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Local butcher: Terry Murray

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Were you born here? No, in Wandsworth, but we moved here when I was eleven. When I left secondary school at fifteen, nearly sixteen, my...

Daniel Paul Estate Agents: Local History – What’s in a Name?

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It is generally accepted that the name Brackenbury Village was coined by some sharp suited, smooth talking estate agent. Classifying a warren of Victorian terraced...

Chartered Practice Architects: Warren Hagues – How to approach a client’s...

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Q: How do you approach a client’s brief? Part of the original brief for one project was to build a front porch. The clients envisaged...

Wild & Sons: Victor Wild talks about American Classics, Hot Rods,...

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Victor Wild and his partner Emma, along with their twins Max and Clara, have just fired-up / kick-started 'Wild & Sons' - an American,...

Are you sitting comfortably? Meet the boss of Sofa Fox Robert...

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Robert Dyrga - Sofa Fox Are you sitting comfortably? Then, the boss of Sofa Fox, will begin... Robert Dyrga, his partner, Goska, and their son, Julian,...

The Brackenbury Natural Health Clinic: Meet the Osteopaths

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Meet the The Brackenbury Natural Health Clinic Osteopaths: Alexia Lescure - Osteopath Daniel Rollins - Osteopath Laura Maidment - Osteopath Fátima Cardelus - Osteopath   What exactly is Osteopathy? Osteopathy is a...

Chartered Practice Architects: Warren Hagues

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Warren Hagues - Chartered Practice Architects ‘Architects are trained to consider a project holistically’ Q. I see a lot of building work to people’s homes at...

Brackenbury Wine Rooms: Wine Classes hosted by Bobby Fishel

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Q. What do you look for as a wine buyer? I seek out unusual, rare, and limited wines. I search for small production wines, organic,...

Business not feeling well? Then call Tom Gavaghan the Pub Doctor

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Q. What is Pub Doctor? It is a mentoring and business support for startups, entrepreneurs, local businesses with a strong focus on the hospitality industry,...

Thatched House Chef Marinos Nikitakos: ‘Spring is great for lamb, broadbeans,...

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Q. What will you be cooking at the Thatched House this Spring? Spring is great for lamb, particularly rump of lamb. I also use beautiful...

Josh Pull and Will Orr-Ewing: Keystone after-school classes give children a...

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Josh Pull and Will Orr-Ewing tell us what their Keystone after-school classes can offer our kids. What are Keystone Study Clubs? Josh: They are small after...

Elliot Rowe: Why I love Brackenbury Village and Hammersmith

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We ask Elliot Rowe, head of Hammersmith sales at Douglas & Gordon, what he loves about the area and why he made it is...

Local artistic director: Sean Holmes

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BUILDING DRAMA Hammersmith hosts one of the most significant cultural developments in West London with this month’s re-opening of the Lyric. Artistic Director, Sean Holmes,...

Local actor: Hammed Animashaun

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HIS WORLD’S A STAGE The Lyric re-opened with the hit musical Bugsy Malone. One of its cast, Hammed Animashaun, takes time out of rehearsals to...

Local gunmaker: Michael Smith

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In loving memory of Michael Smith 4 November 1958 - 8 December 2015 TAKING STOCK What inspired a local lad to become a fine craftsman? Michael Smith,...

Local architect: Matt Hedges

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Q. How do you connect with Hammersmith? We have been based in Hammersmith since 1992. Our local knowledge helps clients maximise the potential of their...

Local artist: Paul Donnellon

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Jo Reynolds talks to local artist Paul Donnellon. When did you move here? 2000. Before, I lived all over London, from Lewisham to Islington to London...

Local actor: Andy Nyman

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Andy Nyman (above) talks to Jo Reynolds about acting, writing, directing – and magic. You were born in Leicester in 1966. Are you a football...

Local artists: Kate Fishenden & Jonathan Mercer

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Kate Fishenden & Jonathan Mercer tell Jo Reynolds you should never turn your hobby into your job. How long have you been in the area? Jonathan:...

Local historian: Caroline MacMillan

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Caroline MacMillan tells Jo Reynolds why she loves Askew Road. How long have you lived here? Over 30 years. What brought you here? My husband and I ran...

Local event organiser: Alison Hierlehy

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Ex-Hot Gossip dancer Alison Hierlehy tells Jo Reynolds that dancing for charity is great for the libido. How do you pronounce your name? Her–le–hee. There used...

Local writer: Alice Peterson

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Alice Peterson tells Jo Reynolds why she gave up tennis to write a hit. When did you move to the area? 2004, so ten years ago. What do...

Lyric Hammersmith: Jessica Hepburn

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Jessica Hepburn (above) tells Jo Reynolds about the new Lyric Hammersmith. What brought you to the area? Working at the Lyric, but I’ve been coming here...

Local piano teacher: Margaret Langleben

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Margaret Langleben tells Jo Reynolds about what she’d do to bankers and politicians. When did you move to the area? 1969. Has it changed? Ha! Back then, some...

Local barber: Nicos Pavlou

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Warm-hearted local barber Nicos Pavlou cuts to the chase about fleeing sunny Cyprus for west London. Interview by Jo Reynolds. What brought you to London? My...

Local hairdressers: Marcus Filotrani & Mark McLaughlin

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Local hairdressers Marcus and Mark flash their blades and get reflective with Jo Reynolds. What are your surnames? Mark: McLaughlin. Marcus: Filotrani. What tempted a pair of Glaswegians...

Local school founder: Toby Young

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Toby Young (above) talks to Jo Reynolds about growing up. Why did you set up the West London Free School (WLFS) here? Initially we looked in...

Local vicar of the parish: Father David Matthews

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Jo Reynolds talks to Father David Matthews, vicar of the parish. How do you prefer to be addressed? David. When I’m in robes, I’m happy to...

Local publican: Tom Gavaghan

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Tom Gavaghan (above) of The Andover Arms tells Jo Reynolds what makes a pub great. How long have you been one of the village people? Since...

Local theatre director: Madani Younis

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Madani Younis, artistic director of the Bush Theatre since 2012, tells Jo Reynolds about the theatre’s new home in the old Shepherd’s Bush Library. What...