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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.

An acrobatic theatre company from Hackney has achieved worldwide recognition after a human pyramid fashion runway performance at the Dior haute couture show for Paris fashion week.

A wine specialist has opened a studio in Hackney where she'll host tastings, workshops, dating events and more.

Whether you love it or loathe it, the spookiest evening of the year is fast approaching and there's lots of twisted fun to be had in our neck of the woods.

New York Knicks Frank Ntilikina is excited about playing a match in London as it will give his family and friends a chance to watch him play.

Head chef Emilia Strazzanti will prepare a five-course feast that pairs Sicilian cooking with east London produce

The Curtain Road venue's rooftop becomes a den of debauchery and excess for the cooler months with the launch of Lady Celeste's

Paris St Germain coach Thomas Tuchel insists timings meant he was never close to replacing Arsene Wenger at Arsenal and has tipped the Frenchman to return to work.

Read Toby Miles' Malliot Blanc Column as the 18-year-old aspiring professional cyclist celebrates the gripping cobbled Stage Nine of the Tour de France and explains its value to the race.

Read our World Cup blog over the coming weeks. Lee Power reviews one of the late games on day 13 of the tournament

Given sport's global popularity and football's status as the most popular sport, it is perhaps surprising that the beautiful game was not really touched by the ugliness of terrorism until November 13, 2015.

Football's worst kept secret is out - Arsenal have officially confirmed Unai Emery will become the club's new head coach.

Arsene Wenger had walked through the doors to the John Smith's to huge acclaim as he disembarked from the team bus on a gloriously sunny day in Yorkshire. But it was the reaction from a woman on the Huddersfield Town administrative staff which was as telling any reaction on this momentous afternoon.

A rollerblading St Joseph's Hospice doctor will be pushing more than his own limits when he helps take six wheelchair users on a 400km thrill ride.

International breaks are rarely welcomed with open arms by fans who miss their Arsenal fix - but for football lovers this week is serving up some tasty ties with 14 players from the club set to be amongst the action. Find out more with Rosie Tudball's comprehensive round-up.

Arsenal take on AC Milan in the second leg of the Europa League round of 16. The Gunners stunned the football world with a 2-0 win at the mighty San Siro. But read on for Layth Yousif's seven favourite Italian jobs he's seen in the flesh.

Eddie Jones insists England are negotiating an inevitable slump where the "game does not love you" after France handed Ireland the NatWest 6 Nations title by prevailing in Paris.

Arsenal's 2-0 win over AC Milan at the San Siro in the last 16 of the Europa League was one of their best in recent memory.

The Brazilian will need time to get up to speed at Spurs, but his record at Paris Saint-Germain suggests this is a brilliant signing

The Brazil international has swapped Paris for London and signed a five-and-a-half year deal with Spurs

Arsenal beat Crystal Palace 3-2 at Selhurst Park on Thursday evening with a Shkodran Mustafi first half strike and two goals from wantaway striker Alexis Sanchez. Read the transcript of what Arsene Wenger had to say in his post-match press conference.

It's two years this month since Layth Yousif and many others lost a wonderful friend and huge Arsenal fan Dawn John. Read his tribute to her from December 2015 days after she sadly passed away.

Zoe spends a stylish weekend in Paris, visiting the newly opened Yves Saint Laurent museum

A trio of Hackney cyclists have raised more than £5,000 for the renovation of St Mary's Centre in Stoke Newington by pedalling from London to Paris in just 24 hours.

Playing for Kicks football tournament is returning to Shoreditch for a second year running this week.

You might not know Camille Walala's name, but you'll recognise her work - she's responsible for the brightly coloured patterns on the sides of buildings. She tells Emma Bartholomew why she loves Hackney

A new exhibition looks behind the facade of desire

Bored of traditional yoga? There's a world beyond your well-worn Argos yoga mat, and it's a world of disco lights, hip hop tunes and ultra-challenging weights

As the owners of Springfield House look for permission to replace all its windows, Emma Bartholomew looks back to 1902 when a trailblazer in fire prevention, Edwin Sachs, designed it

Pochettino gets his man!

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

19-year-old centre back agrees five-year deal with Spurs after leaving Estudiantes

Conor McPherson's script and direction expertly place Dylan's music within the plot, an exploration of the racism, poverty and hopelessness of 1930s America

Zoe Paskett talks to Andrea Stewart about writing recipes inspired by Twitter

Leah Donaldson talks to Eckhard Thiemann, artistic director of Shubbak Festival, a city-wide biennial celebration of Arab culture and history

It's been a long hard season, one that will be remembered for fan unrest and a fifth place finish after as poor a run of league form in many a year. But this season will also be remembered for the glory of an incredibly brave Arsenal performance in the 2017 FA Cup Final that saw the Gunners pick up the trophy for a record 13th time in their long and illustrious history. Read on for Layth Yousif's player ratings from Wembley...

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