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February 1, 2019

500 years ago, a man called John Sworder donated £40 to his church for the poor. 

His pledge is now worth millions and his story continues to inspire others to give and to help change lives in a very practical way.

Islington Giving delivers more than £1 million worth of grants each year to grassroots organisations which help those experiencing poverty, families and young people and those who feel is...

October 1, 2018



Wide-fit shoe designers Sargasso & Grey have caught the eye of A-list celebrities, stylists and a member of the royal family


Launched by Katie Owen in 2014, the company, which produces classic and timeless luxury leather shoes for ladies with wider feet, has supplied shoes to Hollywood’s Jennifer Garner and TV presenters Holly Willoughby and Lorraine Kelly. A prominent royal has also been spotte...

September 25, 2018

Has the dip in temperature set your mood to blue? Research into the health benefits of singing shows it could be just the think to perk you up!

Did you know singing improves your sense of wellbeing, reduces pain, improves breathing, speech and posture?

Since the dawn of time singing has been a way of marking community life – celebrating births, deaths and work. In many less technological societies i...

September 24, 2018

A new travel company promises off-the-beaten track adventures and life-long friendships for solo women with a thirst for travel.

Girls on Travel, which launched this year, was born of a determination to help women follow their dreams and see the world and was inspired by the stories of women in their 30s and 40s who yearned to travel but lacked the confidence to go alone.

Their first trips set off t...

June 6, 2018

Fancy joining North London’s Biggest Zombie Walk or sitting in the sun (finger’s crossed) and watching 80s classic Footloose?

This weekend the annual Crouch End Festival (the UK’s biggest community art festival) offers a packed schedule of fun with around 200 performers at over 60 venues.

On Saturday June 9th there’ll be a craft market from 10am till 5.30pm featuring vintage accessories and homeware...

June 1, 2018

Two years ago, Dan Anton spent a month zipping off the beaten track in Burma on a scooter and sampling amazing regional cuisine.

Now he runs Lahpet - a stylish restaurant in Shoreditch and a street food kitchen at Old Spitalfields Market. Together with his Burmese business partner and chef Zaw Mahesh, they’re introducing exciting flavours to the East London foodie scene and making Burmese food more...

April 18, 2018

Passion for food is in Dahmane Ladjassa’s DNA.

The Algerian-born chef helped in his father’s restaurant as a child before leaving for France aged 20 and then travelling to England to open a business. He later qualified as a professional chef, having studied fine dining and gastronomy at Westminster Kingsway College, where he was awarded a distinction and prizes.

Now he owns two branches of Boulanger...

April 10, 2018

A new discount card is causing a storm in North and East London.

The team behind the Local Buyers Club have negotiated brilliant discounts at more than 100 of the area’s best independent restaurants, cafés, bars and shops.

Just some of the 100+ independent businesses offering discounts to members

For just £12 per year customers can secure discounts of between 10 and 25% at amazing businesses througho...

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