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A Holloway Road estate agent won a whopping three national awards for their work.

An upmarket Finsbury Park bakery will join national chains at the City North development’s retail offering next year.

Sainsbury’s is making a fourth attempt to move into the old Highbury Vale police station – despite the fact the community and the council do not want it there.

An Old Street restaurateur offered a homeless man living in a tent in Stockwell a job after hearing about his situation on the radio.

The Finsbury Park HQ of an “iconic” family framing business is to shut, with its premises earmarked for office space.

Islington Council has moved to stop “seven Shards” worth of offices in the south of the borough being turned into luxury flats.

The Gazette hunts high and low each week to bring you news of the most interesting and unusual new businesses in Islington. This week, we profiled a business helping people overcome mental health issues through exercise

When a young out-of-work DJ and producer came across Tileyard Studios in Kings’ Cross six years ago, he was given the opportunity to hone his skills free of charge.

Hungry Highbury shoppers have demolished dozens of Greggs’ first ever vegan sausage rolls within hours, with some queuing outside for 15 minutes just to get a taste.

A Clerkenwell publican is planning a court appeal after councillors approved changes to his licence on Tuesday.

The Angel is now glowing after the Chirstmas lights were switched on and hundreds of people turned up to enjoy the festivities.

A co-working space in Barnsbury where social enterprises hosted community projects has closed.

Two-long standing stallholders have been named Islington’s Market Traders of the Year after the judges couldn’t split them.

A discount card supporting local independent businesses has expanded into Islington.

From start-ups to household names, the Gazette takes to the streets each week to find and profile a local business with a difference. This week we visited The Toy Project in Archway ahead of its Christmas campaign.

Premier Inn was granted planning permission to build a new branch in Finsbury Park last night – but a ward councillor warned against the “mushrooming of budget hotels” in the area.

From start-ups to household names, the Gazette takes to the streets each week to find and profile a local business with a difference. This week we spoke to a Newington Green cobbler who has been fixing and flogging shoes to the community for the past 35 years.

A greengrocer says the trick to attracting customers is changing up the produce and not selling pre-packed goods.

A restaurateur claims his business has lost more than £30,000 in custom after “excessively large and ugly hoarding” was installed outside the neighbouring shopfront in November 2017.

An Upper Holloway publican took “real pleasure” in being given his second real ale award in two years,

Bizarre proposals to reopen the Archway Tavern as a wine bar with a nursery attached have today been rejected by council planners – who reckoned the joint uses would be “incompatible”.

A popular Blackstock Road boozer was reportedly ordered to close on Wednesday because of an ongoing licensing dispute.

Transport bosses were today scrambling to defend Highbury’s famous The Garage music venue after a backlash against plans to demolish it and expand the Tube station.

Sainsbury’s has seen its bid to open in the old Highbury Vale police station rejected for a THIRD time.

An iconic music venue has been ear-marked for demolition if plans to build a new ticket hall for Highbury and Islington station go ahead.

A King’s Cross start-up has invented an interactive toothbrush that has games loaded onto it - and collects data about how clean your mouth is.

A Clerkenwell chippy has closed down for the summer after neighbours complained about its smell.

A philanthropic pub owner is donating all proceeds raised at his venue in Clerkenwell this week to support kids through university in South Africa.

In a weekly feature, we profile and champion a fascinating shop or company doing business here in Islington. This week, we visited Gadz Cafe in Finsbury Park, which pays tribute to ‘amazing’ MP Jeremy Corbyn.

In a weekly feature, the Gazette profiles and champions a fascinating shop or company doing business here in Islington. This week, we sat down with Lizzy Bassham, owner of Lizzy’s on the Green in Newington Green.

It’s official: the famous wings sculpture at Angel Central shopping centre has been saved after the campaign of 10-year-old Olivia Gordon Clark.

Islington’s housing leader has said the council can’t build housing on the former Sir George Robey and Powerhaus site in Finsbury Park because it’s too noisy.

An Islington councillor will tomorrow ask town hall planners to stop a 182-room hotel being built on the site of a famous old Finsbury Park music venue.

Highbury’s crusade against Sainsbury’s in Blackstock Road will continue on the steps of the town hall tomorrow.

Islington’s Hammerton Brewery has the most enticing of rewards for people who invest in its latest project: half-price beer.

In a weekly feature, we profile and champion a fascinating shop or company doing business here in Islington. This week, we spoke to Carla Rose, who turned her hula hoop addiction into a business.

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.

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