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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.

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.

Three years ago, staff at The Rio were sifting through various trinkets, paperwork and memorabilia from the cinema's past when they found something extraordinary.

Jamie Brown, of Archant's Local Impact initiative, explains how to use social media to your advantage

2018 was an incredible time for Hackney rapper B Young. Having started the year recording a few songs in his bedroom, the 24-year-old closed it out as one of the country's outstanding breakthrough acts.

Ainsley Maitland-Niles has been speaking courageously about his experiences of racism. Read on for Layth Yousif's report from London Colney.

The National Basketball Association (NBA) and Sky Sports today announced a new four-year broadcast and multiplatform partnership that will see Sky Sports become the NBA's exclusive broadcast partner and official website operator in the UK and Ireland.

Police are cracking down on gang members who face prison for their involvement in lucrative drug empires, but as Emma Bartholomew discovers it's a harder task controlling the violence as videos on social media fuel gang on gang hatred

A popular Japanese cafe in Haggerston will be closed for "a while" after being damaged in a fire last night.

Jack Wilshere has confirmed he is to leave Arsenal when his contract expires at the end of June.

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

Read our World Cup blog which will be featuring over the coming weeks. Lane Dias reviews the first of three matches on day two of the tournament

Raheem Sterling's gun tattoo may have been met with understanding in the England ranks but manager Gareth Southgate has revealed the player felt the need to apologise to his team-mates after reporting late for the World Cup training camp.

A skateboarding competition at the Olympic Park has been criticised after fans spotted an American knife manufacturer listed as a sponsor.

What's the difference between a headline festival set and an intimate gig for diehard fans? Not, apparently, a question that concerned Bjork in preparation for her first UK show promoting the Utopia LP.

Matt Smith is training the Gazette running team for Sunday's Hackney Half. He has been giving readers regular fitness tips to help in their own preparation or just inspire them to get off the sofa. Here are some last little pre-race tips to have you in the best possible shape on the day.

An ambitious project to revolutionise school meals up and down the country is already tasting success in Hackney.

The 24-year-old insisted he touched Christian Eriksen's free kick and was later awarded the goal after an appeal was lodged

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.

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.

Tottenham Hotspur forward Harry Kane also offers his views on diving and calls for referees to ignore reputations and make the right decision

What a difference a year makes. Despite Jack Wilshere's ankle ligament strain at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday night after he attempted to block a Danny Drinkwater cross during the Carabao Cup semi-final first leg, the future looks bright for the talented Arsenal midfielder who turned 26 on New Year's Day. A fay cry from this time 12 months ago as he watched from the stands as Arsenal played Bournemouth at the Vitality Stadium.

Brazil winger Malcom is generating a lot of transfer talk, and his latest social media post has only served to fuel speculation.

A cracking late goal from Hector Bellerin rescued a point for Arsenal after Marcos Alonso looked to have won the game for visitors Chelsea with an 85 minute finish.

The Gazette hunts high and low each week to bring you news of the most interesting new businesses in Hackney. This week we speak to Jamie Bolding who has launched delivery-only restaurant Twisted London



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