The Rise of the Artisan Craft-maker

From small shops to large communities, artisan skills are a huge part of Islington today. It is a place where a large community of artists can dare to take a chance on making a business out of their artistic talents. Simple glass jewellery, items carved out of wood, pottery and handmade bags are only a few of the many artisan items the borough More...

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By Julia Martincic On Tuesday, April 26th, 2016

Sex as a Commodity: Exploring Local Responses to the Sex Industry

Campaigning for the decriminalisation of sex work. Photo credit: London Picture Capital   “If we… Sex… What?” The press officer for Islington council chokes on his words on the other side of More...

By Jessica Williams On Sunday, March 6th, 2016

Podcast: Wake up and Smell the Coffee Culture

Coffee and hot chocolate at Jimmy and the Bee, Goswell Road. Photo credit: Jessie Williams Today around one in five people visit a coffee shop on a daily basis in the UK. Proof – if it was needed – that More...

By Zay Arguelles On Monday, March 23rd, 2015

Podcast: London’s rich chocolate scene

Before the bi-annual Chocolate Festival comes to Islington this weekend, Zay Arguelles takes a tour of the capital’s best chocolatiers Paul A Young’s shop in Camden Passage   Bean-to-bar chocolates More...

By Martina Andretta On Monday, February 2nd, 2015

Podcast: Will London become the social media capital?

The Old Street Roundabout in East London, synonymous with London’s tech and startup scene   The UK has the highest proportion of social media users in the world, even though platforms such as Facebook, More...

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By Michaela Carroll On Tuesday, June 17th, 2014

Why you didn’t save for the rainy day

Economists are heralding the recession as a turning point in our spending habits but are they right? We spoke to Michael Norton, a psychology professor at Harvard University and author of Happy Money: The Science More...

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By Clemence Simard On Monday, June 2nd, 2014

Podcast: Making it at Exmouth Market

As Exmouth Market has become more exclusive and upmarket, restaurants find it increasingly hard to stay in business at this competitive location. We spoke to a restaurant manager about the downside of the market More...

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By Anjali Mandalia On Saturday, February 22nd, 2014

Podcast: Independent cinema in Islington

Independent cinema isn’t just for hardcore movie buffs. We look at what’s on in Islington and find out why audiences are attracted to independent films  More...

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By Sodaba Haidare On Monday, February 17th, 2014

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

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’?  More...

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By Emma Volney On Thursday, February 13th, 2014

To ride or not to ride: The dangers of cycling

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  More...