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Crime up, police budgets down: Top cop slams cuts as witness tells of ‘15-minute wait to get through to 999’ 

16 Oct

Witnesses to a stabbing, a string of burglaries and a shop raid in Hackney say they no longer feel safe – and are worried about further cuts to the police budget.


Revealed: How much house prices per square metre have increased in Hackney over 10 years 

16 Oct

The price of housing in Hackney, measured by square metre, more than doubled between 2004 and 2016 according to new government figures.


Community cookery school launches £85k appeal to ‘secure its future’ 

16 Oct

Smiles: Made In Hackney volunteers, including Spirit (left).


Mare Street firm Prizeology launches campaign warning against fake lotteries and prize draw scams 

16 Oct

A Mare Street business founder who made her name running prize draws for other firms has launched a campaign to stop people falling victim to scams.


Shoplifters and vandals may dodge justice after police say probes ‘impractical’ 

16 Oct

A senior police officer has said it is “not practical” for officers to investigate crimes such as shoplifting and criminal damage as his force bids to save £400 million.


New LGBTQ venue to open on the site of closed pub in Shoreditch 

16 Oct

The gay and transgender community have won Tower Hamlets Council’s green light for a new venue on the site of the Joiners’ Arms that was shut down in 2015.


Sadiq Khan to appoint Modern Slavery Ambassador for Hackney 

16 Oct

London’s mayor Sadiq Khan announced the new role last week.


Student caught ‘shagging the place down’ was told he had gone viral by his mum 

15 Oct

Dominic Richardson, 23, with the mystery redhead at Hackney Downs train station (Picture: @ErenLDN) A student caught having sex on a train station platform found out a video of the romp had gone viral from his mum.


Arthur Collins trial: Painful ‘white streaks’ ran down clubber’s legs after Mangle E8 acid attack, court told 

13 Oct

Clubbers dropped to their knees, shielded their faces with clothing, and rubbed ice on blistered skin after acid was thrown over a packed dance floor at the Mangle E8 nightclub, a court has heard.


Finsbury Park toddler death: Bidhya Sagar Das locked up indefinitely for killing son 

13 Oct

A delusional man has been locked up indefinitely for bludgeoning his young son to death with a claw hammer in Finsbury Park after becoming obsessed his partner was being unfaithful.


Watch this weekend’s weather forecast: Summer’s back, but only temporarily 

13 Oct

Wondering what the weather has in store for us this weekend? Watch our three-minute Met Office video forecast.


Swimmers complain they’re in the dark about London Fields Lido as Hackney Council admits opening is still weeks away 

13 Oct

London Fields Lido could still be shut for several more weeks – much to the frustration of swimmers and clubs who say Hackney Council isn’t giving them enough information.


Watch: Hackney Mayor talks local journalism and democracy at Goldsmiths event 

13 Oct

Mayor Glanville speaking at Goldsmiths University Mayor Philip Glanville spoke about local journalism and democracy last night at a panel event at Goldsmiths University.


Finsbury Park toddler death: Bidhya Sagar Das killed son with hammer on ‘special night’ with partner, court hears 

13 Oct

A man bludgeoned his baby son to death with a hammer after telling his partner it was a “special night”, a court has heard.


Made in Hackney: Layla Chelache’s fingerless gloves take hours to knit – but she loves every minute 

13 Oct

Each week, the Gazette takes to the streets to unearth something being manufactured right here in Hackney.


Food hygiene ratings: The four Hackney restaurants where pest infestations led to zero-star scores 

13 Oct

Mice and cockroaches have blighted four Hackney restaurants over the last year, council papers reveal.


Arthur Collins acid attack trial: ‘My skin was coming off in my hands’ Mangle E8 birthday girl clubber tells court 

13 Oct

A woman showered with acid in Mangle E8 nightclub recalled her skin “blistering straight away” after hearing a “hissing sound” like a can of Coke being opened.


Gang members who threw ammonia at two women in horrifying Hackney robberies face jail 

12 Oct

Two gang members who threw ammonia at a shopkeeper and a random woman in the street are facing years in jail.


Lower Clapton woman Evadne Gordon becomes longest-serving female member of Royal Naval Reserves 

12 Oct

Lower Clapton woman Evadne Gordon is celebrating becoming the longest serving female member of the Royal Naval Reserves.


Joiners Arms campaigners celebrate ‘landmark’ ruling for iconic LGBT pub 

12 Oct

Ecstatic: Friends of the Joiners Arms campaigners.


