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Stoke Newington café to host Christmas Day lunch for oldsters

The Haberdashery café is looking for support from residents for a planned festive meal for older residents


Swimmers take the plunge with new dementia-friendly classes

Award-winning scheme making waves comes to Hackney

Developers British Land confirm partial climbdown over Norton Folgate

New proposals for historic site are expected to save 19th-century warehouses from demolition

Hackney-born hate preacher arrested in Hungary

Muslim activist Abu Izzadeen, who has been convicted of terrorism offences, is arrested on a train

What are the alternatives to ‘boring’ Bishopsgate Goodsyard scheme?

Hackney Mayor Jules Pipe and East London residents outline their own proposals for £800 million project

Mayor Jules Pipe condemns ‘obscene’ Bishopsgate Goodsyard proposals

Plans lack enough affordable housing for Tech City workers, says mayor

Plan to axe one of Hackney’s six fire engines slammed as ‘dangerous’

Hackney already ‘disproportionately’ affected by cuts and would face longer response times, warns Fire Brigade Union

Police appeal for information about prolific artifice burglar

Peter Kerrigan posed as a police officer to trick residents and raid their homes

Colvestone Primary School: Council mulls U-turn over playground light

Hackney council says it will consider historical covenant but campaigners remain sceptical

First Passivhaus in Hackney unveiled

The eco-friendly home can be kept warm with two towel rails and costs just £170 a year to heat

House homeless people in empty council buildings, urge campaigners

Petition launched calling on the Town Hall to throw open the doors of its underused premises

Where are the extra school places coming from?

Plan to build flats to pay for new schools is unpopular, but council says its options are limited, writes Ellie Broughton

Homerton cleans up maternity department following health watchdog inspection

‘Amber’ warning given by Care Quality Commission following safety concerns

Police cuts threaten stop and search progress

New stop and search methods have reduced the frequency of searches and improved accuracy. But cuts to police funding mean improvements might be lost

Growing a community – the never-ending story of Woodberry Down

Simon Donovan of Manor House Development Trust talks about the challenges of Woodberry Down, community, and why his job is as easy as ABCD

Tackling homelessness is key to eradicating TB

NHS struggles to treat with patients with no fixed abode who have tested positive, says Homerton Hospital

Quince essentials: the local story of an exotic fruit

From Ancient Greece to the present day, quince is the versatile staple of many a kitchen

Why tutoring is not just for posh kids

The private tuition business is growing, but is it diversifying too? One tutor offers a unique perspective on the industry

Bishopsgate Goodsyard: Hackney and Tower Hamlets mayors in joint bid to halt scheme

Jules Pipe and John Biggs to make case against construction of ‘massive tower blocks’ at public debate

Prefab sprouts: entire home to be dropped onto London Fields building

Similar projects could provide solution to social housing woes

Marks and Spencer seeks to move into controversial Stoke Newington site

Campaigners question whether “another expensive food store adds anything to the mix”, as offer put in on Wilmer Place site


Leader – No sense in handcuffing dying prisoners

The treatment of Sabri Karatas echoes several cases where the authorities have shown a lack of common sense and decency

Leader — More power to our elbows!

In the space that’s left between the state and corporate interests, action by local residents can still influence decision-making by both


Choosing a sixth form that educates children for the future

Never underestimate the importance of a well-rounded education

Three steps to success in the sixth form

Top tips to make a successful transition from Year 11 to post-16 study

Hackney New School and Sixth Form – a school focused on music

Hackney New Sixth Form is completely committed to ensuring outstanding progress and achievement for all students