Cotton Knickers, Faux Fur

Buhle Ngaba | Posted 29.09.2017 | UK Entertainment
Buhle Ngaba

I am an actress and the truest things I know are a stage, faux fur, black literature and cotton knickers. It really isn't a lie when I say I wasn't trying to be an author. It happened by the virtue of a forgetful mind ,a spilt cup of tea, some magic and five pieces of paper. With this haphazard spell, I broke the internet on a Wednesday afternoon. Literally.

Potbelly Brings Chicago-Style Made-to-Order Sandwiches to Westfield Stratford City

Chris Osburn | Posted 31.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Chris Osburn

"Legendary" Chicago sandwich shop, Potbelly, has opened at Westfield Stratford City brings a toasted load of massive flavour to a very lucky London.

Tom Moseley

Police Force Refuses To Name Ex-Cop Charged With £113,000 Theft | Tom Moseley | Posted 01.05.2013 | UK

A police force has refused to name an ex-officer charged with stealing £113,000 from its headquarters. Warwickshire Police claimed a "change in po...

Orient Call For Judicial Review Of West Ham Olympic Stadium Bid

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 06.03.2013 | UK Sport

Leyton Orient have started a legal fight to have the decision to allow West Ham to move into the Olympic Stadium struck out, owner Barry Hearn said. ...

Still Waiting for London 2012

Ruth Bushi | Posted 05.04.2013 | UK Sport
Ruth Bushi

The London 2012 Olympic Games didn't take place in Stratford. Perhaps this was something you cottoned on to quite some time ago. Or perhaps you didn't then, nor now, give a shit. Either way, as a local resident living in the shadow of the athlete's village, I'm still waiting.

Eat the World at Global Feast, London2012 Olympic Dining Experience

Rupert Parker | Posted 06.10.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Rupert Parker

Even though I live only 5 miles from the Olympic Park, so far I've been determined to ignore the whole spectacle and bask in the sun in my garden with a glass of cold beer. However, as a confirmed foodie, I can't ignore the fact that some of Britain's top supper clubs, along with a few gourmet chefs, are staging a fantastic banqueting experience which changes every night during London2012.

London 2012 One Week In - My Only Complaint is Having Nothing to Complain About

Luke McGee | Posted 03.10.2012 | UK Sport
Luke McGee

As someone covering the Olympics, nothing could be more boring than everything going so well that Boris Johnson being stuck on a zip-line managed to make the front pages as some kind of massive cock-up.

Store Charges Customers £2 For View Of Olympic Site

Posted 03.08.2012 | UK

A store overlooking the Olympic Park has begun charging customers for the privilege of looking out of its main viewing window. The John Lewis store...

The Future is East

Shaun McCarthy | Posted 03.10.2012 | UK Sport
Shaun McCarthy

I have been intrigued by the media articles showing distraught West End shop keepers and restaurateurs bemoaning the Olympics for emptying their emporia of customers. It seems that the promise of economic prosperity for all driven by the magic Olympic rings has evaporated as quickly as Mark Cavendish's medal hopes. Or has it?

Samuel Luckhurst

Jessica Ennis Smashes 100m Hurdle Heptathlon And British Record | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 03.08.2012 | UK Sport

Jessica Ennis stormed to victory in the last heptathlon heat of the 100m hurdles, posting the fastest time for a heptathlete in 100m hurdles and break...

'These Olympics Have Not Helped At All': Local Business Bitter At Lack Of Trade

The Huffington Post UK | Luke McGee | Posted 02.08.2012 | UK

Shop owners on Leyton High Road, a typical east London high street, had high expectations in the months leading up to the Olympic Games. Sitting i...

Oh, What a Lovely Theatre!

Neil Fraser | Posted 28.09.2012 | Home
Neil Fraser

Britain was bleak in these austere days and the end of all food rationing was still a year away. Stratford was a smokey, dirty place, full of railway and industry, much of which poisoned the air with unpleasant smells. British theatre, and the drama it supported was staid and conservative.

Samuel Luckhurst

Easy Rider - HuffPost UK Sport Actually Enjoyed The Trek To The Olympics | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 28.02.2013 | UK Sport

The London 2012 opening ceremony's moving spectacle has, for the time being at least, acted as a harbinger for Britons to appreciate magnitude of the ...

Olympic Games, Olympic Lanes and the Death of Life as We Know It

Olivia Rose | Posted 25.09.2012 | UK
Olivia Rose

To be honest, the Olympics really scare me. And I actually mean it. The thought of the Olympics fills me with nothing but dread and a queasy sense of claustrophobia... Just how bad is it going to get, folks?

YouTube Videos Of Olympic Ceremony Removed To 'Save Surprise'

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.07.2012 | UK

Rehearsal footage of the Olympic opening ceremony was removed from YouTube on Wednesday as organisers stepped up efforts to keep details of tomorrow's...

Cameron: Korean Flag Mix-Up 'An Honest Mistake'

PA | Posted 26.07.2012 | UK

David Cameron has said every effort will be made to ensure mistakes such as last night's Olympic flag mix-up never happen again. The Prime Minister...


Mark Perryman | Posted 23.09.2012 | UK Sport
Mark Perryman

I want to build a new Olympics, to take the best of the games I first fell in love with and have the sticker album to prove it and reimagine what they could still become. Why we should be asking has no such alternative, to date, been offered?

How NOT To #Savethesurprise

The Huffington Post | Jessica Elgot | Posted 24.07.2012 | UK

The first time London hosted an Olympic opening ceremony – in 1908 – organisers probably had an easier job keeping the details secret. But in 2...

'Cockney' ATMs Installed For Olympic Visitors

The Huffington Post UK | Ted Thornhill | Posted 23.07.2012 | UK

Would you Adam and Eve it? ATM machines with a Cockney language option are being installed for visitors to the Olympics. They will be placed on and...

Police Arrest Two Over Stabbing Yards From Olympic Park

PA | Posted 04.07.2012 | UK

Detectives investigating the death of a man who was stabbed to death in a busy shopping centre have arrested two men on suspicion of murder and violen...

Man Killed At Shopping Centre Yards From Olympic Park In Stratford

PA | Posted 29.06.2012 | UK

A man was stabbed to death today at a busy shopping centre just yards from the Olympic Park, police said. A fight broke out involving a large group...

F1 Race In Stratford?

The Daily Telegraph | Posted 22.06.2012 | UK Sport

Plans for a London Formula One Grand Prix on a track running in and around the Olympic Stadium is among the bids being considered for London 2012’s ...

Sacrificing Stratford: Goodbye E15, Hello E20

Olivia Rose | Posted 19.08.2012 | UK
Olivia Rose

A city that is proud of its heritage should surely want to invite international guests and media to a part of London that they could be proud of without erecting a vast and impersonal shopping village and well positioned architectural devices to ensure that the unsuspecting eye, at no point, ever lands on Stratford itself. God forbid the French got a look at Poundland!

Five Injured After Car Crashes Into Shop

PA | Posted 23.04.2012 | UK

Five pedestrians have been injured after a car crashed into a shop front in Stratford-upon-Avon. Police and ambulance crews were called to reports ...

London 2012: The Home Straight Finally Beckons

Sri Sritharan | Posted 19.06.2012 | UK Sport
Sri Sritharan

The shrill of a ringing bell carries a number of connotations. With this being a piece on London 2012, it could be a hackneyed reference to a city waking up to the dawn of a new beginning come July. It could even be more on-the-nose with some reference to Big Ben chiming welcoming tones to the arriving world...