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Man shot in Woodberry Down 

24 May

A man was shot in Hackney last night by what’s thought to be “some kind of ball bearing gun”.


Teenage poet takes first prize in hard-fought Hackney talent show 

24 May

Victor: Chifa K celebrates after winning Alter Ego.


Hackney South and Shoreditch hustings: full round-up 

23 May

Chorus of voices: the panel at St Peter’s Church.


Chifa K crowned winner of Hackney talent show Alter Ego 2017 

23 May

Chifa K crowned winner of Hackney talent show Alter Ego 2017 32 minutes ago Emma Bartholomew --> A sell-out crowd at Hackney Empire saw spoken word artist Chifa K crowned the winner of Alter Ego 2017.


Funraiser aims to turn Millfields Park paddling pool into ‘cine-theatre’ 

23 May

Funraiser aims to turn Millfields Park paddling pool into ‘cine-theatre’ 1 minute ago Sam Gelder --> A mobile drama group is fundraising to turn a disused paddling pool in Millfields Park into an open air popup “cine-theatre”.


Teenager stabbed at Finsbury Park petrol station 

23 May

Teenager stabbed at Finsbury Park petrol station 47 minutes ago Sam Gelder --> A 19-year-old man was stabbed in the leg at the BP garage in Finsbury Park last night.


Parents and staff lobby Stoke Newington School governors’ meeting in protest against funding cuts 

23 May

Parents and staff lobby Stoke Newington School governors’ meeting in protest against funding cuts 11 minutes ago James Scott --> Parents and staff took part in a joint lobby of a Stoke Newington School governors’ meeting in protest against ...


Visiting West Ham fans could be banned from parking in Hackney streets on matchdays 

23 May

Visiting West Ham fans could be banned from parking in Hackney streets on matchdays 22 minutes ago Sam Gelder --> Visiting West Ham fans could be banned from parking in streets around the London Stadium on matchdays after locals complained they were ...


Candidates clash at Hackney South and Shoreditch hustings 

23 May

Chorus of voices: the panel at St Peter’s Church.


General Election 2017: Hackney South and Shoredich candidates grilled at hustings 

23 May

General Election 2017: Hackney South and Shoredich candidates grilled at hustings 24 minutes ago Sam Gelder --> Candidates for Hackney South and Shoreditch pitted their wits against each other at a General Election hustings last night.


Millfields Community School’s SOS protest against funding cuts captured by drone above Hackney Marshes 

23 May

Millfields Community School’s SOS protest against funding cuts captured by drone above Hackney Marshes 31 minutes ago James Scott --> A school’s unique protest against funding cuts to education across the borough has been captured by a drone ...


Hackney South and Shoreditch candidates to be grilled at General Election hustings 

22 May

Hackney South and Shoreditch candidates to be grilled at General Election hustings 16 minutes ago Sam Gelder --> Hackney South and Shoreditch candidates will take questions from constituents tonight at a General Election hustings.


Hackney South and Shoreditch candidates to be grilled at General Election hustings 

22 May

Hackney South and Shoreditch candidates will take questions from constituents tonight at a General Election hustings.


‘Not all doctors are white men!’: Homerton’s Dr Ronx speaks out about her ‘turbulent journey’ 

22 May

‘Not all doctors are white men!’: Homerton’s Dr Ronx speaks out about her ‘turbulent journey’ 10 minutes ago Emma Bartholomew --> Ronke Ikharia decided she wanted to be a doctor when she was 12 – because of an episode of ER.


‘Not all doctors are white men!’: Homerton’s Dr Ronx speaks out about her ‘turbulent journey’ 

22 May

Ronke Ikharia decided she wanted to be a doctor when she was 12 – because of an episode of ER.


Hackney students triumph in prestigious business contest 

22 May

On top of the world: the team enjoys a trip on the London Eye.


CitizensUK demands tougher action on rogue landlords in Town Hall protest 

22 May

House proud: students deliver petition to the Town Hall.


