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Hackney craft beer giant Beavertown has suddenly closed the De Beauvoir pub where it brewed its first beer, saying it is “no longer a natural fit” for its future.

Iconic Haggerston pub The Albion will reopen this week as The Virgin Queen, following a six-month refurb that has seen football memorabilia swapped for Elizabethan chic.

The Gazette hunts high and low each week to bring you news of the most interesting new businesses in Hackney. This week we discovered the Burley Fisher bookshop’s new printing project, Peninsula Press.

Each week, the Gazette takes to the streets to unearth something being manufactured right here in Hackney. This week we visit Swytch’s Hackney Wick HQ.

Ridley Road Market traders’ association chairman Larry Julian tells the Gazette there was only ever one career for him – and how he is keeping it in the family.

Hackney is the only London borough where the number of pubs has increased since the turn of the century.

A family feud at the top table of Proud East in Haggerston spilled over into the courtroom.

The Gazette hunts high and low each week to bring you news of the most interesting new businesses in Hackney. This week, a trail of breadcrumbs led us to, er, Breadcrumbs Game, the Lower Clapton business offering museum fans a new way to experience their favourite places.

DJs and clubbers are fighting to keep Old Street’s Magic Roundabout open after its licence expires at the end of the year.

A Christmas market for dogs – and their owners – is coming to London Fields.

Town hall chiefs have slammed government plans to slap another rates hike on businesses just months after an increase left Hackney traders forced to pay crippling fees.

Start-up bosses looking for help in growing their business can now get free expert advice – as long as it’s based in Hackney.

Union chiefs have hit out at Post Office plans to enlist a “retail partner” to run Stamford Hill Crown Post Office, which they fear could result in job losses.

I’m still relatively new to Hackney, so I love reading the Gazette’s weekly history features.

Rumours the Hoxton Street Iceland store is set to be turned into luxury flats have been put to bed by the supermarket chain.

A new exhibition at an art shop in Kingsland Road will celebrate the craft of glassmaking that began on the same spot more than a century ago – and continued until the turn of the millennium. The Gazette speaks to a pair of glass makers who once worked in the studio about why it was so special.

From first birthdays to wedding days, Nadine’s Flare Cakes caters for all ages, tastes and occasions.

Each week, the Gazette takes to the streets to unearth something being manufactured right here in Hackney. This week we feature Freed of London, which creates dancing shoes for the stars from a factory in Well Street.

People often have amazing ideas during drunken pub chats, or think they do – but not many wake up the next morning and act on them.

Each week, the Gazette takes to the streets to unearth something being manufactured right here in Hackney. This week we speak to Leon Ferbrache, who customises intrsuments for the stars.

A former plastic works, cardboard factory and printing press in Hackney Wick is on course to be transformed into a hub for beer lovers.

The Gazette hunts high and low each week to bring you news of the most interesting new businesses in Hackney. This week we speak to a London Fields PR agency selling T-shirts for charity to mark its first birthday.

Shoppers have launched a campaign to “save” Hoxton Street Market – but the council says the number of traders has tripled this year.

Each week, the Gazette takes to the streets to unearth something being manufactured right here in Hackney. This week we visit Kate Sheridan’s HQ in Lower Clapton Road where she makes some of her handbags.

A structural engineering company has won a prestigious award for its strong track-record of employing apprentices.



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