Disability and Hate: The “Invisible Crime” Plaguing Islington & Hackney

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With London having experienced a 20% increase in hate crime towards disabled people of late, local communities in Hackney and Islington are facing increasing challenges to tackle one of the most underestimated and unnoticed forms of illegal activity. St John Street News deputy editor Valerio Esposito investigates… Image Credit: Reuters The definition More...

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One of the many floats from a recent Italian procession in Clerkenwell (Image Credit: Silvia Maresca)
By Silvia Maresca On Wednesday, April 27th, 2016
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The Clerkenwell Italian Community: A History

One of the many floats from a recent Italian procession in Clerkenwell (Image Credit: Silvia Maresca) “It all started with immigrants coming over on foot, for they couldn’t afford to use any other transport. More...

A home in the office, a perfect space for staff to interact
By Oliver Jones On Friday, May 22nd, 2015
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How about a drink after work … in the office?

A home in the office, a perfect space for staff to interact A bar at the office, open spaces and sofas galore. These are just some of the ideas for adapting the office to the needs of generation Y. According to More...

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By Eleanor Rudd On Friday, May 22nd, 2015
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Peace reigns … and with free coffee

Taking a break. Source: @DomusTiles Located in the heart of Clerkenwell, amongst the hubbub of Design Week, Domus Woodland Escape offers a tranquil refuge from the mad rush of the surrounding east London streets More...

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By Jessica Nangle On Thursday, May 21st, 2015
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Origami: from roses to heart operations at CDW

Origami is a difficult skill to master. Many take years to conquer the craft. Folding paper in several ways to make everything from dragons to flowers can, if done correctly, look impressive; and its popularity More...

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By Oliver Jones On Thursday, May 21st, 2015
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Local green transformed for Design Week

Clerkenwell Green is a rundown grey square that has been transformed for the week. ‘Agora on the Green‘, a vibrant installation for Clerkenwell Design Week, has added instant colour and life to the square. Session More...

Designworks Tiles mosaic portrait of the grizzly end of a local tavern owner.
By Eleanor Rudd On Wednesday, May 20th, 2015
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Clerkenwell’s hidden history: the great and gruesome

While this week sees a celebration of much that is innovative and new in Clerkenwell, one ingenious project reminds us of the rich – and often troubled history that this area has. Throughout Clerkenwell More...

Walk to work: Graeme Stott demonstrating the treadmill desk
By Oliver Jones On Wednesday, May 20th, 2015
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Walking while you work: Clerkenwell Design Week

Graeme Stott used to play for Littleborough rugby club until he broke his back and contracted meningitis. Following his accident, he found out that he had type two diabetes and gained weight rapidly.  But it’s More...

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By Daria Casalini On Thursday, January 29th, 2015
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The Arandora Star: A Forgotten Tragedy Of World War II

The memorial plaque commemorating the sinking of the SS Arandora Star in St. Peter’s Italian Church   What immediately stands out, when you ascend the staircase to St. Peter’s Italian Church on Clerkenwell More...

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By Kim Statzner On Saturday, October 25th, 2014
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Locals skeptical of Islington speed limit enforcement

Residents of Islington remain skeptical of speed enforcement as the borough becomes the first in London to issue penalties to drivers violating its 20 mph speed limit. Last year, Islington was the first of London’s More...