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December 3 2014

From| Wed Dec 3 2014, 05:55:04

Depression and anxiety are issues that affect everybody at some point in their lives, to varying degrees. Speaking from my own experience, they are often debilitating and, at best, inhibiting in many facets of life - in particular the nightlife industry; clubs, parties, after-parties - the social events that form the foundation of the business [...]

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December 2 2014

From| Tue Dec 2 2014, 04:16:54

Rebecca Cobb is a Cornwall-based illustrator and author whose work has been twice shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway medal, most recently for Paper Dolls, a collaboration with Julia ' The Gruffalo' Donaldson. I spoke to her about the benefits of words v pictures, her blissful work-from-home lifestyle and how to break into children's book illustration. When [...]

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From| Tue Dec 2 2014, 04:07:37

BHOPAL: India's central government and the state government of Madhya Pradesh are in denial over the scale of the tragedy that occurred 30 years ago (right) when at least 5,000 people died here in a devastating Union Carbide gas leak that has caused continuing ill health for some 500,000. Neither government has even begun to deal [...]

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December 1 2014

From| Mon Dec 1 2014, 09:35:34

Last week I had the opportunity to interview Röyksopp ahead of a special DJ set they were due to play at Plastic People in east London. With their 'final' album recently released and a whole host of interesting opinions and ideas to discuss, it made for a riveting conversation... So The Inevitable End is your last [...]

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November 30 2014

From| Sun Nov 30 2014, 05:39:49

A few years back, we starred in a Sky series " A Different Breed", which explored the lives of a chosen pack of dogs and their owners. One of the episode's centred around an automated dog wash in North London. Situated in an out house, in the car park of The Spaniards Inn, it was an eccentric [...]

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From| Sun Nov 30 2014, 05:35:09

A couple of weeks I visited the Club To Club festival in Turin, Italy. What separates the event from others in Italy is its focus on the more experimental, avant-garde side of electronica, giving support to many of Italy's artists while also brining in international heavyweights. In the first of a series of interviews conducted [...]

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November 29 2014

From| Sat Nov 29 2014, 17:08:42

It would be tempting, as autumn slips into winter, to do a tidy up of the plot, a bit of digging of beds, and then leave it until spring. In London, the last two weeks have changed Plot 35a significantly, again. In the first week of November, when I spent a week doing my autumn [...]

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