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The Financial Power of Social Media

In today's society the different social media networks such as: Facebook, Twitter and Instagram are providing people with a platform not only to communicate...

New Wine In Old Stations

You might think it’s just a Tube station which suffered a bad case of redevelopment back in the 1970s. But Old Street was recently...

Brick Lane: Paying The Price Of Gentrification

Brick Lane is up market these days - a long way up. If you still think of it as quirky and earthy, you'll be...

Please Stop Using The Poppy As Ammunition

What is a poppy, anyway - sign of remembrance, symbol of gratitude, connection to lost loved ones, respectful acknowledgment, insult, or simply a red...
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Remembrance Day: Observing The Tradition

When the clock strikes 11 on 11 November, voices are meant to hush, feet halt and heads drop in solemn remembrance of all the...

When ‘Have A Break…’ Goes Upmarket

'Have a break, have a KitKat' at Westfield's Chocolatory - but make it quick. The design-your-own chocolate pop-up store is only there for a...

Get Me To The Docks On Time

Cally Skinner insists that improved transport links are key to the prospective rise of the Royal Docks. London is moving East. More businesses are starting...

Popping Up All Over The Place

Tourists are welcome here, says Cally Skinner. Though sometimes we love to hate them. London. The Big Smoke. LDN. Whatever they’re calling it these days, tourists...

Solution To The Housing Crisis?

Cally Skinner sees new houses popping up in Lewisham. East London is well known for its love of pop-ups, but now there is new kid...

Concrete Jungle Goes Back To The Wood

Cally Skinner reports on the 'Toothpick', due to be the world's tallest timber building. Timber is set to take its place next to the concrete...

London Is The New Loch Ness?

Cally Skinner goes hunting for Nessie Mark 2 near the 02. After footage emerged taken from the Emirates Air Line cable cars of a mysterious...

Who Are Ya?

Canary Wharf is an iconic location. Some people love to hate it – to them it symbolises the evils of financial greed and the...

Locked In, Lucked Out

Cally Skinner did not get lucky at Westfield’s discount day for students. If you ever were a Boy Scout you might remember the motto ‘and...

25 May be Too Late

Cally Skinner examines the case for lowering the age of cervical smear tests. Lia Twiner, my sister, experienced every single one of the rare symptoms...

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