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Businesses blame Hackney postcode for poor lending

Head of Hackney business charity says banks reluctant to loan to Hackney businesses.

Major hotel firms checking in to Hackney

With the London Olympics now just two years away, a hotel boom is underway

Outrage at ‘tidal wave’ of tax set to hit Hackney firms

Local trade groups have expressed anger at a looming “tidal wave” of tax that is set to hit businesses in April.

First winner of The Apprentice brings his business to Hackney

The first winner of The Apprentice is bringing his business to Hackney to help aspiring young entrepreneurs.

Lingerie is a thriving business in Hackney

Some women binge on chocolates. Others watch hours of chick flicks. But in North Hackney, women are beating the credit-crunch blues by stocking up on brand name bras.

Building work begins in Woodberry Downs

Building work on the Woodberry Downs scheme, one of the largest regeneration projects in London has started.

Hackney council appoints company to run pension scheme

FX Concepts have been appointed to run a specialist £150m (€162m) active currency programme for Hackney Council's local government pension scheme.

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.

First-time buyers boost Hackney housing market

A flood of first-time buyers onto the market is helping house sales in Hackney buck national trends, say estate agents.

Hackney bookies tell Diane Abbott to back off their business

Betting shop owners have reacted with fury after local MP Diane Abbott accused them of "preying on vulnerable people."

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Jewish leader compares strict housing rules to Nazi Germany

A housing association threatened to remove traditional scrolls from the doors of flats in Stamford Hill.