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I go away for one week and London is transformed into a series of chocolate-box sugary sweet scenes, writes Will McCallum, Newington Green.

Leyton Orient head coach Justin Edinburgh is not concerned about fatigue coming into play in the final stretch of National League fixtures.

Cruiserweight Lawrence Okolie 'is going to be very difficult to beat' as a world title fight looms, according to promoter Eddie Hearn.

Lawrence Okolie has his eyes on a trip to New York City in the summer to fight for a world title after his win over Wadi Camacho on Saturday.

A project created to help young Hackney boys "rediscover their sense of community" has been lauded by parents for transforming the lives of their sons.

Following the success of their shuffleboard bar, London Shuffle have opened a smaller-scale, table version of the game downstairs. The new bar is called Crazy Eight, and it's named after the original, more old-school game.

The poet and artist Ruth Sutoyé has co-produced an exhibition of film and photography about black women who choose to shave their heads. She speaks with the Gazette ahead of the launch of Bald Black Girl(s) in Clerkenwell next month.

The Copper Box Arena's first professional sports franchise London Lions met with the venue's newest netball franchise London Pulse at the Olympic Legacy venue this week.

Leyton Orient head coach Justin Edinburgh says it's vitally important to re-focus on their promotion push in the National League.

School photos are a rite of passage: a snapshot in time of bad hairstyles, gappy teeth and that hideous experiment with the blue eyeliner that went on for far too long.

Former Hackney GP displays keepsakes from the life of one woman and his photographic project of the same Hackney street crossing over 365 days in his interrogation of longitudinal memory and fleeting history

I don't blame anyone for wanting to buy their council house.

Thousands of Hackney council houses bought by tenants since 2000 have since been sold privately, making homeowners hundreds of millions of pounds in profit.

Dalston-based writer Lauren Ace has taken home one of Waterstones' most coveted child fiction awards for her debut book: The Girls. We spoke to the author about the book's themes of friendship, female empowerment and celebrating our diversity.

BBL Championship: Radisson RED Glasgow Rocks 76 London Lions 66

Leyton Orient defender Josh Coulson says dreams have been made as they bagged a spot in the FA Trophy final at Wembley.

This week marks Disabled Access Day and serves as a reminder of the huge amount of work that still needs to be done to ensure that London is a city truly open to all, writes Jennette Arnold OBE, London Assembly Member for North East Constituency (Hackney, Islington and Waltham Forest).

The world's most prestigious skateboarding competition will return to London this May as the countdown to the sports' historic debut at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics continues.

A new neighbourhood is a step closer to being built after planning chiefs gave a multi-million pound scheme the green light.

Old Street and Clerkenwell Road will be shut to through traffic if ambitious new plans to make the area safer for cyclists and pedestrians go ahead.

Next week, Radio 1 DJ Annie Mac brings an array of exciting musicians to stages around Hackney. Here, the superstar DJ talks to us about the inaugural AMP London, what makes a truly great live performance and the joys of giving new artists the chance to shine.

More than a century after the stars of music hall graced its stage, the Rosemary Branch Tavern on the Regent's Canal is bringing it back for two special nights.

"It's laugh-out-loud but it's also cry-out-loud too." Hackney resident Michele Kirsch is talking about her new book, titled Clean, which comes out today (March 14).

A Mossbourne Community Academy pupil got the experience of a lifetime when they unveiled their school's new Canterbury rugby shirt at Twickenham ahead of England's Guinness Six Nations clash with Italy.

Hackney's Orlan Jackman lifted the BBL Trophy with London City Royals after picking up a 90-82 overtime victory over rivals London Lions.

Mums and dads had a tough time keeping pace with their toddlers when East London Little Ladies football took to the field.

A pedestrian came within seconds of being crushed by a huge chunk of wall that fell from the top of a building in Stoke Newington High Street during strong winds.

Feminist direct action group Sisters Uncut have marked International Women's Day by replacing Tube adverts with poems written by survivors of domestic abuse and state violence.

Food banks for stray cats are on the way in Islington after a small animal charity was given funding to expand its work.

Meet the 'Little Ladies' of east London who have their own grassroots football club to give girls of all abilities and ages a chance to have a go at the beautiful game.

North London songsmith heads for new ground on his eleventh studio album

Matteo Guendouzi and Unai Emery have been speaking ahead of Arsenal's Europa League clash with Rennes on Thursday. Read on for what the French midfielder and the Gunners boss discussed including Alex Lacazette's European ban, the north London derby, Rennes' extra preparation time and Hatem Ben Arfa.

Venues around Hackney and Islington are marking International Women's Day in style this year. Starting with a whiskey masterclass and moving on to a special quiz, live music and free massages at the weekend - here are five ways to make the most of your #IWD2019.

To this day, Martello Street Studios remains a campus for some of the most exciting voices in contemporary art. Emma Bartholomew looks back to its radical roots in the '70s, when some of its tenants were dubbed 'wreckers of civilisation'

Ahead of the next event at Hoxton Hall on March 29, we speak to two of the event organisers about how Sound Out puts exciting acts in front of a live audience, sometimes for the first time.

As we inch ever closer to that March 29 deadline, and tensions between Brexit's warring factions seem to somehow get even worse, it feels like we really need Somerset House's upcoming Kaleidoscope exhibition.

Arsenal boss Unai Emery has been speaking after his side drew 1-1 with Spurs in a hard-fought North London derby. Read on for what he said.

Arsenal keeper Bernd Leno has been speaking about his superb performance against Spurs including one of the best saves in the history of the North London derby.

Arsenal travelled to Wembley Stadium to take on Spurs in the North London derby. Read on for Layth Yousif's match report

Arsenal travelled to Wembley Stadium to take on Spurs in the North London derby. Read on for Layth Yousif's ONE WORD PLAYER RATINGS

Gunners legend Alan Smith has been speaking exclusively with Arsenal reporter Layth Yousif at the London Football Awards, in aid of national charity, Willow ahead of the North London derby on Saturday. Read on for what he said about the eagerly-awaited fixture

Arsenal boss Unai Emery has been speaking about North London derby. Read on for the full transcript of what he said at the club's weekly press conference at London Colney.

Arsenal boss Unai Emery has been speaking about Mesut Ozil ahead of the North London derby. Read on for what he said at the club's weekly press conference at London Colney.

East End innovators were showcased at the Olympic Park's tech hub Here East this week.

The LTA has announced that East London is to stage an international team tennis tie for the first ever time.

Some of the Krays' former gangland henchmen are planning a 'meet' in the East End to help east London's former Page 3 model Maureen Flanagan raise money for cancer care.

Neighbours are not happy about the prospect of a hip brewery opening a "hell-raising" bar in Stoke Newington - but bosses insist they run venues responsibly.

Over 200 young singers, dance groups and MCees wowed the full-to-capacity audience at the Hackney Empire on Thursday night, in a talent show organised by young people from The Crib youth club.

A start-up that allows beer enthusiasts to make their own batch has joined the growing community of breweries in Bohemia Place.

Council tax is set to rise for the fourth consecutive year in Hackney as town hall chiefs prepare to deal with £30million of additional government cuts by 2022.

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