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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…

Dogs really are our best friends, according to a new study

Dogs really are our best friends, according to a new study

Dog owners and psychologists agree that dogs are capable of expressing empathy, and maybe this new evidence, from Goldsmiths, University of London, really does prove that dogs can be man’s best friend.…

Mogees:how to make sweet music from almost anything

Mogees:how to make sweet music from almost anything

Imagine you are waiting for a bus and instead of wasting time on your smartphone updating your Facebook status with trivial details, you plug yourself into an innovative musical device that allows you to compose a tune right there and then out of anything from a window to a tree.…

Brick Lane jewellery – handmade with love and healing crystals

Brick Lane jewellery – handmade with love and healing crystals

The Sunday market on Brick Lane in Shoreditch is bursting with creative energy. Every week, this vibrant part on London swarms with a diverse crowd of traders, avid collectors and intrigued shoppers as the surrounding warehouses are transformed into vintage wonderlands and world food markets.…

Jewellery in Brick Lane – made with love and healing crystals

Jewellery in Brick Lane – made with love and healing crystals

  The Sunday market on Brick Lane in Shoreditch is bursting with creative energy. Every week, this vibrant part on London swarms with a diverse crowd of traders, avid collectors and intrigued shoppers as the surrounding warehouses are transformed into vintage wonderlands and world food markets. Each Sunday over 100…