Monthly Archives: April 2014

Islington on screen: The borough as a film location

April 7, 20140

It shouldn’t be news to anyone that London has a special place in the global film industry. But what has Islington to do with Batman, Harry Potter and the English
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Invasion of the concept cafés

April 5, 20140

European and American café culture has been invading the UK slowly but surely for quite some time. Inspired by TV shows such as Friends, Britons too started hanging out in coffee
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Into You: Getting inked in Clerkenwell

April 4, 20140

Tattoos are more popular than ever in Britain – the Guardian reported in 2010 that one in five Brits are tattooed. We sat down with Alex Binnie of tattoo studio
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Silicon rebrand: Is Tech City still the next big thing?

April 3, 20141

In November 2010, David Cameron announced that government policies would turn Britain into the most attractive place in the world to start and invest in tech companies. More than three
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Islington in the fight against young drinking

April 2, 20142

With the third-highest density of licensed premises in London, Islington has a vibrant nightlife. As the number of the borough’s young drinkers keep rising, the council and several local organisations
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Finsbury Library: Borrowing books 21st century style

April 1, 20140

For our St John Street At Work series we visit Finsbury Library, which houses more than 40,000 items, from books to DVDs. We talked to its enthusiastic manager, Chris Millington, about
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