Opinion – Why London’s Cycle Safety Needs Serious Attention

Cyclists mix with traffic waiting at a junction on the intimidating three lane Old Street roundabout. Photo credit: Valerie Browne

A pressing local issue; can outdated inner London road infrastructure cope with the fastest growing commuting trend in the area? Cyclists mix with traffic waiting at a junction on the intimidating three lane Old Street roundabout. Photo credit: Valerie Browne My friends ask me if I get scared riding my bike in central London every day. The answer I More...

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By Tom Buxton On Friday, November 27th, 2015
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Opinion – ASDA’s Black Friday U-Turn should get the green light elsewhere

Image Credit: The Times “Cry ‘Havoc’, and let slip the dogs of war…” There are those who say that the words of William Shakespeare still very much resonate with today’s society, More...

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By Tom Buxton On Friday, November 20th, 2015
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Opinion: Why ‘Suffragette’ Proves Period Comedies Need A Revival

A screenshot from Suffragette which perfectly summarizes our thoughts on being dragged to see another soulless period drama. (Image Credit: The Telegraph) Back in 2010, a heartwarming British comedy called Made More...

Islington will introduce a diesel surcharge in April
By Kim Statzner On Wednesday, March 11th, 2015
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Opinion: hypocrisy and the diesel surcharge

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 on diesel. They should More...

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By Sarah Remsky On Thursday, March 5th, 2015
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Opinion: Why the Bishopsgate Goodsyard scheme needs changing

An aerial view of the proposals for the Bishopsgate Goodsyard, with the city’s current skyline in the background Local businessmen, hipsters, yuppies and artists: these are the people that belong to Shoreditch. More...

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By Sarah Remsky On Wednesday, February 18th, 2015
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Opinion: The careless capital

Is London  Europe’s capital of loneliness? As a new survey focuses on how many Britons around the country live in isolation,  Sarah Remsky argues it’s time for our city in particular to change its ways  More...

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By Sarah Remsky On Wednesday, February 11th, 2015
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Opinion: Why I don’t need Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is upon us once again, but Sarah Remsky explains why it’s not for her  More...

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By Sarah Remsky On Saturday, December 6th, 2014
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Opinion: New Era estate tenants need someone else than Russell Brand

The possible eviction of 93 families from Hoxton’s New Era estate is the height of London’s housing dilemma. Someone has to save these people from homelessness before it is too late. And it is not Russell Brand  More...

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By Sarah Remsky On Thursday, November 27th, 2014
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Opinion: May is right to ban hate preachers from universities

It is one thing to practise a religion, but quite another to despise everyone who does not agree. On Monday, extremist preacher Imran ibn Mansur, known for his homophobic attitudes, was banned from speaking at an More...

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By Sarah Remsky On Tuesday, November 18th, 2014
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Opinion: Why I couldn’t wear a poppy

Remembrance Day is a yearly fixture in British life, but not everyone living in the UK takes it for granted. One German student in London mulls it over and decides that poppies are not for her Over 40 million More...