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Famous people from Hackney: who has lived or studied in the...

How many famous people from Hackney can you name? We've compiled a comprehensive list of celebrities who have lived or studied in Hackney.

Eastenders stars support Hackney Live

Fans of EastEnders stars Ricky Norwood and Himesh Patel were in for a treat last Tuesday, as both actors displayed their dance moves to the Harlem Shake during a live online programme showcasing the best of Hackney's dance talent

Brother of Gemma McCluskie remanded in custody

By Susannah Butter and Rebecca Lewis The brother of EastEnders actress Gemma McCluskie appeared in court today accused of murdering the 29-year-old and dumping her...

Police pull dead body from Regent’s Canal as concerns grow for...

Fears are growing for the safety of missing actress Gemma McCluskie after police pulled a body from Regent’s canal.

Eastenders star sues The Sun

Former Eastenders' star Mohammed George, who played Gus Smith in the popular TV soap for five years, has started a libel action against The Sun. The Hackney-born actor was labelled a "woman beater" by the newspaper after he was arrested in 2006 following a row with his partner Emma Archibald.

Comment: New arts scheme – more publicity please!

Alison Battisby shares her view on the new theatre initiative aiming to get young people enthused about the theatre

Ridley Road Market: The real EastEnders

Its slanging matches and dodgy market goods make Eastenders one of Britain's best-loved TV programmes. But what is the original East End market that inspired the soap really like?

60 seconds with Jessie Wallace

Arts editor Alison Battisby speaks to former Eastender Jesse Wallace about starring in The Vagina Monologues