Inclusive Meets (AIM).

Former Arsenal and England star Paul Merson took on the British Heart Foundation’s iconic London to Brighton bike ride in memory of former team-mate Ugo Ehiogu to help raise money for lifesaving heart surgery.

A mindless thug who robbed a stranger at knifepoint in Stoke Newington and then stabbed a police officer has been jailed for four years.

A luckless lorry driver has found himself homeless at 61 after the passport proving his immigration status was stolen and he lost his job.

Panicking that she might have to start rationing vegetables, Zoe Paskett meets Shane Harrison, a New Zealand born restaurateur and expert in foraging for food

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