Saturday, 25 January 2014

London Spy: News & Links From The Week Gone By


Five Headlines.

Five Minutes.

In the London News This Week…


CRIME: A Tip For Crims: Don’t Pickpocket A Top Copper – Source: Daily Mirror




SOCIETY: Which London Stereotype Are You? – Source: YouGov



UNDERGROUND: The Best Hoax Signs on TheTube – Source: The London Evening Standard



TV: EastEnders Gets Bigger Way Out West – Source: The Guardian









Best of the London Blogs This Week



London Football Blogs. By football which we mean soccer. Nah, by football we mean football, the world’s greatest team sport.



Your first stop should be The London Football Guide. It does exactly what it says on the URL.

Packed with info for fans, both travelling and London resident, for ground-hoppers or just plain old anoraks (such as your correspondent here), it aims to round up all the football within the M25 taking place in the top TEN tiers of the English football pyramid. A great labour of love. It’s at thelondonfootballguide.blogspot.co.uk. Here's a map of the area that they cover…




We’re privileged to have a number of West Ham fans among our London Walks guides – big Andy Ashleigh among them. 



Our fave West Ham blog is written by a long-suffering Hammer, Pete May – whose excellent book Irons in the Soul is required reading for any London football fan. Pete’s West Ham blog is hammersintheheart.blogspot.co.uk.





We’ve long been fans of Transpontine, the South London blog for “New Cross, Brockley, Deptford and other beauty spots” as it says on their masthead. And while it’s not a football blog, its brief is as varied as the areas it covers. So here’s a post from them about Dulwich Hamlet F.C of the Isthmian League – transpont.blogspot.co.uk.


And we’ll close not with a blog, but with a website – the website of “The Half Decent Football Magazine” When Saturday Comes. We’re including them in spirit because, if they had been founded today, then they would have been a blog. Instead, they were born out of the fanzine culture of the 80s – homemade fan magazines back in the day when the photocopier began the democratisation of the publishing world. Literate, funny, topical, When Saturday Comes is at www.wsc.co.uk.





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