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Latest update : 2012-04-20

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.

By Mark Thompson

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2017-06-27 Europe

Russia cracks down on hooligans ahead of 2018 World Cup

Russia is currently hosting the FIFA Confederations Cup. The football tournament brings together eight teams in four Russian cities. It's a perfect opportunity for the country to...

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2017-06-26 Americas

Left-wing activism on the rise in the United States

Since becoming US President, Donald Trump has done his utmost to unpick the patchwork of policies that the Obama administration had stitched together. But despite having a...

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2017-06-23 winegrower

Will global warming ruin French wine production?

Global warming is having a profound impact on the molecular make-up of grapes and therefore what we put in our wine glasses. According to one US study, the amount of land...

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2017-06-22 Africa

South Sudan: A rare look at both sides of the civil war

The brutal civil war in South Sudan is now well into its fourth year and shows no sign of ending. After violent clashes between government and opposition forces in the capital...

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2017-06-21 Middle East

Qatar out in the cold: What's behind the diplomatic crisis?

The small but energy-rich country of Qatar normally basks in the heat. But earlier this month, several of its powerful Gulf neighbours decided to leave it out in the cold. Led by...

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