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  • Cooper 'leads Corbyn' in focus groups

    BBC News - London
    28 Aug 2015 | 10:52 am
    Former Labour voters prefer Yvette Cooper to fellow party leadership contender Jeremy Corbyn, a joint Newsnight/Ipsos Mori focus group suggests.
  • Spinal column: my Daisy List

    News | The Times
    29 Aug 2015 | 4:06 am
    Never liked the expression “bucket list”. Along with everyone else, I was always happy to have a few unfulfilled aspirations,...
  • Woman, 80, trampled to death in Venezuelan supermarket stampede

    Telegraph News
    28 Aug 2015 | 9:16 pm
    Rush for subsidized goods sees 75 people injured as thousands besiege supermarket
  • Celebrity Big Brother 2015: Tila Tequila removed from house over 'anti-Semitic Facebook posts'

    Evening Standard
    Rachel Blundy
    28 Aug 2015 | 2:13 pm
    Glamour model Tila Tequila has been ejected from the Celebrity Big Brother house after posting allegedly anti-Semitic remarks on Facebook.
  • Skoob Books – Second-hand books (and a piano)

    London tips by locals | Spotted by Locals city guide
    Peter Hoffer
    24 Aug 2015 | 7:13 am
    Image by Peter Hoffer I find second-hand bookshops in London can fit on a scale with two extremes. On one side are bookshops so immaculately organised that book lovers might be afraid of taking books off shelves for fear of altering the bookseller’s vision. On the other side are bookshops so disheveled that you feel like you are exploring your grandma’s dusty attic. Located underneath the Brunswick Centre near Russell Square station, Skoob Books falls somewhere between the two ends of the spectrum. I can best describe the bookshop as ‘organised chaos’. The books are…
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    London tips by locals | Spotted by Locals city guide

  • Skoob Books – Second-hand books (and a piano)

    Peter Hoffer
    24 Aug 2015 | 7:13 am
    Image by Peter Hoffer I find second-hand bookshops in London can fit on a scale with two extremes. On one side are bookshops so immaculately organised that book lovers might be afraid of taking books off shelves for fear of altering the bookseller’s vision. On the other side are bookshops so disheveled that you feel like you are exploring your grandma’s dusty attic. Located underneath the Brunswick Centre near Russell Square station, Skoob Books falls somewhere between the two ends of the spectrum. I can best describe the bookshop as ‘organised chaos’. The books are…
  • Nunhead Cemetery – Peaceful reflections on life

    Peter Hoffer
    24 Aug 2015 | 7:13 am
    Image by Peter Hoffer Admittedly, cemeteries should only be visited on certain circumstances (for example, you wouldn’t want to take a guy/girl there on a first date). However when you need to unwind or just want to learn a bit about London’s rich history, then the Victorian cemeteries are a way to explore and see the Victorians’ unique relationships with life and death. Although I am a big fan of Highgate Cemetery, I find Nunhead Cemetery in south London more suitable for quiet walks and exploration. Unlike Highgate Cemetery, admission is free and visitors are not required…
  • Mudchute Farm – Farming in the city

    Peter Hoffer
    24 Aug 2015 | 7:13 am
    Image by Peter Hoffer For many Londoners (myself included), the closest we get to farm animals is the butcher’s counter at our local supermarket. What many people do not know is that there are several working farms within London, even in such urban neighbourhoods like Hackney and Vauxhall. When I am in the mood to play ‘Old McDonald’, I head over to London’s largest city farm – Mudchute Farm. Located just minutes from Canary Wharf, the farm feels completely separate from the world of stock and bonds in the hectic financial district. The sights (and very strong…
  • Scandinavian Kitchen – Viking helmets optional

    Peter Hoffer
    24 Aug 2015 | 7:13 am
    Image by Peter Hoffer Londoners seem to be crazy about anything Scandinavian these days. Nordic crime novels and TV drama boxsets, flat-pack furniture and ABBA CDs are now staples for many Londoners’ homes. But for those who want to feel even more Scandinavian, where are they to go? Scandinavian Kitchen consists of a cosy café in the front selling strong coffees, pastries, salads and open-faced sandwiches. I find that the smorgasbord combination dishes are the best deals for lunch (you can sample lots of different sandwiches for a lower price). When I am in the mood for just a snack, I…
  • Foxcroft & Ginger – Quieter side of Soho

