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bulletins from the frontline of a London ministry

Norton Folgate is Granted Reprieve

“The area has a special quality,” says Dan Cruickshank to the journalist from the Boston Globe, “. . . it...

reclaiming the street (stoke newington style)

It being a normal Friday afternoon, just like any other, I’d been to the fishmonger on Stoke Newington High Street...

the 4c’s of development

The 4Cs hotel group are building a 380-room hotel next to the 200 flats in the Guinness Trust social housing...

Archie Proudfoot – hackney sign writer

What vicar doesn’t like a spot of gilding on his front door? Here Archie Proudfoot, Hackney sign writer and “gold...

Aldgate memories of 7/7 – ten years on

On 7 July 2005 at 8:49 three bombs were detonated on London Underground within 50 seconds of one another. The...

City Corporation agrees to meet Norton Folgate Campaigners

Here is the transcript of my exchange with the Chairman of the City of London Investment Property Board at the...

EDL demo at the roundabout

“Are you fash or anti-fash?” asks a reporter from a local newspaper. The policeman puts it slightly differently: “in favour...

Big Potatoes, Small Patch #goodfriday

Potatoes should be planted on Good Friday? That’s what they say. But that’s not all they say: they also say...

Crossroads #palmsunday

Holy water felt a bit unnecessary this Palm Sunday.  We took refuge from the rain beneath Sainsbury’s canopy where we...

Andrew Sphikas – palm dealer to the parishes

Andrew Sphikas has just had a delivery of palm reeds from Spain and he’s getting his orders out for Sunday...

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