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Given sport’s global popularity and football’s status as the most popular sport, it is perhaps surprising that the beautiful game was not really touched by the ugliness of terrorism until November 13, 2015.

Football’s worst kept secret is out – Arsenal have officially confirmed Unai Emery will become the club’s new head coach.

Arsene Wenger had walked through the doors to the John Smith’s to huge acclaim as he disembarked from the team bus on a gloriously sunny day in Yorkshire. But it was the reaction from a woman on the Huddersfield Town administrative staff which was as telling any reaction on this momentous afternoon.

A rollerblading St Joseph’s Hospice doctor will be pushing more than his own limits when he helps take six wheelchair users on a 400km thrill ride.

International breaks are rarely welcomed with open arms by fans who miss their Arsenal fix – but for football lovers this week is serving up some tasty ties with 14 players from the club set to be amongst the action. Find out more with Rosie Tudball’s comprehensive round-up.

Arsenal take on AC Milan in the second leg of the Europa League round of 16. The Gunners stunned the football world with a 2-0 win at the mighty San Siro. But read on for Layth Yousif’s seven favourite Italian jobs he’s seen in the flesh.

Six Nations: France 22 England 16

Sunday, March 11, 2018

Eddie Jones insists England are negotiating an inevitable slump where the “game does not love you” after France handed Ireland the NatWest 6 Nations title by prevailing in Paris.

Arsenal’s 2-0 win over AC Milan at the San Siro in the last 16 of the Europa League was one of their best in recent memory.

The Brazilian will need time to get up to speed at Spurs, but his record at Paris Saint-Germain suggests this is a brilliant signing

The Brazil international has swapped Paris for London and signed a five-and-a-half year deal with Spurs

Arsenal beat Crystal Palace 3-2 at Selhurst Park on Thursday evening with a Shkodran Mustafi first half strike and two goals from wantaway striker Alexis Sanchez. Read the transcript of what Arsene Wenger had to say in his post-match press conference.

It’s two years this month since Layth Yousif and many others lost a wonderful friend and huge Arsenal fan Dawn John. Read his tribute to her from December 2015 days after she sadly passed away.

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

A trio of Hackney cyclists have raised more than £5,000 for the renovation of St Mary’s Centre in Stoke Newington by pedalling from London to Paris in just 24 hours.

Playing for Kicks football tournament is returning to Shoreditch for a second year running this week.

You might not know Camille Walala’s name, but you’ll recognise her work – she’s responsible for the brightly coloured patterns on the sides of buildings. She tells Emma Bartholomew why she loves Hackney

A new exhibition looks behind the facade of desire

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

As the owners of Springfield House look for permission to replace all its windows, Emma Bartholomew looks back to 1902 when a trailblazer in fire prevention, Edwin Sachs, designed it

Pochettino gets his man!

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

19-year-old centre back agrees five-year deal with Spurs after leaving Estudiantes

Conor McPherson’s script and direction expertly place Dylan’s music within the plot, an exploration of the racism, poverty and hopelessness of 1930s America

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

Leah Donaldson talks to Eckhard Thiemann, artistic director of Shubbak Festival, a city-wide biennial celebration of Arab culture and history

It’s been a long hard season, one that will be remembered for fan unrest and a fifth place finish after as poor a run of league form in many a year. But this season will also be remembered for the glory of an incredibly brave Arsenal performance in the 2017 FA Cup Final that saw the Gunners pick up the trophy for a record 13th time in their long and illustrious history. Read on for Layth Yousif’s player ratings from Wembley...

Spurs man in 25-man squad to face Scotland and France next month

Meet top man, cult musician and fifth generation Gooner in this week’s Q&A – Monkey from The Riders Of The Night

Hackney Council would support a blanket ban on diesel vehicles in order to tackle toxic air pollution in the borough, the town hall’s transport lead has said.

For this week’s Friday Fanzone we have none other than the legendary Arseblog. Read on for more...

The general consensus from the 300 loyal Arsenal fans on this morning’s early flight from Luton Airport was that their beloved heroes required bravery to take on the aristocrats of Bayern Munich in the Champions League tonight.

A hula-hooping fitness class is going round again after being knocked back by the Dragon’s Den.

Two graduates from Hoxton’s National Centre for Circus Arts have become the first graduates from their degree to win medals at the Festival Mondial du Cirque de Demain in Paris.

Ulrich move no more!

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

French attacker has already played for two clubs this season after appearing for Chateauroux’s reserves back in August

Muslims, Jews and Christians came together for a special Christmas ‘breakfast’ to promote community cohesion and unity.

Eithne Nightingale, a writer, photographer and researcher has been studying child migration to the East End for more than 10 years. Now, she and producer Mitch Harris have made films documenting the incredible journeys made by three children to Hackney.

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 hard fought 2-2 draw in the Champions League between Arsenal and PSG at The Emirates tonight ensured the battle for top spot would go to the wire next month in Basel.

Ski novices Bridget Galton and her son Joe headed to a low-key French resort for their first foray on the slopes, with varying success

Each year the Global Slavery Index releases the number of people living in modern slavery around the world. In 2016, an estimated 11,700 people live in slavery in the UK alone. Panic highlights this crisis on our doorstep

Three paintings, Pietons Apocalypse, A Person I Know and Coil Totem, anchor the exhibition, while her drawings are characterised by continuous lines and amusing depictions of day to day life.

Ross Godfrey began as a third of Morcheeba on meeting Skye Edwards at a Hackney party. Now he’s half of Skye | Ross

50 years after airing, BRIDGET GALTON discovers a modern drama inspired by Cathy Come Home

Arsenal eased to a 4-1 win at the KCOM Stadium against a Hull City side that played 50 minutes with 10 men.

An Arsenal side outplayed for most of the game by the impressive movement of Paris Saint Germain snatched a satisfying point with a late Alexis Sanchez equaliser here at the Parc de Princes on a sultry evening in the French capital.

Shkodran Mustafi, Arsenal Wenger’s £30 million signing from Valencia has hailed Arsenal’s fighting spirit as he looks forward to the challenge of playing Paris Saint Germain in the Champions League on Tuesday evening.

An Arsenal Legends team beat a Milan Glorie team 4-2 on Saturday at a sold-out Emirates as Layth Yousif takes a trip down memory lane.

Disney’s theme park in Paris is in a league of its own, taking less than three hours to reach from London.

Commercial, industrial, investment-oriented? Or artisan, small-scale, family-centred? Which is the future of wine-making?

Pupils across the country will be aiming to raise £1million for good causes next year thanks to a scheme dreamt up by Hackney youngsters.

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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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