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As we near the end of another challenging year for everyone, the Hackney Citizen team wishes all of our readers, Twitter followers, supporters and subscribers a very merry Christmas. Stay safe.

We’ll be returning next week. In the meantime, enjoy a selection of recent stories along with a couple from our archive, and, if you can, please consider supporting some of the charities and projects that feature:

Support us

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

We're grateful that we have since been able to resume printing. This would not have been possible without the generosity of our readers, whose donations kept the paper from disappearing completely at a distressing time for residents.

A huge thank you to everyone who gave their time and money to support us through the lockdown, and to those who continue to do so as we slowly recover from the dramatic fall in advertising revenues, on top of the existing challenges threatening the future of local journalism.

A one-off donation or a regular contribution from anyone who can afford it will help our small team keep the newspaper in print and the website running in the coming months and years.

Find out how you can donate.

Thank you for your support, and stay safe.

The Hackney Citizen team