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Islington's Hammerton Brewery is inviting the community to celebrate its fifth birthday at a beer drinking bonanza on August 17.

Step aside Oxford Street - Fonthill Road traders showcased their "unique fashion" offerings at the Holloway Road Resource Centre last Wednesday.

Luxury flats in City North are being advertised as far afield as Hong Kong - and a housing campaigner has blamed the development for the rise in rough sleeping just yards away in Stroud Green Road.

An Upper Street supermarket has launched a new scheme offering free assisted shopping for those who need help getting groceries.

A pub will no longer open off Farringdon Road after "flabbergasted" neighbours argued it could lead to defecation on doorsteps, bricks through windows and the area becoming like Soho.

The Nag's Head covered market owner has resurrected a controversial bid to sell alcohol in its new first floor food hall - and neighbours are "not impressed".

A historic Archway business closed after 108 years this month - and people are already clamouring for another bakery to replace it.

The owners of a revered rock venue today thanked Islington Council for assurances it will help safeguard the site in the event of Highbury & Islington Station being expanded.

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.

The Hornsey Road Traders Association has donated £3,500 to its new homeless shelter neighbour, which is due to open any day now.

A Trading Standards (TS) sting caught a Central Street corner shop selling high-strength cider to a child - and the business will have its licence reviewed next Tuesday.

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.

A union rep has lambasted the "heartless" Mothercare chain for the planned closure of its Holloway Road branch which leaves staff faced with redundancy or relocation.

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.

A sports academy is offering free sessions to Islington children every Sunday morning at Market Road Football Pitches.

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.

An Islington entrepreneur is crowdfunding so he can buy outdoor advertising space to promote his sustainable fashion brand.

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

Islington Council is backing businsses in their "save our shops" campaign, which calls on the chancellor to slash business rates for the borough's smallest firms.

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