Hundreds of furloughed workers have signed up to volunteer with charities using a new platform.

Islington’s iconic King’s Head Theatre needs to raise £100,000 to ensure its survival while closed due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

The National Hemp Service has launched online – and it’s offering 10 per cent off on all products for NHS workers.

A radical Caledonian Road bookshop has been shortlisted for an award for best independent retailer.

Chapel Market store owners claim traffic enforcement cameras installed six months ago are just a council “cash cow” because the town hall hasn’t delivered on its promises.

A Seven Sisters Road store could face having its licence revoked for selling “crack pipes” and stocking poppers and drugs paraphernalia next to the children’s sweets section.

Councillors revoked a 24-hour Old Street night club’s licence last night.

The Nag’s Head area of Holloway Road is going to get a makeover.

The new owner of The Arts Building in Finsbury Park want to develop a large retail space on the ground floor of the premise.

Two senior staff members have been “terminated” from the firm supplying Islington Council’s not-for-profit Angelic Energy.

Shopkeepers in Islington are being actively discouraged from selling blades unless it’s a core part of their business to prevent stabbings.

Alexandra Wylie Tower Foundation patron Juliet Stevenson visited the new Greens of Highgate shop in Muswell Hill last week to celebrate its contributions to a community food bank.

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.

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

James Corden’s production company is opening a London HQ in the £400million Islington Square development.

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

BT and its partner InLinkUK have temporarily suspended free calls to mobiles from three Finsbury Park telephone boxes due to fears they’re creating “misery” by facilitating drug deals.

“My chicken is political,” said a socialist chef running a hit restaurant off the Holloway Road that once fell foul to a Hatton Garden style heist.

Councillors have temporarily revoked a Central Street shop’s alcohol licence after it was caught selling high-strength cider to a child.

A polarising pitch for a new upper floor of eateries selling alcohol above the Nag’s Head Market was rejected by the licensing sub committee at a lively town hall meeting last night.

A Clerkenwell tech company creating educational apps for kids has received a £200,000 investment form HSBC UK.

A fisherman braves tumultuous waves off the coast of Sussex every week so he bring back sacks full of gleaming-scaled fish for Islington market-goers to buy of a Sunday.

A major construction company has won the contact to deck-out Highbury’s “world class” new film school ahead of its grand opening in September.

Protestors picketed the Upper Holloway Crown post office on Saturday in a bid to stop it being franchised.

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Union chiefs fear plans to franchise the Upper Holloway Crown post office will dilute workers rights, threaten their pensions and lower customer standards – and they are organising a protest for January 26.

A leaseholder after permission to sell alcohol above the Nag’s Head market has dropped his request for a music licence in the hope it will make the controversial application more palatable to councillors.

Marks and Spencer (M&S) is set to open a store in Archway after being granted a licence on Tuesday – but it will start selling alcohol an hour later than planned due to concerns over early morning drinking.

A Finsbury Park plumbing firm has joined a network of more than 200 businesses helping to find missing children.

The leaseholder of a new upper floor in the Nag’s Head Market has applied for licence to sell alcohol and play music – but some neighbours fear this will contribute to antisocial behaviour in the surrounding area.

Highgate’s Lauderdale House played host to a “heartwarming” series of charity presentations on Saturday as the Co-op handed out more than £170,000 to a range of north London charities.

A Clerkenwell publican says noise complaints have “absolutely divided the community” and could force his popular business to close.

An iconic Holloway market is being expanded to include a second floor as part of an “exciting” redevelopment project.

Islington business chiefs have welcomed the “much needed relief” after Philip Hammond slashed business rates for small firms in Monday’s Budget.

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

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.

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