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Yesterday, 16:30
The apprentices (from left to right): Zafar Alibhai, Ismail Mohammad, Zoynal Uddin, Priya Gozra and Chanda Kaur

Five Hackney teenagers are preparing for careers in finance after completing apprenticeships run by a social mobility charity.

Yesterday, 14:13
The Hackney One Carnival 2015

The Hackney One Carnival returns on Sunday September 11 with spectacular costumes, energetic dance, sound systems and live music from around the world.

Yesterday, 10:16
Film maker Ivana Rados

Stamford Hill filmmaker Ivana Rados tells Emma Bartholomew about her ‘heart-wrenching’ difficulty accessing mental health treatment on the NHS.

Sunday, May 22, 2016
Actors Wai Wong and Daphne Cheung in a still from the show

A Hackney-born actor who grew up at a Chinese takeaway in Morning Lane is hoping to cause a stir with a TV series based on his childhood that premieres on Thursday.

Saturday, May 21, 2016
Weebly's Dion McKenzie at the Tech City networking event (Picture: Elyse Marks)

In an ever changing world of retail, getting online is now more important than ever. Whether it’s to sell your products or to promote your brand, without an online presence few companies can make it in today’s day and age.

Saturday, May 21, 2016
Moses Fadairo

A butcher has described how a gangland shooting in Hackney spilled over into his shop when a gunman opened fire at a drug dealer who had sought refuge behind his counter.

Saturday, May 21, 2016
The Twist group at the launch of their crowdfunder last week (Picture: Break Communications)

A group of young actors are crowdfunding so they can realise their dream of performing at the world’s biggest arts festival.

Friday, May 20, 2016
Medics and firefighters at the scene of the blast in Stamford Hill yesterday (Picture: @999London)

A man was this afternoon being held by police over an explosion and fire that killed a man and left two others fighting for their lives in Stamford Hill on Wednesday.

Friday, May 20, 2016
Darren Safo

Police are appealing for help to try and trace a 12-year-old boy who is missing from Hackney.

Sport

Yesterday, 16:00
Leyton Orient midfielder Lloyd James looks to move the ball forward with AFC Wimbledon's Andy Barcham putting pressure on him (pic: Simon O'Connor).

Midfielder captained O’s in final two matches of the campaign, but hasn’t been offered a new contract and will leave in summer

Yesterday, 07:10
Middlesex's James Franklin bowling.

Middlesex all-rounder James Franklin fears the new County Championship toss rule is stifling the competition and generating “attritional cricket”.

Friday, May 20, 2016
Leyton Orient forward Jay Simpson (centre) celebrates with Blair Turgott (17) with Scott Kashket looking on at Woking last summer (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo).

East Londoners faced non-league outfit last July and won 4-0 with Jay Simpson scoring twice

Friday, May 20, 2016
Dominique Janssen went close with a last minute free-kick in Arsenal Ladies' 0-0 draw with Birmingham. Pic: Sylvester George

Dominique Janssen hopes Arsenal Ladies’ Wembley triumph will give them the self-belief to challenge Chelsea for the Women’s Super League title.

Friday, May 20, 2016
Ian Hendon celebrates after Leyton Orient forward Jay Simpson finds the net against AFC Wimbledon (pic: Simon O'Connor).

Former Brisbane Road captain discusses the future and praises ex-West Ham United manager Sam Allardyce

Friday, May 20, 2016
Middlesex's Ollie Rayner (right) celebrates a wicket with team-mate John Simpson

Middlesex’s bowlers will make former skipper Chris Rogers their top target when he returns to Lord’s with Somerset this weekend, according to Ollie Rayner.

Thursday, May 19, 2016
Leyton Orient fans, some in fancy dress on the final-day of the League Two season at Yeovil Town (pic: Simon O'Connor).

FA believes the Football League’s plans, which will see Leyton Orient involved, are “interesting draft proposals”

Thursday, May 19, 2016
Arsenal's Olivier Giroud (centre) celebrates putting his side ahead against Aston Villa

How do you define a good season? Or more importantly a poor season?

Thursday, May 19, 2016
John Mackie in action for Leyton Orient during his playing days at the club (pic: LOFC).

Play with a Legend match taking place this evening with Orient Outlook’s Steve Nussbaum one of many fans to be involved

Entertainment

Yesterday, 18:05
George Clooney stars as Lee Gates in MONEY MONSTER. Picture: Atsushi Nishijima/Sony Pictures Entertainment

In Money Monster, a selection of Hollywood ‘Liberal Icons’ gather together to wag their fingers at today’s naughty businessmen, and the callous society that has grown up around it.

Actors Wai Wong and Daphne Cheung in a still from the show

A Hackney-born actor who grew up at a Chinese takeaway in Morning Lane is hoping to cause a stir with a TV series based on his childhood that premieres on Thursday.

Avoriaz

As we headed up to Avoriaz on windy mountain roads it suddenly came into view - perched high atop a cliff edge in the distance – and its stunning abstract architecture took my breath away.

The Twist group at the launch of their crowdfunder last week (Picture: Break Communications)

A group of young actors are crowdfunding so they can realise their dream of performing at the world’s biggest arts festival.

Fanny Nelsons

Fanny Nelsons has been transformed back to its former glory and more, after narrowly escaping being converted into flats when it shut 18 months ago.

Damian Lewis stars in Silent Storm

There isn’t a storm, and it isn’t silent.

Boogie Nights cocktail created by JJ Goodman for The London Cocktail Club

With some warmer weather finally here, what better way to cool off after work than with a summery cocktail?

Dina Goldstein - Bedroom Magazines

A Barbie-esque doll living with a closeted gay ‘Ken’, and anachronistic Jacobean-style paintings, are some of the subjects of works on display at a pop-up gallery’s new show.

Liz Pichon and book jacket

It’s no accident that an author who struggled at school should write colourful books that encourage kids to read.

The new Nando's in Farringdon

There are three things certain in life: taxes, death – and Nando’s.

The fantastical desert on the floral tasting menu at Plateau, with the Cadenzza ring which is included with the meal

My date didn’t “pop the question” on our visit to Plateau and quite frankly it would have been a bit premature considering we’d only met three weeks earlier. But the sumptuous six course menu inspired by flowers served up in its lavish surroundings conjures up the perfect setting for a romantic meal, complete with a ring hidden in the desert should your beau feel transported on a “vague d’amour”.

Tom Hanks stars in A Hologram for The King. Picture: Frederic Batier

The thing about the On-Screen Niceness of Tom Hanks, is that he really is phenomenally nice; and nice in a good way.

Chuck (Josh Gad) and Red (Jason Sudeikis) in Angry Birds. Picture: Rovio Animation

As a film reviewer I live in a world of nark.

Native Dancer will perform in collaboration with the Light Surgeons at Serious Sounds

Jazz: it’s a bit like Marmite – you either love it or you hate it.

The Puppini Sisters

With their close harmonies in the style of The Andrews Sisters, and playful vintage-style covers of top-charting pop songs, the Puppini Sisters have won more than a few celebrity fans over the 11 years since they first formed.

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