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City Farm tackles eco-questions

Stepney City Farm is hosting a day of creative, informative, practical and exploratory workshops about community food and food politics on 31st July which features talks on two key eco issues of the day. The day is a collaboration between ...

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Onion shortage could see prices soar

Last year’s sweltering heatwave in mainland Europe has combined with the UK’s heavy rainfall to reduce this year’s onion crop by at least 10%. As a result, industry analysts fear that wholesale prices may rise by over 50%. The largest ...

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Sup your soup for Syria

South London’s Borough Market may seem a long way to go for a bowl of soup, but it’s easier to get there than you may think. You can get to London Bridge Tube Station via the Jubilee Line (from Canary ...

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The view from the Plateau

There’s a restaurant up at Canary Wharf called The Plateau. It houses a bar/grill and a more formal restauarant and has a couple of terraces and, it tells us, splendid views of Canary Wharf – you could almost imagine you ...

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Foul shop-keeper puts public health at risk

Cllr Ayas Miah, Cabinet Member for Environment, took the opportunity to set out the Tower Hamlets Administration’s policy on food safety this month, saying: “The council take breaches of food safety very seriously.” The opportunity arose because the Council announced ...

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Send in the cooks!

A cooking session for young people with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) held in early December was such a success that a further session is to take place in January. At the first session, a group of people who ...

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Chicken shop owner shamed in court

What’s in a name? It was an empty promise in the case of the Fab Fried Chicken shop of Whitechapel – which is why company director Mohammed Abdul Basit, aged 51, of Woodyates Road, Lewisham was fined £1,000 for hygiene ...

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Tower Hamlets Food Growing Network Autumn Gathering

The Network is holding its Autumn Gathering on Tuesday, 10th November at St Matthias Community Centre on Poplar High Street. The seasonal celebration of local food offers talks, workshops, stalls and a visit to a community garden. There will also ...

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