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Rapper Frenzy and a group of his friends who grew up in Hackney have set up an annual music workshop called Fast Forward to offer opportunities to youngsters in the borough.

Students from BSix celebrated their A-level and AS results yesterday with improved grades for the embattled college.

Clapton Girls' Academy is in the top 10 per cent of sixth forms for A-level results for the third year running.

A new community project called The Reading Revolution wants to get older people reading aloud together in libraries across Hackney.

The Florence Bennett Centre's lunch club is giving families the chance to eat, play and relax for free every weekday this summer from 12 until 2pm.

The Gallery at Stoke Newington Library exhibited art from around the world to celebrate the launch of an online print store called Planar X Reprieve.

An over-50s acting group toured Hackney primary schools this summer with a thought-provoking and fun rendition of George and the Dragon.

Refugee photographers from Dalston's Red Cross-run Destitution Centre have captured their experiences waiting for Home Office decisions on film.

Caroline Smith got an "amazing" birthday surprise when her missing dog, Star, was returned by the local dog warden.

Tower Hamlets' Pearly King and Queen visited Simon Marks Primary School for their end-of-year concert and dazzled pupils with a "spirited performance" of the Lambeth Walk.

Once home to the largest horse-drawn omnibus operator in London in the 19th century, 66 Buttesland Street in Hoxton - known as Wharfside - could soon be used as a flexible working office space.

A pitbull terrier stolen at knifepoint from school kids seven years ago but returned after an appeal has gone missing again - and her owner fears the worst.

Neighbours raised £3,000 for a mental health charity founded by two Stoke Newington mums in memory of their children.

Hackney soapbox racers Hoodoovoodoo came 37th out of the 64 teams that competed in the international Red Bull soapbox car race at Alexandra Palace on Sunday.

Dionne Roach wants to get more kids from Hackney into cadets and away from negative environments and influences. She says the cadets "opens doors" and thinks people should know about it. The mother of cadet corporal Donelle Roach, who was awarded the deputy lieutenants certificate at the armed forces day on Saturday, lost her son Devoe to knife crime in 2009.

UK Black Pride welcomed thousands of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people of colour to its new home in Haggerston Park on Sunday.

The Red Bull soapbox racers formerly known as the Coffin Dodgers and Tutenska return to Alexandra Palace on Sunday representing Hackney for the third time in the international competition.

Simon Marks Jewish Primary school has won "gold" in the Healthy Schools London Awards.

A specialist mental health service has launched for the thousands of lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and queer people in Hackney - many of whom may have avoided seeking help through conventional routes.

Hackney's Caribbean Elderly Organisation stole the show at a tea party celebrating the Windrush generation at Stoke Newington town hall on Saturday.

Police officers in full uniform took part in a sweltering boxercise session to get young people at King's Hall Leisure Centre talking about crime.



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