Populist: 3-9 January

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Populist: 3-9 January

  • Snow and ice dominated the news: south east London fumed through the freeze as they were effectively cut off from the rest of us, the Flickr pool provided some magnificent photography of frozen London and the rest of us donned woolies and trudged on as best we could.
  • The best iPhone app for the tube were weighed up alongside the merits of placing a space elevator in Bloomsbury, a Bakerloo line extension to Streatham and a 'water-borne tube line' for the Thames
  • We offered you an 'artist's impression' of the portrait of two princes and warned you to get used to David Cameron's giant face
  • You want more local food but we're going to need more local space to grow it
  • Westminster Council started serialising Nathaniel Bryceson's Victorian diary online, London Zoo got stocktaking, Greenwich got the royal nod and scientists gave up on a G-spot search.
  • Hole (well, Courtney Love) is coming to London in February for one night only
  • Work's begun on Tate Modern's ziggurat, the Menezes mosaic memorial was officially unveiled and Westminster Council wimped out over a decision on classical or modern architecture.
  • Heads up for Burns Night, the London Mime Festival, Short Film Festival, Cirque du Soleil and loads of other artsy stuff, including things that are light on that new year wallet and a good way to slow down 2010.
  • Last Updated 10 January 2010