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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."

Fifty unemployed for every job

Jobseekers in Hackney North have less chance of finding a job than those in any other area of the UK, new figures have shown.

Business guru’s top five tips to survive the recession

BBC presenter and former Barclays advisor René Carayol, 41, exclusively reveals his top five tips for Hackney businesses looking to beat the recession.

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Gangs exploiting children for drug deals

Gang members are using children to do drug deals because they will receive a lower punishment if caught, according to a Hackney Council report.