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Read our World Cup blog which will be featuring over the coming weeks. Lee Power reviews the second of three matches on day two of the tournament

Peter Butcher

Saturday, May 5, 2018

Every journalist will have a mentor in the early part of their career, who helps guide and shape them into the best they can be.

That England could lose the final by 44 points to Australia and emerge from their post-game huddle with beaming smiles said everything about their silver medal in the Commonwealth Games women’s basketball.

England’s women will play for Commonwealth Games gold in the basketball competition after they outplayed Canada in a 65-53 semi-final win on the Gold Coast.

England’s men and women both celebrated wins in their latest matches at the Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast.

England’s women made it two wins from two on the Gold Coast with success in their Home Nations battle with Wales.

When you win a medal at the World Championships on your home track, you would think that would signal a successful summer – but not for Newham & Essex Beagles’ Rabah Yousif.

BA coach Vear excited by England role

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Barking Abbey does not only have three former players involved with the England men and women’s basketball teams at the Commonwealth Games, but one of their current coaches too, writes Lee Power.

Five years after opening as a pop-up, Hackney Flea Market has made a “natural progression” and opened its first shop.

Tin-Tin Ho is competing in her second Commonwealth Games at the tender age of 19.

Archant London sports reporter and former Raider of the Year Jacob Ranson jets off to Abu Dhabi to play in the Arab Cup this weekend, writes Lee Power.

From February 1 to 11, the exhibition will showcase some of the world’s most interesting and revolutionary contemporary collagists, looking at redefining how the art form is expressed

Here & There brings together a selection of her works from the past fifteen years

The National Basketball Association (NBA) has announced the Jr NBA World Championship, a first-of-its kind global youth basketball tournament for teams aged 14 and under from around the world.

Phil Taylor is determined to close out his illustrious career with a 17th world title at Alexandra Palace, writes Ziad Chaudry.

A section of the London Overground network will run around-the-clock on Fridays and Saturdays from next month.

Quirky indie-rockers strengthen their stake towards the genre’s more exciting, adventurous fringes.

Since Sir John Betjeman helped found The Hackney Society in 1967, two years after a major re-draw of the metropolitan boundaries, one might well say a lot of progress has been made in improving the borough as a place to live and work, writes Nick Perry, chairman, Hackney Society.

Little Social is being transformed into a forest lodge every three months to celebrate the best of Canadian cuisine. Emma Bartholomew tries it out with a north American friend

Hackney is awash with microbreweries nowadays, but it wasn’t always that way. Emma Bartholomew catches up with the trailblazers from Pitfield Brewery who set off the craze for craft beer more than 30 years ago

Zoe Paskett talks to Andrea Stewart about writing recipes inspired by Twitter

‘For me, creating a book with black characters was a no-brainer,’ says author of Riley Can Be Anything

England 4 Canada 2

England’s men will face Canada for a place in the 2018 World Cup at the Olympic Park’s Lee Valley Hockey & Tennis Centre on Thursday evening (8pm).

England international buoyed by Rotterdam experience

The NR F1 Podcast takes to the airwaves to bring you its 2017 Canadian Formula 1 Grand Prix review.

A hoard of gold coins displayed in Hackney Museum has been named as one of England’s 20 best collections.

MC-ed by Ed Gamble and supported by Aisling Bea, the monthly Union Chapel comedy showcase returns on April 1

Kerstin Rodgersvisits one of the original Cheddar making families to learn about curd

EMMA BARTHOLOMEW tests out Randy’s chicken wings in Hackney Wick to see how they fare against the Canadian dream

A heavy rock band whose lead singer is quitting to spend more time with his daughter will donate its final gig takings to Hackney Foodbank.

It started with a random computer game and developed into a mission to bring his favourite sport to the unlikely surroundings of North Africa.

Ben Caplan talks to ZOE PASKETT about musical kinship, biblical themes and working with Fred Wesley

Have you ever had a dream where a physically ripped Brian Blessed-lookalike Morris dances balletically in front of you? How about four of them?

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