PUBLISHED: 20:41 11 October 2018 | UPDATED: 20:41 11 October 2018 Emma Bartholomew The old Gazette office in Kingsland Road. Picture: Emma Bartholomew Emma Bartholomew It’s 60 years since the Gazette moved its staff – and its printing presses – into a newly built premises in Kingsland Road. Today, it’s the HQ for Christian group Congress Global Breakthrough Network. From what is now the paper’s Newington Green office, Emma Bartholomew looks back Andrew Holligan's picture of the Gazette offices in the 80s, which he took using a camera from the 50s - the decade the building was built“Passers by would be heard to exclaim: ‘My! That is coming along nicely’,” reported the Gazette in a special four-page supplement celebrating its new premises in Kingsland Road.The steel and concrete 2,000 sq ft building at the corner of Dunston Street – which still stands to this day – had been under construction … [Read more...] about This week 60 years ago: Hackney Gazette moves into new Kingsland Road office with printing press that ‘purrs like Niagara Falls’
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We could only be intrigued by the idea of a British secretary of state, ‘visiting the border’ earlier this week. As if it were the Eiffel Tower or Niagara Falls. And said secretary of state David Davis spent two hours there, so that he could better understand it. What a breathtaking concept! If Davis can get his head around the complexities of the border, which has divided this island for 97 years, he’s much smarter than we thought. Please Subscribe or Log in to continue reading Please Subscribe or Log in to continue reading Subscribe Login Independent journalism every day With digital access you can read The Business Post whenever, wherever, and however you want. Unlimited access to all sections of The Business Post on desktop, tablet and mobile. Breaking news, comment and analysis from the best Business Post writers seven days a week. Live blogs of major news events Videos and podcasts from some of the industry's most respected journalists such as Tom … [Read more...] about Brexit vision no clearer after Davis border viewing
People call Toronto the New York of Canada. You can see why: there’s that high-rise skyline, a grid system of roads, a pleasant diversity of neighbourhoods and a thriving restaurant scene. Here, however, getting a table at the most desirable restaurants doesn’t involve queuing. Hipsters congregate on just one manageable road: Queen Street West (take that, Brooklyn). But still. There is the pull of the Big Apple, the showcase city in New York State, the outer reaches of which on a clear day are visible from the top of Toronto’s CN Tower. New York City itself is 500 miles away, and a journey between the two cities offered the prospect of much to see, from the watery rush of Niagara Falls to the calm of the Catskills. Ideally I would have driven all the way, but hire-car restrictions mean that crossing the border is unfeasibly expensive. I decided instead to get the train from Toronto to Niagara, then cross into the US via an established transfer service to Buffalo … [Read more...] about Toronto to New York, a cross-country road trip caught between skyscrapers
While you're at it: Lake Ontario's winelands, nestled between Toronto and Niagara Falls, make for a great day trip from the big city (winecountryontario.ca). Do it: cabottrail.travel 13. Take off HeliSkiing in British Columbia Are you bored of run-of-the-mill ski lifts and blue slopes? Craving a little more excitement on your skis? Well, throw a helicopter into the mix, and adventure is all but guaranteed. On this jaunt, a chopper will drop you into the stunning mountain wilderness of British Columbia for an off-piste experience you'll never forget. The terrain is huge, and the log cabins you'll sleep in are utterly adorable. - NB While you're at it: Practise your Torvill and Dean moves at the Olympic Plaza in Whistler (whistler.com), which opens as an ice rink in the winter. Do it: Scott Dunn (scottdunn.com) has an eight-night luxury, bespoke Ski Canada Adventure itinerary from €8,100pps B&B, including flights and transfers. 14. Skate on the Canal in Ottawa The 202km-long … [Read more...] about The Canadian Bucket List: 30 things to do in Canada before you die!
ONLY six months ago Theresa May seemed all-powerful. Yet the snap election that was supposed to deliver a landslide for the Conservatives instead took away their majority, and with it every shred of the prime minister’s authority. The minority government is paralysed: it lacks the numbers to get anything meaningful through Parliament; the cabinet is unable to agree on anything, or to disguise the fact; and the party is terrified of ousting its feeble leader, lest the subsequent civil war let in the newly rampant Labour Party. Zombie governments like Mrs May’s can stagger on for a long time. John Major spent most of his six years in office in the 1990s fighting assassination attempts by his own backbenchers, yet the ship of state chugged on. The difference today is that Britain is steaming towards the Niagara Falls of Brexit. If Mrs May does not take charge, Britain will plunge over without a deal in March 2019. She should start by replacing her mutinous, incompetent cabinet … [Read more...] about Theresa May should clear out her cabinet