Mayweather apprentice to defend world title belt at Olympic Park

25 Mar , 2017  

Floyd Mayweather’s apprentice is to defend his world title at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis, 22, is to defend his IBF super featherweight world title against Britain’s Liam Walsh, 30, on 20 May at the Copper Box Arena. Both are undefeated, but Davis goes into the bout as the betting favourite largely […]

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Meet the London Sparrows, Hackney’s finest wheelchair basketball team

17 Mar , 2016  

The wheelchair basketball game between London Sparrows and Brixton Ballers should have started by now, but a tardy referee has delayed the tip-off. The Sparrows’ moustachioed player-coach Amir is overseeing an extended warm-up while they wait. “We’re gonna have fun, but at the same time work. No one gets easy shots,” he instructs a dozen […]

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Copper Box to host Billy Joe Saunders world title fight

15 Mar , 2016  

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 Andy Lee, in what was billed as the first world title fight between two travellers. Saunders knocked Lee down twice […]

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Studios to let on Hackney Wick's Wallis Road, where the development is due to take place


Hackney Wick’s affordable housing crisis

19 Mar , 2015  

By Alice Johnston and Tom Witherow Residents of Hackney Wick have questioned the value of the Olympic legacy as hopes of cheap housing at the Wallis Road development were recently dashed. A councillor has raised concerns that not one of the 121 houses planned will be affordable. The original planning application made no allowance for […]

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Hackney named as one of the best places to live – just

21 Mar , 2014  

Hackney ranked 100 out of 101 in The Sunday Times’ list

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Christine Ohuruogu: “London Olympics was the hardest thing I have dealt with”

21 Mar , 2013  

A calm, composed Christine Ohuruogu tells Charlie Morgan about the silver lining to her manic summer.

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Councillor slams Olympic legacy

29 Nov , 2012  

A councillor has launched a scathing attack on the Olympic Delivery Authority for failing to improve long-term job prospects for local residents.

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Authorities refuse to hand back Olympic land

18 Oct , 2012  

Residents demand the return of their marsh with a candle-lit vigil featuring a cycle powered cinema



Meet the artist…

13 Mar , 2012  

Singer songwriter, Ruairidh Anderson, is releasing songs about the Olympic host boroughs every week until the Olympic games. VIDEO INCLUDED

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Olympic Priority for Hackney

13 Mar , 2012  

Hackney residents are given a 48-hour head start to buy tickets for a special Olympics opening ceremony.

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