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Islington residents are moderately Europhile, according to polling company YouGov, but local business owners may not be voting to stay in the EU come June. The Chamber of Commerce plans to canvas its members “in the coming months” -...
What inspired you to open magCulture? In other European cities there are spectacular magazine shops. If you know where to look in London you can find some great magazines, but I felt there needed to be a dedicated shop with...
Scroll down for video Walking into Indian Veg buffet is like stepping into a badly-formatted website. Clip-art festooned propaganda is plastered over every available surface, extolling the physical, mental and sexual benefits of a vegetarian lifestyle. “Research suggests vegetarian food can...
Greygory Vass, co-founder of Open Barbers, has been recognised in this year’s Independent on Sunday’s Rainbow List, a celebration of the 101 most influential people in the LGBTI community. The Finsbury Park local made number 95 on the annual list...
Upmarket fish and chip shop Suttons and Sons recently opened its third outlet on Essex Road, Canonbury. After working as a fishmonger for many years, Danny Sutton opened his first shop in 2007 in Stoke Newington and one in Shoreditch...
The national charity closed its Vauxhall doors after 15 years to open headquarters in Finsbury Park on Monday 26 October. “When we moved to Vauxhall it was a lot cheaper than it is nowadays,” said the foundation's CEO Stephen Robertson. “It was...
The shop, which celebrated its seventieth birthday on Monday 26 October, raised more than £3,000 to expand into the cellar and provide a wider selection of books for customers. Co-manager Catherine Barter said: "Its really gratifying that lots of people...
A Chinese entrepreneur, previously cautioned with illegally selling alcohol, has had a licence request denied for his new restaurant, which has been described as a 'problem venue'. Restaurant owner Wei Hai Xie’s application to serve alcohol at Chinese restaurant Old...
The council should have powers to punish businesses that fail to pay the minimum wage, a senior Labour councillor has said. Andy Hull, Islington Council’s executive member for finance, said: “Councils can’t do a great deal without additional power…even if...
Successful young professionals are driving a house sitting trend in Islington, where more residents than in any other London borough have signed up to let strangers look after their house while they are away. House Sit Match is a social network that...