You might think Vauxhall's all clubbing but it's not. There are genuine knitting circles. Our friend George, editor of Damaged Berlin, found one in a wool shop on Bonnington Square (pictured). They meet regularly and you can find more info here: www.iknit.org.uk
What are they knitting? Without a word of a lie, they told George they were "knitting tits". As in breasts. For women who'd had one or both chopped off due to breast cancer. You never know what's going on.
So next time you're in Vauxhall off your tits you can always get new ones.
Fewer kids are clogging up 24-hour garages buying Curly Wurlys, crisps and packs of big blue Rizlas. Why? Well, "according to" new British Crime Survey stats, the number of 16-24 year olds smoking cannab*s has fallen since it was downgraded. However, hold the bunting - it's down from 25% to a less vaguely less surprising 21%. This raises the questions that the little brats are lose on our streets, terrorising buses. I mean, shouldn't good teenagers be hanging out their bedroom windows getting stoned whilst discussing how X Factor is as an arena of you know, people selling their souls man. Fortunately, PM Brown (tho we sense he's more beige) is talking about reclassifying it back, citing the fact that we now all think all dr*gs are er, legal! Other drug use remains "stable" with a "well that's news" increase in coca*ne use.
Diary updated: Check out the superb DJ line-up in the diary for this superb event. Also, quick competition: The first two people to email firstname.lastname@example.org with their full names gets themselves + 1 free entry.
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Mark McKenzie-Fell, better known to everyone as Edna, jas joined the Fire/Orange team. He used to be the General Manager at DTPM, was a regular columnist for QX and has also worked on promotions for Trade and Soho Pride. Just a FYI...
Just to let you know we're aware of the site going slow/ hanging a bit. We think it's due to either the diary or map slowing things down when they load. We're looking for a solution (shouting hasn't worked so hitting it's next) and assuming we have to move one or both of them somewhere, we'll let you know where.
Whilst there's talk of various venues allegedly changing hands, closing, being bought and moved brick by brick to America, we can confirm that The Cross and Canvas are really closing down.
The Cross has being going for over ten years with Fiction running for seven of those. The good news is that Fiction's returning to give the place a send-off on Friday 23 November, when there will obviously be no Fiction at The Island: In the meantime Fiction continues every week at The Island including this Friday, contrary to our confusion earlier:) Get the DJ line-up in the diary.
Diary updated: you'll find the latest info for Toybox in the diary.
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Richard Brunstrom, the Chief Constable of North Wales, has come out and said that the UK drug policy has failed and advocated an end to "prohibition".
He's reported in today's Independent saying "The number of users has soared while drug-related crime is rising with narcotics now supporting a worldwide business empire second only in value to oil. "If policy on drugs is in future to be pragmatic not moralistic, driven by ethics not dogma, then the current prohibitionist stance will have to be swept away as both unworkable and immoral, to be replaced with an evidence-based unified system (specifically including tobacco and alcohol) aimed at minimisation of harms to society."
He said it as the government's reviewing policy but Labour are expected to go in the opposite direction with ever more draconian doomed to failure laws.