Arthur Collins trial: ‘My breathing stopped when acid was thrown at me in Mangle E8’ London Fields club-goer tells court 

12 Oct

A club-goer has described the moment his breathing stopped when acid was hurled over him on a packed dance floor, injuring 16 people.


Finsbury Park Post Office: Franchise to go ahead despite ‘wealth of opposition’ 

12 Oct

Local MP Diane Abbott joined in protests earlier this year.


Hackney is an ‘urban arboretum’ says expert Paul Wood ahead of weekend tree tour 

12 Oct

‘You get all sorts of unusual and rare trees hanging out on the streets’: a Cercis canadensis or eastern redbud, in Haggerston.


Passing Clouds: Plans submitted to reopen Dalston arts hub as music venue 

12 Oct

The old Passing Clouds venue could reopen as a music spot after plans were submitted by the landlord – complete with an extra storey on the roof.


Hackney mayor to join panel on the ‘need to speak up for local journalism’ 

12 Oct

Read all about it: a poster publicising today’s panel discussion.


Tom Palin: Finsbury Park campaigner and son of Michael Palin talks Wireless Festival and Monty Python 

12 Oct

The man leading a campaign to protect Finsbury Park from a growing number of music festivals and events says he got his passion from his father – Michael Palin.


Hackney campaigners launch bid to protect parks from ‘over-exploitation’ 

11 Oct

Appeal for support: Tom Palin of Friends of Finsbury Park Friends of Finsbury Park (FoFP) campaigners are launching a fundraising drive to protect parks across London from “commercial over-exploitation”.


Sabir Sharife guilty of attempted murder over horrific late-night knife attack on woman in Stoke Newington 

11 Oct

A sex predator who followed a woman onto a bus and then tried to kill her in a Stoke Newington street is facing years in jail.


Local Buyers Club: Loyalty card will help out Hackney shops – and charity 

11 Oct

A couple from Stoke Newington have launched a discount card and membership club encouraging customers to support the borough’s independent businesses.


Sweaty Hackney Wick FC home kits stolen from car boot 

11 Oct

Someone, somewhere, has 15 or so sweaty, smelly football kits belonging to Hackney Wick FC.


Migrants’ memories of the Caribbean go on show at Hackney Museum 

11 Oct

Tim Smith speaks to Emma Bartholomew about his father’s photos of the Caribbean – a window into a world that no longer exists, which he believes will stir up memories for migrants who moved to Hackney decades ago...


Friends of Finsbury Park campaigners could restrict private events in parks across London 

10 Oct

Legal action by campaigners trying to stop Wireless Festival in Finsbury Park could end up restricting events across the whole of London.


Arthur Collins trial: London Fields acid attack accused ‘took bottle from another clubgoer’, defence tells court 

10 Oct

The man accused of throwing acid on clubbers at London Fields venue Mangle E8 had confiscated a bottle from another clubgoer in the run-up to the attack, his defence lawyer has claimed.


Rapist who lured victims to Finsbury Park after nights out faces jail 

10 Oct

A man who raped two women near his home in Finsbury Park after pretending to be helping them on a night out is facing years in jail.


Five Points expansion: Hackney Council gives Lower Clapton brewery green light to get larger (and lager) 

10 Oct

Five Points brewery has been given permission to install four massive steel storage tanks, leaving its Lower Clapton neighbours with a bad taste.


Mangle E8 acid attack trial: Arthur Collins ‘seen on nightclub CCTV throwing acid three times’, court hears 

10 Oct

The ex-boyfriend of reality TV star Ferne McCann, wearing a T-shirt with the word “killer” across the front, threw acid in a London Fields club full Bank Holiday partygoers, a court has heard.


Running the Hackney Half (Term): an activity guide for local parents 

10 Oct

Little makers: The Geffrye Museum got children to decorate their ideal room as part of a workshop I’m sure all the teachers reading this are familiar with Getting the Buggers to Behave – Sue Cowley’s guide to captivating unruly pupils.


Appeal for landlords and Arabic speakers who could help welcome Syrian refugees to Hackney 

10 Oct

Refugees from the Syrian conflict may soon be resettled in Hackney with the launch of a foundation set up by a network of community groups in east London.


What’s the secret? ‘Exceptional’ City Academy to lead Mayor of London’s education-sharing initiative 

10 Oct

Success: Assistant principal Mhairi Stewart (right) with London’s deputy mayor Joanne McCartney.


