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:

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The coronavirus outbreak has meant that the Hackney Citizen has been unable to print a monthly newspaper for the last three months.

The need for quality news and reliable reporting is crucial - however, this is an increasingly challenging time for local journalism.

Our main source of income, print advertising revenue, fell suddenly - and so we are asking you, the readers, for your help.A one-off donation from anyone who can afford it will help our small team get our newspaper back in print and keep the website and social media feeds running through this unprecedented crisis.

Find out how you can donate.

Thanks in advance for your support, and stay safe.