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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.

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.

A PR firm staffed by former journalists – including the Gazette’s one-time food editor – was one of two Islington businesses to scoop a prestigious Queen’s Award for Enterprise on Saturday.

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