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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.

Mental health professionals whose work helping people in distress on the streets of Hackney has been highlighted by the BBC have now been crowned "team of the year" by their NHS trust.

This statement was submitted by the Hackney North and Stoke Newington Labour Party and we reproduce it here in full.

The NR F1 Podcast reviews the 2018 Formula 1 season - with Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes top of the pile, plus some exiting developments awaiting in 2019.

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 take his team to one of Tranmere Rovers or Southport on the weekend of January 5-6

Hackney recorder virtuoso Lydia Gosnell, with quartet Palisander, won joint first prize at the inaugural Early Music Young Ensemble Competition this month.

Unai Emery has revealed his secret to learning English - the Arsenal head coach watches Peaky Blinders.

Leyton Orient head coach Justin Edinburgh says he is very happy at the Brisbane Road club - despite being linked with the AFC Wimbledon managerial role.

His name was Callum, writes Will McCallum, Newington Green.

The Women's Soccer League kicks off on Sunday with Arsenal hosting Liverpool at Boreham Wood in a match which will be streamed on the BBC and BT Sport. Layth Yousif spoke with Jordan Nobbs ahead of the eagerly-anticipated game.

It's the use of the definitive article that grabs you when Leah Williamson speaks.

The newly restructured FA Women's Super League (FA WSL) will kick off an historic season on Sunday (September 9) when it becomes fully professional for the first time.

The Gold, an indie/alt/pop band hailing from Essex, reach a big milestone as they head to Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen to celebrate the launch of their first EP - Lover - on Thursday August 30.

The V&A will move its collection and research centre into a "world class" new facility at the Olympic Park.

When A-level results come out on August 16, more than three quarters of students who want to go to university are likely to get into their first choice.

Well-wishers have raised more than £20,000 to support the "extraordinary" Sarah Doone, who lost a leg after being run over by a cement truck on the Old Street roundabout on July 25.

​Instigator of the British indie music scene, Richard Boon, tells Emma Bartholomew about managing the Buzzcocks and being christened 'The World's Coolest Librarian'

Never mind the football, the real World Cup battle is going on off the field.

The 22-year-old thanked the supporters for backing the national team and praised the performance of Gareth Southgate's side

It's not supposed to be as comfortable as this.

With the group stage of the World Cup in the books, how much can you remember about the opening round of games?

It's coming home, they said. It very nearly wasn't.

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

Gareth Southgate's promising young England side look ready to make a mark on the world stage and help atone for the disappointments of recent tournaments.

The Spurs forward discussed the key quality instilled in the group since the Three Lions boss took charge of the team

Read our World Cup blog which will be featuring over the coming weeks. Sophie Morton reviews match two on day seven of the tournament.

England's captain led from the front to score twice and hand Gareth Southgate's team a win in their World Cup opener

What's the difference between abs and core? writes Matt Smith, personal trainer, Dalston.

Tottenham striker Harry Kane leads a youthful England squad into the World Cup as captain and feels everyone is ready to meet the challenges head on.

As I sat staring at a black curtain in St Pancras Coroner's Court this week, I couldn't help but feel it wasn't doing much for transparency, literally.

Nick Cave and Kylie Minogue reunited on-stage in Victoria Park for a rare performance of their hit Where the Wild Roses Grow.

The former Leyton Orient winger revealed his potential plans for after retirement and his desire to play more next season

The 25-year-old reflected on the 2017/18 campaign and believes finishing third was a good effort by the club

The 'Big Match, Big Cause' event in aid of Prostate Cancer UK and Hertfordshire Mind Network saw plenty of ex-players and fans turn out in force

The O's head coach discusses the future of Macauley Bonne and Ebou Adams and hails the support of the Orient fans

A green-fingered Dalston man who filled his garden with plants from Columbia Road is in line to win a national award.

Leyton Orient's assistant Ross Embleton reacted to the postponement and admitted the players' safety is always the most important issue

Justin Edinburgh has been boosted by the surprise availability of Ebou Adams and Macauley Bonne

It's been a busy seven days for Arsenal and reporter Layth Yousif. Read on for his review of one of the better weeks of Arsenal's season.

Current and former football stars attending the event at Battersea Park which raises funds for the charity Willow - founded by Bob Wilson and his wife Megs

The ITTF Team World Cup marked the official launch of a major grassroots table tennis project at the Copper Box Arena this weekend.

The O's will be missing Dan Holman and Sam Ling, but it could open the door for David Mooney to return to the match day squad

The event is raising awareness and funds for Solace Women's Aid, a charity that seeks to put an end to domestic and sexual violence

The O's were forced to make a late change to their starting XI, but it failed to prevent them from securing a second consecutive 1-0 away win

Justin Edinburgh should be boosted by the return of Jobi McAnuff, but Orient will travel over 750 miles between Friday and Wednesday morning

Mauricio Pochettino's men visit Spotland in superb form, but they must not underestimate Keith Hill's League One strugglers

The 48-year-old discussed Saturday's result, Dan Holman's goal and why he is expecting Tranmere Rovers to remain near the top

The O's boss will have a nice selection headache on Saturday with Sam Ling, Alex Lawless and Dan Holman all available



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