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Pedestrian crossings in Hackney have been given a colourful makeover to mark Pride month and celebrate the LGBTQI+ community.

UK Black Pride, a celebration of LGBT+ people of colour, is coming to Haggerston Park next month. Emma Bartholomew attends the launch at Hackney Town Hall to find out why the safe space the event creates is so important

Former Arsenal player Jérémie Aliadière joined Hackney mayor Phil Glanville and youngsters for a footie match when he came to open a new sports pitch in Woodberry Down.

Families face being made homeless because builders are now running a year behind schedule completing a block of London Fields flats.

As demolition of a huge housing block in Homerton looms, some families still waiting to be housed elsewhere feel they are being overlooked.

High in the branches there is an increasingly omnipresent feature; exacerbated by windy days and more visible amongst bare winter twigs, plastic bags seem to have proliferated in the city canopy, writes Will McCallum, Newington Green.

A much-loved community garden on a Shoreditch estate has been ripped up by council officers because the person who created it doesn't live there.

A motion passed by Labour members at the Hackney North constituency meeting last night has sparked a backlash by calling on the party's national executive to reject accusations it is institutionally racist.

Crossrail 2 has thrown a spanner in the works of the council's home-building as part of the £384million Britannia Leisure Centre redevelopment project.

Unions have pulled out of an independent investigation into allegations of bullying, racism and harassment at Hackney Council - accusing town hall chiefs of "consistently undermining the process".

Council tax is set to rise for the fourth consecutive year in Hackney as town hall chiefs prepare to deal with £30million of additional government cuts by 2022.

The mayor of Hackney says the lifting of the housing borrowing cap doesn't mean the town hall can start building council homes overnight.

The town hall could take advantage of a new Met scheme that allows councils to buy their own police officers at a reduced rate, the mayor has said.

Neighbours have unveiled a community "parklet" in their Dalston street inspired by Ridley Road Market.

Users of Hoxton's Britannia Leisure Centre "repeatedly" raised concerns about an overheating sauna months before the fire that has closed it for "weeks".

Campaigners have cranked up their protests over a housing association's planned sales of former "key worker" homes near Victoria Park by "decorating them" with posters.

Traders in railway arches across the UK have dismissed their new landlords' offer to hear them out as a "PR stunt".

Tenants on the Frampton Park Estate are preparing for a battle with the council over its plans to demolish a community hall and replace it with flats.

The number of people sleeping rough in Hackney has risen in the last year, according to official statistics - and the real figure could be a lot higher.

Phil Glanville has called on Theresa May to launch an independent inquiry into the ongoing Windrush generation scandal and end her "hostile environment" approach.

Members of the Hackney South and Shoreditch Labour party have voted "overwhelmingly" to support unions' campaign against the council's sacking of a shop steward.

Hundreds of council workers could strike after a union rep at the centre of the town hall's bullying row lost an appeal over her sacking.

It's been boarded up for two-and-a-half years, but Dalston's old Passing Clouds arts hub is at last set to reopen - as community venue The Jago.

Sadiq Khan's team has written to a housing association about the selling-off of "key worker" homes on the Victoria Park Estate.

Not one councillor turned up to a public meeting held by unions accusing the town hall of having a culture of bullying, racism and harassment.

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

Creatives in Hackney Wick and Fish Island will be protected after the area was named one of Sadiq Khan's first Creative Enterprise Zones - requiring developers to provide affordable workspace.

Ridley Road Market traders could get new weatherproof stalls, free WiFi and card machines in a £1.5million makeover thanks to funding from Sadiq Khan.

Saturday marked the annual King Henry's Walk winter fair - a wreath-making, mulled-wine drinking, non-carol singing shindig in one of Dalston's finest community gardens, writes Will McCallum, Newington Green.

Sadiq Khan has rubber stamped Hackney Council's £384million Britannia Leisure Centre redevelopment project, effectively ending campaigners' hopes of stopping the work.

Traders in Ridley Road Shopping Village are being threatened with eviction again - by the same owners of the building who stepped in to save them last month.

Phil Glanville will be put under the spotlight at Hackney Mayor's Question Time later this month.

Placard-bearing protesters gathered on the steps of Hackney Town Hall as the £384million Britannia Leisure Centre redevelopment project was waved through by planners.

Hackney Council has responded to backlash sparked by its enforcement officers being seen giving "tickets" to homeless people and threatening to call police if they didn't move on.

The owners of Ridley Road Shopping Village have been told to come back with fresh plans if they want to redevelop the site.

Councillors again rounded on transport chiefs over the planned bus cuts at a town hall meeting last week.

Traders at Ridley Road Shopping Village thanked the community for their support as more than 100 people turned out for a protest on Saturday.

The owners of Ridley Road Shopping Village are working to stop its closure, the Gazette can reveal.

Hackney mayor Phil Glanville has written to the prospective new owners of the Network Rail arches hoping to discuss their "tenants first" approach.

Sadiq Khan has given the town hall a whopping £45.5million towards the building of 949 new "genuinely affordable" homes.

Hackney mayor Phil Glanville has supported campaigners in their fight to save the Hoxton Street Iceland from demolition, saying it's the only affordable supermarket in the area.

Hackney mayor Phil Glanville has welcomed Theresa May's decision to lift the borrowing cap that's been stopping councils building homes - but says the devil will be in the detail.

TfL has launched a consultation on whether to cancel the 48 bus route and slash the length and frequency of a string of others.

Hackney Council wants to trial the government's Housing First programme as it looks for new ways to shrink its 12,600-strong waiting list.

The proposed new boundaries for Hackney's constituencies are unchanged, after the final recommendations were published by the Boundary Commission this morning.

Humbled town hall chiefs have torn up their hugely unpopular plans for Dalston and asked the people to help shape its future.

A new cycle lane offering better connections to the rest of London from Hackney was officially opened by Sadiq Khan's cycling chief this morning.

When Westminster Council took TfL to the High Court over CS11 last month, Mr Justice Holgate said he had "never seen anything like" it.

An aspiring neurosurgeon, a wannabe computer game designer and a future artist were among the BSix College students celebrating this morning.

Hackney mayor Phil Glanville has written to transport minister Jo Johnson asking him to clear up his position on the Network Rail arches sale.



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