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How I warmed to ‘hot’ yoga

I tried hot yoga for the first time at Fitness on Fire, 19-23 Ironmonger Row, London EC1V 3QN. The sweating started almost instantly. By the time we finished the first round, it was already dripping...
Temple of Seitan

Temple of Seitan review: Vegans can be wickedly unhealthy, too

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uL_KNRIcfTg 3 out of 5 stars 10 Morning Lane, London E9 6NA. Wednesday to Sunday 12-8pm. Keeping on top of food trends can be tricky if you don’t eat meat. Are gourmet hot dogs any good? Is charcuterie delicious?...

BnB Brings Sheep Thrills to Hackney

A pop-up ‘Wool BnB’ opened in De Beauvoir last week, as a part of International Wool Week.   As the name might suggest, the first ever Wool BnB - launched by the Campaign For Wool...

Stoke Newington ready to create a pizz-a-history

  The world’s oldest pizzeria is getting ready to launch its first UK spot.   Founded in 1870 in Naples, the L’Antica Pizzeria da Michele is now in its fifth generation of family owners. It has...
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Hackney restaurant Pidgin awarded Michelin Star

Hackney restaurant Pidgin awarded Michelin Star. Pidgin restaurant on Wilton Way has been awarded a Michelin Star for its outstanding food. Beginning as a supper club at his flat in Holloway, owner James Ramsden said that he...

Welcome to ABQ, the bar bringing Breaking Bad to Shoreditch

Everyone remembers the RV. Even if you’ve only watched the first episode with Walter White standing in a pair of unflattering white briefs as he pulls out a gun from his elastic waistband, you’ll remember...

Come on Barbie let’s work out! We try the new fitness class

I’m not sure if it’s meant to be ironic but reading the name of the class for the first time it dawns on me that Barbie can’t actually stretch. A by-product of her being made...
speed dating

Could a speed date change my life?

In an age of instant, online connections, what's happened to the classic speed date? We sent Thomas Macaulay to find out Technology has made us more connected than ever, but Britain is said to be...
women modelling

Model business launches to challenge treatment of women

A new modelling agency, launched two days before International Women’s Day, aims to challenge the treatment of women in the industry. With ten years of fashion experience between them, the founders of Linden Staub – Esther...
cinema

Pillow Cinema campaign to renovate Hackney theatre hits £10,000

The historic Castle Electric Theatre on Chatsworth Road in Clapton could once again become an active cultural hub, thanks to a campaign launched on the crowdfunding website Kickstarter, by the company behind the pop-up Pillow Cinema. The online fundraiser...

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Gangs exploiting children for drug deals

Gang members are using children to do drug deals because they will receive a lower punishment if caught, according to a Hackney Council report.