Brazen supermarket giant Sainsbury’s has made yet another bid to open in Blackstock Road, Highbury.

In a weekly feature, we profile and champion a fascinating shop or company doing business here in Islington. This week, we made a long overdue visit to popular Essex Road bakery Raab’s.

Camden Passage restaurant and bar The Elk in the Woods has shut after 15 years in Islington.

A dry cleaner’s has made the sad decision to leave Horsney Rise after 38 years in the “family”.

Jeremy Corbyn joined the Islington council leader and business chief for a meeting with Marks and Spencer chiefs over the closure of its Holloway Road store.

A market could be coming to Archway’s Navigator Square three times a week.

Councillors will next week be encouraged to get rid of the famous wings sculpture at Angel Central shopping centre.

Twenty parents and carers have been benefitting from business start-up coaching sessions in Holloway.

Craft beer giant BrewDog is opening a new bar in Essex Road tomorrow.

An alcohol subscription service is being run out of a workspace above Blighty Cafe in Blackstock Road.

Long established tailor Minerva Ibraham, 65, tells the Gazette about the origins of her business and how it became a staple of Fonthill Road in Finsbury Park.

The defiant owner of an Essex Road shop that shut in March over the illegal sale of alcohol is back with another licensing application months on.

You won’t be able to believe this, but Upper Street is getting a new... bar.

Marks and Spencer in Holloway Road is one of 14 branches across the country set to close, the firm has revealed.

Finsbury Park’s franchised Post Office has officially launched after the long row over its takeover.

Hortensia Celis moved to London from Mexico 30 years ago and has lived in Holloway for 26 years. She’s now decided to turn her passion for food into a business by opening an authentic Mexican store.

Remember Jubilee Photographica in Pierrepoint Row? A collection of its former sale items made thousands at auction last week. Owner Beryl Vosburgh’s daughter, Amy, tells the Gazette what made her mum such a character of Camden Passage.

Chapel Market was evacuated this morning after a gas leak.

Islington’s next mayor got an exciting teaser of what his life is going to be like for the next year when he cut a ribbon.

A Holloway decorating firm has today opened its purpose-built training centre to create hundreds of new jobs for school leavers and unemployed youngsters.

Veteran Cally tattoo artist Lord Montana-Blue (part of that is his real name) shares the sage advice he gives anyone who enters parlour Jolie Rouge on a whim.

Clerkenwell’s Postal Museum has been named one of the best in the country.

Leafy Canonbury is on the verge of a tree tragedy.

The former Edward Lear pub in Holloway Road will reopen on Thursday as The Owl and Hitchhiker having undergone a major facelift.

Finsbury Park’s Free Postcode Lottery this morning announced its new name – Pick My Postcode – after its hand was forced by the threat of legal action from People’s Postcode Lottery.


Fostering older teenagers means giving them the skills for life as an adult. Here, a supportive lodgings carer with Islington Council and young adult who has left care share their stories

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