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Claims police victimise children as they walk to a Hackney playground

Children are being unfairly victimised by police forces as they walk to and from an adventure playground, parents and play workers claim.

Bus drivers leave disabled passengers stranded in Hackney

Wheelchair users say bus drivers are leaving them stranded at bus stops because they can't be bothered to pick them up.

Leyton Orient’s Purches up for award

Leyton Orient skipper Stephen Purches is fighting it out for March's ‘PFA Fans' Player of the Month award'.

Eastenders star sues The Sun

Former Eastenders' star Mohammed George, who played Gus Smith in the popular TV soap for five years, has started a libel action against The Sun. The Hackney-born actor was labelled a "woman beater" by the newspaper after he was arrested in 2006 following a row with his partner Emma Archibald.

Interview with Doreen Lawrence

The Hounding of David Oluwale, a play based on Kester Aspden’s award winning book, is now showing at the Hackney Empire. Reporter Morwenna Coniam went along to review the play and had a chat with...

Hackney churchbells ring out Oranges and Lemons

The nursery rhyme, Oranges and Lemons is being brought clang up to date by a composer who is recording the various London church bells of the popular rhyme, with local schoolchildren singing along.

Hackney churchbells ring out Oranges and Lemons

Composer and director Benjamin Till tells Etan Smallman about his plan to record Oranges and Lemons using the church bells of St Leonard's in Shoreditch, along with all the other London bells featured in the rhyme - and local schoolchildren singing the lyrics.

Dalston bus diversions leave passengers frustrated

Bus users in Dalston were left confused and frustrated this weekend after routes were diverted to make way for major road works.

Hackney gems captured on Google Street View

When Google launched its new Street View mapping facility last week, it expected users to enjoy its new "innovative street-level imagery" of 25 British cities.

Anti-BNP campaign launched

AN EXTENSIVE campaign has been launched to stop the British National Party winning a seat in June's European Parliamentary elections.

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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.