He talks to Hannah Duguid about how his life has informed his art
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Thursday 23 January 2014
London's housing boom is pushing businesses out of the West End, a leading commercial property advisor has warned.
Thursday 09 January 2014
There were emotional scenes as firestations across the capital closed their doors
Saturday 30 November 2013
As excuses for a pub crawl go, it was a cracker. The Somerset brewery, Moor, took seven casks of their porter, Amoor, to London last week and handed them to seven different pubs.
Friday 27 September 2013
Private members’ club Home House is planning to open a second site in Clerkenwell in the hope of signing up a new group of young Londoners.
Friday 28 June 2013
Tributes paid to Somali girl Nawaal Sayid, who fell from the 11th floor of a central London flat
Sunday 12 May 2013
What could go wrong with a restaurant dedicated to the humble potato, asks Lisa Markwell.
Sunday 17 March 2013
Friends of jailed ex-minister make claim ahead of court hearing to settle costs of his trial
Friday 11 January 2013
Even sophisticated readers can forget the difference between literature and life
Monday 17 December 2012
A gunman was today jailed for a minimum 31 years for killing a teacher's son celebrating his birthday in a wine bar.
Saturday 08 December 2012
It's analogue, has no autofocus – and no flash. And that's precisely why the Lomo is a cult camera, says Kate Burt
Sam Hallam released on unconditional bail as prosecution announces no opposition to murder conviction appeal
Wednesday 16 May 2012
A young man who spent seven years in jail for murder has been freed on unconditional bail today after the prosecution announced it would not oppose the appeal against his conviction.
Friday 04 May 2012
Friday 13 April 2012
It called for soul-searching and sacrifice but, after much impassioned debate, the shortlist for this year's Independent Foreign Fiction Prize took the shape that you see here. If anything, the panel of judges – Xiaolu Guo, Jon Cook, Nick Barley, Hephzibah Anderson and myself – had to contend with an embarrassment of riches. Whatever our perennial regrets about the limited quantity of fiction brought into English from other languages, the quality of translations felt as bold and bright as ever. In Britain, we owe so much of our view of global fiction to independent publishers of various shapes and sizes. Responsible for around two-thirds of all submissions for the Independent prize, they contribute five out of the six titles on this list – although I ought to stress that neither commercial nor geographical provenance ever sways the decision.
Thursday 05 April 2012
The online retailing behemoth Amazon pressed ahead with expansion plans for its fledgling interactive television business yesterday in another boost for London's burgeoning "Tech City" technology hub.
Suggs: My Life Story in Words and Music, Orchard Theatre, Dartford
Olly Murs, Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff
Sunday 05 February 2012
The Madness singer has made his life story into a great night out; as for Olly, he’s an embarrassment
Britain to take more refugees as Cameron bows to pressure after more than 250,000 back our campaign
Senior British politicians tell David Cameron: When dead children are being washed up on beaches – it's time to act
Jeremy Corbyn calls Osama bin Laden's killing a 'tragedy' - but was it taken out of context?
If these extraordinarily powerful images of a dead Syrian child washed up on a beach don't change Europe's attitude to refugees, what will?
If you're not already angry about the refugee crisis, here's a history lesson to remind you why you really should be
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