Neighbours’ fury as ravers blast ‘really bad’ music at derelict Mare Street mansion – for 12 HOURS 

22 May

Neighbours’ fury as ravers blast ‘really bad’ music at derelict Mare Street mansion - for 12 HOURS 45 minutes ago Sam Gelder --> Ravers inflicted 12 hours of “really bad” 90s techno on neighbours of a derelict Mare Street mansion this ...


Neighbours’ fury as ravers blast ‘really bad’ music at derelict Mare Street mansion – for 12 HOURS 

22 May

Ravers inflicted 12 hours of “really bad” ’90s techno on neighbours of a derelict Mare Street mansion this weekend.


Get checked: Prostate Cancer Roadshow for African and Caribbean men to arrive in Dalston on Monday 

20 May

Having a ball: a recent Prostate Cancer Roadshow in Newham.


£40,000 raised in memory of Dalston man John Paul Clarke, who died in tragic motorbike accident 

20 May

£40,000 raised in memory of Dalston man John Paul Clarke, who died in tragic motorbike accident 29 minutes ago Emma Bartholomew --> The family and friends and family of a man who died in a tragic motorbike accident have raised more than £40,000 in ...


£40,000 raised in memory of Dalston man John Paul Clarke, who died in tragic motorbike accident 

19 May

The family and friends and family of a man who died in a tragic motorbike accident have raised more than £40,000 in his memory.


Rent campaigners blockade letting agency to protest ‘daylight robbery’ 

19 May

Mask parade: Digs arrive at a Savills branch near Regents Street.


Two teenagers arrested for carrying a kitchen knife in Hackney 

19 May

“Monster”: the knife involved in the Dalston row.


Greg Peake: Police drop murder probe into Hoxton man’s death 

19 May

Greg Peake: Police drop murder probe into Hoxton man’s death 26 minutes ago Sam Gelder --> Detectives investigating the death of a Hoxton man have dropped their murder investigation.


Greg Peake: Police drop murder probe into Hoxton man’s death 

19 May

Detectives investigating the death of a Hoxton man have dropped their murder investigation.


‘Chihuahua paedophile’ George Calf dodges jail after breaching ban on keeping dogs 

18 May

‘Chihuahua paedophile’ George Calf dodges jail after breaching ban on keeping dogs 24 minutes ago Emma Bartholomew --> A convicted child sex attacker who was caught with Chihuahuas – despite being barred from keeping them because he used them ...


Amhurst Primary pupil spent 15 years hunting ‘inspirational’ teacher before organising reunion together 

18 May

Amhurst Primary pupil spent 15 years hunting ‘inspirational’ teacher before organising reunion together 47 minutes ago Emma Bartholomew --> A man whose primary teacher inspired him to take up her profession embarked on an “epic and relentless...


‘Chihuahua paedophile’ George Calf dodges jail after breaching ban on keeping dogs 

18 May

A convicted child sex attacker who was caught with Chihuahuas – despite being barred from keeping them because he used them to “attract girls” – has received a suspended sentence.


Amhurst Primary pupil spent 15 years hunting ‘inspirational’ teacher before organising reunion together 

18 May

A man whose primary teacher inspired him to take up her profession embarked on an “epic and relentless” 15-year hunt to find and thank her – and now they’re organising a school reunion together.


Hackney Council revokes licence of Morning Lane diner that was ‘effectively operating as a nightclub’ 

18 May

Hackney Council revokes licence of Morning Lane diner that was ‘effectively operating as a nightclub’ Yesterday, 17:22 Emma Bartholomew --> A restaurant “effectively operating as a nightclub” has had its licence taken away after an “...


Ex Dalston gang member: Lack of institutional support is allowing knife crime to thrive 

18 May

Ex Dalston gang member: Lack of institutional support is allowing knife crime to thrive 35 minutes ago Sam Gelder --> Gwenton Sloley has come a long way since his days roaming the streets of Dalston with the Holly Street Boys gang.


Pop Up a whole new living in six Hackney weeks 

18 May

Have you got an idea that you’ve not had the chance to work on? Or do you know someone who goes on about a business they want to get off the ground, but never find the time to do it? Upstarter are running their six weeks to pop up class again this ...


