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More than 20,000 older people can renew their free travel card during the next two months.

13:08
Finsbury Leisure Centre

An ambitious multi-million plan to redevelop a leisure centre is moving ahead - despite the fears of more than 1,000 residents.

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Nana Fatimah Ogunfemi who came up with the idea for the app Kinship to help families keep in touch (photo: Arnaud Stephenson)

A Tech City businesswoman has called out for investors to give more support to start-up founders going it alone.

(L-R) Owner Parveen Dhanda, Teresa Girao & Kuldip Shah from Stubble and Strife (photo: Arnaud Stephenson)

An Old Street pop-up is harnessing Tech City’s love of facial hair in an attempt to revive the age-old traditions behind shaving.

Planned engineering work could affect your journey this weekend.

There is a relatively minor programme of planned closures on the Tube and Overground network this weekend - but they could still affect your journey. Read on for the lowdown.

Yesterday, 17:00
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Join the London Social Media café for their October networking event tomorrow.

Yesterday, 16:27
Inside HMP Holloway in 1970 Pic: English heritage

The brutal and politically significant history of HMP Holloway is the subject of a TV programme which airs tonight.

Sport

Yesterday, 12:01

In our weekly Arsenal fan column, Layth Yousif looks back at the end of the Invincibles and Arsenal’s new artistic movement.

Yesterday, 11:50
Islington BC pair Scott Smart (left) and Sherif Musah

Islington BC duo Sherif Musah and Scott Smart are just one step away from becoming national champions after their impressive victories last weekend.

Yesterday, 08:30
The jubilant Highgate Harriers squad

Highgate Harriers swept the board with a devastating display at the North of Thames cross-country championships in Kingsbury on Saturday.

Wed, 15:54
Foxham Park FC

Player-manager Joe Gaminara scored twice as Foxham Park stormed into the next round of the Islington Gazette Cup with a 6-1 victory over MQ United.

Wed, 15:53
Highbury Grove's girls' table tennis team (left to right): Juliana Nguyen, Faith Eyoma, Zuzanna Marciniak, Alfrida Peposhi.

Highbury Grove School’s Under-13 girls’ team held their nerve to win the borough schools’ tournament in a gripping climax against Holloway.

Wed, 15:41
Old Streetonians' try-scorer Rich Hadfield. Pic: Paolo Minoli

Old Streetonians endured a frustrating weekend after a creditable 24-10 defeat at table-topping Belsize Park that could – and should – have been so much more.

Wed, 15:40
Riviera celebrate a goal against Athletico Angels. Pic: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO

Baba Amando scored twice as London Meteors ended Clapton Rangers’ unbeaten record with a 4-1 triumph in their Hackney & Leyton League Premier Division clash.

Entertainment

Yesterday, 06:10

Disgraced MP Chris Huhne, a female-to-male transsexual, a white Muslim convert and reality TV star Rylan Clark are among the subjects of a new set of portraits by Grayson Perry exploring the nature of identity.

Wed, 14:43
The wonderful interior of Bourne and Hollingsworth

Anyone who’s been to one of the elegant yet raucous Blitz or Prohibition parties will know that Bourne and Hollingsworth, a new restaurant from the same team, is likely to be a stylish, aesthetically pleasing evening if nothing else.

Inside United Ramen - Kris Piotrowski

United Ramen is the latest pioneer championing an increasingly popular Japanese dish which outsells sushi in Tokyo, and has taken New York by storm.

Thursday, October 23, 2014
The Bayou, in Camden Town

There’s a whole lot of burgers and southern style ribs and chicken being chowed down in London these days, but on the way to Bayou in Camden Town it crossed my mind that this is the first Creole-themed eatery in the capital.

Thursday, October 23, 2014
Unidentified Item in the Bagging Area at the Old Red Lion Theatre. Jenny Ogilvie (Victoria) and Edward Wolstenholme (Gareth). Picture: Matt Howey Nunn

The opening moments of this play grab the attention by boldly staging what would normally be a very private occasion and then making a joke of it. Taken by surprise, the audience is soon rocking with laughter.

Thursday, October 23, 2014
Natalie Mendoza as Imelda Marcos with cast including Dean John-Wilson as Ninoy Aquino

With an Evita revival running in the West End, there seems a trend for musicals about despotic, spendthrift self-styled women-of-the-people who married international leaders.

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Wed, 17:16

It’s a fact of life that you can never have enough shoes. The opportunity to increase the size of your collection is especially tantalising when a free pair is on the cards.

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