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Everyone has a story. Here’s how Merium Bhuiyan turned her childhood passion for make-up into a business that mixes education, community work and confidence coaching.  Interview by Nicola Baird “I’m north London through and through. I’ve lived here all my life. I’m self-employed. I teach English and maths and I’m…
Everyone has a story. For the past few years, air pollution has stopped being London’s dirty secret. That’s in no small part due to the work of scientists at King’s College London such as Archway-based Andrew Grieve. Interview by Nicola Baird. Photos by Kimi Gill It’s more than 50 years…
Everyone has a story. Five courses and a cocktail are the supper club treat offered each month by passionate cook Roshni Shah, who loves to blend Indian and Middle Eastern flavours. And now she’s celebrating a year of her 8 Plates supper club. Interview by Nicola Baird. Photos by Kimi…
Everyone has a story. Paul Wood – by profession a web designer, by passion a dendrologist – doesn’t just love trees he’s also written a fascinating book about London’s Street Trees. Read on to find out which Islington trees he loves and even join him for an Islington Faces tree…
If you believe that good food is a key part of good health then meet gardener and chef, Mikhail Braunhofer, who runs the coffee and hot meal spot, Pop Coffee, by the Whittington Hospital. Interview by Nicola Baird It’s clear that Mikhail Braunhofer, who is just finishing his second winter running Pop…
Everyone has a story. Not a lot of people know that during World War Two Arsenal was used as an ARP centre and underneath the West Stand local residents had a safe shelter. That’s where Gladys Muchamore (nee Newman) and her family spent most nights during the war. Gladys’ family have always…
Everyone has a story. In May 2016 Elizabeth Jones, 88, and her volunteers celebrated sending out the 100th issue of Talking News Islington – an audio magazine for the visually impaired. As if that wasn’t impressive enough, she reckons that during her career running a general store near London Bridge she…
Everyone has a story. Multi-lingual extrovert Mathy Lisika-Minsende is a master of confidence boosting storytelling – she uses this and practical skills to help people unhappy in their jobs develop the courage to do something they really want. Nicola Baird finds out more Mathy Lisika-Minsende was living off Holloway Road…
Everyone has a story. Young entrepreneur Simon Wilson, 21, born and raised in Islington, is hoping to start a delivery service in the borough which will boost local businesses and make life sweeter for anyone with no time to go shop. Here he talks about how Islington has made him…
Carlos Torres: film maker & photographer Everyone has a story. Film maker Carlos Torres reckons living in Islington will give him the film making opportunities he needs to develop his career.  Interview by Nicola Baird. Spaniard Carlos Torres has been in the UK for three years but is happy to call Islington – and more specifically Archway – his home. Carlos is…
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