Council gets candidate’s name wrong in General Election announcement 

18 May

Dev-astated: Hackney South candidate Dave Raval.


Hackney Council revokes licence of Morning Lane diner that was ‘effectively operating as a nightclub’ 

18 May

A restaurant “effectively operating as a nightclub” has had its licence taken away after an “overwhelming” number of complaints from neighbours about the loud music and bass emanating from inside.


Foot fetishist performed sex acts while looking at women’s feet at Hackney bus stops 

18 May

Foot fetishist performed sex acts while looking at women’s feet at Hackney bus stops 25 minutes ago Jamie Pitman --> A foot fetishist performed sex acts on himself while making “unsettling comments” about women at Hackney bus stops.


Ex Dalston gang member: Lack of institutional support is allowing knife crime to thrive 

18 May

Gwenton Sloley has come a long way since his days roaming the streets of Dalston with the Holly Street Boys gang.


Foot fetishist performed sex acts while looking at women’s feet at Hackney bus stops 

18 May

A foot fetishist performed sex acts on himself while making “unsettling comments” about women at Hackney bus stops.


Church needs £250k to save vital community hall used by foodbank, migrant centre and night shelter 

18 May

Church needs £250k to save vital community hall used by foodbank, migrant centre and night shelter 37 minutes ago Sam Gelder --> A foodbank, a migrant centre and a night shelter could all be left homeless unless the community hall that houses them ...


Rare pregnancy condition cost Newington Green mum her son 

18 May

Rare pregnancy condition cost Newington Green mum her son 33 minutes ago Josh Cheetham --> A Newington Green mum is raising awareness of a rare condition that cost her baby son’s life in February.


Legendary gay pub The Joiners Arms “back in business” with events on Hackney Road 

18 May

“A great leveller”: The Joiners Arms as it looked when open.


Church needs £250k to repair vital community hall used by foodbank, migrant centre and night shelter 

18 May

A foodbank, a migrant centre and a night shelter could all be left homeless unless the community hall that houses them can raise £250,000 for vital repairs.


Rare pregnancy condition cost Newington Green mum her son 

18 May

A Newington Green mum is raising awareness of a rare condition that cost her baby son’s life in February.


De Beauvoir Association to host Hackney South hustings on 22 May 

18 May

Polling stations open on 8 June.


‘Hackney versus Hackney’: Bizarre High Court battle over Colvestone Primary School leaves campaigner with bill for thousands 

18 May

‘Hackney versus Hackney’: Bizarre High Court battle over Colvestone Primary School leaves campaigner with bill for thousands 59 minutes ago Emma Bartholomew --> Judith Watt has been told she might have to pay thousands in legal bills – even ...


‘Hackney versus Hackney’: Bizarre High Court battle over Colvestone Primary School leaves campaigner with bill for thousands 

18 May

Judith Watt has been told she might have to pay thousands in legal bills – even though she won her planning battle.


White Horse strip joint’s sex licence surrendered by new Shoreditch diner 

17 May

White Horse strip joint’s sex licence surrendered by new Shoreditch diner 19 minutes ago Emma Bartholomew --> The former White Horse strip joint is about to be turned into a trendy late-night restaurant after Hackney Council’s licensing committee...


Start up of the week: ‘Small Plate Sessions’ at The Last Days of Shoreditch 

17 May

Start up of the week: ‘Small Plate Sessions’ at The Last Days of Shoreditch 30 minutes ago Emma Bartholomew --> The Gazette hunts high and low each week to bring you news of the most interesting and unusual new businesses in Hackney.


White Horse strip joint’s sex licence surrendered by new Shoreditch diner 

17 May

The former White Horse strip joint is about to be turned into a trendy late-night restaurant after Hackney Council’s licensing committee gave the go-ahead.


Start up of the week: ‘Small Plate Sessions’ at The Last Days of Shoreditch 

17 May

The Gazette hunts high and low each week to bring you news of the most interesting and unusual new businesses in Hackney.


