New measures to stimulate growth of London's digital sector coincide with the third birthday of the government backed Tech City
When the Italian restaurant brings you focaccia and a bowl of olive oil, do you groan inwardly? It has become a standard-issue "freebie", but the olive oil is standard issue itself all too often. At Café Murano, the oil is so good that I could quite happily drink it (from Planeta, it's grassy and refined).
Alex Calderwood was the co-founder of the Ace Hotel chain, which had just opened its latest venture only six weeks ago in Shoreditch, London. His body was found in one of the rooms of that hotel; the exact cause of his death is still to be determined.
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Former EastEnders actress Gemma McCluskie was beaten to death by her brother after a row over an overflowing sink, a court heard today.
When describing purchasers of the latest media gadgetry we speak of the tech-savvy “early adopters” and the more mainstream “late adopters”. But there are also those who still like nothing more than to settle down for the evening in front of the old black and white telly.
But remember the bar bill just in case...
With the BIG programme, Cisco is doing all it can to support and accelerate high-tech innovation across the UK
Of particular interest is the Oranges and Lemons Garden in Shoreditch, created with help from The Independent on Sunday
The Shard already dominates the capital's skyline and Liverpool, Brighton, Glasgow and east London are next in line for the tower treatment. Or are they?
When it comes to adding orchestral punch to their sound, pop acts know Jules Buckley is their go-to man, says Emma Love
Documentary about the tragic death of Justin Fashanu is a powerful reminder of a prejudice that still shames British football
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I'm not entirely sure who Hercules had an affair with, but after a cursory glance at the band as I entered Shoreditch's Village Underground, I'd guess Run-DMC, Grace Jones, M-People, Kraftwerk, Queen and Yazoo. An eclectic combination, you might think, and you'd be right. But inadvertently intruding on their eccentric one-night-stand, I found that I wasn't the only one mesmerised by what I saw.
Move will only drive sex workers underground