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Leyton Orient donate signed kit to young cancer sufferer

Leyton Orient have donated a signed shirt and goalie gloves to a cancer sufferer looking to raise money for the John Hartson Foundation (JHF) for testicular cancer. Alex Stedman, 22, was diagnosed with a...

Struggling on and off the pitch, Orient lose yet again at Brisbane Road

Despite controlling most of the action, Leyton Orient suffered a 3-0 home defeat to Grimsby Town this Saturday. Floundering on and off the pitch, Orient now have ten games to overcome a six-point gap to...

Ohara Davies: “If it wasn’t for boxing I’d be dead or in prison”

Hackney boxer Ohara Davies discusses his tough upbringing and his inspiration to get into boxing.

Leyton Orient granted a reprieve by High Court over debts

Leyton Orient owner Francesco Becchetti has paid the initial tax bill to HMRC to avoid an immediate winding-up order, but must pay off the remaining debts or sell the club. The club’s Italian owner is...

‘Terrible Football’ comes to the Hackney Downs

Hackney Downs has a new football club, and Lionel Messi need not apply. Open to all ability levels, the 'Terrible Football' team started training in the park on 16 October https://youtu.be/AhOowCnqlok The club hopes to attract budding...
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8 great places in Hackney for fitness and sports

  Do you want to get off the sofa, shut down your Netflix and do some sports this weekend? We selected eight different activities going on in Hackney. There are sports for all tastes, from...
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Boxer Ohara Davies “enjoyed” hostile crowd at David Haye fight

Homerton-born boxer Ohara Davies said he enjoyed the hostile reception he received in Liverpool before his victory over Derry Mathews and that it is ‘partly the boxer’s job to build up the fight.’ Davies stopped...

‘All Stars’ scheme targets next generation of Hackney cricketers

England stars Michael Vaughan and Jonny Bairstow were on hand to inspire the next generation of Hackney cricketers at the launch of an England and Wales Cricket Board initiative at the Olympic Park on...

Haye vs Bellew: Ohara Davies stops Derry Mathews in third round boxing knock-out at...

Hackney-born Ohara Davies let his boxing do the talking as a third-round stoppage secured his victory over veteran Liverpudlian Derry Mathews on Saturday 4 March. The pair exchanged verbal blows in the lead up to the...
O's Capt Nathan Clarke celebrates after scoring Orients 2nd goal Image: Simon O'Connor

Leyton Orient 1 – 1 Oldham – As it happened

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Gangs exploiting children for drug deals

Gang members are using children to do drug deals because they will receive a lower punishment if caught, according to a Hackney Council report.