Vinyl record store pulled back from closure

Christmas has come early for a Stoke Newington vinyl record shop, which has managed to save its business after soaring rent and business rates put it at risk of immediate closure. Lucky Seven, a shop...

Businesses angry at slow progress of Dalston redevelopment

Small businesses on Dalston’s Gillett Square don’t know when they will be provided with alternative premises during an upcoming £1.5 million redevelopment despite a promise from developers.
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Different Strokes: an intriguing insight into the early stages of artistic development

On the surface, the concept of a one-night-only showcase of work from a small group of fine art students shouldn’t really necessitate a review – it’s not as though you can go and see...

Late night levy welcomed in Shoreditch

A levy on the sale of alcohol after midnight has been welcomed by locals and bar owners in Shoreditch, where the new tax may have the biggest impact.

New Costa Coffee sparks hipster unrest in Stoke Newington

Costa Coffee has applied for planning permission to open a branch on Stoke Newington High Street, replacing TSB bank, which closed in January. Plans for the franchise at 133 Stoke Newington High Street, are now...

Aviva’s latest developments opposed by Hoxton locals

An insurance company’s Hoxton expansion plan has taken another step forward after Hackney Council approved its latest development at a planning meeting on Monday. The plans will see insurance company Aviva convert 43-44 Hoxton Square,...

St John to convert crypt into workspace, helping local startups

A church is planning to turn its crypt into affordable workspace, if a National Lottery Fund bid is successful. St John the Baptist, Pitfield Street, is being redeveloped so that it would make the church...

‘If we fail, they’ll fire us’: Hackney workers in Picturehouse protest

Cinema workers picketed the Hackney Picturehouse last weekend as part of an escalating dispute over pay and working conditions.   The cinema remained open as dozens of Hackney residents joined protesters from the BECTU union on...

‘Alt-right’ Dalston gallery LD50 shut down after protests

LD50 Gallery, accused of hosting far-right exhibitions and a racist conference, has been shut down following anti-fascist protests. Lucia Diego, the owner of the LD50 Gallery on Tottenham Road in Dalston, told the Hackney Post that...

BBC pottery judge Kate Malone has £41,000 vase on sale at studio event

Guests at The Great Pottery Throwdown judge Kate Malone's open studio event were careful to avoid bumping into a £41,000 vase last Sunday. The BBC star invited the public to visit her De Beauvoir workshop on...

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Investigation launched after police shooting in Lower Clapton

NEW: Snapchat footage appears to show police operation on Mandeville Street where a man was injured when a police firearm was discharged.