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These free courses in East London could be the business for you and your great adventure 

8 Dec

GOT A GREAT BUSINESS IDEA or having trouble with your present project? If you need advice, a new help scheme looks like a good deal to help with your entrepreneurial ambitions.


Open up! This door is essential — yet was somehow left out of a Hackney council rental property 

20 Nov

THIS PICTURE SHOWS the door that has cost council taxpayers almost half a million pounds in lost revenue.


What’s it cost to live behind the shop in a faux Georgian terrace in Dalston? Exclusive pix 

12 Nov

Garden frontage for the south-facing ground-floor flats in the terrace THIS IS WHAT HACKNEY council insisted should replace a Georgian terrace in Dalston Lane.


A design tribute in Shoreditch to the lost Hackney firm of Goddard and Gibbs creatives 

8 Nov

Local pride: Goddard and Gibbs, left, and, above, the building today HACKNEYITES WHO moved to the borough before 2006 will occasionally feel a pang of nostalgia when they pass the building shown here in two of its various forms.


A London living wage pledge too far when it comes to a Hackney social enterprise 

20 Oct

SADIQ KHAN has been getting a reputation as the mayor who likes to say No.


As Halloween grips London, a graveyard tour sets out — and Dracula stalks a house in old Homerton 

17 Oct

HASINA ZAMAN and Allistair Anderson are on a mission to demystify death.


NatWest’s closure of Dalston branch leaves cash traders jangling coins in their pocket or going on line 

4 Oct

IN A BLOW TO LOCAL TRADITION, the bank popular with the cash traders of Ridley Road Market and nearby small businesses has closed.


Whatever happened to the burger craze? How Hackney is enjoying a love of vegetarian food 

27 Sep

THE PEOPLE crowding a vegan fair in Hackney, above , show the extraordinary surge in demand for vegetarian food.


Tech City firm Bossa wins super-game backing 

12 Sep

A Shoreditch video games developer has received $10 million (£7.5 million) in backing as it prepares to launch what has been described as Britains answer to Minecraft.


Totally Thames or total distraction from the real issues swamping the East End of London? 

4 Sep

Trinity Buoy Wharf at Leamouth four years ago.


Darkness over Hackney as a frenzy of new building makes ever-greater raids on our skyline 

25 Aug

Flat to be built on the roof will block the light to neighbours’ flats Big money has flowed into Hackney to cash in on the property boom.


Rail boost for new Barcelona — sorry, Barking — as Government greenlights new train line 

8 Aug

Top, Barking Riverside as the urban planners envisaged it and, above, the reality last year GOOD NEWS FOR would-be flat-buyers: a new front has been opened in the battle to find more property sites.


Boost for London tech with Amazon opening 

25 Jul

Amazon opened the doors to its new UK headquarters in Shoreditch today saying it would double the number of staff it has working on research and development in London.


How Hackney police are taking on the lost boys and girls ripping the heart out of Dalston 

24 Jul

Unlike these teenagers outside CLR James Library, not all want just to chat EVERY DAY Sergeant Charlie Pilbeam switches on his office desktop in Stoke Newington police station to see what eight or nine youths have been up to over the last ...


A Hackney developer says she has given her crowdfund investors the chance of nearly doubling their money 

17 Jul

Bremner: crowdfunded Dalston scheme WHEN the loan rate that guides UK lenders is 0.25%, a deal that offers investors a return of 10% is usually treated with great caution.


Hello, Cousin! A free DNA test tells 34 Hackney parents more than they ever knew about themselves 

14 Jun

THESE TWO have just been to school — and learnt that they are long-lost cousins.


Queen of all she surveys, a noisy road in Dalston. Restored monarch rules TV famed old pub 

7 May

LOVING DALSTON’S CAMPAIGN to save or replace the sign that once hung from theDalston E8 pub made celebrated as the model for the Queen Vic in BBC1’s EastEnders has succeeded.


Closing time for London pubs but Hackney drinks on to keep the beer flowing, the crisps crunching 

2 May

This empty premises became Dalston bar Farr’s School of Dancing, below right   IS HACKNEY London’s booziest borough? An analysis by two number-crunchers has found that the capital’s pubs are closing one by one, but only in Hackney are more ...


A Bethnal Green pop-up with fine food and drink that seems so healthy you won’t feel you’ve over-indulged 

27 Mar

Would-be restaurateur Francesca Allegra A POP-UP RESTAURANT in Bethnal Green is trialling something that looks innovative and more than a mere foodie fashion: gourmet sugar-free and low-carbohydrate meals.


Budget 2017: Welcome relief for small businesses, but a kick in the teeth for the self-employed 

9 Mar

This was a Budget spun by a Government that claims to be listening to the struggles faced by ordinary working people.


‘Crazy’ business rates will lead to exodus in Hackney 

7 Mar

“Unfair” business rate hikes could force out small enterprises, Hackney traders say.


Buy, sell or rent property in Hackney — an estate agency advises how to do it. And how not to do it 

4 Mar

Property news: spring is on the way — hot information from an estate agent SOMETIMES an advertising leaflet is informative — sometimes but not often because it can be something else.


Hackney in running for planning Oscars, even though the public have often been unable to see the plans 

28 Feb

HUGE EXCITEMENT broke out in Hackney’s planning department this week as staff prepared for the annual planning awards ceremony — the Oscars of the planning world — tonight 27 February 2017.


Homeless under a railway as near by the Hackney Fashion Hub flogs luxury to the affluent 

24 Feb

Upscale: this way for high couture THE SIGNS PICTURED at left demonstrate council success in encouraging big business into Hackney.


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