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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...

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...

Ultimate Frisbee flies at Curve

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

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...
Leyton Orient Match Report

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

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...
Hackney Marshes. Photo: Sludge G.

Lib Dem candidate slams Mayor’s comments on Hackney Marsh

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...
Carlisle United vs Leyton orient

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

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...
Leyton Orient play Crawley Town

Gnanduillet shines as Leyton Orient march on

Leyton Orient secured a commanding victory over Crawley Town at Brisbane Road on Saturday thanks to two strikes from Armand Gnanduillet. https://twitter.com/_shootfootball/status/704287672832036864 Having lost two home games in a row before Saturday’s match, most recently a...

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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.