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Happy Christmas from the Hackney Citizen!

Hackney Citizen Christmas

The Hackney Citizen team wishes all our readers, Twitter followers, Facebook fans, supporters and Friday Digest subscribers a very merry Christmas!

We’ll be returning on 31 December. In the meantime, enjoy some festive content from our archive, and please consider supporting some of the charities and projects that feature:

Real news stories don't come cheap.

The Hackney Citizen is the borough’s only independent newspaper, and is now in its tenth year.

Our hard-hitting journalism has uncovered fire safety failures in tower blocks, revealed plans to criminalise rough sleepers, exposed dodgy letting agents and reported on many other issues of public concern.

We’ve always been totally free in print and online, but advertising revenues are falling.

That’s why we’re asking for your help.

Hackney Citizen’s high quality journalism is produced by a small team on a shoestring budget, so we’re asking you to make a monthly contribution to fund our work, enabling the paper to survive and thrive.

Support the Hackney Citizen from as little as £2 per month.

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