    Peter Hoffer
    24 Aug 2015 | 7:13 am
    Image by Peter Hoffer In a matter of hours, Soho can change its face completely. On Saturday nights Soho welcomes out-of-town theatre buffs, boisterous hen night parties and people just ready to drink and boogie. However on Sunday mornings, Soho reveals its quieter side with hungry (and hungover) Londoners looking for a tasty and peaceful brunch. I tend to fall into the brunch crowd. One of the best places to have brunch is Foxcroft and Ginger situated in the heart of Soho. The coffees are strong and the staff always has a smile, but for me the biggest draw is the food, particularly the…
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    Occupy London

  • Radical Assembly #4: Liberating our City

    11 Aug 2015 | 3:56 pm
    Welcome to Radical Assembly, a democratic grassroots network. Workshops and skill-share planned for the 4th General Assembly include: – gentrification and the city – strike action in the workplace, home[...]

    9 Aug 2015 | 3:25 am
    In the last 48 hours, everything has ramped up at Sweets Way for what is likely to be a major confrontation between those who believe in the right to housing[...]

    Peter Dombi
    23 Jul 2015 | 3:24 pm
    By Peter Dombi; cross-posted from Our Broken System   With the demise of Ed Milliband after Labour’s election defeat, the race is now well underway to find a successor. Initially[...]

    21 Jul 2015 | 8:30 am
    12 peaceful protesters have charges dropped in first two trials. Judge rules tarpaulin not a structure designed or adapted for sleeping. £1,945,279 spent in policing operation between mid-October and mid-February.[...]
  • Police put Occupy London on counter-terrorism presentation with al-Qaida

    21 Jul 2015 | 12:38 am
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    She Loves London


    She Loves London
    5 Aug 2015 | 10:15 am
    It’s one of those days where everyone remembers where they were. Working from home in your baggiest t-shirt, making frequent trips to the fridge to slice off chunks of cheese; traversing three zones on blistered foot; queuing, more queuing, offering advice to passing strangers and queuing some more, then staring at the pavement from the top deck watching pedestrians walk faster than the bus you just waited 45 minutes to get on. Last month, for one day only, London was turned inside out. And even if you don’t know where you were, you know where you weren’t. For it…
  • 14 Things Every Londoner Knows Not To Do, Even In An Emergency

    She Loves London
    9 Jul 2015 | 8:13 am
    There are things you know when you’ve lived in London for a bit. Not just the obvious stuff like standing on the right, walking as fast as humanly possible at all times, or forming orderly queues everywhere (unless you’re at a bus stop or waiting for the tube; in which case please form a restless, passive aggressive crowd instead). What I’m talking about are the unspoken things that you just don’t do – not because there’s signs or announcements or years of etiquette telling you not to – but because as a Londoner, you simply know this city better…
  • These Pop Up Events Are Proof that Nothing Beats London in the Summer.

    She Loves London
    26 Jun 2015 | 8:56 am
    God, I love this time of year. We’ve officially gone headlong into those precious few weeks when the city warms up and the daylight stretches well into the late evening. Just for a little bit, you can dangle your legs over the concrete sides of a murky canal on your way home from work and remember why exactly it is you live here. The Bookbarge on the Regent’s Canal All it takes is a little sunshine, and suddenly you understand. You’ve got an answer to all those doubts that plague you in your darkest moments for the rest of the year (mostly in the comment sections…
  • This is What Happens When You Get a Night Bus in London

    She Loves London
    19 Jun 2015 | 9:29 am
    Let’s talk about night buses. For the uninitiated, night buses are pretty much how everyone under 35 gets home after 12am. It’s well documented that people over that age don’t leave the house after dark, or if they do, and by some huge critical error they miss the last tube, they’ll pretty much only travel in a black limousine or Uber XL and that’s just how it is. The truth is they’re missing out, because night buses are a London institution. A world unto themselves, everyone’s got a night bus story because they have the potential to be either…
  • How to Be Alone in London (Despite the 8,173,941 Other People)

    She Loves London
    5 May 2015 | 3:22 am
    It’s physically impossible to be alone in London. Not “alone” as in oh, I feel so ALONE – haha! no! You’ll always have that. I mean you’ll never find yourself lacking in a defined amount of space or time that is amazingly, gloriously, joyously, incredibly, brilliantly lacking in other human beings. Because in London, other human beings are everywhere. So instead you have to make do with finding little areas of the city where it feels like you’re alone, and then spend a vast amount of time imagining that happy day when London resembles the…
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    Eating London Tours

