From left, Ilhan, Oya and Ibrahim Doldur © Social Streets C.I.C

Whole Fresh: a new venture from the family behind Best Food Centre

When you walk towards Whole Fresh, the first thing you notice is fruits and vegetables lining the front of the shop enticingly in rustic, wooden buckets to attract passers-by. There are also shelves of olive oil, vinegar and every other imaginable condiment, herbs and other deli-style items. There is a constant cool breeze from the refrigerators and the sound of soft jazz wafting over from the shop radio.

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Chaneen Saliee with her family in Victoria Park. Photos by Matt Payne

‘I want my daughters to love the skin they’re in’ says local mum influencer

‘Representation is so important,’ she says. ‘Seeing yourself on TV, on social media it creates confidence because you think, “there’s someone who looks like me doing all these things, and I can do this too.”’

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A coal barge passing under Bonner Bridge on Regents Canal, 1907

Along the towpath: 200 years of life on Regent’s Canal

Regent’s Canal is an ever-present part of our lives. We jog beside it, we walk over it to get to Bethnal Green. We live in flats overlooking it and perhaps even live on it. But over its 200-year existence, the canal has also quietly helped shape the very area we live in, from its past lives first as the ‘M25’ of in the Industrial Revolution, to its last hurrah in the war efforts.

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