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Everyone has a story. In February everyone’s thoughts turn to love… but for best-selling novelist Heidi Rice, every day has romantic power. Enjoy a special Valentine’s Day Q&A with the author of ‘Bedding Bad Boys’, ‘The Mile High Club’ and ‘So Now You’re Back’. Interview by Nicola Baird Long time Highbury…
Everyone has a story. Have you seen the little tuk tuk tucked into the corner of Christchurch Vicarage by Church Path on Highbury Fields? If not you have a treat in store – The Daily Grind’s artisan coffee made by former Highbury Grove student Jack Tomkins. Interview by Nicola Baird…
Everyone has a story. Charlie Perdios, joint owner of Anthony Pepe in Highbury, explains how his passion for Arsenal led to him becoming… an estate agent. Interview by Nicola Baird “My business partner – Ari Theodorou – and I knew Highbury well. It felt like coming home opening our office…
Everyone has a story. Charles Baron is having lunch at the Highbury Barn pub – nothing remarkable about that, except he was born on 6 May 1920 to Jewish refugees from the Russian pogroms – 95 years ago. So what are his memories of pre-World War Two Islington and life in…
Simon Moore: architect turned Highbury Arts Club boss Everyone has a story. Architect Simon Moore spent most of his working life designing and building huge modern buildings – from the Eden Project in Cornwall to underground tube stations – until his dream to run a neighbourhood restaurant where people meet up for tasty plates of food could no…
Paul Matz: founder Arsenal Independent Supporters’ Association Everyone has a story. Arsenal Independent Supporters’ Association, set up in 2000, represents passionate Arsenal fans who want to be sure that their club is the best it can be. With 10,000 members it’s a powerful voice that has turned its attention this March on getting Arsenal to adopt the London…
Subhash & Urvashi Patel: from Five Boys Natural Health Store Everyone has a story. Five Boys – the Natural Health Store – at Highbury Barn has a vast range of household, healing and healthy products. Years ago it was a garment making factory – but for the past 25 years it’s been a place you can find saffron, black treacle and pink peppercorns,…
Danny Michelson: La Fromagerie owner Everyone on Islington Faces Blog has a story.  In November 2014 specialist cheese shop La Fromagerie will have traded at Highbury Barn for 22 years. Owner Danny Michelson talks about life, cheese and campaigning.  Illustrations by Year 7 Highbury Fields School students. Interview by Nicola Baird Londoner Danny Michelson, 70, truly is Highbury Barn’s big cheese. It’s…
Tony Bedwell: Highbury Barn pub manager Everyone on Islington Faces Blog has a story.  He doesn’t drink or smoke but from about 7am, often until very late, Highbury Barn’s pub manager Tony Bedwell can be found at the pub – making him the perfect person to ask what’s behind that scaffolding? What’s cooking? And how much has the pub…
Simon Dolin: hair salon owner Everyone on Islington Faces Blog has a story. Normally at the hairdressers it’s the client who chats, but this time Simon– who runs Barnaby’s in Highbury Barn – lets me interview him while he cuts my hair. Half an hour later he makes the last snip, then picking up a mirror to let…