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EMMA BARTHOLOMEW

Emma Bartholomew speaks to dancing doctor Samson Kendall who has raised over £190,000 for WaterAid through his organisation 4Water

It’s exactly 100 years since one Hackney teenager was killed in the battle of Beersheba. Emma Bartholomew speaks to his nephew ahead of Remembrance Day, remembering those who fought and gave their lives

Emma Bartholomew tries the new menu at Plum and Spilt Milk, the restaurant in the Great Northern Hotel at Kings Cross

This week marks the 30th anniversary of the Great Storm of 1987. Emma Bartholomew catches up with a former Gazette reporter, still chuffed his photo of the aftermath made it onto the front page that week

Das Sreedharan tells Emma Bartholomew how he underwent a “born again” moment in Rasa, the veggie curry house he set up 23 years ago which launched his cooking empire and vision to save the world.

Tim Smith speaks to Emma Bartholomew about his father’s photos of the Caribbean – a window into a world that no longer exists, which he believes will stir up memories for migrants who moved to Hackney decades ago

Little Social is being transformed into a forest lodge every three months to celebrate the best of Canadian cuisine. Emma Bartholomew tries it out with a north American friend

It’s 50 years since the Sexual Offences Act partially decriminalised gay sex. To mark the anniversary, Kat Hudson is curating an exhibition at Sutton House on the queer nightlife scene in Hackney and beyond. She tells Emma Bartholomew about the ‘golden age’ – and whether those really were the days

Emma Bartholomew eats at Pickled Fred, which reflects its founders’ passion for travel, Asian food and unusual cocktails

The Abney Park Trust is celebrating the bicentenary of William Hones’ victorious court battle against government censorship in 1817. It marked a turning point in the fight for the freedom of Britain’s press. Emma Bartholomew finds out more.

Emma Bartholomew visits the Three Compasses in Dalston to try out the burgers from their new resident chefs, GoneBurger

Emma Bartholomew eats at The Don, a smart City restaurant with elegant surroundings and charming service that won’t break the bank

Emma Bartholomew tries out meze and kebabs at Zala, which happily survived the blaze in Camden Market

Hackney is awash with microbreweries nowadays, but it wasn’t always that way. Emma Bartholomew catches up with the trailblazers from Pitfield Brewery who set off the craze for craft beer more than 30 years ago

As the owners of Springfield House look for permission to replace all its windows, Emma Bartholomew looks back to 1902 when a trailblazer in fire prevention, Edwin Sachs, designed it

Emma Bartholomew tries out the ‘Mediterranean fusion’ menu at Tuyo – the latest addition to Broadway Market’s foodie scene

It’s just as likely that you know Rev Sue Makin from social media as from St Mary of Eton in Hackney Wick. She tells Emma Bartholomew how the church can be an ‘unshockable’ listening ear

Neil Martinson was 19 when he designed and put up posters about the 1973 Chilean coup around Hackney. Forty-four years on, the only surviving copy is at the museum. Emma Bartholomew explains.

Emma Bartholomew speaks to Rob Harries from charity WORLDwrite about its film on CLR James – a revolutionary he believes has fallen under the radar, despite the enormous library that bears his name

Emma Bartholomew takes her three children to the Algarve’s Vila Monte boho chic resort, where they try out a goat herding “experience”, wood fire pizza making, as well as full-on out-and-out relaxing.

Emma Bartholomew visits the Hotel Britannia Excelsior on the banks of Lake Como in Cadenabbia with her family, where they enjoy their most relaxing holiday in years basking in the sun on the lido

Nell James Grace from Queer Tours of London speaks to Emma Bartholomew about the tour she is hosting this weekend as part of Pride 365 – Hackney’s year-long celebration of the borough’s LGBTQI+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer, intersex) community.

Emma Bartholomew meets ex-EastEnders actor James Alexandrou to find out why he’s so passionate about the feature film he made on a budget in 12 days, which stars his fiancee and makes its premiere at Rich Mix tomorrow night.

Ron Miller, 85, fought in the Korean War aged just 18, and has been ‘living bravely with his war wounds’ ever since. Emma Bartholomew recounts his story of the ‘forgotten war’.

Emma Bartholomew visits Autumn Yard, a new diner which has taken over the site in Lower Clapton where The Russet used to be



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