Public Speaking: Suzanne Tugwell, Osteopath

How suffering a major motorbike accident set one north Londoner’s life on an amazing path

19 May 2014

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In Pictures: Blustons

Exclusive new shots by local photographer Tom Storr of Kentish Town’s most iconic Grade II-listed shop and its owner Michael Albert

21 Oct 2013

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Life Tips: Kathy, 66, dry-cleaner

‘You might have a customer for two or three years, and then one day they come in and say, “Can I pay you the day after?” and you never see them again.’

22 Aug 2013

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Life Tips: Gary McKinnon, 46, Hacker

We know Gary McKinnon and his partner Lucy pretty well so first, let me declare an interest. But we simply couldn’t ignore the monumental blocking yesterday of this north Londoner’s extradition without some kind of mention. I interviewed Gary a while back for The Observer Magazine’s This Much I Know

17 Oct 2012

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Life Tips #23: Léonie Scott-Matthews, Founder, Pentameters Theatre

1. Pay your rent. Everything else will come to you. 2. My core philosophy is something I call ‘spirit of place’: that is, to live and work in the same area at something you’re passionate about and for yourself. If possible, there shouldn’t be a division between work and leisure;

04 Sep 2012

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Life Tips Special: Green Your Gaff with Jon Cowdrill

Last month we talked about turning off your appliances. Today? I want you to insulate your gaff. I know I sound like a right nag but I can’t stress the importance of insulation. And it’s even more important as we come into autumn and then winter. Most housing, particularly the

28 Aug 2012

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Life Tips #22: Paul Langley, Cramer’s Butcher, York Way

‘At Christmas time I’d have my head stuck in all the guts. Sometimes even in the gut bin upside down, legs poking out’

14 Aug 2012

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Life Tips Special: Robbie, NLP Coach

1. Don’t be a hypocrite. As a Neuro-Linguistic Programming coach, I have to practice what I teach in my own life. I took up tai chi because I didn’t feel I was healthy just working in business, so I did something about it. And it was actually my teacher who

31 Jul 2012

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Life Tips Special: Green Your Gaff with Jon Cowdrill

In today’s column, let’s consider gadgets and appliances. Reducing our carbon emissions in NW5 and beyond can only be achieved by reducing our energy demand and increasing the proportion supplied by renewable sources. Demand reduction will play a larger part than renewables, but it’s often overlooked. It might not capture

24 Jul 2012

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Life Tips #21: Nuno Lobo, The Wine Cellar, Kentish Town Road

1. The oldest alliance in the world is between the English and the Portuguese. It’s been there for 700 years. We have different qualities – English people are more cold and the Portuguese warmer – but it doesn’t make any difference to our friendship. 2. Treat your customers as family.

17 Jul 2012

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