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Hackney landlord Haydar Ulus to stand trial over assault charges

Landlord of former Hackney Heart cafe and member of Alevi Cultural Centre in Dalston has pleaded not guilty

News

Campaigners to hold wake for loss of Dalston Lane heritage

Campaigners concede defeat and call on the public to attend wake in protest against demolition

Obituary – Linda Hibberd

Tributes paid to former councillor who was elected as Mayor in the midst of a turbulent year for the Town Hall

‘Sad day for Dalston’ as diggers get green light to demolish Georgian houses

Decade-long battle to save string of historic houses over as judge turns down OPEN Dalston’s appeal

Cyclist killed in Stamford Hill lorry crash

A 29-year-old woman has died after a collision on Amhurst Park

WIN a pair of tickets to a screening of Selma

We’re giving a lucky reader the chance to win a pair of tickets to a special screening in London

Hackney teenager arrested on suspicion of terrorism offences

Arrest of 18-year-old woman linked to previous arrest of man in Hackney in October

Hope for The Joiners Arms as campaigners win protective status

Friends of the Joiners Arms secure Asset of Community Value status for Hackney Road pub

Concerns the ‘bad old days’ will return to Clapton as new live music venue gets go ahead

Licensing application for Hackney Arts Club approved amid fears over anti-social behaviour and longer drinking hours in Clapton

14-year-old charged with murder of teenager Jeremie Malenge

Five arrests made over murder of 17-year-old in Homerton last week

‘Vast, intrusive and alien’: Conservation groups weigh in on Goodsyard towers

Victorian Society and East End Preservation Society slam development over lack of housing and local integration

Super Kebab in Stoke Newington wins best takeaway in London

Hackney performs well at annual British Kebab Awards as Pivaz in Chatsworth Road wins Best Newcomer gong

Teenage girl charged with murder of Jeremie Malenge

Teenager died after being chased and stabbed in the chest in Homerton

Workman in critical condition after van ‘explodes’ on Mare Street

Nearby off licence gutted as van catches fire in Hackney Central

The Hawa Trust: working with families to tackle FGM

Through an overseas network and close ties with the UK Government, the Hawa Trust fights to halt the illegal practice of FGM

Jogger finds dog hanging from Clissold Park railings

Local resident Sean McPherson describes his horror at finding dog ‘strung up by its collar’

Teenager stabbed to death in Homerton

A man believed to be in his mid-teens was stabbed on Homerton High Street late last night

Hackney in bottom ten London boroughs for confidence in police

Neighbourhood comparison reveals residents living in the north-east area of the borough have lowest confidence in police

What a difference a year makes – a look back at 2014

2014 saw skyscrapers planned for Shoreditch, Hoxton residents fighting back against investors, glyphosate scandals and ‘peak gentrification’

Video – Unexploded World War Two bomb destroyed in Clissold Park

Stoke Newington resident Marcus Fairs hits bomb with spade while digging up garden

Happy New Year to all our readers!

The Hackney Citizen wishes everyone a happy, safe and peaceful New Year

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Opinion

Titbits — Spin, festive faux pas and crafty brewery tours

Computer says ‘No’ to Town Hall light show, positive spin gets a whole new meaning and Diane Abbott’s brewery tour steers a careful path through Hackney

Leader — If it is broke, do fix it

What are the implications of recent events in Tower Hamlets for Hackney’s executive mayoral model?

Titbits — Secular snack tables, Boris bagels and graveyard gossip

Abney Park suffers hatchet job, Boris gets bagels named in his honour and ‘affordable’ micro-homes arrive in the borough

Education

Education in Hackney: Cllr Bramble on the challenges ahead

Newly appointed Cabinet Member for Children’s Services on her new role and priorities for the coming school year

Education innovation: unlocking potential at Hackney UTC

Round-up of the latest successes at Hackney UTC as students connect with local tech companies and media agencies

Debate: Is Gove completely wrong?

Blighty Coffee to host an open discussion on the merits of Michael Gove