I was moved by Talia's story to join the Anthony Nolan register for potential stem cell donors - I am, after all, from a Middle Eastern background on one side, and minority ethnic groups are woefully underrepresented on donor lists.
Dozens of Hackney's young people walked out of school on Friday as they again pleaded with the world's leaders to take climate change seriously, and to reduce emissions sufficiently that they have a good chance at a future.
- not just by taking away advertising but perhaps more significantly by fooling time-pressed readers into thinking they've already had their local news and therefore don't need to pick up the Hackney Gazette or Hackney Citizen.
Hot Chip's colourful catalogue of bratty but lovable synth-pop clearly keeps the rain at bay, because the moment the quintet leave the All Points East stage the heavens open, and Victoria Park becomes a swamp of rave kids and panic.
Notoriously, Iran doesn't recognise dual nationality - so it won't make a lot of difference to officials there that Crouch End woman Aras Amiri, unlike Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, has no British passport.