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EXCLUSIVE: Former Arsenal, Manchester United and England right-back Viv Anderson has been speaking exclusively to the Islington Gazette’s Gunners reporter Layth Yousif. Read on for what his take on the injury to Hector Bellerin and see our website all this week for much more from the popular Viv – who is taking part in Prostate Cancer UK’s ride to Amsterdam this summer.

A musical prodigy from South Hackney is a step closer to achieving his dream of playing with the London Symphony Orchestra after raising £40,000 for a rare bassoon.

It’s true what they say it’s not over until the last whistle, which would be the best way to describe the NBA 2019 London Game.

Washington Wizards shooting guard Bradley Beal feels London is becoming a hub for American sports ahead of his side’s clash with New York Knicks this weekend.

The England international discussed the mentality of the Tottenham Hotspur players

Washington Wizards point-guard Tomas Satoransky believes the NBA 2019 UK match against the New York Knicks at London’s O2 Arena will be an ‘unknown’.

The England captain suffered an ankle injury on Sunday and is not set to return to training until early March

New York Knicks center Luke Kornet is excited to have the opportunity of playing in the NBA UK match this week.

The England international discussed the importance of the 1-0 victory over Spurs at Wembley

Vulnerable children from Hackney and Islington are being groomed to deal drugs hundreds of miles away – and rented out to gangs.

Arsenal are tracking Hector Herrera. Read on for ten facts about the player who has already tasted glory in England.

Hungry Hackney shoppers made light work of Greggs’ first ever vegan sausage rolls, which sold out across the borough within hours.

After pop-ups in Covent Garden and Brighton hit a sweet-spot in 2018, the Chocolate Cocktail Club has found a new home in east London. Co-founders Holly Brooks and Rachel Wisson launch their latest venture on Thursday, January 17.

Red post boxes can be seen all around London and the rest of the UK.

Virgin Sport is extending the Hackney Festival of Fitness 2019 offering to become the UK’s largest outdoor fitness festival.

Alicia Weston, who has won a British Empire Medal (BEM) in the New Year’s Honours list, has so far helped teach 1,500 vulnerable and disadvantaged people to cook and budget – and counting.

Leyton Orient head coach Justin Edinburgh has revealed former striker Jay Simpson is back training with the club after his release from MLS side Philadelphia Union.

A 1.5-acre former BT depot site on Fish Island in Hackney Wick is set to be turned into a block of luxury flats.

The England international came off at half time with a knock and may be rested against AFC Bournemouth

With England Netball winning team of the year and sporting moment of the year at the BBC Sports Personality of the Year awards on Sunday and London Pulse winning both matches in their pre-season fixtures – netball has firmly put itself on the map in 2018.

Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) has today opened the public ballot for 2019’s international Test Matches at Lord’s, including the second England v Australia Specsavers Ashes Test.

Premier League: Tottenham Hotspur 1 Burnley 0

Alistair Coleman, author of the hit book Angry People in Local Newspapers, has been speaking with Layth Yousif about the cult publication about to reach the bestsellers lists...

Mauricio Pochettino will try to make changes to his back four for the visit of Sean Dyche’s side

FA Women’s Continental Cup Group C: Tottenham Hotspur Ladies 0 Chelsea Women 5

The Spurs defender recovered from his early mistake to make what would prove to be a key block in the second half

Spurs were down and out several times in Group B and yet somehow the Argentinian and his staff have guided them into the round of 16

The 21-year-old signed a new five-year deal with Spurs on Monday and will now start away to Barcelona

Premier League: Leicester City 0 Tottenham Hotspur 2

Jordan Nobbs, the world class Arsenal and England midfielder will miss the 2019 Women’s World Cup after rupturing the anterior cruciate ligament in her left knee it has been confirmed.

Spurs have already played twice in December and have seven more fixtures before the year is out, but Kane loves this period of the season

The Spurs defender discussed Wednesday’s 3-1 win over Southampton and the low attendance at the national stadium

Sheffield rock band Bring Me The Horizon have today been announced as a headline act for All Points East 2019.

Spurs will be without Jan Vertonghen, Davinson Sanchez, Victor Wanyama, Mousa Demble and Erik Lamela for the visit of Southampton

Christine and the Queens has been announced as the latest headliner of All Points East 2019.

Inland surfing set for London?

Saturday, December 1, 2018

Surfing could be coming to London, according to plans announced by Lee Valley Regional Park Authority (LVRPA) and inland surfing specialists, The Wave.

Danny Rose is also back in training for Tottenham Hotspur ahead of Wednesday’s European clash with Inter Milan

Two Hackney basketball stars powered the London City Royals to a magnificent 67-point turnaround win over the Newcastle Eagles.

The 22-year-old insists Spurs believe they can still make the knock-out phase of the Champions League

Michael Head’s play, based on Clapton Orient’s World War One heroes, finished its run on Sunday, but looks set to return in 2019

Jo Trew enjoys the latest offering from the Arcola Theatre, a fresh adaption of Mikhail Lermontov’s 19th century novel.

Premier League: Tottenham 3 Chelsea 1

Saturday, November 24, 2018

Tottenham put on a scintillating display to unceremoniously end Chelsea’s unbeaten start to the Premier League season at Wembley.

Traders in Ridley Road Shopping Village are being threatened with eviction again – by the same owners of the building who stepped in to save them last month.

The Metropolitan Police are warning internet shoppers across north London to stay alert and avoid being a victim of fraud ahead of one of the busiest days of the year for online shopping.

Arsenal youngsters continued to impress while wearing the Three Lions for England’s age-group teams during the international break.

Arsenal’s head of football Raul Sanllehi admits Danny Welbeck’s serious ankle injury could force the club to rethink their January transfer plans.

A 10-month-old baby with the UK’s only known case of a new mitochondrial disease is fighting for his life in Great Ormond Street Hospital.

Eric Dier is ready to finally return to Portugal in what will be a “very special” occasion when England play in the Nations League Finals next summer.

Arsenal’s Nobbs ruled out for season

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Arsenal Women’s Jordan Nobbs has been ruled out of the rest of the WSL season and could miss next summer’s World Cup in France after rupturing her anterior cruciate ligament, writes Joshua Bunting.

A young entrepreneur from Homerton has been recognised by the Prime Minister for his work improving opportunities for students from diverse backgrounds.



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