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The slow death of Soho: farewell to London’s sleazy heartland

For years, relentless gentrification has been squeezing the life out of the infamous district. The closure of Madame Jojo’s feels like the nail in its coffin Pete Clark The Guardian, … Continue reading

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Jose Mourinho revels in his ‘beautiful Chelsea’ after Champions League thrashing of Schalke

Portuguese coach says the happiness, flair and beauty his side are showing is something new for the club Looking good: Jose Mourinho has his Chelsea side playing with style and … Continue reading

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Private dancing at the Flying Scotsman definitively confirmed for after Christmas

Private dancing at the Flying Scotsman definitively confirmed for after Christmas. One fears for the delicate ecosystem of the Flying Scotsman lovingly preserved all these years, like a fly in … Continue reading

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Frenchman develops pills to make flatulence smell of roses

65-year-old inventor says he came up with his range of indigestion tablets after he was “nearly suffocated” by the smell of farts The 65-year-old artist and inventor says his pills … Continue reading

November 26, 2014 · Leave a comment

Pakistani family face deportation after their son is labelled a terrorist for carrying a cricket bat

A 22-year-old cricket player and his family face being thrown out of Belgium after he was identified as a terrorist for carrying a cricket bat on public transport Cricketer 22-year-old … Continue reading

November 26, 2014 · Leave a comment

Napoleon’s hair to be put in limited edition watches

Watches containing Napoleon’s hair will be sold by De Witt watchmakers for more than £6,000 each The founder of De Witt is a direct descendant of Jerome Napoleon, the youngest … Continue reading

November 26, 2014 · Leave a comment

Why are so many young men paying for sex?

With the stereotype that only lonely old men pay for sex no longer holding true, Gareth May talks to people involved in sex work to find out why young men … Continue reading

November 25, 2014 · Leave a comment

Even through the early decades of the present century, Britain retained an open diplomatic posture on behalf of unrestricted drug profiteering

Protecting the opium market Even through the early decades of the present century, Britain retained an open diplomatic posture on behalf of unrestricted drug profiteering. In 1911, an international conference … Continue reading

November 25, 2014 · Leave a comment

Madame Jojo’s, legendary Soho nightclub, forced to close

Council revokes central London venue’s license after violent incident, but supporters say desire to gentrify area behind move Hannah Ellis-Petersen The Guardian, Monday 24 November 2014 20.03 GMT Madame Jojo’s … Continue reading

November 24, 2014 · Leave a comment

Why Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec is much more than Google Doodle’s poster boy

On his 150th birthday, the subversive artist has been misremembered by Google as a man who just made posters for nightclubs Dangerous dancing … detail from Dance at the Moulin … Continue reading

November 24, 2014 · Leave a comment

Bohemia isn’t lost. It has just gone underground

David Hockney may lament the passing of bohemianism but it is a state of mind that is still alive, if harder to find Elizabeth Wilson The Guardian, Monday 24 November … Continue reading

November 24, 2014 · Leave a comment
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