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One Hyde Park

“At nights the centre becomes a ghost town, punctuated by enclaves of life where tourists congregate in restaurants and bars near historic museums, galleries and theatres. Elsewhere local businesses and residents are long gone”

Dissociates – Kick and Shove (video)

So as we all know, because I mention it every six weeks or so, and because it’s on the submissions page which everyone obviously reads before adding my email address to their mailing lists, I don’t do press releases or puff pieces. What I do, or what I used to do before I ran out […]

Fascists thrashed in Harrow

I didn’t catch this story unfolding on Friday night, but I did spot it on TV in a pub in London yesterday and what little I managed to gather looked positively heartwarming. Turns out those impressions were correct – the, uh, collective might of the fascist English Defence League was broken in Harrow, mainly thanks […]

Form 696: “Live music is now a threat to the prevention of terrorism”

Via No Rock ‘n Roll Fun, this Guardian CiF article by Sunny Hundal discusses the racial profiling inherent in new policeĀ  powers under Form 696: I was, until recently, a regular at a monthly club night before the police suddenly started strictly enforcing ID checks. This wasn’t merely to ensure I was above the required […]