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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...
Philip Hammond delivered the budget on Wednesday with a number of key changes that will affect Islington residents. Important changes include the sugar tax being set at 24p per litre for sweet drinks, a rise to £7.50 for the...
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...
Google has struck a £650m deal with Lendlease Construction to build its new London headquarters, a 10 storey structure set to tower over King’s Cross. The Europe-based branch of the company beat competition from the likes of Mace, Multiplex...
Crossrail is set to turn Farringdon into one of the capital’s best-connected economic hubs, business leaders say. One hundred local businesses, including Alexander McQueen and Kurt Geiger, are currently voting on a proposal for the Farringdon and Clerkenwell area...
Tufnell Park tube station has reopened after closing for renovation nine months ago. https://twitter.com/northernline/status/705705876926177280 The tube station was shut on 8 June 2015 so that TfL could renovate two "obsolete" lifts, a decision that angered many local businesses. Some small businesses had to take out...
Markets are great for their atmosphere. Whether you are looking for something unique, or for fresh ingredients for a meal, these are the places to go. In Islington, you can find vintage clothing, jewelry, tableware and - who knows -...