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Motivated by guilt, filmmaker Umut Gunduz turned his sights to helping his delinquent younger brother turn his life around by ‘giving him a voice’, in a documentary - Stevie G - which premieres at the East End Film Festival today.

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Prime time TV producer Colin Rothbart set out to make a film celebrating the East End’s vibrant drag scene, which premieres at the East End Film Festival this week.

Yesterday, 10:12
Amber, centre, in 'Dressed as a Woman', who is undergoing a sex change

One man’s mission to transform the life of his troubled younger brother and the demolition of an entire housing estate are just two topics tackled in a festival screening “bold, brave and political” films.

Thu, 11:18
Kingsland Passage. Photo Emma Bartholomew

Two violent teenage thugs ambushed clubbers as they made their way home, leaving one man with glass embedded in his neck and another with a head wound so severe his bone was showing.

Wed, 12:43
The crime scene is taped off at Arbor Court

Police are investigating an alleged rape in Stoke Newington.

Tue, 12:22
Abby Hughes with the officers who saved her life

A mother-of-two who threatened to take her own life in December by jumping into the River Thames has been reunited with the officers who saved her.

Tue, 11:34
Riders on the Bike Around the Borough ride, photo Hackney Council

Children on bicycles for as far as the eye could see was the spectacular sight as the borough’s fifth annual mass bike ride took to the roads.

Sport

Yesterday, 17:00

After struggling with injuries last year, Lloyd James looking to have success under new boss Ian Hendon

Yesterday, 16:12
Leyton Orient's Brisbane Road (pic: Ian Walton).

Former Orient number one returns as Ian Hendon’s goalkeeper coach

Yesterday, 14:06
Leyton Orient head coach Ian Hendon (pic: Simon O'Connor).

Brisbane Road head coach has added three experienced people to his backroom staff at Orient

Yesterday, 12:31
Leyton Orient head coach Ian Hendon and his new assistant manager Andy Hessenthaler (right) look on during pre-season training (pic: Simon O'Connor).

Head coach Ian Hendon has got to work quickly and things are looking positive again at Brisbane Road

Yesterday, 11:55
Monaco defender Ricardo Carvalho(left) challenges Olivier Giroud during the 2014 Emirates Cup

Arsenal return to action on English soil for the first time since their FA Cup triumph when they host the annual Emirates Cup later this month.

Thu, 20:54
Middlesex's James Franklin

Hapless Middlesex remain rooted to the foot of the table after a seven-wicket thrashing by Sussex Sharks – their sixth straight NatWest T20 Blast defeat.

Thu, 13:36
David Mooney and Moses Odubajo celebrate a goal for Leyton Orient (pic: Simon O'Connor)

Irish forward agrees more to O’s rivals after not being offered new contract at Brisbane Road

Entertainment

Thursday, June 25, 2015

The recently opened Kona restaurant at Taj 51 Buckingham Gate Suites and Residences offers a sophisticated dining experience in wonderfully opulent but serene surroundings.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015
Eat your heart out, Sir Ian McKellen (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

If you love animal cafes but yearn for culture, you’re in luck: a Hoxton theatre is putting on a play of Shakespeare’s King Lear with a cast almost entirely composed of sheep.

Saturday, June 20, 2015
Rooted in Shakespeare... Malachite players Claire-Monique Martin as Feste’s girl in Twelfth Night and Stephen Connery-Brown as Malvolio [photos: Patrick Dodds]

A troupe of actors are taking over the gardens of east London’s famous Geffrye Museum for three nights to stage a play written for the Twelfth Night of Christmas by an up-and-coming dramatist living in area for a while.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015
Pulpo

One of the newest faces in Spanish cooking, Omar Allibhoy is creating a buzz with his new offering, Tapas Revolution.

Sunday, June 14, 2015
London Road. Picture: Nicola Dove

After winning over doubters on stage, London Road is coming to the big screen with stars including Olivia Colman and Tom Hardy. The team behind it tell Alex Bellotti why it’s helped a whole community rise from the ashes.

Thursday, June 11, 2015
Idris Elba. Picture: Matt Crossick/Empics Entertainment

This Saturday (June 13), Idris Elba returns to his homeland for a special edition of his illustrious 7 Wallace parties and we’ve got two tickets to give away.

Wednesday, June 10, 2015
The bar was apothecary-esque

The stretch of City Road between Angel and Old Street has changed beyond all recognitions during the past couple of years – where once stood disused car parks and Brownfield sites now stand glittering glass behemoths.

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