Abdul Mulla obituary: Former councillor, speaker of Hackney, Dallas fan and bus conductor dies at 79 

10 Oct

Abdul Mulla obituary: Former councillor, speaker of Hackney, Dallas fan and bus conductor dies at 79 3 minutes ago Cllr Ian Rathbone --> Former councillor and speaker of Hackney Abdul Gafoor Mulla has died at 79.


Start-up of the week: Hackney swimwear brand Deakin and Blue launched to fill gap in market 

10 Oct

Start-up of the week: Hackney swimwear brand Deakin and Blue launched to fill gap in market 10 minutes ago Emma Bartholomew --> Every week we take to the streets to find a start-up business right here in Hackney.


Abdul Mulla obituary: Former councillor, speaker of Hackney, Dallas fan and bus conductor dies at 79 

10 Oct

Former councillor and speaker of Hackney Abdul Gafoor Mulla has died at 79, writes his colleague and friend Cllr Ian Rathbone.


Made in Hackney: Mylkman delivers nut milks to your door in reusable glass bottles 

10 Oct

Made in Hackney: Mylkman delivers nut milks to your door in reusable glass bottles 27 minutes ago Emma Bartholomew --> Each week the Gazette Each week the Gazette...


This week 30 years ago: Haggerston ‘scool’ sign gets spotted by eagle eyed pupils 

10 Oct

This week 30 years ago: Haggerston ‘scool’ sign gets spotted by eagle eyed pupils 28 minutes ago Emma Bartholomew --> “Eastenders are renowned for droppig their H’s, but whoever painted this sign outside Haggerston School was taking it too ...


Start-up of the week: Hackney swimwear brand Deakin and Blue launched to fill gap in market 

10 Oct

Every week we take to the streets to find a start-up business right here in Hackney.


Made in Hackney: Mylkman delivers nut milks to your door in reusable glass bottles 

10 Oct

Each week, the Gazette takes to the streets to unearth something being manufactured right here in Hackney.


This week 30 years ago: Haggerston ‘scool’ sign gets spotted by eagle eyed pupils 

10 Oct

“Eastenders are renowned for droppig their H’s, but whoever painted this sign outside Haggerston School was taking it too far,” the Gazette joked.


Student caught ‘sh*gging the place down’ on tube station platform handed booze ban 

9 Oct

Dominic Richardson sparked outrage when passengers saw him (Picture: Central News) A university student who sparked outrage when he was caught ‘shagging the place down’ on a Tube station platform has been handed a 60-day booze ban.


Ferne McCann’s ex Arthur Collins goes on trial over ‘acid attack’ at Dalston nightclub 

9 Oct

Arthur Collins, 25, is set to go on trial (Picture: Metropolitan Police/PA Wire) A jury has been sworn in for the trial of the ex-boyfriend of reality TV star Ferne McCann, who is accused of carrying out an acid attack at an east London nightclub.


Tickets go on sale for the movie-themed Hackney Fireworks display 

9 Oct

Tickets go on sale for the movie-themed Hackney Fireworks display 35 minutes ago Emma Bartholomew --> Tickets are on sale for the Hackney Fireworks display, which will bring a riot of colour and music to Clissold Park on November 4.


‘Dress as a spooky clown’ suggests council as tickets go on sale for Clissold Park fireworks display 

9 Oct

Tickets are on sale for the Hackney Fireworks display, which will bring a riot of colour and music to Clissold Park on November 4.


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Application for hotel on Tesco site 

14 Oct

Another planning application has been submitted for 130 Kingsland High Street (currently used as a Tesco local store).


Come and support the Caribbean Hurricane relief fundraiser organised TODAY by Well Street Shopkeepers Alliance 

14 Oct

COME and support our Hurricane Relief fundraiser this Saturday, 10am to 5pm – and enjoy all the delights of Well Street shops and stalls.


Aviva’s latest developments opposed by Hoxton locals 

12 Oct

An insurance company’s Hoxton expansion plan has taken another step forward after Hackney Council approved its latest development at a planning meeting on Monday.


Hotel to go ahead despite sunlight concerns 

12 Oct

A hotel is set to be built in Hoxton after the council granted planning permission this week, despite receiving 51 concerns and complaints.


‘If we fail, they’ll fire us’: Hackney workers in Picturehouse protest 

12 Oct

Cinema workers picketed the Hackney Picturehouse last weekend as part of an escalating dispute over pay and working conditions.


