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One of the elements that helps an area move from the estate-agent category of "transitional" to "up-and-coming" is when its restaurants start winning awards. Clapham pizzeria Eco has been doing just that for years now, and has helped its surrounding area move not only out of "transitional" but into "trendy".

Family Affair: The gift of second sight

Richard Lane, 31, works as press officer for the Guide Dogs for the Blind Association. Alison Lane, 30, works in the accounts department at the theatrical agency, Peters, Frazer and Dunlop. They live with Richard's guide dog, Norton, in Clapham, south London. They talk about initiating a relationship when one partner has lost their sight

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In-store cuppas

SAINSBURY'S said shoppers can sip take-away coffees or specialist teas at its store in Clapham, London, after The Perfection Coffee Company opened an in-store bar in a trial that could be rolled out across the 393-store chain.

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A free glass of house wine with your meal at Bar Coast

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Calling time on footie

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