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Life Tips

Life Tips

Public Speaking: Suzanne Tugwell, Osteopath

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

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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

Community

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.’

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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’

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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 …

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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 …

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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 – …

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