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Royal wedding fever hits Notting Hill

April 28, 2011

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Less than 24 hours to go before the wedding that‘s being billed as the biggest royal event in 30 years. To be honest I’m not that fussed about it but am loving the way everyone is wholeheartedly jumping on the bandwagon. Notting Hill today is a sea of red, white and blue. I thought I’d share with […]

Vanessa Feltz wins a Sony

May 11, 2009

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Vanessa Feltz hosts the best radio show in London. I’ve always known it and tonight it’s been confirmed at the Sony Radio Academy Awards. The Robert Elms Show, also on BBC London 94.9, is a close  contender among my personal favourites but I’m really glad Vanessa has won as there are few other shows that […]

An open invitation – journalism’s new futures

May 11, 2009

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For the past year and a half I’ve been running a (more or less) monthly session where I gather together hot young talent working at the top levels of British journalism. The sessions are made up of journalists, producers and editors working in print, radio, television and online. The ‘gatherings’ have ground to a halt after […]

The London review of bookshops

April 30, 2009

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Where do you go when you’ve got a few hours to kill, when you’re fed up of being in your own house but it’s not quite the occasion to head down to the pub? I’m beginning to gain a penchant for chilling out at bookstores. They’re the perfect place to peruse the latest novels or […]

Greenwich by boat

April 22, 2009

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Pop down to the Millenium Pier and use your Oyster card to get a discount on one of the boat services that’ll take you on a scenic route eastwards on Thames. It takes less than half an hour to get to Greenwich and it’s so much more fun than the tube. Once you’re there I’d […]

Secret London – sun seeking heaven

April 16, 2009

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Where in Central London, can you get a great riverside view without being stuck in some poncy bar or restaurant? On the third floor gardens at the National Theatre, that’s where. What a random find! I’d love to go back when the weather is even hotter to watch a beautiful sunset, or even a sunrise.

London Buddhist Centre

April 16, 2009

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I had a great session yesterday morning at the London Buddhist Centre in Bethnal Green. My visits to the centre tend be quite infrequent. Stupidly I treat meditation a bit like going to the dentist; I wait until things get really really bad before scheduling an appointment rather than going for regular visits. Yesterday was probably the first time in […]