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Rape and hate crimes skyrocket in Hackney

The number of reported rapes in Hackney has skyrocketed in the last 12 months, with the increase far outstripping the London average. Analysis by Hackney...

Model business launches to challenge treatment of women

A new modelling agency, launched two days before International Women’s Day, aims to challenge the treatment of women in the industry. With ten years...

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...

Women’s fitness myths tackled by trainer

The head of a new fitness company has challenged the "stereotypes and myths" that surround women’s fitness and argued that traditionally unfeminine exercise like...

Ana Bradley is the only female employee in her Tech City...

Ana Bradley, community manager at Shoreditch Works, organised Women in Tech City. She is the only female employee in her company.

VIDEO: Anyone else heard of Korfball?

Can you name a sport which men and women play together both as team-mates and opponents? We have the answer...

Free sport opportunities for women

Young women across Hackney will receive free sport sessions this spring as part of the Sport England's Active Women campaign.

Meg Hillier warns women against Westminster career

Junior Home Office minister Meg Hillier is no longer encouraging women to enter politics.

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.