Pensioner threatened with eviction from his Hackney home… over a satellite dish 

17 May

Pensioner threatened with eviction from his Hackney home...


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Let’s go to that non-existent country we call Africa. Just pop into a Hackney jazz club 

24 May

WHEN THE WORD “Africa” is bandied about as if it is a single country, a place where “Africans” come from, thinking people recoil.


Hackney suffers UK’s biggest gap between house prices and salaries 

22 May

Hackney has the country’s worst salary to house price ratio       Pic: David Holt With homes costing around £600,000, compared to the average salary of £ 33,800, Hackney has the UK’s worst house price to salary ratio, coming in at around 18:...


Hackney burns survivor to provide free swimming scheme 

22 May

Sylvia Mac is behind a scheme to boost the confidence of people with body disfigurement   Pic: Love Disfigure A Hackney resident will be providing free swimming sessions to help those who have disfigurements overcome their body image insecurities ...


Hackney crash leaves motorcyclist fighting for his life 

22 May

The scene of the crash in Almhurst Road, Hackney        Pic: Dave Raval A motorcyclist is suffering from life-threatening injuries following a horrific smash on a busy north-east London road on Saturday evening.


New funding scheme could slash £33million off Tower Hamlets school budget 

22 May

Justine Greening, Secretary of State for Education, wants to see the NFF implemented in 2019  Pic: Simon/DFID (Flickr) Teachers fear school budgets in Tower Hamlets could be slashed by £33 million if a new funding scheme is introduced.


Squatters invade 17th century Hackney mansion 

22 May

The Georgian era mansion was invaded by squatters last night       Pic: Google Maps Squatters have occupied a Grade 2 listed mansion at 195 Mare Street in Hackney.


Meet The Traders: Zona N16, causing a stir in Hackney 

21 May

Chris, left, and the team at Zona on Shoreditch High Street     Pic: Beatriz Fonseca Whether it is because of its controversial name (more on that later) or because of the delicious creations served there, Zona N16 is revolutionising Hackney’s ...


A green hint of summer on Hackney Downs 

21 May

This afternoon I went to fetch one of my daughters on her return from a school excursion.


Pleasures of the Clapton Table 

20 May

I liked its predecessor, Candela, with its charming proprietors and endearing air of gentle chaos.


Forest School in Hackney promises outdoor fun for youngsters 

19 May

Children take part in a pilot session of the Forest School in Hackney           Pic: Hackney Forest School Let your children make mud cakes, climb trees and build dens to help improve their education, that’s the message from Hackney Forest ...


#ELLection: Q&A with two Hackney residents campaigning for your vote 

19 May

Joe Richard, left, campaigning for the Hackney Liberal Democrats     Pic: Hackney Liberal Democrats As part of Eastlondonlines’ build-up to the general election on June 8, we spoke to Hackney North and Shoreditch’s Liberal Democrat candidate ...


Diane’s in the house! Well, almost…. her Hackney leaflet fails to mention the leader, or his slogan 

18 May

Inside at last: Abbott has long been a leading member of Labour’s shadow cabinet Corbyn fails to make it to the Abbott leaflet NO MP HAS BEEN more unwavering in publicly supporting Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn than Diane Abbott.


ELLection: Affordable housing will be our priority, say Hackney Lib Dems 

18 May

Lib Dems will be aiming to build 300,000 homes annually     Pic: Matt Wareham ( Flickr ) In the build-up to the general election in three week’s time, the Liberal Democrats have announced plans to tackle the housing shortage in Hackney.


A Dalston Italian festival shows how to cook pasta… and how to eat it (like we need to be told) 

17 May

Loving Dalston’s community vibe: Alessia Mastroleo, left, and Maia Rossi LIVEWIRE LONDONERS Maia Rossi and Alessia Mastroleo are fulfilling every Hackney foodie’s guilty fantasy: a pasta festival in the heart of Dalston.


