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Footballer makes his debut for Hackney team at 40

A footballer who spent a decade trying to force his way into his club's first team has made his debut within days of turning 40.

Football death was second in family

Bromley-by-Bow FC mid-fielder Kelvin Brown suffered a fatal heart attack during a game on 19 February, echoing the fate of his father 30 years prior.

Copper Box to host Billy Joe Saunders world title fight

Billy Joe Saunders will make the first defence of his WBO middleweight title against Max Bursak at Hackney Wick’s Copper Box Arena on 9 April. Saunders (23-0, 12 KOs) won the title last December against...

Campaign launched for Laurie Cunningham statue

It was 1969 when Steve Jenkins first stood on the terraces at Brisbane Road. “I’ve seen quite some players in my decades watching the Orient,” recalls the 58-year-old. “George Best, Bobby Charlton, Bobby Moore...

Leyton Orient squeeze past Oxford United

The O's missed a number of clear-cut chances as they secured a fortunate victory over third-placed Oxford away from home. The home team also had an almost certain penalty appeal waved away, but Kevin Nolan's...

Alternative sports showcased at East London games

Hardcore bicycle polo and carrom hit Spitalfields Market as part of East Festival

VIDEO: Anyone else heard of Korfball?

Can you name a sport which men and women play together both as team-mates and opponents? We have the answer...
The flowers sent to Janice Taylor by Leyton Orient player Andrea Dossena.

Leyton Orient star Dossena sends flowers to fan

Leyton Orient's Andrea Dossena has sent flowers to a fan who he hit smack bang in the face with a wayward shot.

Come on Barbie let’s work out! We try the new fitness class

I’m not sure if it’s meant to be ironic but reading the name of the class for the first time it dawns on me that Barbie can’t actually stretch. A by-product of her being made...

Clissold shines spotlight on sporting services for people with disabilities

Clissold Leisure Centre ran a day of free sporting activities for people with disabilities to raise awareness of the services on offer.

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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.