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A ten dollar makes the bill for Whitechapel author

A ten dollar makes the bill for Whitechapel author

“Random is good” is the message from Whitechapel resident and author, Steve Boggan’s new book ‘Follow the Money’, which features as Radio 4’s Book of the Week from Monday.…

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…

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.…

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…

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…

The Jubilee: national pride or just an excuse for a big party?

The Jubilee: national pride or just an excuse for a big party?

It’s the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee- are you excited? HRH- – hopes the celebration will install a local sense of:  “togetherness, strength of family, friendship, and good neighbourliness.” In the warm up for the Olympics, is the Jubilee about national and local pride, or are you just happy for an extra…