Monthly Archives: March 2015

Podcast: London’s rich chocolate scene

March 23, 20150

Before the bi-annual Chocolate Festival comes to Islington this weekend, Zay Arguelles takes a tour of the capital’s best chocolatiers   Bean-to-bar chocolates and water ganache, chilli dark chocolates and black pudding
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From cardboard box to tailored suit

March 20, 20150

On a cold autumn morning on the outskirts of London, a young man wakes up on his cardboard box. Today is a big day for him. Leaving the cardboard box behind
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Islington Crime & Safety Summit: Tackling youth crime in the borough

March 16, 20150

By Vera Mikusch and Karina Nigmatullina The second annual Islington Crime and Safety Summit took place this Saturday, March 14, at the Islington Assembly Hall on Upper Street. Members of
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Graffiti, street art or glorified vandalism?

March 13, 20150

  It’s not every day you see the future queen, pregnant and naked on the side of the road. So if you happen to be strolling down Caledonian Road in
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Pictures: Next stop, Brick Lane

March 12, 20150

East London has many faces, and so do its people. Instead of looking for them, Panayiota Paschali picked a location and captured everyone passing through. In this case: bus stops around Old Street
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Opinion: hypocrisy and the diesel surcharge

March 11, 20154

Diesel car owners will face an additional charge of £96 per year on their parking permits to reduce Islington’s pollution levels. Meanwhile nearly 90% of the council’s fleet still runs
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Review: ‘Lardo’ at the Old Red Lion Theatre

March 9, 20150

Metal Rabbit Productions is back at the Old Red Lion Theatre with the tale of a Scottish would-be wrestler trying to get a foot in the business   After getting his long-term
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Opinion: Why the Bishopsgate Goodsyard scheme needs changing

March 5, 20150

Local businessmen, hipsters, yuppies and artists: these are the people that belong to Shoreditch. But the wild monster of capitalism raging over London’s housing market has now crept upon one
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Heating costs, refugees and a new fly-tipping app: our round-up of the second Leader’s QT

March 4, 20150

  Yesterday saw the second round of Islington’s Leader’s Question Time, an event designed to give residents of the borough a chance to scrutinise their local government – a council that
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Pictures: An Islington institution

March 3, 20150

James Cambridge had a piece of real history at M. Manze Pie and Mash on Chapel Market. The shop feels Victorian in more than just design – at Manze’s, they still make eel
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