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    Bit of a bizarre one here, but if you're name is Jimmy or any equivalent, Jimmy's World Grill are offering you free food for today only. You may have missed lunch but it's a good dinner option. There are branches at the O2 and in Wimbledon. For more info visit
    9/26/2012 12:41:23 PM

    The National Theatre have just tweeted:
    Limited returns available for tonight & tomorrow's performances of #ThisHouse. Book online:
    9/26/2012 12:47:09 PM


    It might be a bit of a wet one, but if you fancy some free entertainment this evening you can catch Marlon Brando's epic A Street Car Named Desire at The Scoop on the river bandl between London Bridge and Tower Bridge. The film starts at 7.30pm and you can find more info at

    9/26/2012 1:06:43 PM

    Here's today's front page: Goldman Sachs to take first 10 apprentices as part of our Ladder for London campaign to get London's youth working. Read the full story here:

    9/26/2012 1:12:40 PM

    The appropriately named Raindance Film Festival starts in London today. Named as one of the world’s top 50 ‘unmissable film festivals,’ by Variety, Raindance champions independent filmmaking. In the past it's hosted the UK premieres of such films as The Blair Witch Project, Oldboy and Memento.

    There's a wealth of international talent on show, but what interests us at ES is the home grown talent. 'Live East Die Young' promises to show the darker side of the East London party scene, while Love Tomorrow is a Camden rom-com.

    For information and tickets head to

    9/26/2012 2:17:46 PM

    It's mid-week, perfect time for cocktails. Our bar of the week is Old Bengal Bar in a former East India Company warehouse in East London. They make a mean cocktails and their bartenders Milos and Fabio will even sculpt an ice snowball to keep your drink cool. Find out more here:
    9/26/2012 2:32:29 PM

    More J K Rowling news for you: we will have a review of J K Rowling's secrecy shrouded new book The Casual Vacancy on the site at midnight tonight, when we can finally reveal elements of the elusive plot.

    Read Katie Laws take on the secrecy here:
    9/26/2012 2:39:44 PM

    London's market man Marky market (say that after a couple of drinks) has just tweeted this pic of a bizarrely named shop. It's supposed to signal Organic produce from Tuscany, but I can't help thinking it's more reminiscent of a certain ill-fated cruise ship. He says:

    I'll give it six months before they're rearranging the deck chairs.

    9/26/2012 2:50:18 PM

    In today's paper, our crime editor talks to Scotland Yard chief Bernard Hogan-Howe. He says, ‘Less crime and more bobbies, that’s how I see the Met’s future’ and says tackling gangs is key problem for the future.

    Read the full story here:
    9/26/2012 3:44:02 PM

    That's all from us today. Pick up your copy of the paper tonight and make sure to follow us here again tomorrow for the latest from London.
    9/26/2012 3:56:51 PM
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