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Two legs found believed to be McCluskie’s

Two legs found believed to be McCluskie’s

An arm and two legs believed to belong to murdered EastEnders actress Gemma McCluskie, have been found in Regent’s Canal, where her torso was discovered earlier this month. It is understood each leg was found separately by the Marine Support Unit on Tuesday.…

Hours left to register for free Hackney festival

Hours left to register for free Hackney festival

Only a few hours remain to register for the Hackney Weekend free music festival taking place on June 23 and 24. Of the 100,000 tickets available, over half will be allocated to Hackney residents.…

Bangers and mash return to Clissold Park café

Bangers and mash return to Clissold Park café

The Clissold Park café in Stoke Newington has bowed to public pressure by serving cheaper dishes, after it was accused of alienating customers when the menu no longer included cheap, popular food.…

Council criticised over pay arrangements

Council criticised over pay arrangements

Employees at a number of local authorities, including Hackney Council, are avoiding paying income tax by being paid through external companies, the BBC has reported.…

Hackney heroine to stand in council by-election

Hackney heroine to stand in council by-election

Hackney Liberal Democrats have announced that Pauline Pearce, who became known as the Heroine of Hackney during last summer’s riots, will stand for them in the upcoming local council by-election in the Hackney Central ward.…

New deadline for films to show the real Hackney

New deadline for films to show the real Hackney

The Hackney Life film project has extended its deadline for locals to submit videos documenting life in the borough until midnight on March 30.…

Councils object to Olympic transport plans

Councils object to Olympic transport plans

Hackney Council has objected to plans for the new Olympic Route Network, following concerns over its impact on local traffic and residents.…

Brother of murdered actress appears in court

Brother of murdered actress appears in court

The brother of former EastEnders actress Gemma McCluskie, who was found dead last week, appeared in court today. Tony McCluskie is accused of murdering his sister and dumping her torso in Regent’s Canal.…

Jake Gyllenhaal on hipster hunt in Dalston

Jake Gyllenhaal on hipster hunt in Dalston

French band The Shoes have released a music video for their new single Time to Dance today, featuring actor Jake Gyllenhaal as a disturbed killer on the streets of Hackney.…

Women to get better NHS breast screening services

Women to get better NHS breast screening services

Women in Hackney will benefit from improvements to breast screening equipment this year thanks to a £1.1 million NHS grant.…