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The best local store in the country is the Upper Street branch of Budgens - and that’s official. The shop was named Convenience Retailer of the Year last weekend at a national awards ceremony hosted by Convenience Store Magazine. Paul...
More than 1600 properties in Islington are owned by companies registered in the world’s most notorious tax havens, Islington Now can exclusively reveal. Analysis of the Land Registry has shown the extent of offshore investment in Islington property, with data...
Islington council's not-for-profit energy company is just £2 cheaper than British Gas and could prove more expensive for pensioners and people on low incomes. Angelic Energy, the brainchild of Councillor Claudia Webbe, was set up in October at the...
The average price of a home in Islington has fallen by 3.8 per cent in the last year. The figures from Rightmove, one of the UK’s biggest property websites, reveal the average house price in the borough dropped by an...
Few pubs have the gall to question Brits’ taste for steak pies and beer-battered cod. But The Blacksmith and the Toffeemaker, on St. John Street, has been 100% vegan since January, or ‘Veganuary’. Their menu now includes vegan mac...
London’s groundbreaking first black bookshop could close after 50 years unless it finds a significant cash injection. New Beacon Books, which opened in Finsbury Park in 1966 and once held literary salons with some of the world’s most famous...
Phillip Hammond promised eagerly-anticipated relief for Islington’s small businesses in yesterday’s budget announcement. Business rates are set to soar by 56% in some wards, making Islington one of the the hardest hit boroughs in the country. Hammond announced three measures...
Islington’s Chapel Market officially dates back to the 1860s but it’s likely they were serving pie and mash there long before. It’s now traditionally considered a home to butchers, bakers and cheesemongers. The first handful of food shops and non-retail...
Urban Islington wouldn’t usually be the first place that comes to mind when buying farm-fresh fruit, meats and cheeses sold by local farmers themselves. Instead you’d expect to find the Tesco Express and Sainsbury’s Local selling imported goods to...
An Islington company is turning women’s periods into a successful business. “The idea came out of my own frustration with the way tampons and pads are bought,” says DAME’s founder, Celia Pool. “I saw the whole manner of how other utility...