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A Chapel Market cafe owner forced to close his business due to coronavirus is instead preparing free food for NHS staff and other frontline workers.

A laundrette in Islington is providing free cleaning services for people in self isolation and cleaning scrubs for NHS workers.

Young people from disadvantaged backgrounds will be given a route into the music industry in a project run by The Prince’s Trust and Tileyard recording studios.

The owner of an Archway company importing food from Italy claims the devaluation of the pound since the Brexit referendum has been a huge challenge for his business.

Bosses at the Archway Tavern have submitted a licensing application that could put an end to the sporadic opening hours.

Police have called for a 24-hour Old Street nightclub to have its hours cut back after a reported increase in violent crimes and sexual assaults.

The pub chain that owned the Archway Tavern sold the building last year for £3.8million, while licensing issues continue to plague its promised reopening.

Embattled Essex Road pub The New Rose is undergoing a £500,000 makeover ahead of a fresh start and a name change.

Plans for a major redevelopment of Finsbury Square could see the underground car park transformed into a retail and leisure complex.

Struggling traders in Fonthill Road are furious after being hit with unexpected bills for having tables, chairs and clothes rails on the pavement.

A family-run Caledonian Road business has launched an on-demand service it calls the “Uber for dry cleaning”.

As temperatures start to plummet, an initiative offering warm clothing to homeless people and rough sleepers will return to Exmouth Market tomorrow.

A voluntary business partnership for the King’s Cross area held a careers day for 150 youngsters aged 15 to 24 this week.

It has actually happened. Five years after it closed and following numerous delays, the Archway Tavern has reopened.

A young woman who set up a dog training business has thanked her foster carer in honour of National Care Leaver’s Week.

The supplier of Islington’s not-for-profit Angelic Energy has been bailed out to the tune of £9.5million.

Lawrence Bernstein was in his late 30s and getting sick of his City banking job when one of his friends suggested he pursue speech-writing full time.

Two coffee addicts who were “revolted” at the amount of takeaway cups being binned on a daily basis have come up with a loan scheme – and are trialing it in Exmouth Market cafes.

Children subjected to “frightening” levels of pollution at a Holloway nursery will soon breath cleaner air.

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.

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