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Former teacher Steve shares his experiences as a foster carer for teenagers, from dealing with some of their more challenging behaviour, to the rewards of seeing a child develop into a happy and healthy adult

If you are an unpaid carer in Hackney over the age of 25, who would like to get back into work, then Working for Carers can provide the practical assistance and support you need.

'Fostering has been really positive for me, I have no regrets whatsoever.'

To mark the release of his new book, Not Guilty, Mick Élysée is bringing his pop-up restaurant to Hackney. He talks about coming to Europe from the Congo as a teenage refugee, developing his distinctive Afro-fusion cuisine, and using his cooking to raise money for the Wonder Foundation.

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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The team behind All Points East have put together a mouth-watering line-up of local food and drink traders who will be fuelling the festival in May.

Rock band Sleeping With Sirens will lead the show at All Points East festival this summer in Victoria Park.

This year, All Points East will be joining forces with even more local partners to bring a packed programme of free events across May half term.



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