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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

Your guide to Paradise Papers: Why you should care

Business, Featured, News, UK, World
The world’s second largest data leak brings out the worst in offshore finances. This time its individuals and companies much closer to daily life… The Paradise Papers are a huge leak of financial documents that shed light on the top end of world’s offshore finance culture. These papers refer to a leak of 13.4m files. About 6.8m relate to a law firm and corporate services provider called ‘Appleby’, that operated in over 10 jurisdictions. The “fiduciary” arm of the business was the subject of a management buyout last year and it is now called Estera. Paradise papers cover the period from 1950 to 2016. Further, there are also details from 19 corporate registries maintained by governments in secrecy jurisdictions – Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, the Bahamas, Barbados, Bermuda, the Cayman I