A volunteer project seeking to build a strong sense of community in Newington Green has been bringing people together during the coronavirus pandemic.

A Hackney charity helped to bring about the first Parliament debate on Chinese and East and Southeast Asian communities’ ongoing experiences of racism during the Covid-19 pandemic.

A study has found almost all north London respondents broke social distancing rules at the height of the coronavirus lockdown.

Schoolchildren in Hackney and Islington whose learning has been interrupted by the pandemic have been benefiting from an intensive maths catch-up programme.

Labour’s shadow minister for sport attended an online meeting with grassroots clubs in Hackney to address how they have been impacted by Covid-19.

Music venues in Hackney and across the country have been thrown a “lifeline” as part of a £1.57 billion pot of emergency funding during the coronavirus crisis.

A Hackney 17-year-old has won an award for helping her mother with medicinal deliveries to vulnerable people throughout lockdown.

Cafes, restaurants and venues all over Islington have launched crowdfunding campaigns amid to the coronavirus pandemic.

Diners in north London and across the UK are enjoying a half-price discount on restaurant meals.

The London Assembly Member representing Hackney has warned that “unconscious bias” in this year’s A Level grading system could disadvantage BAME students.

The time has come for students around Hackney to open their A Level results this morning.

A famous Hackney market has reopened to customers for the first time since the coronavirus lockdown came into force.

Hackney music venues have partnered up in a revitalised crowdfunding campaign as their closure due to the Covid-19 pandemic stretches on indefinitely.

A “flabbergasted” motorist from Stoke Newington says he was handed a parking fine after taking a drive-through coronavirus test.

Broadway Market is set to reopen this week using a coronavirus-secure plan.

A Hackney mum who was evicted during the coronavirus lockdown has been given access to her home once again.

A Dalston pub is looking to fundraise £10,000 to weather the coronavirus storm.

Experts at Oxford University have created an online tool to pinpoint the local areas most at risk from a second wave of coronavirus, including in north London.

Well-known Hackney musicians organised a 252-hour drumathon to raise money for the NHS.

Hackney creatives hit hard by the coronavirus crisis are set to be employed in local projects.

An independent Shoreditch music venue is set to be transformed into a cycle storage space during the coronavirus pandemic.

Environmentally-conscious residents have been litter picking at their local Hackney green, and are asking for others to follow suit.

Profits from a Hoxton bakery and pizzeria have been funding a soup kitchen during the coronavirus pandemic.

A Hackney mum has felt forced to sofa-surf with her three-year-old daughter amid a long-running homelessness dispute with the council.

Twenty more roads in Hackney will shut to through-traffic amid the coronavirus crisis.

Cameras will start enforcing the closure of an important thoroughfare in Hackney from next week.

A Hackney nature reserve has appealed for help to get back on its feet following the coronavirus pandemic.

Behaviour in the park has been shocking and deeply concerning the past two weekends. There have been huge gatherings of people drinking at no more than an inch apart covering every cm of the park. Yesterday, Saturday, June 13, a DJ set up behind Pub On The Park and park goers took the law into their own hands and had a party - a veritable festival (in the middle of a global pandemic?!).

A Finsbury Park soup kitchen handed out three times more free food bags than usual one Saturday thanks to a bumper donation.

A petition to create traffic-free routes across Hackney has reached 800 signatures.

People gathering for unlicensed raves on Hackney Marshes now face arrest.

Hackney has the second highest percentage increase in deaths in the second half of 2020 so far, new figures reveal.

A volunteer-led organisation has raised more than £25,000 to dish up meals for NHS workers at Homerton, Northwick Park and the Royal London hospitals during the coronavirus pandemic.

The founder of a domestic abuse charity fears vital services will be affected if the council enforces plans to move its premises back to a building she says is “too small”.

“Confusing” governmental lockdown advice has led to some businesses in Hackney encouraging street drinking, which has exacerbated a spike in anti-social behaviour.

A spate of unauthorised events has prompted Hackney Council to apply for a court injunction to police a green space.

Generous people have donated nearly £1,000 to help a Hackney frontline nurse replace the bike which was stolen while she battled coronavirus.

Police have received additional powers to disperse crowds after an alleged unlicensed rave in Hackney.

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The ban on evictions has been extended by the government for another two months amid the Covid-19 crisis.

Cancer Research’s Race for Life has been completely cancelled in London this year amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

A Hackney man is gearing up to join a group of volunteers tackling the height of Mount Everest for charity.

A single mum in Hackney felt forced to choose between “being thirsty or bathing” her severely disabled child, after she was provided with no emergency water for seven days despite ongoing problems with her council property’s supply.

A rent dispute during the coronavirus lockdown could see a businesswoman leave the premises from which she has operated for nearly 20 years.

Hackney Council issued so many fines in one of its parks over the weekend that enforcement officers ran out of paper.

A team of campaigning Hackney groups have called for the government to abolish the “hefty” NHS surcharge.

A Hackney charity has addressed the spike in racist incidents against Chinese and south east Asian people brought on by the coronavirus pandemic.

A Hackney-based band have spoken out about the impact of the coronavirus lockdown on mental health in a mini-documentary on YouTube.

Hackney activists are calling for snowballing rent arrears to be cleared in light of the coronavirus crisis.

Environmental activists made their voices heard with a silent protest in Hackney.


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The NHS COVID-19 app can make a real difference to how we all tackle the pandemic, protecting our loved ones and those most at risk from coronavirus. Everyone aged 16 and over across England and Wales can download the app for free and play their part in combating the pandemic.

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