A cancer patient and stroke victim is appealing for donations to help the homeless after she was moved by the plight of seeing so many people pitched up outside Hackney Town Hall that she's taken to the streets to feed them herself.
A Barclays bank manager thought a former employee was playing a practical joke on him this week 60 years ago, when he answered the door and was confronted by a man with a handkerchief over his face pointing a pistol at him.
When she was a teacher Sandra McLeod encouraged her pupils to enjoy the natural world. She tells Emma Bartholomew how - now she's retired - her dream is for all schools in Hackney to become sustainable.
A clown and contortionist made his fortune travelling the world before settling down in Dalston as a pub landlord. Emma Bartholomew speaks to his great great grandaughter and an amateur genealogist fascinated by his story.