Monthly Archives: April 2014

Video: Cyberbullying on the rise

April 24, 20141

Cyberbullying is increasingly entering the public consciousness, with the The Cybersmile Foundation reporting that over 40% of UK high school students have been affected. We asked Londoners whether they think
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New £2m CCTV control centre opens in Islington

April 23, 20140

London’s newest CCTV control centre and one of the city’s most advanced opened on April 9 in Islington Council’s offices on Upper Street. We wanted to know what the people
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Kurz&Lang: Why bratwurst is more than just a sausage

April 22, 20140

St John Street is home to bratwurst shop Kurz&Lang, founded by Berlin-born Valentin von Amsberg. We paid a visit, as part of our St John Street At Work series

The evolution of Exmouth Market

April 17, 20141

Visiting Exmouth Market today, it’s easy to see how it won the Great Street Award in the UK and Ireland in 2011 but it looked very different 25 years ago…

The sound of music in Islington schools

April 16, 20140

Every third child in Islington between 5 and 18 is now involved in some sort of musical activity, thanks to the Islington Music Education Hub. We met the people behind
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Islington clown: The legacy of Joseph Grimaldi

April 15, 20140

Joseph Grimaldi hasn’t taken the stage in almost 200 years, but the actor and comedian was once the most popular entertainer in the kingdom. With a new show reviving his
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Paris is Burning: French music in Angel

April 12, 20141

The Lexington in Angel has long been hailed as one of the gems of London’s small-venue circuit. Now two music lovers are using the pub to bring French music to
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Video: Vegan – Can you taste the difference?

April 11, 20140

Veganism is an increasingly popular lifestyle choice all over the world. With some estimates predicting that the number of vegans in the UK will reach 55% of the population by
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Giving a voice to Islington’s youth

April 10, 20140

Islington youth council was created in 2011 to give young people a voice. SJS News met Hiba Warsame, the current youth mayor. She told us about  priorities for the youth
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Turner & George: The new butcher’s on the block

April 9, 20140

This week in our series St John Street At Work, we grilled James George, co-founder of the newly opened butcher’s shop Turner & George