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The power of bread: brunch at the Roasthouse in Poplar Union

The power of bread: brunch at the Roasthouse in Poplar Union

Featured, Food
The beautiful reality of ‘Just Bread’: baking workshops and a small cafe bakery chain with a conscience enabling refugee women in London to support themselves.   The sunlight gleams through the thick glass of the large windows, when I step in the Roasthouse in Poplar Union. It is just a few minutes away from the City, in London, but it seems far from the chaotic agglomeration of lights, voices and steps characteristic of Canary Wharf. The chitchat of the people sat at the tables blends with the humble noise of the coffee machine. The kitchen is open, so that everyone can see the food getting prepared. Two women move resolutely around the kitchen tools, mixing puffy dough in metallic pans. Nawal (not her real name), overlooks, with a friendly smile and a firm voice. She p
The Dangers Of Chemsex Addicton: The Horrific Effects On Mental And Physical Health

The Dangers Of Chemsex Addicton: The Horrific Effects On Mental And Physical Health

Health & Fitness
Chemsex addiction is becoming a serious problem. It is the reason for the deaths of many young men, as found by official reports in the London area. Chemsex drug use and it's real life horror stories are being given much-needed exposure in the upcoming film release Chemsex. But it all comes down to one thing...what effects are these drugs having on men's mental and physical health? Words: Gemma Smith, Subeditor: Isabella Sullivan An increasing number of gay male Londoners are relying on specific drugs (chems) to give them more confidence in the bedroom. This is having some serious mental effects, as well as leading to physical health issues and ultimately, death. Yet many are unaware of the issues and toxicology reports released this year have shown an overdose of a liquid narcotic,
Has David Cameron Alienated The South Asian Community?

Has David Cameron Alienated The South Asian Community?

News, UK
It has been four years since David Cameron made a speech in Munich that “multiculturalism has failed in Britain”. Inevitably, this statement was met with huge criticism. Many people’s sentiments were hurt. But what cannot be ignored is that there are growing problems within the community. Words: Izza Hina, Subeditor: Mariya Savova Honour killing, gang rape and jihadi brides. These are just a few of the problems which are predominantly being faced by South Asians. Over the past few years there has been a growing number of such cases in the UK. It seems that these issues are not being addressed properly, which is why more severe and extreme cases come to light. According to recent figures more than 11,000 cases of honour crime alone were recorded by UK police forces between 2010 and 2014.

Living in London vs commuting to the capital

Generation Rent
London is the third most expensive city in the world - and this doesn't look set to change with the average Londoner now paying £1,500 per month. With Harry Potter style cupboards and tents in living rooms going for £500 per month, it seems that no asking price is too much these days. But, what if there's a way out? Words: Eireann Beardon, Grace Faulkner and Shannon Cowley People travel from all around the country to work in the city, and others even jump on a plane to cut costs. No measure seems too drastic to avoid getting stuck in generation rent. So, is it worth giving up your time and saving money to get out of the trap? We've compared the prices of a one and a half hour commute from up north to the monthly rent in one of the most popular cities in the world- and the results are s
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