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The journey of an Islington entrepreneur

March 12, 20142

Last year Avin Rabheru decided to launch his own business in Clerkenwell after working as a venture capital investor for five years. He tells us about the journey of his
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Reel Islington: A Canadian film director in London

February 25, 20142

This Friday (February 28) marks the start of this year’s Reel Islington Film Festival, a must for local movie buffs. On the first day, the festival will screen the submissions to
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Takeaway Islington: 305 fast food outlets and a healthy eating campaign

February 20, 20140

Local residents are not short of places to buy convenience food but what are the implications for their health?

Podcast: Tattoo taboo? The role of religion in getting inked

February 17, 20140

Tattoos continue to be popular in the UK, especially among the young. How much does religion play a part in the decision to get ‘inked’?

Video: Is London ready for its own NFL franchise?

February 15, 20140

We ask American football fans in London whether it would be a smart move for the NFL to cross the pond

To ride or not to ride: The dangers of cycling

February 13, 20142

Anyone regularly cycling in London knows how dangerous it can be to get in the saddle instead of taking the tube. We talk to those trying to reduce the risks

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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From The Bronx to Brick Lane: The rise of street art tourism in Shoreditch

February 5, 20141

Bright neon colours, socio-political messages and complex paste-ups regularly draw visitors down the alleyways of the East End.
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From the Italian Riviera to Islington: A local resident discovers the borough’s film sets

December 19, 20132

Islington’s cinematic history has inspired the launch of a new blog about film locations in the borough. Yannic Rack talks to its founder, Xavier Gomez

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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