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Poor Door in the City of London

Poor Door in the City of London

Recently I received a turd through the post. It was a photograph of a pile of faeces at the entrance to...

Keep Taking the Juice

Keep Taking the Juice

Richard is what you could call an “artisan Hackney juicer” – and  the humble cucumber is his fruit of choice....

Accordion A & E

Accordion A & E

One day it was fine but then the next it started wheezing. First the top notes then even my middle...

The City throws its weight behind TTIP

The City throws its weight behind TTIP

In March 2016 the City of London Corporation voted to support remaining in the EU. In May the Chairman of...

Mother of all Ceilidhs

Mothering Sunday: it’s also called Laetare Sunday which means Rejoice! in Latin. That’s obviously not our habitual reflex for Lent (more...

Living Wage Week Therapy

Living Wage Week Therapy

The new London Living Wage has gone up from £9.15 to £9.40 an hour This week is the global week...

The Preacher as a Young Boy

I was five and it involved two or three trips to London, to an artist’s studio in Holland Park. I...

To Romania with Van

This is Vishinel. He is a Romanian man in his late 30s who has been coming (and going) to the...

City votes to encourage anti-capitalist protest

Well, my attention was drawn to Ben Quinn’s article in the Guardian, following a Freedom of Information request. He had obtained...

Monica Stewart – the call of the midwife

You may not know Monica Stewart but it’s entirely possible that if you were born in or around London’s Paddington...

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