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‘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.
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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.

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.

Hackney baker chosen to make Royal wedding cake

Prince Harry and fiancee Meghan Markle have announced who is making their wedding cake - choosing a baker from Hackney famed for her innovative cakes. https://twitter.com/hackneypost/status/976141796928557056 Claire Ptak runs the popular Violet Bakery on Wilton Way...

A guide to this week’s art, film and music events (19 – 25 March...

Alternative films, 'theatrical rollercoasters', live music, and Shakespeare's greatest work - we round up events in Hackney this week.

LATEST: Homerton stabbing victim killed after altercation at party

Police say an altercation at a party led to the fatal stabbing of a man on Sunday. This article will be updated with the latest developments in this story.
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4000 Hackney children to miss out on free school meals

An estimated 4,000 school children in Hackney will miss out on free school meals under plans to change eligibility, according to The Children’s Society.
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Co-op chaos as stores hit by delivery disruption

Co-op stores in Hackney are among 700 across the UK that have been hit by disruption following delivery failures, leaving shelves empty for a week.

Small business owners slam Hackney rent rises

Small businesses claimed this week that they were being forced out of Hackney by rent rises, telling the Mayor: “Rent rises are squeezing out businesses.” The East End Trades Guild are aiming to show “the...

Santander cycle hire launches ‘Zero Emissions’ project

The Santander cycle scheme has selected Hackney as one of the Borough's for its "Zero Emissions Network" scheme, which aims to reduce carbon emissions and improve air quality.

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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.