Drumming legend Jah Bunny tells Emma Bartholomew how meeting his idol as a teenager in Jamaica has stuck with him for the whole of his life. Now aged 69 his story is included in an upcoming Hackney Museum exhibition about how Black musicians have influenced the borough’s cultural scene
Raheem Sterling’s gun tattoo may have been met with understanding in the England ranks but manager Gareth Southgate has revealed the player felt the need to apologise to his team-mates after reporting late for the World Cup training camp.
Tim Smith speaks to Emma Bartholomew about his father’s photos of the Caribbean – a window into a world that no longer exists, which he believes will stir up memories for migrants who moved to Hackney decades ago
Vegan Rastafarian chef and MC Spirit is a familiar face around Hackney thanks to his cooking classes and old shop in Broadway Market. Emma Bartholomew met him the day after his slot at Hackney Carnival
In the second half of our interview with Diane Abbott, the Hackney North and Stoke Newington MP tells Jamie Johnson about the borough’s housing market, how she handles web trolls, and whether she’d ever do reality TV.
A travelling exhibition celebrating the contributions of Caribbean nurses, who were recruited to the NHS between 1949 and 1970, sparked vivid memories for one 81-year-old of her time working on a psychiatric ward.