Chef lives on breadline to prove it can be done healthily

A chef is reducing his personal weekly food spend to £20, to publicise a new healthy eating charity in Haggerston. Steve Wilson, 30, is a co-founder of Make Kit, a charity which sells subsidised...

Hackney businesses advised on how to beat the credit crunch

Businesses in Hackney have been given guidance on riding out the recession by an award-winning business guru.

Tech City apprenticeships for Hackney youngsters

Hackney Community College has launched a Tech City apprentice programme geared toward the employment needs of Shoreditch and Old Street.
Silicon Roundabout

Rent hikes push companies out of Silicon Roundabout

Is the end in sight for Silicon Roundabout?

Small businesses fear ruin from prolonged Hackney town centre regeneration

Independent shop owners have described the controversial regeneration of Hackney Central’s Narrow Way as a “nightmare” that could force them out of business.
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London’s first e-cigarette coffee shop opens in Shoreditch

The Vape Club offers customers the chance to puff on an assortment of e-cigarettes alongside their coffee
Hackney Mayor's Business Awards

Hackney’s best businesses celebrated by Mayor’s awards

Mayor Jules Pipe has celebrated Hackney's best entrepreneurs with

Controversial planning developments angers residents

Locals have hit out against the council’s decision to approve controversial plans for a residential development on Dalston Lane.

2013 budget did little to help the poorest, analyst says

For Hackney, the real impact of this budget will be largely non-existent, IPPR specialist says. "It will do little to improve the prospects for the local economy, will not ease the financial pain of Hackney’s poor, and does nothing to address the long-term problems the area faces in terms of housing and youth unemployment."
Silicon Roundabout

Islamic bank invests £20m into Tech City

This project marks One Housing Group's first drive into more expensive professional accommodation.

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A guide to this week’s art, film and music events (19...

Alternative films, 'theatrical rollercoasters', live music, and Shakespeare's greatest work - we round up events in Hackney this week.