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Friday Sep 12 | Finextra Research news

Blockstock bitcoin festival gets ready to rock

A ten-day festival promoting the use of bitcoin kicks off with a round of drinks at the Old Shoreditch Station pub in London tonight. BlockStock is a ten-day festival of events, activities, special offers, seminars and exhibitions interconnected with everyday high street businesses such as shops, pubs, bars, restaurants and cafes.

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Related Topix: Bitcoin, Economics News, World News, Greater London County, England, Essex County, England, United Kingdom

Tue Sep 09, 2014

Guardian-series.co.uk

Residents unhappy with police presence following a shooting in Chigwell

A 36-year-old man from east London was shot in the shoulder outside Virgin Active Health Club in Abridge Road, Chigwell, shortly before 3.50pm on Sunday. The shooting was reported to have happened outside the club while a young children's party was being held opposite in Mooro's Restaurant.

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New Statesman

How the Square Mile could be an unexpected counter to our "Downton Abbey-style society"

Hot the heels of the Social Mobility and Child Poverty Commission study which concluded that the UK is "deeply elitist", the TUC's Frances O'Grady has added that we are becoming a "Downton Abbey-style society". These headline-grabbing comments make for depressing reading, but only tell part of the story.

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Guardian-series.co.uk

Residents unhappy with police presence following a shooting in Chigwell

A 36-year-old man from east London was shot in the shoulder outside Virgin Active Health Club in Abridge Road, Chigwell, shortly before 3.50pm on Sunday. The shooting was reported to have happened outside the club while a young children's party was being held opposite in Mooro's Restaurant.

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New Statesman

How the Square Mile could be an unexpected counter to our "Downton Abbey-style society"

Hot the heels of the Social Mobility and Child Poverty Commission study which concluded that the UK is "deeply elitist", the TUC's Frances O'Grady has added that we are becoming a "Downton Abbey-style society". These headline-grabbing comments make for depressing reading, but only tell part of the story.

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Related Topix: World News, United Kingdom, Greater London County, England, Essex County, England,

Mon Sep 08, 2014

Newsday

Right to Buy tenants 'forced out'

For developers, businesses and local authorities, regeneration can lead to big profits, but Inside Out London has discovered that for some homeowners, who bought under the Right to Buy scheme, it can lead to the loss of their homes. It means that leaseholders who bought their homes on these sites under the Right to Buy scheme are being hit with Compulsory Purchase Orders and forced to move out.

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Related Topix: Greater London County, England, Essex County, England, World News, United Kingdom, Home, Mortgage, Personal Finance

Sat Sep 06, 2014

BroadwayWorld.com

BWW Reviews: Little Revolution, Almeida Theatre, September 3rd 2014

Alecky Bythe's Little Revolution is a new verbatim play, in the same vein of documentary theatremaking as London Road, with which Blythe had such success at the National Theatre. In August 2011, Blythe took her dictaphone to the streets of Hackney, where people were gathering.

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Fri Sep 05, 2014

Ham and High

Education chiefs hail "marvellous achievement" as Sats results improve across the board

Primary school pupils in Camden and Westminster climbed to the summit of the Sats league table in central London this year, while standards also rose in Haringey and Barnet. Results released this week for Key Stage 2 tests taken by 11-year-olds in May - commonly known as Sats - showed improvements in all four boroughs compared with last year.

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Thu Sep 04, 2014

The Independent

The 'Tumbleweeders': UK's home under-occupation uncovered

Alex Johnson has been part of The Independent's online team since 2007. He has been writing about microarchitecture on his internationally-acclaimed Shedworking blog since 2006 and is the author of Shedworking: The Alternative Workplace Revolution.

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Related Topix: Home Listing, Home, Monmouthshire County, Wales, United Kingdom, World News, Greater London County, England, Essex County, England,

New Statesman

The London problem: has the capital become too dominant?

No escape from Mammon? London is increasing in power as a money magnet but we are not planning for more people with better quality of life. Image: Cityscape Digital The referendum on Scottish independence is, at heart, not a vote about Scotland.

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Wed Sep 03, 2014

Guardian-series.co.uk

Casualty actor pens book for bully victims

A television actor from Walthamstow who was subjected to years of racially-motivated bullying has penned a children's book based upon his personal experiences.

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Tue Sep 02, 2014

Londonist

Things To Do In London: Wednesday 3 September 2014

If you've not already done so, you can subscribe to these daily listings and have them delivered to your inbox at 7pm each evening, so you have enough time to plan for the day ahead.

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Newham Recorder

Missing teen has Stratford link

At the time of her disappearance she was wearing denim shorts, a short leather jacket, black tights and white Nike trainers.

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Thu Aug 28, 2014

Londonist

Scalarama Takes Over 300 Cinemas This September

The fondly-remembered fleapit, Scala cinema in King's Cross, may have died and been reincarnated as a nightclub , but the film club's kaleidoscopic and outrA© spirit lives on today with Scalarama.

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Tue Aug 26, 2014

Islington Gazette

Super-rich properties will kill Tech City say Shoreditch entrepreneurs

A "ghetto of super-rich and overseas investors" will be created if an 800million plan for 1,500 flats goes ahead, according to a Tech City petition.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Inventions, Greater London County, England, United Kingdom

Mon Aug 25, 2014

BroadwayWorld.com

Ronni Ancona, Melanie Ash, Alecky Blythe and More Star in LITTLE...

This is Alecky's first new London production after the success of London Road The cast will include Ronni Ancona, Melanie Ash, Alecky Blythe, Bayo Gbadamosi, Lloyd Hutchinson , Rez Kempton, Barry McCarthy, Lucian Msamati , Clare Perkins , Michael Shaeffer , Imogen Stubbs and Rufus Wright .

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Londonist

Things To Do In London: Tuesday 26 August 2014

If you've not already done so, you can subscribe to these daily listings and have them delivered to your inbox at 7pm each evening, so you have enough time to plan for the day ahead.

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Sun Aug 24, 2014

ITV

Poorer areas hit by bigger spending cuts, Labour claims

Hard-up parts of England have been hit by spending cuts 16 times greater than the most affluent areas since the Coalition took power, Labour has claimed.

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Sat Aug 23, 2014

The Independent

Little libraries aim to make a big, big difference

As councils cut funding to mainstream institutions, a not-for-profit organisation is setting up loan schemes in homes, gardens and cafA©s At a time when library closures are making the headlines, the idea of opening 100 new ones within a year may seem a little fanciful.

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Related Topix: Libraries, World News, United Kingdom, Greater London County, England, Essex County, England, Worcestershire County, England

Fri Aug 22, 2014

The New Zealand Herald

Fletcher boss has impressive pedigree

A Melbourne engineer with some of London's biggest commercial and residential building projects under his belt is Fletcher Building's new housing boss, charged with ramping up annual residential building output five-fold.

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