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Campaigners blast council cuts to children’s services as ‘massive attack’ on those most in need

Local MP Diane Abbott said there are 'other ways to save money' at a protest attended by families and unions

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Council tax hike confirmed as Mayor Woodley’s first budget is voted through

Hackney's new leader praised the 'ambitious' finance plan in the face of criticism from opposition councillors

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Dog owners ‘delighted’ as council ditches plans for mandatory leads in Abney park

'Taking residents' views into account through consultation is really important,' says Town Hall's community safety chief

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Hackney Greens call on council to delay children’s centre cuts ahead of budget showdown

Councillors Zoë Garbett and Alastair Binnie-Lubbock put forward their own budget measures with backing from parents and a union

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75 Slices, Three Colts Tavern, food review: ‘Almost acceptable – until the dips run out’

The new pop-up at the Bethnal Green pub is a misstep in pizza's inexorable rise across the UK

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Jewish leader condemns ‘hateful’ anti-Palestinian graffiti found in Dalston

Rabbi Herschel Gluck said the message, which has since been removed, was 'disgusting'

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Hackney’s top councillors set to discuss finances, air pollution and plans to control dogs

The cabinet will meet on Monday to talk about some of the key issues in the borough

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Council tax set to rise in Hackney as new mayor unveils first budget

Borough leader Caroline Woodley says the decision to propose a hike was 'not taken lightly'

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‘Reflection, anger, protest’: Notice This Tree event puts spotlight on environmental loss

Campaigners who fought for the famous Happy Man are asking residents to honour their favourite trees

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‘Symbols of our strength’: Pembury Estate residents furious over Network Rail tree-felling plan

The railway giant is set to cut down four trees, including a 100-year-old sycamore that is said to have survived an air raid

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‘Terrified’ parents issue plea for safer crossings near Clapton school

Families from Southwold Primary urge Hackney Council to take action

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‘Absurd’: Parents and unions slam council over plans to cut children’s centres

Campaigners hit out at 'baffling' consultation process

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‘One-stop shop’ of health services for young people to launch in Hackney

The two-year pilot project is hoping to address increasing demand

Hackney Gazette | News

Israel-Hamas conflict: Labour calls for 'immediate ceasefire'

Sir Keir Starmer has previously called for a “ceasefire that lasts” in the Middle East, but stopped short of using the word “immediate”

Hackney Gazette | News

Body found in River Thames in search for Clapham suspect Abdul Ezedi

A body has been found in the River Thames by police searching for Clapham chemical attack suspect, Abdul Ezedi.

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‘So exciting’: Hackney schoolboy plays organ for 2,000 people at St Paul’s Cathedral

Peter Maku, 14, says he is 'very proud' after playing a Bach composition on the venue's famous instrument

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Teenager arrested on suspicion of murder following fatal stabbing on Hackney Road

Seventeen-year-old in custody after boy of the same age died on Saturday night

Hackney Gazette | News

Ex-Post Office chief hits back at Badenoch over Horizon claim

Business Secretary Kemi Badenoch accused former Post Office chairman Henry Staunton of spreading “made-up anecdotes”.

Hackney Gazette | News

Ilyas Habibi - the teenager stabbed to death in Sutton in 2023

This is the face of Ilyas Habibi, a 17-year-old boy, who was stabbed to death in Sutton in 2023.

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‘Not what people need’: Community group sounds alarm after Woodberry Down masterplan reveal

'How do we end up with fewer social homes than there were at the start?' asks representative of local residents' body