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London Fields disposable BBQ ban gets mixed reactions

Picnic-ers have been dealt a blow as Hackney Council has banned disposable barbecues from one of east London’s most popular parks.   Many residents are celebrating the ban, which was announced on Wednesday, as part...

New measures to improve 1500 rented homes in serious disrepair

Landlords must bring over 1,500 rented homes suffering serious disrepair up to scratch or face prosecution after Hackney Council announced new measures.

Man charged with murder over Homerton stabbing as victim identified

The man who was killed in Homerton on Sunday has been named as Tyrone Silcott, as another man has been charged with his murder. The Metropolitan Police yesterday charged Rowmando Lewis, 28, of Cunningham Avenue,...

Meg Hillier: ‘burning sense of injustice has driven me on’

Hillier talked with our reporter James Bickerton about the Labour leadership, Brexit and austerity in Hackney

‘I would’ve beaten Ali’ – How rough Hackney upbringing prepared John Gardner for greatness

Born in London Fields, former boxing champion John Gardner talks about his career - including coming up against Muhammad Ali.

Time stands still for De Beauvoir’s historic church clock

St Peter De Beauvior is looking for £1800 worth of donations to repair their clock, which has stopped working.

Our Lady’s High School wins national award for third year in a row

Our Lady’s High School won an Educational Outcomes Award for being in the top 20 per cent of secondary schools nationally for progress.
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REVEALED: Hackney children worst in Britain for visiting a dentist

Children in Hackney are the least likely in Britain to have seen a dentist over the past year, according to new figures.

Mosaic exhibition launches hospice gallery

Hackney Mosaic Project unveiled the art work at St Joseph’s Hospice to coincide with St Joseph’s Day, 19 March. The exhibition is being used to officially launch Joe’s Gallery, a corner of the hospice...

Investigation continues after police shooting in Lower Clapton

NEW: Snapchat footage appears to show police operation on Mandeville Street where a man was injured when a police firearm was discharged.

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Gangs exploiting children for drug deals

Gang members are using children to do drug deals because they will receive a lower punishment if caught, according to a Hackney Council report.