Sport British heavyweight Anthony Joshua continued his unbeaten start to his professional boxing career

The Olympic gold medalist has no time to rest though as he will compete next Saturday on the undercard of Carl Froch v George Groves

The challenge remains: can we rid Britain of murderous racism?

The idea that we are interlopers, to be tolerated at best and killed at worst, is deeply rooted

Property: Hot Spot Victoria Park, East London: A tale of Victorian values

Adam Kay is a husband, a father and a triathlete. When he was scouring Bethnal Green for a flat, however, it was the last of these categories which proved the most influential - and St Agnes Close, off Gore Road, near Victoria Park fitted the bill.

Boxing: Francis is too strong for Reid

JULIUS FRANCIS' mental fortitude carried him to a remarkable British heavyweight title win over Pele Reid in Bethnal Green on Saturday night.

Boxing: Date set for next Tyson contest

MIKE TYSON failed at the pay-per-view box office in America last weekend, enticing 750,000 households to pay the equivalent of pounds 30 to watch him knock out Francois Botha in the fifth round. That meant just 2.7 per cent of homes with access to pay-per-view bought the fight.

Boxing: Jones' birthday bash

ROY JONES JUNIOR will stage a boxing birthday celebration in his home town of Pensacola tonight - even though it comes a week early.

Fashion: What, no safety pins? On the street

Hannah Hunter meets the post-punk punters at an exhibition of vintage Vivienne Westwood and Malcolm McLaren clothes

Hanging on by a string

Most toys need an ad campaign to make them a success. So how did the yo-yo swing back to fame?, asks Karen O'Brien

Books: From Bethnal Green to Buddhahood

Jah Wobble finds two spiritual biographies have their roots in the East End

Classic dolls' houses for sale

A UNIQUE collection of dolls' houses, owned by the widow of the novelist Graham Greene, is to be auctioned following the closure of her private museum.



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Words: Geezer

LONDON'S East End said goodbye last week to the late Lenny McLean, the 20-stone bouncer, prize-fighter and author, with a nice old-fashioned funeral, plumed horses and all. The Independent celebrated the occasion with a nice old-fashioned headline: "East End send-off for a `real diamond geezer'". Geezer is a word you don't often hear now, west of Aldgate Pump.

I'm outta here: The diary of Emma D May

SUNDAY 12.01am: What a shite day. Anna has announced is moving back to Scotland for some important barrister job which will make her next Helena Kennedy QC. Dylan's been busted for intent to supply (block of Afghan hash, size of Pakistani nuclear warhead). Tinky-Winky's boyfriend's dumped him for a girl; sexuality crises all round. Vikram's working so many hours as junior doctor he's losing the plot completely and keeps mumbling about the people he's killed by falling asleep on the job. Final straw is, today lost new pounds 3 an hour temp job as office cleaner after throwing bucket of mucky mop water over junior manager who pinched my bum. Keep telling temp agency I have MA in applied linguistics, but they look at me pityingly.

Outtakes: Shoreditch photographer Bonieventure pictures his local heroes. Charlotte Edwards reports

Many people have captured a Kodak moment at their local when tired and emotional, but photographer Bonieventure has gone a step further. To expand on his collection of snapshots of nightlife at the Barley Mow, in London's Shoreditch, Bonieventure invited his drinking buddies back to the studio for more formal portraits. The resulting series, he claims, represents "a reasonable cross-section of the Shoreditch population", a motley crew of Bohemians - artists, musicians and part-time philosophers - briefly united by what Bonieventure calls his "messing around" behind the camera. Some are just passing through, en route to and from openings at the nearby Underwood Street Gallery, but most are Shoreditch residents.

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THE KLU Klux Klan are operating in Bethnal Green and Bow, in east London, according to Oona King, Labour MP for the area.
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