PUBLISHED: 09:12 29 March 2019 | UPDATED: 09:12 29 March 2019 Emma Bartholomew Syd's coffee stand in the 1950s Tothill Family Emma Bartholomew hears how Syd’s coffee stall was deemed so important during World War Two that a top-secret RAF mission was disrupted to bring Syd back to Hackney to run it. His daughter looks back as they celebrate 100 years of trading Syd's coffee stand in the 1940s“Oh, yeah, a cup of froth for four quid. How ridiculous,” Jane Tothill remarks scathingly.“We just sell regular instant coffee because otherwise it’s not English and it’s not genuine old-fashioned. We don’t even mention the espressos and macchiatos or whatever they are. That doesn’t come into our language.” Jane makes her horror at today’s trendy coffee shops quite clear. While coffee shops are flying up 10 to the dozen nowadays in Hackney, and flogging the likes of flat whites and cold brews, Jane is proud … [Read more...] about How Syd’s coffee stall has stood in the same spot in Shoreditch for 100 years
Everyone say sausage keep it going
Opinion Sausage rolls - they have their own unique place in Norwich City AGM folklore. Picture: Archant Archant It’s annual general meeting time but what will we learn from 2018’s effort? Norwich City correspondent MICHAEL BAILEY wonders aloud… Sporting director Stuart Webber will still have plenty of Norwich City questions to answer - but surely this year they will come with a significant degree of optimism? Picture: Denise Bradley1 – Taking Norfolk’s optimism temperature It has taken years of work to get the Norwich City annual general meeting to where it is now – something that for some, generally sends a shudder down the spine.Not many clubs do it the way the Canaries do – the official business, followed by an open question and answer session that has both helped build careers and reputations, and torn them down. Quite clearly, Glenn Roeder’s was never the same again.I remember asking Jez Moxey two years ago – … [Read more...] about Michael Bailey: Sales, signings, sausage rolls and Stone – six things we might learn from Canaries’ AGM
SO, the six Grenfell Tower skanks have been released from custody by the Metropolitan Police. These are the South Londoners who thought burning a cardboard effigy of Grenfell Tower in their back garden was a hoot. The tower even had screaming victims drawn in the windows. Most normal people would think this a foul thing to do and not remotely funny. But what happened next wasn’t funny, either. The coppers got themselves involved, clearly untaxed by the low level of crime in the city, especially knife crime. They arrested the six men. And here’s the point — an important point and a rather scary point. They arrested them without knowing what crime had been committed. In other words, for effectively no reason. They arrested them THEN tried to think what they could charge them with. That is a very dangerous precedent indeed and, to my mind, a perversion of the law. So serious a perversion that I think it demands the resignation of Cressida Dick, the Metropolitan … [Read more...] about Grenfell effigy joke wasn’t funny — but making it a crime for the thought police sets a dangerous precedent
Lori Yearwood, The Washington Post Published 2:32 pm PDT, Saturday, October 27, 2018 Lori Yearwood, 53, in Salt Lake City. Yearwood wrote a first person piece about her two years in homelessness, her experience climbing out and her current period of transition. Lori Yearwood, 53, in Salt Lake City. Yearwood wrote a first person piece about her two years in homelessness, her experience climbing out and her current period of transition. Photo: Photo For The Washington Post By Preston Gannaway After Lori Yearwood bought her first horse, Vashka, she purchased a ranch in Oregon in 2004, where she and the white Arabian would race through trails, streams and mountains. After Vashka almost died in 2006 from eating high-sugar grasses, Yearwood founded a company that made treats for sugar-sensitive horses and spent long hours baking, shipping and managing the website. less After Lori Yearwood bought her first horse, … [Read more...] about Sexual assault survivors include homeless women. Here’s what happened to me.
News / UK and world by Press Association June 23, 2018, 10:54 am FacebookTwitterLinkedInWhatsAppEmail Sign up to our Daily newsletter A family has been left “heartbroken” after two treasured pets died from suspected poisoning in the space of a month. Maya Mellor, of Haydn Road, Liverpool, said she believes both Deadpool the cat and Honey the Yorkshire Terrier, who vomited and suffered seizures, were deliberately targeted. The mother-of-two said she was told by RSPCA investigators they were looking at the possibility that poison-laced sausages were involved. Ms Mellor 27, said a number of pets have died in suspicious circumstances or gone missing recently in the area, near Yewtree cemetery, adding shortly before Honey died last month the body of a stray cat was found near the bottom of her garden. Ms Mellor, who works for an eco-friendly cleaning company, told the Press Association she is so shaken she is looking to move from her home of five years … [Read more...] about Family heartbroken after pets ‘killed with poison sausages’