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Crystal Palace’s Japanese super chef, Yuki Gomi

Crystal Palace’s Japanese super chef, Yuki Gomi

Yuki Gomi is the doyenne of Japanese cuisine and she’s on a mission to promote the simplicity of the culinary art form using easily accessible supermarket ingredients. Yuki is a chef, food writer and cookery teacher who has appeared on Jamie Oliver’s Friday Night Feast as well as featuring in…

Exclusive: Doctor Who writer on Film4 FrightFest Premiere

Exclusive: Doctor Who writer on Film4 FrightFest Premiere

James Moran is no stranger to a movie premiere. The Crystal Palace-based writer is a well-known name among fans of horror and sci-fi films and TV shows. He penned the comedy horror films Severance and Cockneys vs Zombies and the thriller Tower Block, while his television resume includes Doctor Who,…

Dine till dawn with new food delivery service in London

Dine till dawn with new food delivery service in London

Peckish London night owls can now look forward to dining on something other than a dodgy kebab with the launch of a food service that will deliver right through till 5am. Feast, which started business this week, aims to deliver hot food within the City financial district as well as to areas…

Meet the Trader: Vintage heaven at the shop in a pub

Meet the Trader: Vintage heaven at the shop in a pub

Regulars at The White Hart pub in Crystal Palace are used to rubbing shoulders with shoppers in search of vintage clothing. Vintagehart, a small but perfectly formed second-hand emporium, has been nestled within one of the area’s best-loved hostelries for the past eight years. Founded by friends Annette Prosser and…

Forest Hill coffee house expands evening menu

Forest Hill coffee house expands evening menu

St. David Coffee House, based in Forest Hill, is not a typical coffee, breakfast and lunch spot. In addition, at weekends it serves cheese and wine, while there is Singaporean food on Thursdays. It is also an art gallery and a home to community events. And now it has expanded…

A Goldsmiths student: Why I volunteer while I study

A Goldsmiths student: Why I volunteer while I study

It is volunteer week and David Cheng, 26, from Hong Kong, a postgraduate media student at Goldsmiths explains why he is volunteering for the British Red Cross here in the UK alongside his studies. I love the simple fact that people are working towards more or less the same goal…

Jennifer McDermott speaks about daughter’s death

Jennifer McDermott speaks about daughter’s death

It takes astonishing strength to bounce back and create a positive from tragedy. But it is exactly that which Jennifer McDermott has so successfully achieved. She had the courage to turn the living nightmare and pain of losing a child into work that has the potential to help thousands of…

Alastair Morgan: Seeking the truth behind brother’s death

Alastair Morgan: Seeking the truth behind brother’s death

  “It’s driven me to near insanity” Alastair Morgan confesses. For 28 years Morgan has relentlessly fought to establish the truth behind the murder of his brother, Daniel Morgan, a private investigator found with an axe in his head in a Sydenham pub car park. “That feeling of powerlessness, that…

Martin Powell-Davis: the man juggling politics and family

Martin Powell-Davis: the man juggling politics and family

Martin Powell-Davis is the driving force of the Stop Academies in Lewisham campaign. He is also general secretary of the Lewisham branch of the NUT and a member of its national executive. He’s a secondary school science teacher in Lewisham and will be standing as an MP for the Trade…

Gavin Roberts: Mental illness is better out than in

Gavin Roberts: Mental illness is better out than in

You can tell Gavin Roberts is the artistic director behind Creative Madness in Song the moment you step into St Mary’s Church in Lewisham. He is prancing around energetically, organising the pre-show rehearsals. He keeps it tight, but not bossy, and that says a lot. He sits down in an…

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