Day: October 13, 2014

I want to live in… West Norwood

I want to live in… West Norwood

When I think of North London the names Highgate, Camden and Belsize Park trickle through my mind like a babbling brook. When I think of South London the names Catford, Brockley and West Norwood feel like a conker slapping against my cranium on a blustery November morning. But it doesn’t ...

Septembers – Review

By Andy Irwin Septembers - the debut novel from Birmingham-born writer Christopher Prendergast - charts the experiences of Matt, a young history teacher, through an on-off relationship and unstable career in Sheffield and Birmingham via episodes in the life of Franz von Papen (vice-Chancellor of Germany in the early 1930s). ...

50% increase in hen and stag do spend

By Steve Taggart The days of a quick pint down the local with close friends and family the night before your biggest day of your life, are long gone. These days a stag or hen do is a huge event and it is getting pricier every year. Expect an empty wallet ...

Tankus the Henge at Borderline

By Harry Bedford, Music Editor Since the late 1970s, as the punk era took hold and music became a political weapon, rock music became very much about realism with musicians focussing on the ups and downs of everyday life. But back in the late 1960s things were slightly different. There ...

Regulating Corporate Capitalism: Jean Tirole

By Jack Peat, Editor of The London Economic  There are very few big industries in existence today that are not overrun by big companies. Take a minute to count how many rail operators there are in the UK or mobile phone companies, banks or electricity firms and you’ll struggle to ...

Mental health is an issue we should never forget

By Gregory Taylor Reports of the Ebola outbreak have been rife of late. Some 8,399 probable or suspected cases have been confirmed by The World Heath Organisation (WHO) causing a media frenzy around the outbreak, a frenzy that perhaps clouded Friday's Mental Health Day that shines the spotlight on a suspected 450 million people worldwide ...

Why Big Sam has finally got it right

Sport News 24/7 By Philip Benton @paolobento Sam Allardyce is not a bad football manager, he never has been. A quick glance at his CV and it’s no coincidence that his former clubs have fallen from grace since his departure, just ask any Bolton or Blackburn supporter. Which is why the two ...