Hackney police launch manhunt after two separate attacks on women 

13 May

Police are searching for a man thought to have assaulted two women in Hackney       Pic: its Jason B, Flickr A manhunt has been launched after two women were assaulted in separate attacks in just two days in Dalston.


Squatters evicted from Dalston youth club after occupation that could have delayed its reopening 

13 May

A St Matthias helper tries to explain that the squat is potentially delaying the club’s resumption St MATTHIAS YOUTH CLUB was occupied by squatters around lunchtime today Saturday 13 May 2017.


#ELLection: Hackney candidates tell us why they deserve your vote 

12 May

The Green candidate for Hackney North and Stoke Newington, Alastair Binnie-Lubbock        Pic: Alastair Binnie-Lubbock The candidates for Hackney North and Stoke Newington and Hackney South and Shoreditch have been officially announced by the ...


Christophe’s plastic recycling project 

12 May

Hello Neighbour's See here what Christophe has been knitting up...


Going for baroque: out of Dalston alt-folkists play around with classical and contemporary 

11 May

HOW EXCITING a time this is for music fans in No 1 City.


Man arrested after ‘threatening’ girls with meat cleaver in Hackney 

10 May

Man has been arrested after attacking girls in Hackney (May 9)    Pic: Jason B, Flickr A man has been arrested after allegedly storming into two kosher food shops and threatening two young girls in Hackney yesterday (May 9).


#ELLection: Crime, poverty, mental health – the issues our MPs must tackle 

10 May

With the general election fast approaching, ELL looks at the main problems facing the boroughs.


Gardening in May 

10 May

Community gardening on Butterfield Green will be on Sunday 21st May 2-4 pm (not the usual second Sunday!) Please come along for weeding dismantling the compost bin.


Christophe’s Recycling Project 

10 May

Hi everybody, I am doing an art recycling project.


#ELLection: East London voter turnout on the rise – but could be better 

9 May

Polling station in Lewisham            Pic: RachelH_ (Flickr) The turnout rate for east London has risen steadily over the past 10 years, to the point where it is now just at the national average.


#ELLection Green Party gives voters chance to stay in the EU 

9 May

Caroline Lucas explains the Green Party EU pledge at an event in Hackney                 Pic: Green Party The Green Party has told the people of Hackney they will have the chance to vote again on EU membership if the party comes to power ...


Thousands attend “phenomenal” anti knife crime march through Hackney 

9 May

The knife (pictured) that was found on a 12-year-old boy in Hackney on May 5     Credit: Met Police Grieving mothers who have lost children in violent knife attacks led a peace march through Hackney on Sunday (May 7), calling for an end to knife ...


Mayor pledges safer road system for Hackney cyclists 

8 May

Vehicle speeds will be cut to make cycling safer in Hackney      Credit: Danny P Robinson Cyclists in Hackney will have a safer route after mayor Phil Glanville announced plans to rip up the one-way system in Stoke Newington and make improvements ...


Queen of all she surveys, a noisy road in Dalston. Restored monarch rules TV famed old pub 

7 May

LOVING DALSTON’S CAMPAIGN to save or replace the sign that once hung from theDalston E8 pub made celebrated as the model for the Queen Vic in BBC1’s EastEnders has succeeded.


Closing time for London pubs but Hackney drinks on to keep the beer flowing, the crisps crunching 

2 May

This empty premises became Dalston bar Farr’s School of Dancing, below right   IS HACKNEY London’s booziest borough? An analysis by two number-crunchers has found that the capital’s pubs are closing one by one, but only in Hackney are more ...


Come to the next Well Street market on Saturday May 4, 2017 ! 

27 Apr

Come and support Well Street Market E9 on Saturday 1 April 10am – 4pm.


Hackney police officers now wearing body cameras to help tackle crime 

27 Apr

Body cameras to be administered in Hackney this summer.


Usain Bolt and Mo Farah will thrill crowds at London’s Olympic Park this summer 

27 Apr

The race is on: Olympic Park will host World Championships in August         Pic: Paul Nattall (flikr) The world’s best athletes are coming to London this summer to compete in the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) World...


