“A source of constant companionship”: dogs of the homeless and a vet who cares

Have you ever wondered how homeless people care for their dogs? Ruby Shorrock is the answer, a vet who, in her fourth year of veterinary school, decided that she would establish ‘Trusty Paws,’ a not-for-profit clinic for homeless dogs. “I did some research in Glasgow” she says, “and not only did I find that there … More “A source of constant companionship”: dogs of the homeless and a vet who cares

A foraging expert on London’s secret wealth of wild food

Who’d have expected that it is often easier to find free food growing in the metropolis than in the countryside? Justin Irving is a forager and documentation maker for Kew Gardens. He has found that foraging can be more fruitful in London because of the non-native species introduced in London’s gardens and parks. “You can … More A foraging expert on London’s secret wealth of wild food

A cheap and cheerful community cafe in South London

Cheap food has never felt so homely than at Bonnington Cafe, a five minute walk away from Vauxhall station. With an anarchic history, and an artistic atmosphere, this eatery is the perfect place for an alternative birthday meal or a memorable dinner date. Wooden tables, blue bottles lining the windows, dried flowers and a shelf … More A cheap and cheerful community cafe in South London

Heathrow airport has “ripped the heart out of” surrounding villages say activists

The village of Sipson, bordering West London, looks dull and sleepy under the grey November sky. How deceptive appearances can be. Hidden down a cul de sac, off Sipson Road, is a brightly painted gateway that contrasts starkly to the surroundings. It is the entrance to ‘Grow Heathrow,’ a squat community of activists who are … More Heathrow airport has “ripped the heart out of” surrounding villages say activists