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New Hackney sports pitch faces residents’ appeal

A proposed state-of-the-art sports pitch is under threat following a fresh appeal by Hackney residents. Hackney Council plans to build the multi-use games area (MUGA) in the centre of London Fields park.

Hackney’s NBA star Mensah-Bonsu plays in narrow defeat

Former Hackney White Fire basketballer, Pops Mensah-Bonsu, played 17 minutes and scored 5 points as his new NBA team Toronto Raptors slid to another narrow defeat. They have now lost six games in a row, and are just one place off the bottom of the NBA Eastern Conference.

Anne Keothavong knocked out of tennis tournament

Britain’s number one female tennis player Anne Keothavong was knocked out of the BNP Paribas Open in California last night. Despite winning the first set, she was beaten by Russian Olga Govortsova 2-6, 6-3, 6-1.

Hackney star may swap sports at London Paralympics

Hackney sports star Dervis Konuralp has revealed he may swap his swimming cap for a cycle helmet ahead of the Paralympic Games in London in 2012. Konuralp, who has won 35 major medals in the pool, said he had done a trial on the track and was waiting to hear if he would be invited by British Cycling to start a training programme.

Hackney repeat abortion rate twice national average

Teenage girls in Hackney return to the clinic for second and third abortions more than girls in any other part of the country, new figures show.

Olympic Games will be a test of Hackney’s green ethos

Sunday's Cycle East event was just the tip of Hackney's environmental initiative. As the Arcola Theatre picks up national awards for its innovative outlook, Hackney is taking steps as a borough to improve its ecological status. In fact, Hackney has the lowest carbon emissions in London.

Hackney wheelchair basketball team look to debut tournament

A sports team of local disabled and able-bodied people will make its first ever tournament appearance this weekend in the Hackney Wheelchair Basketball Tournament. No Limits was set up earlier this year with the aim of encouraging disabled and able-bodied people to play sports such as basketball and badminton together.

Linda Robson at the Arcola Theatre, Hackney

Linda Robson talks to Hackney Post reporter Morwenna Coniam about performing in Steven Berkoff’s Purgatory as part of ‘Cycle East’, a biking tour of Hackney’s...

Three intimate short plays at the Arcola Theatre

The dark but cavernous space of the Arcola’s studio theatre provides an intimate setting for three new shorts which all take the importance of being witnessed as their theme. Repeated three times on one Sunday afternoon, the programme opens with a dark comedy from Steven Berkoff.

Business guru’s top five tips to survive the recession

BBC presenter and former Barclays advisor René Carayol, 41, exclusively reveals his top five tips for Hackney businesses looking to beat the recession.