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‘Hidden Illnesses’ Badged By TfL

A new badge released by Transport for London (TfL) is designed to help those who have special need of a seat on the London...
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Apprentice Entrepreneurs Enter A Dragon’s Den

East London’s annual E-Factor competition is underway, with budding entrepreneurs pitching their business ideas in the hope of gaining an investment package for their...

‘Urban Exploring’: Criminal Or Crafty?

In recent months, since the back end of 2016, YouTube especially has seen an influx of 'Urban Exploring' videos, also known as UrbEx, uploaded...

Help to Buy? In London, That’s a Far Cry

Dear Politicians, In my previous letter, I addressed landlords as well as you, but for this one, I feel it is only right if I...

An Open Letter About The Rising Cost Of Housing

DEAR POLITICIANS AND LANDLORDS, I’ve just seen the news about the continuing rise in the cost of living, renting and buying a new home, and...

Impractical Jokers: No Laughing Matter

The ‘Santiago Sent Us’ tour was billed as the biggest and best-ever show by comedy quartet, The Impractical Jokers. But in practice, it didn't reach...

TfL Plan Will Benefit East London

Four London Underground lines which run through the heart of East London are to profit from improvements proposed by the Mayor of London in...
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Paris In The Springtime?

France's chief financial regulator has admitted that several London-based banks are negotiating to move some of their operations to Paris. Paris is one among many...

Bell Tolls For Whitechapel Foundry

The oldest bell foundry in the world will close its doors in May 2017, the Whitechapel Bell Foundry has confirmed. Since the company was founded...

Peruvian Wharf Redevelopment

Peruvian Wharf will be put back to use after the Port of London Authority sealed a deal to acquire the site from its previous...

Quids In For Royal Docks Regeneration

Chinese developer ABP has promised to invest £1.7 billion in an eight-year project to regenerate the Royal Albert Dock area of East London. The...

Bastille Storm The Heights

Playing the O2 to promote their second album Wild World, around 9pm Bastille came out to a rapturous welcome - made all the more...
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Banks Unsettled By Brexit Vote

Some of the largest international banks based in Britain are planning to leave London due to the Brexit vote, according to a warning from...

Hipsters Pack Their Bags As Shoreditch Makes Way for Stratford

Drew Goodsell reveals plans to turn Stratford's East Village into the new Shoreditch, thanks to a new influx of independent businesses. Photo by Sludge G....

Deal Of The Decade?

West Ham United’s move from the Boleyn Ground to Stratford’s Olympic Stadium will cost a mere £2.5 million per annum in rent, according to...

Would You Ride the “World’s Longest and Tallest” Slide?

Construction work is underway to turn a monumental work of art into London's most exhilarating tourist attraction. Photo by Aleem Yousaf. Available for use under...

Ducking, Diving and Sports Merchandising

Drew Goodsell reckons it’s not true that street stallholders are only interested in ripping us off. In recent times, mainstream media seem to have taken...

London Underground’s Most Dangerous Lines Revealed

Delving through the latest Underground crime statistics, Drew Goodsell finds an uneven track record. British Transport Police have released crime figures for the London Underground...

Goulding’s Good To Go

Drew Goodsell got value for money from Ellie Goulding’s lengthy set at the O2 arena. Thursday 24 March was the penultimate date in the European...

Canadian Investors Complete City Airport Swoop

A Canadian-led consortium has won the battle to purchase London City Airport, with the deal expected to cost the new owners around £2bn. London City...
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HSBC: Not Going But Staying (For Now)

The Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation (HSBC) was considering whether to move its international headquarters to Hong Kong; but after a thorough, 10-month...

Riding On The Backs Of The Fans

With the winter transfer window still upon us, Drew Goodsell asks how much football fans really benefit from ‘lucrative’ shirt sponsorship deals. Football shirts don’t...

Shopping For Football Clothes

Drew Goodsell samples the cut-price football gear on sale in Green Street. Busy Green Street greeted me as I stepped off of the Tube at...

Ducking, Diving and Sports Merchandising

Drew Goodsell previews his ongoing investigation into official and unofficial marketing of sports gear. Sports merchandising is a multi-million-pound industry, with sports teams and well...
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Unwanted? The Future Of Hover Boards Is In The Balance

Drew Goodsell assesses the future for balance boards now that they have been outlawed. Self-balance boards were briefly one of this year’s most-wanted items. Street-cred...

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