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Hackney housing prices have risen by 596% since 1995 - the highest percentage increase in all 32 London boroughs.

The average property in the borough is now a whopping £526,000 - 19 years ago it was £76,000.



The Club Hotel and Spa, Jersey.
Green Street, St Helier.

Rue des Trois Pigeons, read the street sign high on the side of a pastel building - though my brogues were firmly planted on British soil.



★ Flavour Spy | Alwyne Castle

Alwyne, I believe, comes from the story of a warring Saxon baron famed throughout the ancient fiefdom of Aisling. While his name has faded from history, the legend of a warrior titan victorious in every battle, endures.


West Ham v Southampton
Kick off: Saturday, 3pm
Odds: West Ham: 9/5; Southampton: 7/4; Draw: 5/2
History of meetings: West Ham won - 72; Southampton won - 45; Draw - 45

It's been five games since the Hammers have lost against the Saints but Saturday's fixture promises to be tough for the east Londoners.


Closures on the Jubilee line, Overground and Metropolitan lines will cause problems for those looking to travel over the weekend.

On both Saturday and Sunday the Jubilee service will not be running from Waterloo to Stanmore due to tunneling work at Bond Street station.

Review: Boomtown Festival, Winchester

By Rachel Bishop on August 28, 2014 5:37 PM |


I have never been to something quite so insane and visually spectacular than Boomtown.

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Overall crime is down in Tower Hamlets, yet reported rapes have increased.

Between June 2013 and June 2014, 33 more rapes were reported compared to the same period the previous year.



Secret Cinema, Back To The Future
Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, Stratford

I stood alone on the platform at Canary Wharf, protected from the brooding skies by curves of glass and silver.


Paul Smith will be the latest brand to hit Canary Wharf's shopping scene this autumn.


British Transport Police have released images of a man they want to speak to after a teenage girl, travelling with her mother, was sexually assaulted on a Jubilee line train.

The incident happened on a busy service between Canary Wharf and North Greenwich at 6pm on Monday, June 9.

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