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Friday, July 10, 2020

Everything you need to keep your skin looking great for less, without leaving your house.

Craft beer, real ale, pizza, burgers and sun; now that pubs are reopening, here is our pick of Hackney beer gardens.

Now that bars are reopening, enjoy a beer or a cocktail under the sun in these Hackney and Shoredhitch rooftop bars and terraces.

A judicial review in the high court is being sought over the failure of the director of public prosecutions (DPP) to investigate alleged breaches of lockdown rules by the prime minister’s adviser, Dominic Cummings.

A Willesden Green man has launched a crowdfunder to pay for a judicial review into why Dominic Cummings has not been penalised for breaking lockdown laws.

Christian Sinibaldi now hopes to turn his photo essay of Evering Road People into a book, as a testimony to community spirit and to “help us remember these times”

The current lockdown has seen life change for all of us, including children in care and their foster carers.

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Thursday, May 7, 2020

The United Kingdom is pulling together as one, with people from all regions and all four nations of the country helping each other through the coronavirus pandemic.

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Festival organisers AEG Presents will once again be providing a variety of exciting opportunities for young people at this year’s event

With historic architecture, stunning landscapes and an exciting food scene – Bergen seems to have it all. But does it live up to expectations? Hannah Gosset finds out.

Liz Beardsell was 12-years-old when she began keeping a diary. Twenty-six years and more than 9,000 entries later, she’s still yet to miss a day of writing.

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Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Cauldron Foods’ comedy night will give vegans the last laugh as Vegan comics dispel vegan myths.

After a three-year hiatus, indie rock band Bombay Bicycle Club are feeling refreshed ahead of a UK tour and the release of their first album since 2014.

“Our goal is to create a world where nobody feels out of place if they’re not drinking,” says Laura Willoughby MBE, who co-founded Club Soda in 2015.

Dan Bennett didn’t expect much when he entered this year’s Bridport Prize for creative writing. In fact, he only did so as an “I-Told-You-So gesture” to the friend who pressured him in to it, so confident he was that he’d hear nothing back. His submission, Ligature, was subsequently one of three highly commended entries in the flash fiction category.

Yann Florio has always been a cooking prodigy. He began his training at the age of 14, was working in Luxembourg’s Michelin-starred La Pomme Canelle by 18 and was appointed head pastry chef at Corrigans, in Mayfair, when he was just 23. This journey started with some harsh words from his school teacher.

After a decade in Dalston, an art gallery known for its limited edition Banksy pedigree has opened a much larger space next to Regent’s Canal.

After two years performing in Hamilton, Tarinn Callender’s current role is the lead in Hackney Empire’s Dick Whittington panto. Here, the 24-year-old speaks of appearing opposite one of his idols and the inclusivity of his new place of work.

The Street is a film that speaks of decimated communities and the price we pay for rapid gentrification. Ahead of its release this Friday, Greg Wetherall speaks to director Zed Nelson.

Tired of fitness brands that shame their customers in to exercising with ‘before and after’ images, the founders of Strong + Bendy are celebrating the beauty of their members with six giant portraits around their fresh new studio, now open in Hackney Wick.

One year after a cardiac arrest left him fighting for his life, Glenn Hoddle is planning a run of events where he’ll speak about his glittering football career in front of a live audience. The last of these shows, on January 21, takes place at Alexandra Palace.

Draughts has given Londoners a cool spot to play board games since 2014. Originally based in Haggerston, the venue specialising in family favourites and retro classic games has switched to Dalston, where they’ve been settling in to a fancy new 3,000 square foot abode.

Former teacher Steve shares his experiences as a foster carer for teenagers, from dealing with some of their more challenging behaviour, to the rewards of seeing a child develop into a happy and healthy adult.

Casting director Lara Manwaring has begun her search for an actor to take the lead role in a BBC feature film set in Hackney. Previous acting experience isn’t necessarily required.

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