Manchester’s Chorlton along with Herne Hill, Muswell Hill and Dagenham in London are some of the worst afflicted areas while Mossley Hill and Waterloo in Liverpool also feature prominently
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Tuesday 19 April 2011
A German-Jewish man's lost hoard of gold, which lay buried in a garden in east London for 70 years, has been returned to his family.
Wednesday 30 March 2011
Il tabarro / Gianni Schicchi, Hackney Empire, London<br/>Dialogues des Carmélites, Guildhall School of Music, London
Sunday 13 March 2011
Monday 07 March 2011
English Touring Opera are on the road again, and as their Puccini double-bill demonstrates, are on top form. The curtain rises on a rusty, dusty, smoky quayside by the Seine, as the small orchestra does a fine imitation of a large one to evoke gently rocking boats and the palpitations of suppressed love. Thus does ‘Il tabarro’ – ‘the cloak’ – embark on its doom-laden course.
Sunday 30 January 2011
Monday 15 November 2010
Maybe you think you haven't heard of Jason Lytle.
Thursday 26 August 2010
There are three phrases you need to understand the Irish hip-hop improv duo Abandoman. "I'm like y'know", "I gotta say" and "What can I say?" No need to memorise them, you'll be hearing them a lot. In fact, they feature in every composition the outfit conjures up.
Saturday 31 July 2010
Friday 16 July 2010
Dalston residents may be surprised to learn that Mary Wollstonecraft once lived on their doorstep. The 18th-century feminist and commentator was born in Spitalfields and set up a school for girls on Newington Green. And tomorrow, at a one-night only, pop-up Inside/Outside Cinema in Gillett Square, there's a chance to find out more about her life and legacy.
Thursday 08 July 2010
A male teacher decided to leave his job after his pupils discovered he was moonlighting as a stripper, it emerged today.
Saturday 26 June 2010
A former GP nicknamed "Doctor Death" will not be prosecuted for assisting a terminally ill man to commit suicide.
Friday 25 June 2010
An inquest into the death of a baby who died after NHS doctors prescribed too high a dose of drugs has recorded a verdict of accidental overdose.
Saturday 19 June 2010
A retired civil engineer whose 40-year habit of tunnelling under his home led to him being removed to a top-floor flat in a tower block has died, leaving council bosses with a further bill after it was revealed he had continued his burrowing habit even when living several hundred feet above the ground.
Saturday 12 June 2010
Sunday 23 May 2010
The football is muddy, inelegant and occasionally bleak, but for the parishioners who flock there on Saturday and Sunday mornings, Hackney Marshes offers a game more beautiful than anything played out on high-definition television. In an age when a player can cost £80m and earn £200,000 a week, and when broadcasters pay billions for television rights, public pitches all over the country have become the spiritual home for a sport that has done its best to outgrow its roots.
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