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Olympic fever begins to take hold in Hackney

100 days from now, all eyes will be on London as the Olympic games get underway. The biggest sporting event on the planet will give the British economy a welcome boost. Local communities stand to benefit a great deal too, and not just in the short-term - regenerating London's deprived east end is a key part of the run-up to the Games. A year after violent riots across London made the headlines, the borough of Hackney will again be in the spotlight, but this time for all the right reasons.

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