“Ridley Road to me is more than just fruit and veg.”

Rachel Bayne speaks to Shooey about food waste, food poverty and the multicultural hub that is Ridley Road Market. Shoeey is a food writer for LovingDalston.co.uk who takes £5 down to her local market each week to cook up a scrumptious meal.

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Tory councillor sparks Twitter fury after denouncing foodbanks

Conservative councillor Chris Steward claimed earlier this month that foodbanks “merely enable those who can’t budget” and allowed people to “spend more money on alcohol and cigarettes”. Steward told the York press “There is certainly no need for foodbanks; no-one in the UK is starving and I think they insult the one billion in the world that go to bed hungry every day.”

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