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Tuesday 21 June 2005

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News & features published on 21 June 2005
Borough Market twinned with Barcelona

Borough Market last week announced a collaboration with the La Boqueria market in Barcelona as it hosted a conference aiming to influence the national agenda on the way we grow, buy, sell and eat food.

London's best designed buildings rewarded by the RIBA

A hostel in Borough Road is one of 22 London buildings to receive an award from the Royal Institute of British Architects to mark the start of Architecture Week 2005.

Batman Begins at the BFI London IMAX Cinema

Though intended to be larger than life and visually impacting, this movie could be enjoyed in either IMAX or regular form. If you are frequently visited by motion sickness then this IMAX movie version is not for you.

Abseilers take the plunge for the Evelina Children's Hospital

Hospital staff and local residents and workers took part in a daring abseil challenge down Guy's Tower to raise funds to buy vital equipment for the new Evelina Children's Hospital.

Being a school governor: a "worthwhile" experience

Hundreds of school governors attended a reception at Shakespeare's Globe last week to celebrate their contribution to the community, coinciding with the launch of a governor recruitment drive.

Ghanaian tribal chief visits Butler's Wharf chocolate HQ

Osagyefo Oseadeeyo Agyemang Badu II, the Paramount Chief of the Dormaa Area in Ghana this week paid a visit to the Gainsford Street offices of leading Fairtrade chocolate business The Day Chocolate Company.

A new lease of life for redundant office furniture

Students at an Elephant and Castle college have created art works from redundant office furniture donated by London Bridge-based recycling charity Green-Works.

Fraud charges dropped

Fraud charges against Park Street resident Maureen Lynch have been dropped after the Crown Prosecution Service failed to present any evidence at Tower Bridge Magistrates Court last week.

Union of Shorts 2005: Pub at the Union Theatre

Union of Shorts 2005: Pub is a compilation of short plays devoted solely to the pub at The Union Theatre.

The Winter's Tale at Shakespeare's Globe

This current production successfully takes the audience back to Shakespeare's time through the use of authentic clothing, music, props, and even dance. As a groundling or a seated spectator this tale proves to be a joyful event for all.

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