Council’s ‘stupid’ plan to close school roads angers parents 

12 Oct

A plan to close two streets outside of Gayhurst Community School has had a mixed response, with one parent branding the plan as “stupid”.


Kurdish-Turkish tensions spill out onto streets of Hackney 

12 Oct

Kurdish activists clashed with local Turks during a procession through Dalston last Sunday.


Calm Down, Deer! Fireworks Given Go-Ahead 

12 Oct

Clissold Park’s firework display will take place as planned next month, but with ‘low noise’ fireworks after concerns were raised about loud noise frightening the park’s herd of fallow deer.


Emergency medics travelling to patients’ homes in bid to cut A&E numbers 

12 Oct

The service will have four new doctors and two new Emergency Ambulance Crew members.


City of London gets an art attack from its tenants’ campaign 

11 Oct

Residents of Golden Lane estate have united locals in a campaign against the imposition of The Denizen, a monstrous Taylor Wimpey block which was recently granted planning permission by the City of London and is currently being marketed for off-plan ...


News in brief 

10 Oct

The Mayor of Tower Hamlets has pledged to boost police numbers Pic: Paden Vaughn   Mayor in pledge to boost police numbers in Hackney     The Mayor of Tower Hamlets has pledged to increase the number of police officers on the streets of the ...


Hackney-born charity worker wins Social Enterprise of the Year Award 2017 

10 Oct

The workshops have enabled participants to build their confidence as well as learn new skills Pic: You Make It A Hackney project aimed at helping unemployed women from ethnic minorities in east London find work and build their skills has won a ...


TRA meeting – September 2017 

10 Oct

Attendees: Lisa Linpower (Chair), Nikki Parrott (Vice-Chair), Francine Bennett (Secretary), Maria Savito (Treasurer), Cordelia Harwood (Blandford Court), Serena Allen (Blandford Court), Linda Toigo (Stratton Court), Jake Snell (Dorset Court), Jerry ...


Cleaning meeting 18th October.  

9 Oct

Following the last residents meeting, we have arranged a special meeting with Head of estate operations and cleaning at Hackney Council, John Wheatley.


What’s On This Week 

6 Oct

The House of Peroni returns to Tower Hamlets this week.


Ofo, the app-based bike-sharing scheme, rolls out in Hackney 

6 Oct

The new stands hope to encourage more people to cycle in Hackney.


Hip-hop raised me… some great faces of rap are in your face in a Hackney back street 

6 Oct

Not quite sure about who’s who? See note at end of article THIS TRIBUTE TO HIP-HOP is exciting Dalston.


Happy Apple Day Sunday 22nd October 2-4 pm 

4 Oct

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NatWest’s closure of Dalston branch leaves cash traders jangling coins in their pocket or going on line 

4 Oct

IN A BLOW TO LOCAL TRADITION, the bank popular with the cash traders of Ridley Road Market and nearby small businesses has closed.


Met Police hunt cyclist after “needless assault” on pedestrians 

3 Oct

Pic: Wikimedia.


Fixing Fridays 

2 Oct

Friday, 13 October 2017 – Friday, 09 March 2018 6pm – 8pm Do you feel frustrated by electronic and electrical appliances that stop working? Want to learn to make them last longer? Join Hackney Fixers for Fixing Fridays, where they show you how to...


Hackney man jailed for human trafficking vulnerable Polish nationals 

28 Sep

Jonatan Majewski, 26.


Floods of tears likely as Hackney’s London Fields Lido reopening date sinks without explanation 

27 Sep

THE GAMBLE of setting an opening date for London Fields Lido has failed.


Whatever happened to the burger craze? How Hackney is enjoying a love of vegetarian food 

27 Sep

THE PEOPLE crowding a vegan fair in Hackney, above , show the extraordinary surge in demand for vegetarian food.


Tower Hamlets and Hackney among London’s worst food hygiene hotspots 

25 Sep

Tower Hamlets and Hackney are among the worst areas for Food Hygiene Ratings in London, a new study by GMB London region has revealed.


All welcome at meeting of Well Street Shopkeepers Alliance, 27 September, 6.30pm, NuDawn 206 Well Street 

23 Sep

COME to a meeting of Well Street Shopkeepers Alliance on Sept 27 at 6.30pm at NuDawn, 206 Well Street E9.


News splash: London Fields Lido gets wet for its water test as it nears end of repairs for serious leaks 

22 Sep

THIS IS THE SIGHT London Fields Lido users have been hankering after: a pool full of water glistening under a bright blue sky.


