This week I've been eating... Truffled mushrooms on toast
Finding new Dalston restaurant A Little of What You Fancy is a bit of a challenge.
Stylist Naomi Thompson on why to avoid bunting and Cath Kidston
Alexander & Pearl, £175. Floral detailing adds a fine finishing touch to this shabby-chic two drawer unit. 020 3372 5139, alexanderandpearl.co.uk
Clowns from all over the world gathered yesterday to celebrate the life of Joseph Grimaldi, the famous English clown. The service, at Holy Trinity Church in Dalston, east London has been held every year since 1946 in honour of Grimaldi, who lived from 1778 to 1837. Grimaldi, who, as Joey the clown, delighted audiences, was born in London, the son of an Italian pantomime artist getty
For most people the arrival of summer provides the perfect excuse to try to master the tricky skill of cooking on a barbecue, sunbathe in a garden they usually never use and walk shirtless in places they otherwise would not. But for the police the hot weather signals one thing: a spike in crime.
Now in its third year, the 2010 London Word Festival has been serving up the kind of verbal gastronomics we have come to expect from the east end's most collaborative literary event, with Toby Litt, Iain Sinclair and physicist Brian Cox just some of the treats on this month's menu.
Hip east London has supposedly been on the up for years. Now new transport links may give it the edge. Sophie Morris reports
Perhaps the most interesting thing about the British Army's recruitment drive is its trial of experiential showrooms where you can go and see what it's really like to risk your life to save others. The first one opened in Dalston, east London, last month, if you fancy a day out.
It's taken most of the world long enough to recognise a band with a heart and great songs
A couple will be sentenced today for supplying drugs to a "hit list" of celebrities including singer Amy Winehouse.