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Campaign launched for Laurie Cunningham statue

15 Mar , 2016   Video

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 – I’ve watched them all. But the best player I’ve seen in my life is Laurie Cunningham, no doubt about that. […]

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Leyton Orient squeeze past Oxford United

14 Mar , 2016  

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 men have crept into the play-off places with 10 games to go. It’s a win that will be doubly pleasing […]

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Ultimate Frisbee flies at Curve

14 Mar , 2016  

There is a flying saucer whizzing through the grey March sky above Victoria Park. But there are no little green men under it. Just 14 pairs of football boots pounding the damp grass underfoot in its pursuit. They have gathered for a game of ultimate Frisbee, a competitive version of the perennial hippy favourite. The […]

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Women’s pro wrestling smacks down in London for the first time

9 Mar , 2016  

Women’s pro wrestling is coming to Hackney for the first event of its kind in London, writes Tal Fox When wrestling promoter Dann Read became a father to a baby girl he realised the sport he loved so much needed some serious changes. “When Emily and I had our daughter Winifred, we were looking around and seeing […]

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Leyton Orient Match Report

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Leyton Orient’s play-off run halted by defiant Luton Town

6 Mar , 2016  

Leyton Orient were beaten one nil at home after Jack Marriott’s strike for Luton Town in the League Two clash. The Orient express was brought to a grinding halt on Saturday after Jack Marriott’s delicate lob for Luton settled a tense encounter between two in-form promotion hopefuls. Both teams arrived at the Matchroom Stadium unbeaten […]

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Hackney Marshes. Photo: Sludge G.

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Lib Dem candidate slams Mayor’s comments on Hackney Marsh

2 Mar , 2016  

Plans to build new football stadium on Hackney Marsh have descended into a bitter row after mayor Jules Pipe branding conservationists opposing the development as “tree huggers”. Tree-huggers Mr Pipe has since come under fire from Ben Mathis, Liberal Democrat candidate for Hackney South and Shoreditch, for his comments. At a council meeting last month, […]

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Carlisle United vs Leyton orient

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Are Leyton Orient’s fans in Carlisle tonight the most dedicated in League 2

1 Mar , 2016  

After an impressive league win at the weekend against Crawley Town, the O’s headed north: to deepest, darkest, coldest Cumbria to take on Carlisle United at Brunton Park with a 7:45pm kick-off. A 612 mile trip is certainly not to be sniffed at! Are the O’s fans some of the most dedicated in the league? […]

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Leyton Orient play Crawley Town

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Gnanduillet shines as Leyton Orient march on

1 Mar , 2016  

Leyton Orient secured a commanding victory over Crawley Town at Brisbane Road on Saturday thanks to two strikes from Armand Gnanduillet. Our @SkyBetLeague2 Player of the Weekend is @leytonorientfc's Armand Gnanduillet… https://t.co/tGeKbnLMGt #LOFC pic.twitter.com/zhClOT0bos — Shoot! (@_shootfootball) February 29, 2016 Having lost two home games in a row before Saturday’s match, most recently a humbling […]

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Women's fitness trainer Kelly Bedford

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Women’s fitness myths tackled by trainer

19 Nov , 2015  

The head of a new fitness company has challenged the “stereotypes and myths” that surround women’s fitness and argued that traditionally unfeminine exercise like lifting weights and vigorous exercise  is better and more empowering for women. Kelly Bedford, who started her career as a trainer at Morgan Stanley, runs Fitness Fox, a personal training business […]

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Leyton Orient star Elliot Omozusi nominated for PFA award

26 Mar , 2015  

Leyton Orient’s Elliot Omozusi has been nominated for the PFA Player in the Community award for the second year running – The Hackney Post caught up with defender this week. Born and bred in Hackney, Elliot Omozusi hails from from London Fields where his family still live, and the 26-year-old feels that it was good […]

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