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September 24, 2019

Three former colleagues who left their city careers to pursue a life of fashion and art are reuniting to showcase their latest collections.

Designer Julie Edinburgh of womenswear label 51 North London, milliner Lisa Taylor of Taylor Red London and fine artist Philip Williams all worked together at a bank in the City. They’re holding an exhibition and pop-up shop in Redchurch St this week to launch...

September 17, 2019

This man, Joseph Beck, is the reason Clissold Park wasn’t redeveloped – despite battling cancer of the tongue, he campaigned tirelessly to save it.

His motivation, he said, was so: “children could take their fist steps on the grass of Clissold Park and one day play under the sun.”

This weekend a special event is being held to mark the park’s 130th anniversary.  The story of its survival is the stuff...

September 16, 2019

It has been a life-changing few years for candlemaker Caroline Buckley.

In the two years since she launched House of Buckley, she’s gone from handmaking candles in her kitchen in Stoke Newington and selling via her website and a stall on Broadway Market to opening her first shop and running candle-making workshops.

She’s one of over 20 businesses setting up shop at The Factory in Shacklewell Lane –...

September 10, 2019

Six-year-old Pearse Coyne has just sold lots of his toys and donated half the profits to Hackney Food Bank.

He used the money to buy a trailer full of food for people experiencing poverty.

His mum Anne said: “We’d talked a lot about poverty and about how unfair it is that some families are struggling to afford food.  So, when it came to having a clear out of toys, he was keen to sell them and help o...

September 6, 2019

It’s Zero Waste Week and, as we make a concerted effort not to buy products with plastic, we’re noticing some pretty wonderful side-effects.

With a more eco approach to shopping comes a need to be prepared: to remember to bring reusable bags and containers, perhaps to walk a little further – there’s a slight loss of convenience and a need to deviate away from familiar products and try something new...

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