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Unemployment reaches 11-year high despite Olympic pledge

Jobseekers claiming benefits increased again last month, raising questions over the Olympics' promise to provide jobs for local people.

Free school plans ignite row

Residents planning to set up the borough's first free school have faced a barrage of criticism.

1,414 bikes stolen, 42 recovered

Less than 3 per cent of bikes reported stolen in Hackney were recovered by police last year.

Photographer puts small businesses in the picture

Exhibition to open featuring Stoke Newington shopkeepers and crafstpeople.

Musicians wanted for youth orchestra

A youth orchestra is holding open auditions for its free end of term public concert.

Trend for pauper burials shocks modern London

Hackney has one of the highest rates of communal burials in London. Jennifer Lipman takes a closer look at this shocking practice.

Meg Hillier warns women against Westminster career

Junior Home Office minister Meg Hillier is no longer encouraging women to enter politics.

Dalston shopkeepers want payout for £2.3m facelift

Shops and businesses have called for "organised compensation" for the disruption caused by the Dalston regeneration works.

The great commuter race: Hackney

Which is the best mode of transport for getting around the borough: car, bus or bicycle? In an area where public transport is notoriously bad, Szu Ping Chan finds out

The great Hackney commuter race: motor power vs. pedal power

Hackney Post reporters Szu Ping Chan and Jennifer Lipman race cyclist Trevor Parsons to see which is the best way to get around Hackney.

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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.