Clerkenwell’s hidden history: the great and gruesome

Designworks Tiles mosaic portrait of the grizzly end of a local tavern owner.

While this week sees a celebration of much that is innovative and new in Clerkenwell, one ingenious project reminds us of the rich – and often troubled history that this area has. Throughout Clerkenwell Design Week, Designworks Tiles has teamed up with historian and author Alec Forshaw to promote a tour that uncovers the great and the gruesome More...

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By Editor On Friday, May 15th, 2015
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Digital Shoreditch: today’s updates

Digital Shoreditch is on its third day as our reporters continue to cover the event- here are the interviews gathered on the third day. From connecting simple objects through the internet to technology in retail, More...

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By Editor On Thursday, May 14th, 2015
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The future is here: Digital Shoreditch 2015

This week the central London venue of Shoreditch Town Hall  became the home of Digital Shoreditch, a festival celebrating creative, technical and business ventures all around the globe. Each of the five days More...

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By Payam Edalat On Thursday, December 4th, 2014
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Is a cashless Islington on the cards?

Most parking meters in the borough have recently been switched to a pay-by-phone system. But is everybody happy with leaving their change at home?  More...

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By Yannic Rack On Sunday, October 19th, 2014
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Anger as veteran landlord thrown out after 25 years – local boozer to turn into gastropub

Brendan and Deirdre Cluskey with two of their three children in 2004 © Brendan Cluskey   A popular landlord is set to lose his job and family home of 25 years to make way for a gastropub chain. Brendan Cluskey, More...

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By Andrea Kmetova On Wednesday, June 18th, 2014
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Late night levy in Islington

Islington has recently become the first London borough to introduce a late night levy, an annual charge paid by licensed premises that want to sell alcohol between midnight and 6am. With the third highest density More...

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By Editor On Thursday, May 1st, 2014
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Video: Islington Council tackles super-strength alcohol

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 what is More...

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By Mariann Eliassen On Saturday, April 5th, 2014
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Invasion of the concept cafés

European and American café culture has been invading the UK slowly but surely for quite some time. Inspired by TV shows such as Friends, Britons too started hanging out in coffee shops rather than the local pub. More...

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By Yannic Rack On Tuesday, March 25th, 2014
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Clerkenwell cafés unflapped by Waitrose coffee offer

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

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By Samuel Gould On Tuesday, November 26th, 2013
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Podcast: Coping with Crossrail on the doorstep

Construction works at Farringdon Station 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 More...