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Thursday, April 26, 2018

Matt Smith is training the Gazette running team for the Hackney Half. He will be giving readers regular fitness tips to help in their own preparation or just inspire them to get off the sofa. This week, what to eat – and when.

Matt Smith is training the Gazette running team for the Hackney Half. He will be giving readers regular fitness tips to help in their own preparation or just inspire them to get off the sofa. This week it’s all about mixing things up.

London Marathon is fast approaching and you’ve been training for months. But, as with any big event, it’s just the beginning of your fitness journey. Islington personal trainer Nancy Best gives you some tips on staying motivated after the run

Matt Smith is training the Gazette running team for the Hackney Half. He will be giving readers regular fitness tips to help in their own preparation or just inspire them to get off the sofa. This week, he tackles the phenomenon of over-training.

To celebrate LGBT history month, Hackney resident Amanda talks about her journey to becoming a foster carer, with the council’s support and training.

Diane Abbott made history as the first black female MP to hold a seat in the House of Commons. As the Gazette marks 100 years since the Representation of the People Act, the MP for Hackney North and Stoke Newington talks to the Gazette about her election in 1987 and the challenges women still face

At 450 miles, the Nordlandsbanen is the longest train ride in Norway, and the only one in the world to cross the Arctic Circle. Sara Odeen-Isbister jumps on-board and discovers northern Norway’s spectacular landscape and charming towns along the way

Better late than never. The London Fields Lido reopens tomorrow – more than six months after it was meant to.

When I lived in Walthamstow, I cycled over the River Lea at the bottom of Spring Hill every day.

Puddles. That’s all that snow in Hackney is – future puddles and damp feet. Not that I didn’t wake up on Sunday morning and rush to the window to gape at the transformed world outside, writes Will McCallum, Newington Green.

It’s National Tree Week, and to mark the occasion we received the fantastic news that Hackney Council has been awarded a grant from City Hall to plant nearly 200 trees across the borough, writes Will McCallum, Newington Green.

Zoe spends a stylish weekend in Paris, visiting the newly opened Yves Saint Laurent museum

My concern is in the proposals of the redevelopment of the Britannia leisure centre, writes Michael Jones, Bridport Place, Hoxton.

I am 33-year-old man with learning disabilities, writes Joseph Greene, volunteer, Rio Cinema.

Andaz manages to retain an independent feel and avoids falling into the uniform aesthetic that many chains have

The swifts left London last week – their young have spread their wings to begin their extraordinary lifelong migration, writes Will McCallum, Newington Green.

When I was growing up, I went to youth club to play football, have a go at table tennis and spend my pennies at the tuck shop.

Summer has left Hackney. Like the end of a party it’s loitering on the doorstep, unwilling to bid goodbye - but it’s over, writes Will McCallum, Newington Green.

Bored of traditional yoga? There’s a world beyond your well-worn Argos yoga mat, and it’s a world of disco lights, hip hop tunes and ultra-challenging weights

A fitness and creative hobbies showcase comes to Archway’s Hargrave Hall

A forest retreat in Belgium has all you need to recharge your batteries, from a morning bootcamp run by the lake to a lazy afternoon in the spa

The Lake District has just been declared a UNESCO World Heritage site. Bridget Galton visited a spa hotel to try out its walking tours of the scenery that inspired Beatrix Potter and Wordsworth.

Zoe Paskett is pampered like a queen at The Spread Eagle Hotel and Spa, trying out their new signature treatment

Bet your bottom dollar on this home in Stoke Newington, now the bookies’ favourite to win RIBA’s prestigious Stirling Prize.

Zoe Paskett tries out an aerial circus hoop class - who hasn’t dreamed about flying? But who ever said flying was going to be easy? (Spoiler: it isn’t)

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To celebrate LGBT history month, Hackney resident Amanda talks about her journey to becoming a foster carer, with the council’s support and training.

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