Populist: 18-24 July

By Lindsey Last edited 102 months ago
Populist: 18-24 July

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

In the news:

  • Did a bus driver refuse to take female Muslim passengers?
  • Cycle Superhighways opened - have you used them yet? And registration for the cycle hire scheme started, not without a few hitches No charges will be brought over death of Ian Tomlinson Nick Griffin didn't go to the garden party Football clubs banned vuvuzelas but the FA said they're OK
  • A spurious survey with slender stats got slated
  • See the News category for more

    Around town:

  • Hooray for the return of back passages
  • Dalston got a roof top members club and a hyperlocal exhibition in a bunker
  • Going Going Bike second hand cycle auction website launched at Look Mum No Hands!
  • The Carbuncle Cup shortlist of loathed buildings was announced
  • Sherlock Holmes is back on the Beeb this Sunday
  • See the Arts & Events and Food & Drink categories for more

    Comment of the week:

    On the return of a Swiss Clock to Leicester Square:

    "What a laughable compromise. Presumably Mondaine, owners of the 'Swiss Railway' clock face franchise will be tapped for sponsorship.

    The original glockenspiel clock was hilariously ruritanian in its parade of animated Swiss stereotypes and farm animals and at least entertained the tourists for a few minutes' respite from being touted overpriced restricted-view theatre seats in Leicester Square or regurgitating their MSG-laced Chinese meals from Gerrard Street."

    Telling it like it is, thanks, JohnnyFox.

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    Last Updated 24 July 2010