MP Meg Hillier isn't optimistic that the action that's needed to halt global warming above 1.5 degrees - which scientists now say is needed to avert a climate catastrophe - will come to pass through legislation any time soon.
Three years after its launch, most of the railway arches at the luxury fashion village Hackney Walk - which was developed with millions of pounds of public money to regenerate Hackney Central - are standing empty.
Police are cracking down on gang members who face prison for their involvement in lucrative drug empires, but as Emma Bartholomew discovers it's a harder task controlling the violence as videos on social media fuel gang on gang hatred
Young people belted out songs from Chicago, Dream Girls and the Greatest Showman and danced their hearts out to hits like Pinball Wizard at a variety performance at the Hackney Empire on Saturday night.
The horror stories include cancer patients being forced to forgo treatment and terminally ill people being cared for by untrained hostel staff. As a landmark study reveals a health crisis in hostels, Hackney GP Dr Claire Davies talks to Emma Youle