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The temperature nudged the mercury towards nearly 30c as the man sat down on a bench, sited between Grace Road’s evocative pavilion and the sight screen.

An outstanding unbeaten 151 from Leicestershire’s Colin Ackermann, his second century in the championship this season, left Middlesex under pressure at the end of the first day of their Specsavers County Championship match at the Fischer County Ground.

With relatively few restaurants outside its home nation dedicated to the cuisine, Burmese food is a bit of a mystery to the average diner in the UK.

England’s men followed in the footsteps of the women’s team by beating India to claim bronze at the Commonwealth Games in Australia.

England’s women bounced back from their semi-final penalty shuffles heartbreak to bag a bronze medal at the Commonwealth Games.

England’s hockey men were left to battle for bronze after being edged out by hosts Australia in their semi-final at the Commonwealth Games.

Over 100 schoolchildren from east London clubs were at Lee Valley Hockey & Tennis Centre with four Olympic gold medalists to celebrate the 100-day countdown until the start of the Vitality Hockey Women’s World Cup.

The grin remains as big as ever and the bone-crushing handshake as firm.

England’s women face a battle for the bronze medal at the Commonwealth Games in Australia on Saturday after suffering penalty shuffles heartbreak in their semi-final.

Olympic gold medalists Shona McCallin, Georgie Twigg and Nicola White will join 100 local schoolchildren at Lee Valley Hockey & Tennis Centre today to celebrate the 100-day countdown until the start of the Vitality Hockey Women’s World Cup 2018.

England’s men face a tough semi-final against hosts Australia at the Commonwealth Games after suffering a last-gasp defeat in their final group game.

England’s hockey men came from two goals down at half-time to beat Wales and book a place in the semi-finals at the Commonwealth Games in Australia.

England’s women booked their place in the semi-finals of the Commonwealth Games hockey tournament with victory over Malaysia on Monday.

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.

Hackney basketball star Orlan Jackman said it’s always special no matter how many times you wear the England jersey, when speaking ahead of the Commonwealth Games.

London Lions captain Joe Ikhinmwin is honoured to be representing England at the Commonwealth Games in the Gold Coast this month.

Havering’s Emily Defroand says England’s women want a medal at the Commonwealth Games, but knows they have to focus on each step of their journey.

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

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.

England’s women were left empty-handed at the Hockey World League Final after losing their bronze medal play-off to Korea in New Zealand on Sunday.

A youth worker shipped in Diazepam from overseas to run a drug-dealing operation from her home in Finsbury Park.

Scott Chickelday full of praise for youngsters and dreaming of seeing them play in the Premier League after helping them develop at Canonbury Primary School

Tottenham Hotspur duo went to Canonbury Primary School and City of London Academy Highbury Grove and should give local children more belief

Former councillor and speaker of Hackney Abdul Gafoor Mulla has died at 79, writes his colleague and friend Cllr Ian Rathbone.

Islington Gazette Arsenal reporter Layth Yousif – who once spent time volunteering in Uganda – highlights a worthy project that could be for you. Read on to learn more about the wonderful gap year project the club runs and how to apply for it.

Hampstead & Westminster’s Harry Martin included in 18-man party

Orient sign Boco

Friday, July 21, 2017

Popular Accrington Stanley midfielder links up with Steve Davis at Brisbane Road

England 4 India 1

A versatile vegetable, you can grill, fry, bake or BBQ it

England under-19 captain impresses at Northamptonshire

England 4 Malaysia 1

England hopes shot down by Dutch

Saturday, June 24, 2017

England 0 Netherlands 2

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).

Robson and Stirling dominate Yorskhire attack

England 3 Argentina 3

England 7 Malaysia 3

England 2 China 0

Global hockey event to get underway at Olympic Park

England international buoyed by Rotterdam experience

Looking for ways to stay active or get fit? Lee Valley Park is hosting a handful of free events in the coming month.

New Zealander admits Middlesex have been slow to get their title defence going

Captain Franklin reflects on another draw

Hosts to be led by three-man team on pitch this summer

Local resident enjoyed occasion in Birmingham and joked at least now he knows what it feels like to lose a thriller

Great Britain 4 Australia 3

Middlesex Cricket have announced that Tom Lace and Arthur Godsal have signed summer contracts with the club.

Old Streetonians Rugby Club celebrated their 25th anniversary with a club lunch – before smashing UCSOB 60-17 to keep their Herts Middlesex One title hopes very much alive.

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