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This Sunday the Nag’s Head will come alive with Yuletide joy and magic as Christmas officially launches in Islington.

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The Greenhouse hosted an indoor autumn market earlier this month. Pic: Dieter Perry

A lot of people were affected when Clerkenwell Fire Station was closed by Boris Johnson at the start of the year.

The Writers Shed

The winners of the Hackney Design Awards have been revealed by fashion designer Wayne Hemingway and the Mayor of Hackneyat an exclusive ceremony last night.

Niyi Onilude

Marmite was smeared onto packaging containing cannabis in an attempt to disguise its pungent smell as it was smuggled into Wormwood Scrubs prison with the help of a “corrupt” prison worker.

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Hack-ney-thon

Dozens of Tech City professionals combined forces with Hackney Council in the first-ever event to improve the council’s digital services.

The Learning Trust is now investigating the maladministration.

Test results have been annulled at two Hackney primary schools found guilty of maladministration in SATs exams.

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Dalston Lane last century.

Campaigners fighting to save Dalston’s Georgian houses from demolition have lost the latest stage in the 10-year battle.

Sport

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Arsene Wenger says Arsenal must go all out for victory in their final Champions League group match despite already clinching qualification for the last 16.

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Arsenal's Yaya Sanogo scores his side's first goal against Borussia Dortmund

Yaya Sanogo grabbed his first competitive goal for Arsenal as they sealed their place in the Champions League knockout phase for the 12th year running with a 2-0 win over Borussia Dortmund.

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Leyton Orient midfielder Romain Vincelot. Pic: Simon O'Connor

Frenchman admits O’s poor form affected them mentally.

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Members of Olympic Karate

Hackney-based Olympic Karate head coach Tyrone Jeffers has revealed his huge sense of pride after leading the club’s national squad to a record medal haul at the EKKA Karate Challenge Championships in Ipswich on Sunday.

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Junior Gunners Screening Event at Emirates Stadium 
3/4/2013

Ice skating at Emirates Stadium, Santa’s grotto and hopefully three points against Liverpool – it sounds like the ideal Christmas for a young Arsenal fan.

Mauricio Pochettino. Pic: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire

Mauricio Pochettino intends to show off the depth of Tottenham’s squad as they prepare to host Partizan Belgrade in the Europa League tomorrow.

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Niva Unistream celebrate their goal against RL United. Pic: Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo

Three different Bartlett players recorded braces as the reigning Hackney & Leyton League champions thrashed Tottenham Phoenix 6-0 in a truncated Premier Division programme.

Entertainment

This Sunday the Nag’s Head will come alive with Yuletide joy and magic as Christmas officially launches in Islington.

Drummers at last year's Nags Head Extravaganza. Photo by: Keith Emmitt

Check out the top entertainment wowing the crowds along Holloway Road

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Pond - London's first 'new' Hawaiian restaurant Pic: Tom Mannion

“Hawaiian food, eh?” said an American-based relative when I told him about my forthcoming trip to Pond. “Mainly spam, from what I remember.”

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Bonnie Prince Billy at St John in Hackney, Wednesday, 19th November 2014

Prince of avant-garde rock thrills as his weird, cool alter ego, says Prudence Ivey.

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Stink Foot by Jeff James. Daniel Millar (Philoctetes) and Joshua Miles (Neo). Picture: Bronwen Sharp

Classic Greek tale of Trojan War oozes with life, says Anna Behrmann.

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Conor Lovett in First Love by Samuel Beckett, directed by Judy Hegarty Lovett, presented by Gare St Lazare, 20th November - 13th December 2014, press night 21st November 2014 at 7.30pm, Arcola Theatre, 24 Ashwin Street, Dalston, E8 3DL, www.arcolatheatre.com, http://garestlazareireland.com

Devastating Samuel Beckett tragedy a lyrical treat, says Emily Govan.

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Kill It Kid - You Owe Nothing

Brit rockers wring every ounce of emotion from this debut set - but is it enough?

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Fellow writers Ian Rankin and Patricia Cornwell also paid tribute.

New responsibilities over income tax and welfare could be heading to Holyrood.

A man and woman in their 50s died in Fetcham, Surray.

1,000 people were asked to finish the sentence: “Jeremy Clarkson is…” and the results were somewhat hilarious.

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