Populist: October 11 - 17

Dean Nicholas
By Dean Nicholas Last edited 100 months ago
Populist: October 11 - 17

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Clockwise from top left: How It Is, muTATE Britain, a ghost train at the Kingsway tram tunnel, and London's newest suburb

The week's most popular posts, and a round-up of what's happening around London

In the news:

  • The Mayor announced inflation-busting fare rises, to no great surprise
  • The Evening Standard went free, though not without teething distribution troubles
  • We chronicled the wit and wisdom of Evening Standard commenter 'Sarah, London'
  • A new, and possibly obscene, Olympic-inspired coin was unveiled
  • A Tube worker was suspended after a video showed him verbally abusing a passenger
  • Dangerous levels of methanol were found in bootleg bottles of vodka round east London way
  • David Hasselhoff brought his hard-drinking ruckus to a swanky London hotel
  • We took a test-cycle on London's new hire bikes
  • Around town:

  • Frieze Art Fair opened for another year
  • Lots of sugar-fuelled excitement was had at chocolate week A strutting, spit-kicking Mother Courage stomped around stage at the National
  • Take an urban tour beneath London's many bridges
  • Damien Hirst's new show opened at the Wallace Collection
  • Editors released their new album via a Google Street View London mashup
  • The Tate's new Turbine Hall show, How It Is, opened; some blighter's already injured himself
  • Last Updated 17 October 2009