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 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...

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By Mollie Zsigo On Saturday, March 5th, 2016

The Knowledge – Vital Driving Test or “Too Much of a Slog”?

Image Credit: Premium Tours “They just don’t have the knowledge,” Fiona Henderson chats away, her eyes swimming with passion for her cause whilst still fixed on the journey she is making towards King’s Cross. More...

Second Shot 2
By Chloe Darnaud On Thursday, February 25th, 2016

Second Shot: tackling homelessness one coffee at a time

Having established business models since secondary school, Julius Ibrahim, an ambitious economics student at UCL, is about to launch a serious business with a social impact – quite a step-up from selling brownies More...

beer and bread
By Editor On Monday, February 8th, 2016

Video: Hackney brewery turns bread into beer

Written by Jessica Hutchby An East London Brewery has been turning unused bread from across the capital into beer. Owners of the Hackney Brewery have joined forces with the charity Feedback to use the limitless More...

Nelson's Head, Shoreditch
By Jessica Williams On Thursday, January 21st, 2016

Last orders? The Decline of the East End Boozer

Wilton’s Mahogany Bar, Shadwell. By Jan Klos It seems ironic that one of the defining features of British culture is slipping into an alarming decline. The good old pub with its roaring fire, creaking floorboards, More...

Mare Street Closure
By Audrone Fiodorenko On Friday, December 18th, 2015

Rent Hike in Hackney Poses Threat to Local Community

Is this poster advertising closures on Mare Street a sign of the times? Local businesses in Hackney have been facing steep rent increases that have led to the closure of a significant London fashion studio complex, More...

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By Tom Buxton On Friday, November 27th, 2015

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...

A home in the office, a perfect space for staff to interact
By Oliver Jones On Friday, May 22nd, 2015

How about a drink after work … in the office?

A home in the office, a perfect space for staff to interact A bar at the office, open spaces and sofas galore. These are just some of the ideas for adapting the office to the needs of generation Y. According to More...

House of Culture at Old Sessions House
By Jessica Nangle On Thursday, May 21st, 2015

Icon’s House of Culture – Clerkenwell Design Week

House of Culture at Old Sessions House From growing tomatoes out of car tyres to the latest trends in chair making, Clerkenwell Design Week is underway, and new additions to the festival are only helping its popularity. More...