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Does ‘Murder Mile’ still deserve its name?

“Eight men shot dead in two years. Welcome to Britain’s Murder Mile”, read the Independent’s headline in January 2002. The article was about Clapton...

Hackney students in Clapton pond clean up

A group of Hackney students urged their fellow residents not to litter as they cleaned Clapton pond earlier this month.

Police investigate two stabbings in Lower Clapton

The two victims - who cannot be named for legal reasons - were taken to an east London hospital.

Basketball stars bag bronze

Clapton Girls’ Academy put on a brave show to come third in the girls’ schools basketball tournament at the Balfour Beatty London Youth Games.

Residents ponder the future of one of London’s last real High...

More than a hundred people turned out to shape the future of one of Hackney’s most diverse and vibrant streets, Chatsworth Road in Clapton.

Tramshed turned into art pad

Two artists have transformed a 200-year-old tramshed in Clapton into a gallery, studio and project space.

Hip-hop replacement: Zumba for older people

Clapton’s grannies have been getting down and dirty with a new exercise craze. Music blares out of the speakers in the dusty, brown community hall as...

Trendy cafes opening in Hackney’s poorest areas

A buoyant café culture is emerging in some of Hackney’s poorest areas as trendy new eateries open up amongst council estates. Ex-fat cats, musicians and hipsters are moving in to take advantage of cheaper rents and a fresh cultural perspective away from hotspots like Hoxton and Shoreditch.

UPDATE: Woman killed in collision on Lower Clapton Road is named

Rose Elizabeth Furlong was knocked down by a 22-wheel LaFarge lorry at around 10.30am as she was crossing the road.

Agnes’ death caught on camera

The fatal shooting of an innocent teenage girl was caught on CCTV cameras, footage shown to an Old Bailey jury confirmed on Tuesday.