#ELLection: Hackney Lib Dems look to be thorn in Labour’s side 

26 Apr

MP Diane Abbott Pic; Gary Knight ( flikr ) Hackney residents may have noticed that the Liberal Democrats have already started campaigning in earnest.


How 240 young Hackneyites ‘will lose out’ from the housing benefit cut for the young 

26 Apr

Dave Raval: Youngsters are being abandoned THE HOUSING CRISIS is a huge problem in Hackney so the Liberal Democrats deserve praise for standing up for young people who need help with their rental bills.


Concerns for Stoke Newington resident missing from home 

25 Apr

Police are appealing for information about an elderly man who was reported missing from his home in Stoke Newington on Monday.


WHERE NEXT FOR OUR AREA? 

24 Apr

Joint ward forum Kings Park Lea Bridge wards.


Darkness will descend across the Eastern Curve Garden 

21 Apr

Darkness will descend across Dalston's Eastern Curve Garden if Hackney grants planning permission for a 9 storey re-development of the Thames House site, behind Dalston Lane's Premier Inn, at 4 Hartwell Street.


Meet the vinyl lovers: DJ Yannick Jacob 

20 Apr

In the last of our series on “Vinyl lovers”,  DJ Yannick Jacob talks about being influenced by hip-hop, his deep connection with music, and why vinyl is an expression of character.


Victoria Park and other points east bloom on the Chelsea Fringe as it blossoms worldwide 

18 Apr

THE CHELSEA FRINGE — the alternative garden festival — has expanded to cities all around the world.


Celebrate Vinyl: A brief history of vinyl records 

18 Apr

To kick off Celebrate Vinyl , our series marking Record Store Day 2017, we explore how vinyl records have evolved and what they mean to people in today’s culture.


Record Store Day 2017: a complete guide to what’s on near you 

18 Apr

With the tenth Record Store Day this Saturday on April 22, we’ve gathered the best places in and around the ELL boroughs where you can treat yourself to shiny new vinyl records and to see special acts performing live.


Twelve People Burned by Noxious Substance in London Fields/Dalston Bar 

17 Apr

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On a plot of Hackney waste ground a fox brought a gift to a Dalston woman: a literary debut 

14 Apr

A PATCH of neglected council land behind journalist and mother Paula Cocozza’s back garden in Dalston was becoming increasingly untidy.


Savoy Theatre 

11 Apr

The Hackney Arts Centre, the new leaseholders of the Savoy Theatre, 13-15 Stoke Newington Road, N16 8BH, have recently applied for a license associated with the whole premises (the old Efes, Epic and other spaces in the building).


Well done Dalston! Council rattled over Eastern Curve Garden plans 

11 Apr

At a public consultation event on 10th April in the Town Hall, Hackney announced that it has published on-line corrections to its consultation material for the Dalston Cultural Quarter andthat the consultation period will now be extended from 17th ...


Video: Six clubs that changed Hackney 

11 Apr

All six clubs had a hand in promoting certain genres, or changing the wider area in some way.


Spring sunshine on Butterfield Green 

10 Apr

The Community Orchard in full bloom and the Green in full use during this weekend's glorious sunshine.


Stoke Newington Stabbing: Woman Left Fighting for Life 

9 Apr

A 27 year old woman is fighting for her life after she was found stabbed early Sunday morning in Rectory Road.


More trouble for Eastern Curve Garden – How overdevelopment is blighting Dalston’s public space 

6 Apr

When Hackney decided upon its blueprint for future development in Dalston (the "Dalston Area Action Plan") little consideration was given to the environmental impact on public space which the imposition of various 10 to 20 storey towers in the area ...


The mosque needs your help to spread a message of love, peace, music and charity 

6 Apr

In with a prayer: Erkin “Egg” Guney in the impressive dome of the Shacklewell Lane mosque] The dome when it was controversially painted, and then unpainted A MULTI-FAITH FESTIVAL of “spiritual music, dance, ritual, story-telling and poetry” ...


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