Hire bike havoc as three Ofo bikes are stolen or vandalised every day

Cycle share company Ofo is planning to upgrade the security on its bikes after three bikes a day are damaged or stolen in Hackney.

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....

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...

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...

Businesses angry at slow progress of Dalston redevelopment

Small businesses on Dalston’s Gillett Square don’t know when they will be provided with alternative premises during an upcoming £1.5 million redevelopment despite a promise from developers.

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,...

Late night levy welcomed in Shoreditch

A levy on the sale of alcohol after midnight has been welcomed by locals and bar owners in Shoreditch, where the new tax may have the biggest impact.

Aviva’s latest developments opposed by Hoxton locals

An insurance company’s Hoxton expansion plan has taken another step forward after Hackney Council approved its latest development at a planning meeting on Monday. The plans will see insurance company Aviva convert 43-44 Hoxton Square,...

‘If we fail, they’ll fire us’: Hackney workers in Picturehouse protest

Cinema workers picketed the Hackney Picturehouse last weekend as part of an escalating dispute over pay and working conditions.   The cinema remained open as dozens of Hackney residents joined protesters from the BECTU union on...

Kurdish-Turkish tensions spill out onto streets of Hackney

Kurdish activists clashed with local Turks during a procession through Dalston last Sunday. Members of London’s Kurdish community were going to a community centre in Harringay when they were taunted by a small group of...

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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.