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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.


The contract now starting at Liverpool St has been re-awarded. To Holland’s little-loved Abellio 

11 Aug

Above, not one of the trains being considered by Abellio: the service is at least a little more up to date than the Castlemaine-Maldon steamer in east Australia THE POPULAR Liverpool Street to Stansted airport rail route is to continue to ...


Hackneyites, a neat hotel idea could win you £20k 

20 Apr

HACKNEY CREATIVES, the borough’s reputation for innovation is at stake.


Apple eyes ambitious new Spitalfields shop 

15 Apr

Technology giant Apple is in talks for an ambitious new store in Spitalfields similar to its landmark cube shop on Fifth Avenue in New York.


Spud Brothers spread love of potatoes in Hackney 

17 Mar

A “potato-obsessed” chef is launching a stall this Sunday at Chatsworth Road Market, selling all manner of spud-based dishes.


New fears for Dalston’s much-loved cinema 

11 Feb

Last Chance Saloon? The Rio needs supporters to rally to give it a future BANKRUPTCY is becoming a looming fear for the Rio Cinema as its board ponders how to counter falling attendances and rising costs.


Clydesdale delays float after ratings downgrade threat 

2 Feb

There was embarrassment among investment bankers in Canary Wharf today after Clydesdale Bank was forced to postpone its long awaited flotation because a ratings agency threatened a possible downgrade.


Dalston market worries it’s next to be wasted 

24 Jan

THE OPENING of a slick and stylish restaurant in the heart of Dalston is welcome to all but the hardened opponents of what some people term “gentrification”.


Boris knocks down bid to save East London gem 

19 Jan

Competing visions: above, the Spitalfields Trust scheme for Norton Folgate and, top, British Land’s THE CAMPAIGN to save the East London gem that is the old Norton Folgate district of houses and shops   near Spitalfields yesterday 180114 suffered ...


Qatar to sell Canary Wharf property as oil price slides 

8 Jan

Plunging oil prices have prompted the Qatari owner of 1 Cabot Square — the Canary Wharf home of Credit Suisse — to put it on the market for £450 million and the turmoil could prompt even more deals, experts said.


World’s longest bascule bridge proposed on Thames from Canary Wharf to Rotherhithe 

25 Nov

Plans to build a new bridge across the Thames between Canary Wharf and Rotherhithe on either side have reached completion in a new feasibility study.


Falling banker bonuses drag average London salaries down to £40,000 

18 Nov

Average salaries in London fell slightly this year to £40,305 as cash bonuses in the City of London and Canary Wharf continued their rapid decline.


HSBC ‘considering the US’ as part of headquarters review 

23 Oct

HSBC is seriously considering moving its headquarters from Canary Wharf to the US, according to a report.


Credit Suisse puts 2000 jobs at London headquarters at risk with new strategy 

21 Oct

Almost 2000 jobs are at risk at Credit Suisse’s investment banking headquarters in Canary Wharf after new chief executive Tidjane Thiam set out his strategy concentrating on wealth management and p...


Entrepreneurs: Square Pie – from Spitalfields shop to stores nationwide and rugby “canapies” 

19 Oct

Here’s a crumb of comfort for English rugby fans still mourning the hosts’ exit from the World Cup: we remain top of the pie league.


Secret hotel on a cobbled street in Spitalfields 

14 Oct

Tasteful: Georgian style sits unobtrusively with wi-fi and other modern stuff Can we help you, sir? Staff leap up as a journalist enters YOU WOULD expect the sharpest adherence to style and taste from a hotel created by two founder-members of the ...


Wonderful Wurlitzer wows down in Stepney 

2 Sep

NOTHING IS quite as cheesy as the Wurlitzer organ.


Serco gets back on track after DLR blow as profit alerts stop 

1 Jul

Losing the historic deal to run London’s Docklands Light Railway has hit troubled outsourcer Serco’s revenue, but there are signs it is climbing back from its dire 2014.


Bid to save East End estate disliked by residents 

21 Jun

A LAST-DITCH effort is being made to save Robin Hood Gardens, a 1970s Poplar housing estate, from demolition.


Ted Baker’s new Spitalfields store has strong start as fashion chain’s sales surge 

12 Jun

British fashion retailer Ted Baker opened its first specialist shop not devoted to clothes in Spitalfields last week, just in time to contribute to a 24% group sales surge.


Tower Hamlets challenge winner still fears attacks 

2 May

ONE OF the four people whose long-running protest unseated Tower Hamlets mayor Lutfur Rahman is living in fear of violence.


How a Shoreditcher scored a new laptop – free 

24 Apr

RETIRED PEOPLE are often said to moan pointlessly but when an ex-publican in Shoreditch had a problem he went to the heart of it – and got a great result.


You owe us, Shoreditch arts centre tells council 

8 Apr

RICH MIX has admitted to Loving Dalston that the local council’s court action against it will not result in the arts centre’s closure.


See Leamouth while big business still allows you in 

6 Apr

Fare thee well: artistic wit is well in evidence in the area ONE OF the many joys of life in northeast London is the occasional discovery of an area that nobody else knows about.


Guardian’s Shoreditch embassy brews last coffee 

4 Apr

WHEN THE GUARDIAN cooked up a plan to defray its near £1-million-a-week losses by opening a coffee shop, it did so with a publicity campaign that scored not just in England but around the world.


Spitalfields landmark to get £200 million revamp after M&G deal 

4 Mar

Hordes of suits piling out of Liverpool Street station will have a new £200 million office block to call home after developers get to work on another symbol of London’s trading history.


Haggerston museum houses homelessness legacy 

28 Feb

THIS STUNNING PICTURE, a disgraceful scene clearly showing the shame felt by homeless men, is in an exhibition at the Geffrye in Haggerston next month.


Canary Wharf tackles stressed out “corporate athletes” 

27 Feb

Corporate athlete" is a buzz phrase for Pure Sports Medicine Dietician Linia Patel.


Judge rejects legal challenge to redevelopment of Shell Centre 

27 Feb

A legal challenge to the £1.3 billion Shell Centre redevelopment has been rejected by the High Court.


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