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‘Hero’ jogger jumps into canal in dog rescue

A jogger who rescued a dog from drowning in Regent’s Canal has been hailed for his “extremely heroic” actions. The man was running on the canal path last Sunday as Storm Emma battered the country,...

Bodies left in Hackney mortuary for six months

A Hackney mortuary kept 15 bodies in storage for more than 200 days after the person had died, figures from the last three years have revealed. Out of the 177 bodies stored for 28 days...

The 6 best cafes in Hackney

On the lookout for your next caffeine hit? Or perhaps a delicious slice of cake? When it comes to Hackney, we're so spoilt for choice that choosing where to go for coffee can be...
Clissold Park Hackney, Image : DAVID HOLT

Highlights from Snowy Hackney

The Beast from the East came to Hackney, but now that the snow has finally gone, here are our favourite snaps from in and around the Borough!

St John to convert crypt into workspace, helping local startups

A church is planning to turn its crypt into affordable workspace, if a National Lottery Fund bid is successful. St John the Baptist, Pitfield Street, is being redeveloped so that it would make the church...

Russia Today ad campaign hits London

Kremlin-backed broadcaster Russia Today placed an advert in Cazenove as part of a six-week campaign involving more than 300 adverts around London.

BBC pottery judge Kate Malone has £41,000 vase on sale at studio event

Guests at The Great Pottery Throwdown judge Kate Malone's open studio event were careful to avoid bumping into a £41,000 vase last Sunday. The BBC star invited the public to visit her De Beauvoir workshop on...

Child dodges injury at dangerous local crossing

A dangerous crossing outside St John the Baptist Church and School has been highlighted as a hazard once again as a child narrowly avoided serious injury after being struck by a car last week....

Diane Abbott launches Labour local election campaign

Diane Abbott said that Hackney is “no place for hate” as she launched the Labour Party’s 2018 local election campaign. The Shadow Home Secretary joined Mayor of Hackney, Philip Glanville, and the Cazenove Labour...

Surprise band promotion shocks Dalston

Dalston stunt by KLF band creates surprise.

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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.