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Manorfield School scoops tasty award

Manorfield School edible garden launch with mayor John Biggs,  7th July 2017

PUPILS AT Manorfield primary school in Tower Hamlets launched their edible playground last week. No – they’re not down on their knees gnawing at the tarmac. The pupils are growing fruit and veg – and scoffing it when it’s ready for ...

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City Farm tackles eco-questions

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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

Photo reproduced with kind permission of the British Growers Association. Copyright British Growers.

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!

Aklakur Rahman and Ruhul Amin, cooking up a storm

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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