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January 28, 2020

Bare Brew – Wanstead’s award-winning café - is a real family affair.

When Lisa Hampson-Isteed quit her job as a sound engineer in reality TV shows to set up a business with her fitness instructor wife Gemma, their families were right behind them.

Lisa’s dad (an engineer) made the tables out of old scaffolding planks, Gemma’s mum made the cushions out of coffee sacks, and the whole family mucked in a...

January 22, 2020

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Now, says Sir David Attenborough is “the moment of crisis.”

The United Nations predicts that millions of refugees will have legitimate grounds to flee their homes because the impacts of climate change puts their lives at risk.

Uncontrollable fires, rising sea levels, crop failures, mass animal extinction – climate change is playing out before our eyes....

January 20, 2020

A popular magic café in Stoke Newington is expanding its programme of events.

The Twisted Fork, which launched on the High Street as the world’s first magic themed coffee bar in the summer of 2018, is shifting its focus to parties, workshops and shows.

The coffee bar will continue to trade on limited hours, offering cakes, coffee and magic between 10am and 6pm from Thursday through till Sunday, clos...

January 13, 2020

When Megan Adams started to cut down on single use plastics it became something of an obsession.

Faced with a big commute to her nearest zero waste shop, she decided to ditch her career as a management consultant and set one up. 

A year after it opened, Re:Store in Hackney Downs Studios is going from strength to strength and recently joined forces with plastic-free retailer Unwrpd to offer an online...

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