  • Nienke Krook’s 10 Tips for Meaningful Travel

    Nienke Krook
    23 Aug 2015 | 4:20 pm
    London Food Blog post by Nienke Krook Whenever I plan a trip, I ask myself: How can this destination specifically assist in giving me what I need to grow as a person? This might sound a bit vague, but it simply means that I look beyond ticking off all the famous sights and staying in a nice hotel. I try to find at least one thing to get out of my trip that I personally need at that time. And that could work for you too! For example, do you want to… 1. … get active? Challenge yourself with an adventurous trip full of outdoor activities! Think: hiking, swimming, cycling, kayaking,…
  • London’s Best German Restaurants, Bakeries and Beer Houses

    Michael Ball
    16 Aug 2015 | 4:00 pm
    London Food Blog post by Michael Ball German food is one of those cuisines that doesn’t seem to get any coverage at all outside of its homeland. Much like English, Scandinavian, Dutch and many more cuisines, however, it can be absolutely delicious. There are a surprising number of places in London that serve and sell German food and drinks. Here are some of the best places to get some bratwurst and sauerkraut this side of Berlin… Prost! Bierschenke If you’re after some authentic German food and drink in the rowdy atmosphere of a traditional Munich beer hall, then Bierschenke is the…
  • The 10 UK Foods You Have To Try (and Why)

    Adam Groffman
    10 Aug 2015 | 3:00 am
    London Food Blog post by Adam Groffman We’ve teamed up with UK Illustrator Edward McGowan to put together a UK foodie map with the top British foods worth trying on your next UK holiday. For more foodie & travel tips, check out Eating London’s Foodie Guide. Let us know what you think in the comments! The 10 British Foods You Have To Try (and Why) English Breakfast One of the United Kingdom’s most recognizable meals is the traditional English breakfast, also called a full English. This morning feast includes: eggs, bacon, sausages, grilled tomatoes, mushrooms, tea, and toast…
  • Seven Questions with Nicole Monaco, Eating London Tour Guide

    Vicky Hampton
    2 Aug 2015 | 4:27 pm
    London Food Blog post by Vicky Hampton In 2012, Nicole Monaco moved to London to set up our first food tour, which launched in the British capital in 2013. Born in Melbourne, Australia, and with Italian roots, she has a thoroughly foodie heritage that made her quite simply the only woman for the job. Two years later, we catch up with her to find out what attracted her to the business of tour guiding, her top tips for travelers, and what she likes to do when she’s not busy being the First Lady in Food… 1. How did you come to be a tour guide for Eating London Food Tours? I was living in…
  • 7 Facts about London You’ve Probably Never Heard Before

    Michael Ball
    27 Jul 2015 | 12:57 am
    London Food Blog post by Michael Ball It’s hard to find someone who doesn’t love London, and it’s also hard to find someone who doesn’t have a fact or two about the UK’s capital. While we could go on for days and days listing interesting pieces of trivia, here are our 7 favorite facts about London; hopefully there are a few here you haven’t heard before! It’s against the law to die in the Houses of Parliament! 1. It’s against the law to die in the Houses of Parliament Most people are not too concerned about the legalities surrounding their death, and much like the law that…
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    six out of ten

  • A year of marriage (in tweets)

    28 Aug 2015 | 2:00 am
    It’s fair to say David and I are a bit mental. After trawling through at least 3,000 of his tweets, here are a selection of our most, er, crazy moments since we tied the knot a year ago today. Please note: they are slightly biased. You ate it off the floor like a common pigeon The truth of the matter is that cats look better without legs Laura: we could go to Woolacombe? Me: yes that’s sounds good! Laura: I don’t want to go to Woolacombe. THIS IS WHAT I HAVE TO LIVE WITH If anyone has a spare Jack of Diamonds we could have that would be swell This morning I woke to the…
  • A street art tour of Shoreditch with many bloggers and Microsoft

    26 Aug 2015 | 2:00 am
    Being a blogger is great sometimes. Sure there’s the whole working for free gambit, and the never eating a meal without taking several artfully composed shots of it (IT’S SALAD NOW EAT), and the endless HTML hell that comes with trying to make the fonts look pretty on your theme. But sometimes you get invited to a fun event and it makes all the stress and pressure worth it. A load of bloggers were invited to take part in a street art tour of the gritty edgy hipster retreat that is Shoreditch to trial the Nokia Lumia 930. I’m not a massive art fan, preferring calligraphy to…
  • Paul Edmonds – where the other half have their hair done

