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An apprentice who became a "crucial" part of a construction team helping build council homes in Islington has won a top award for his efforts.

Eco campaigners rallied against an Upper Street venue's "dreadful decision" to host the World Aviation Festival.

Emily Thornberry has condemned plans to close the Old Street post office and reopen it inside a Co-op up the road as "partial privatisation".

A developer is seeking planning permission from Islington Council so it has the option of turning a shop into a fitness centre.

A King's Cross cafe owner pleaded guilty to eight food hygiene offences at Highbury Corner Magistrates' Court last month and was billed £8,760.

An Essex Road restaurant was burgled in the early hours of Saturday morning.

Restaurant bosses have slammed rumours they want to turn a Highbury steakhouse into an "open all hours" nightclub as "false information".

A barista training academy hopes to cut unemployment in Kings Cross by opening a new training centre in the area.

Tommy Corbyn and Chloe Kerslake-Smith will open their first of its kind National Hemp Service shop in Stroud Green Road next month.

An Islington letting agency that tried to dodge tenancy laws through a "membership club scam" has been billed more than £40,000 in the first prosecution of its kind in the UK.

Councillors scuppered plans for an "open all hours" steakhouse and "nightclub" in Highbury New Park last week.

Nag's Head Market bosses have applied for an adjournment of their scheduled licencing hearing on August 1, arguing they need more time to fix fire safety breaches.

A Finsbury Park co-operative picked as Islington's first genuinely affordable workspace provider will nurture tech start ups to share wealth in the community.

Opponents of an Angel newsagents getting an alcohol licence warn drinkers congregating in the area could pose a "considerable risk" to kids at a nearby primary school.

A businessman asked to vacate his site so it can be redeveloped fears he won't be allowed back - and that this could spell the end for Islington's "globally renowned" hub of light industry.

Chapel Market traders claim road restrictions and newly installed traffic cameras are "killing their businesses" - with takings allegedly plunging by as much as 25 per cent in a week.

London Fire Brigade (LFB) has issued a probation notice to Nag's Head Market, restricting its first floor capacity to 60 people due to unaddressed fire risks - days after a private firm ruled it safe.

A Blackstock Road boozer popular with Arsenal fans for pre-match pints was shut this week - but it will soon reopen under new management.

The best charity shop in the country is officially in Holloway Road.

A property development firm fighting the council over plans to expand its world-renowned creative hub in King's Cross will have its application heard by the government.

A popular pre-match drinking venue for Arsenal fans is facing a battle to secure its licence - because it shouldn't be operating as a bar on matchdays.

A youth charity in Islington is repurposing a Land Rover into an off-roader for its 10th project aimed at teaching young people practical skills and building their confidence.

Sainsbury's has had its bid to open a store in the old Highbury Vale Police Station building rejected for a fourth time.

Mice droppings, cockroaches and concerns over the storage and preparation of raw fish have been highlighted by health inspectors in relation to two popular St John Street eateries.

Amazon's community arm has donated £2,000 to a family support charity to help pay for a volunteer.

Controversial plans to convert the old Archway Methodist Hall into an office block have been rejected by Islington Council planners.

The Institute of Physics launched its Accelerator Centre last week equipped with some eye-catching technology - Li-Fi (Wi-Fi by light).

A beloved Chapel Market pie and mash shop served up its last jellied eels today.

Marks and Spencer has taken Islington Council to court for deciding it could not sell alcohol before 9am at its new Archway store.

Neighbours of the Nag's Head covered market's soon-to-open upper floor could be offered a permanent 20 per cent discount off food as a peace-making gesture, says the freeholder.

Plans have been submitted to redevelop the historic Marks and Spencer building in Holloway Road and turn the upstairs into offices and a gym.

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 the couple running a new Clerkenwell kiosk selling ethically-sourced produce for affordable prices

Jeremy Corbyn will be propelled into number 10 next year when the economy succumbs to a bigger recession than the 2008 financial crash, predicts the owner of an award-winning Archway kebab shop.

A new area guide has been compiled for shoppers listing a who's who of independent traders across Islington.

Hundreds of e-bikes are to be rolled out in Islington and positioned near major stations around the borough.

An Upper Street supermarket was so outraged when the company supplying its ATMs started charging that it pinned a sign up directing customers to the nearest free one.

Freelances, small businesses and start-ups looking for somewhere to work will be pleased by the latest addition to Finsbury Park.

A start-up that has created a funding platform for social projects that allows donors to see the impact of their contributions has picked up a national award.

A London-wide wig empire has put one of its flagship Finsbury Park stores up for sale for £250,000.

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.

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