Campaigners welcome council crackdown on Hackney rogue landlords 

21 Sep

High rise housing block in Hackney.


Prince William raises drug legalisation on Shoreditch charity visit 

20 Sep

The Duke of Cambridge visiting Shoreditch charity.


Suspect questioned over Shoreditch murder 13 years after nightclub shooting 

20 Sep

Marvin Couson in hospital.


Hackney fails to capitalise on a way to house the homeless… and goes shy when asked about it 

18 Sep

Street beggar in fashionable Shoreditch: at least he has a dog for companionship: HACKNEY COUNCIL has made no attempt to seize any of the 20,000 empty London homes that are in the borough, despite having the law on its side.


Rashan Charles: Police under fire for not suspending officer 

18 Sep

20-year-old Rashan Charles The Met has come under fire for failing to act on police watchdog recommendations to suspend the officer involved in the death of Rashan Charles.


Officer being investigated over Rashan Charles death 

16 Sep

Rashan Chalres.


Dalston History Walk 

15 Sep

Saturday, 23 September 2017 11am – 1.15pm WALK HACKNEY specializes in telling you the story of Hackney, through a series of scheduled walks around different parts of Hackney.


Hackney police first to use drones in search for missing person 

13 Sep

Drone used by Hackney police.


Gerda Doors update 

12 Sep

For the last six months (or more) we have been chasing Hackney Council about the Gerda door instillation programe on Lockner.


A classic carnival. But uniting Hackney’s communities? Some things left a bum note 

12 Sep

Ride on: one of the most spectacular Hackney One Carnival costumes trots along Richmond Road THE HACKNEY ONE CARNIVAL was a great success.


London’s first zero waste supermarket has opened 

12 Sep

Items kept in glass jars at zero waste shop Bulk Market.


Hackney Carnival success as 30,000 people attend 

12 Sep

Pic: Sean Pollock / Hackney Council More than 30,000 people attended Hackney Carnival over the weekend to enjoy the festival atmosphere, fabulous dancers and music.


Meeting Tonight 

12 Sep

Hi Neighbours.


Hackney music festival hires an Albarn collaborator to add a bit of fire and zest to Spitalfields 

9 Sep

New men: André De Ridder, left, with chief executive Stephen Newbould THE SPITALFIELDS Music Festival has decided to shake itself up.


Plans for Hackney restoration housing scheme revealed 

7 Sep

Plans for Hackney restoration by Architecture firm Ash Sakula Pic: Hackney Council/Ash Sakula Designs have been revealed for Hackney Council’s programme to turn old garages and other underused council-owned land into 39 new homes.


Fodder pops up anew in Islington, promising ‘a month of local, wild and seasonal ingredients’ 

7 Sep

THE FOODIE SCENE is so lively in northeast London that deciding what is newsworthy can be difficult, especially for a site that lacks a food reviewer.


Hackney-born Bake Off star voted ‘most likely to be on the show’ 

6 Sep

Liam Charles, GBBO contestant.


Hackney Carnival ~ Sunday 10 September 2017 

6 Sep

Hackney Carnival ~ Sunday 10 September 2017 Beats and dance routines from over 800 performers are set to return to the borough’s streets on Sunday 10 September with the return of the Hackney Carnival.


Weekly Gardening Sessions at ‘Alden and Broadway Community Vegetable Garden’ 

5 Sep

Alden and Broadway Estate Community Vegetable Garden We hold Regular Weekly Gardening Sessions were tenants and residents of Alden and Broadway Estates can attend and get involved with.


Totally Thames or total distraction from the real issues swamping the East End of London? 

4 Sep

Trinity Buoy Wharf at Leamouth four years ago.


End of September: Hackney council sets firm reopening date for London Fields Lido 

29 Aug

DESPITE REPAIRS TO London Fields Lido running into more problems than those previously reported by Loving Dalston, a reopening date has now been set.


New Generation Youth (Gascoyne & Morningside Youth Clubs) take over NuDawn cafe space in Well Street 

28 Aug

NEW Generation Youth (Gascoyne & Morningside Youth Clubs) will be taking over NuDawn cafe space, 206 Well Street on Thursday August 31st – Friday September 1st, 10am -7pm.


Darkness over Hackney as a frenzy of new building makes ever-greater raids on our skyline 

25 Aug

Flat to be built on the roof will block the light to neighbours’ flats Big money has flowed into Hackney to cash in on the property boom.


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