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Late night levy welcomed in Shoreditch

A levy on the sale of alcohol after midnight has been welcomed by locals and bar owners in Shoreditch, where the new tax may have the biggest impact.

Tour de Love – Cycle Speed Dating comes to Hackney

Are you a fast talking, time deprived Londoner who can pop a sweet wheelie on your ten speed? Then London’s first cycle speed dating...

VIDEO: Sausage taste test

Independent sausage tester, Henry Kirby, reviews four delicious offerings courtesy of The Jellied Eel

Jonathan Tehoue Interview

Listen to Leyton Orient's French striker Jonathan Tehoue on settling in, his favourite team and his life in London.

Harold Pinter portrait to help Hackney youth

The portrait of Harold Pinter that hung above the desk on which he wrote his masterpieces is now up for auction to raise money for disadvantaged youth in Hackney.

Referees threatened by parents’ abuse at football matches

Referees are refusing to supervise children's football games because of the threat of abuse and intimidation from parents, Sunday league veterans have revealed.

Recession hits Hackney families sending money home

Families from Nigeria and the Caribbean are suffering the effects of the credit crunch as cash-strapped relatives in Hackney are forced to wire less money home.

Bus drivers leave disabled passengers stranded in Hackney

Wheelchair users say bus drivers are leaving them stranded at bus stops because they can't be bothered to pick them up.

Hackney boxer Ian Napa vows to bounce back

Boxing star Ian Napa has vowed to bounce back after losing the European bantamweight title in a punishing showdown with Malik Bouziane.

Leyton Orient’s Purches up for award

Leyton Orient skipper Stephen Purches is fighting it out for March's ‘PFA Fans' Player of the Month award'.