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

THE SECRET OF MY SUCCESS: Oona King

THE SECRET OF MY SUCCESS

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.

Patsy Palmer

Main claim

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.

Parliament & politics: Klan threat

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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Netanyahu knows he can get away with anything in America, says Robert Fisk
War with Isis: Fears that the looming battle for Mosul will unleash 'a million refugees'

The battle for Mosul will unleash 'a million refugees'

Aid agencies prepare for vast exodus following planned Iraqi offensive against the Isis-held city, reports Patrick Cockburn
Yvette Cooper: We can't lose the election. There's too much on the line

Yvette Cooper: We can't lose the election. There's too much on the line

The shadow Home Secretary on fighting radical Islam, protecting children, and why anyone in Labour who's thinking beyond May must 'sort themselves out'
A bad week for the Greens: Leader Natalie Bennett's 'car crash' radio interview is followed by Brighton council's failure to set a budget due to infighting

It's not easy being Green

After a bad week in which its leader had a public meltdown and its only city council couldn't agree on a budget vote, what next for the alternative party? It's over to Caroline Lucas to find out
Gorillas nearly missed: BBC producers didn't want to broadcast Sir David Attenborough's famed Rwandan encounter

Gorillas nearly missed

BBC producers didn't want to broadcast Sir David Attenborough's famed Rwandan encounter
Downton Abbey effect sees impoverished Italian nobles inspired to open their doors to paying guests for up to €650 a night

The Downton Abbey effect

Impoverished Italian nobles are opening their doors to paying guests, inspired by the TV drama
China's wild panda numbers have increased by 17% since 2003, new census reveals

China's wild panda numbers on the up

New census reveals 17% since 2003
Barbara Woodward: Britain's first female ambassador to China intends to forge strong links with the growing economic superpower

Our woman in Beijing builds a new relationship

Britain's first female ambassador to China intends to forge strong links with growing economic power
Courage is rare. True humility is even rarer. But the only British soldier to be awarded the Victoria Cross in Afghanistan has both

Courage is rare. True humility is even rarer

Beware of imitations, but the words of the soldier awarded the Victoria Cross were the real thing, says DJ Taylor
Alexander McQueen: The catwalk was a stage for the designer's astonishing and troubling vision

Alexander McQueen's astonishing vision

Ahead of a major retrospective, Alexander Fury talks to the collaborators who helped create the late designer's notorious spectacle
New BBC series savours half a century of food in Britain, from Vesta curries to nouvelle cuisine

Dinner through the decades

A new BBC series challenged Brandon Robshaw and his family to eat their way from the 1950s to the 1990s
Philippa Perry interview: The psychotherapist on McDonald's, fancy specs and meeting Grayson Perry on an evening course

Philippa Perry interview

The psychotherapist on McDonald's, fancy specs and meeting Grayson Perry on an evening course
Bill Granger recipes: Our chef recreates the exoticism of the Indonesian stir-fry

Bill Granger's Indonesian stir-fry recipes

Our chef was inspired by the south-east Asian cuisine he encountered as a teenager
Chelsea vs Tottenham: Harry Kane was at Wembley to see Spurs beat the Blues and win the Capital One Cup - now he's their great hope

Harry Kane interview

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The Last Word: For the good of the game: why on earth don’t we leave Fifa?

Michael Calvin's Last Word

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