Video: Islington Council tackles super-strength alcohol

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Islington Council recently urged shops in the borough to limit their sales of so-called super-strength alcohol, such as high strength lager, beer and cider, in order to combat anti-social behaviour. But what is the situation one month after the council’s request?  More...

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Exmouth Market in 1968. © Islington Local History Centre
By Clemence Simard On Thursday, April 17th, 2014
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The evolution of Exmouth Market

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…  More...

By Yannic Rack On Friday, April 4th, 2014

Into You: Getting inked in Clerkenwell

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 Into You for our series St John Street At Work, More...

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By Sarah Remsky On Thursday, March 27th, 2014

Video: A vintage experience in Clerkenwell

Since its birth in 2009, Clerkenwell Vintage Fashion Fair has become one of London’s biggest fairs for second hand clothing. We visited the fair at Old Finsbury Town Hall to find out what vintage means to More...

The Waitrose branch on St John Street
By Yannic Rack On Tuesday, March 25th, 2014

Clerkenwell cafés unflapped by Waitrose coffee offer

Despite concern elsewhere, local shops are not worried by supermarket giving out free hot drinks  More...

By Sarah Remsky On Thursday, March 6th, 2014

A vintage world: Impressions from Clerkenwell Vintage Fashion Fair

Since its premiere five years ago, Clerkenwell Vintage Fashion Fair has become one of London’s most renowned events for lovers of second-hand and vintage clothing. As part of London Fashion Week, the fair More...

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By Yannic Rack On Tuesday, February 11th, 2014

Smithfield redevelopment inquiry opens

Today (Tuesday) marks the start of yet another public inquiry into the future of Smithfield Market, parts of which have been empty for decades. The General Market and adjacent Fish Market and Red House buildings More...

By Yannic Rack On Friday, December 13th, 2013

Smithfield Market: Street theatre revives 19th century architect to help save threatened buildings

Dressed in white and wearing towering hats, a group of actors put on a show in front of Smithfield Market this week to launch an alternative planning application for the market’s century-old buildings.  More...

By Yannic Rack On Wednesday, November 27th, 2013

Podcast: Modern day challenges for the UK’s oldest wholesale meat market

SJS reporter Yannic Rack goes behind the scenes at Smithfield Market Smithfield Market is one of the largest of its kind in Europe – more than 100,000 tonnes of meat and other products pass through each year   When More...

Construction works at Farringdon Station
By Samuel Gould On Tuesday, November 26th, 2013

Podcast: Coping with Crossrail on the doorstep

Construction works at Farringdon Station When Crossrail opens in 2018, Farringdon will be one of the busiest rail stations in Britain. However, businesses in the local area are now feeling the effect of construction More...