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Street Feast hits Dalston as weekly night market begins

Street Feast hits Dalston as weekly night market begins

London’s street food movement has arrived in Dalston with the launch of Street Feast London this month. Organiser Dominic Cools-Lartigue has brought together 16 of London’s best street vendors to serve up street food from around the world – in its mission to “inspire a night market culture to London.”…

Helping Croydon’s homeless get back on their feet

Helping Croydon’s homeless get back on their feet

  When Croydon was hit by riots last year, dozens of local families who had lost their homes to arson found themselves living on the streets. Local homelessness charity Nightwatch was well equipped to offer assistance after having run resettlement programmes for more than ten years. While the council found…

Exhibition charts David Bailey’s return to his East London roots

Exhibition charts David Bailey’s return to his East London roots

An unreleased shot of the infamous Kray twins who grew up in Vallance Road, Bethnal Green, is the highlight of a new photography exhibition showing the changing face of London’s East End. With the Olympics just around the corner, legendary photographer David Bailey returns to his East End roots with…

Deptford locals say BBC Streets documentary ‘an insult’ to area

Deptford locals say BBC Streets documentary ‘an insult’ to area

The first episode in the much praised BBC documentary series,  “The Secret History of Our Streets” told the story of how Deptford High Street area was damaged by redevelopment in the 1960s. But since its was broadcast (see our comment) a  month ago, there has been widespread criticism from some…

Your view: After the rate fixing scandal, do you trust the banks?

Your view: After the rate fixing scandal, do you trust the banks?

As concern continues about the activities of banks in both the run up to the credit crunch and the fixing of interest rates, MP’s on the Treasury Committee are today questioning Paul Tucker, the deputy governor of the Bank of England.…

Utrophia: horse power, smoothies and marching bands

Utrophia: horse power, smoothies and marching bands

Marching bands, a local currency and smoothies sold at markets – all run on a mixture of horse power and personal passion.…

Naked truth about one man’s journey into the gay life

Naked truth about one man’s journey into the gay life

Martin Lewton seems more confident in person than in the promotional videos for his latest show. This may be because he is fully clothed when we meet outside Expectations, a gay sex store in Shoreditch and the venue for his latest solo show, Naked Homo. Middle aged and clean-shaven –…

Innovative food growing project to launch in September

Innovative food growing project to launch in September

A new community scheme aiming to encourage people to grow their own food will launch in Lewisham in early September.…

Your view: Should the Travellers be forced to move on?

Your view: Should the Travellers be forced to move on?

An extended Traveller family living on Stoke Newington Common have until the end of this week to move on, following a High Court injunction granted to Hackney Council.…

Mixed views on ‘Isles of Wonder’ plan for Olympic opening

Mixed views on ‘Isles of Wonder’ plan for Olympic opening

Film director Danny Boyle this week unveiled his  dramatic vision for the Opening Ceremony of the 2012 Olympic Games, now just 41 days away.  As artistic director for the event, he plans to turn the stadium into a gigantic “green and pleasant land’ complete with 70 sheep, real grass and…