    25 Aug 2015 | 2:00 am
    As you may or may not know, I now work in posho Chelsea. And as that’s the case, I decided it was time to get a slice of the high life and indulge in a totally luxury blow dry and hair treatment, courtesy of one very luxury salon. Paul Edmonds is based on Brompton Road, right in the middle of the V&A and Harrods. The salon, which spans two floors, sits in an old Georgian townhouse and is the epitome of indulgence. I headed over on a Friday afternoon to be greeted with mummies wearing Louboutins, girls decked in designer gear gossiping while carrying Chanel handbags and a few men…
  • Three Six Six Battersea review… putting the cock into cocktail

    24 Aug 2015 | 12:45 am
    I’m going to open with a statement: Three Six Six Battersea is unequivocally and undisputedly by far the best bar we’ve ever been to. I can say that with 100% confidence. I know there will never be another bar like it in all of London, ever. You should go. If you’ve been, you’ll know why. If you haven’t, I pity you missing out on one of the best experiences, friendliest bars, and most delicious cocktails ever. Go now. So, let’s be honest, a cocktail is a cocktail is a cocktail. I’m not a huge drinks connoisseur. I know what I like and I know what I…
  • We ask a boy… how to reclaim the bathroom (from a wife and a cat)

    21 Aug 2015 | 4:07 am
    Yes. You read that correctly. Not just a wife, but a cat. A. Cat. Read more about our cat’s idiotic behaviour complete with cat gif. I love spending time in the bathroom. It doesn’t matter whether I’m preparing for a day in the office, an important meeting or a night out with the boys, having the right space to grab my various grooming products is crucial to the success of my preening like a monkey routine. Except there’s something funny in this household. Not only do I have to navigate a skittish cat who refuses to do number ones and number twos in his own room which was lovingly…
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    Free events in London today - -

  • Tennis For Free - Little Aces

    28 Aug 2015 | 9:28 pm
    Location: Joseph Hood Recreation Ground - Martin Way, Morden, London, SW20 9BXDate: August 29, 2015 10:00 - August 29, 2015 23:59Open warm-up begins from 9.45. Coached sessions from 10.00 to 11.00 . There will be a period of free play after the session ends. Parents and guardians are encouraged to participate in sessions and practice with their children during the week. Free 10 plus and adult coaching sessions run alongside the junior sessions. A friendly environment for all of the family to take-up the wonderful sport of tennis.
  • Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park Big Weekend Event

    28 Aug 2015 | 9:28 pm
    Location: Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park - London E15 2ER, UKDate: August 29, 2015 12:00 - August 29, 2015 23:59Come and try volleyball this August Bank Holiday! The Go Spike Big Weekend gives you the chance to try one of the best summer sports - volleyball! The event is being titled as a Free Summers Sports Festival and will include netball, football, parkour and tennis as well as volleyball.
  • Fun Lawn Bowls Taster Session

    28 Aug 2015 | 9:28 pm
    Location: Wimbledon Park Bowls Club - Revelstoke Road, Southfields, London, SW19 7HXDate: August 29, 2015 11:00 - August 29, 2015 23:59A chance to experience the sport of bowls with free coaching and all equipment provided - please wear a flat pair of shoes. Time to try something new? Want to be involved in what Vogue Magazine described as one of the top 10 activities to get involved with in 2015? We look forward to seeing you soon!
  • Easy Peasy Skate

    28 Aug 2015 | 9:28 pm
    Location: Battersea Park - Battersea Park, London SW11 4NJ, UKDate: August 29, 2015 10:30 - August 29, 2015 23:59We follow two laps of the park at a relaxed pace. All are welcome, inline and roller skates join us from 4 to 70 years old. We only go if the weather ground is dry. Please note this is a volunteer coordinated event and you join at your own risk.
  • Rivers of the World Exhibition

    28 Aug 2015 | 8:49 pm
    Location: More London - 2A, More London Riverside, More London Estates, Tooley Street, London SE1 2DB, UKDate: August 15, 2015 10:00 - October 01, 2015 23:59Every year magnificent, large-scale artworks created by students in river cities around the world add colour, culture and dazzle to the Queen's Walk. The works are produced as part of Rivers of The World, the Thames Festival Trust’s international art and education project. Hundreds of young people in schools around the world are linked with their peers in London by exploring a common theme: their river. Professional artists work…
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