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Video: Islington Council tackles super-strength alcohol

May 1, 20141

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
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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…

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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Video: A vintage experience in Clerkenwell

March 27, 20140

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
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Clerkenwell cafés unflapped by Waitrose coffee offer

March 25, 20140

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

A vintage world: Impressions from Clerkenwell Vintage Fashion Fair

March 6, 20140

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
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Smithfield redevelopment inquiry opens

February 11, 20140

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

December 13, 20130

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

November 27, 20130

SJS reporter Yannic Rack goes behind the scenes at Smithfield Market   When Greg Lawrence first started as a trainee at Smithfields 47 years ago, supermarkets didn’t sell very much
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Podcast: Coping with Crossrail on the doorstep

November 26, 20130

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 work
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