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Two friends have moved their record store north of the river and opened up in Hackney Central.

A Dalston café that has been open for business for 70 years must now wind up – because its founder and namesake Arthur decreed in his will that it must be sold on his death.

Bosses at Dalston Superstore have slammed inaccurate reports in the national press that Sunday’s suspected acid attack happened outside the gay nightclub.

Two struggling artists who were kicked out of their studio near Victoria Park have slammed the affordable art space firm that owns it for failing to support them.

The Gazette hunts high and low each week to bring you news of the most interesting new businesses in Hackney. This week, meet Duval Middleton, whose invention could be ‘the future of chewing gum’ – just don’t ask him about plastic.

The Gazette hunts high and low each week to bring you news of the most interesting new businesses in Hackney. This week, we spoke to a man out to help freelancers who feel lonely in their jobs.

A Stoke Newington baker who survived five brain operations is warming up her vocals to perform on the One Show for the royal wedding.

A plan to turn an unused strip of land on the Olympic Park into a temporary quayside community is in the pipeline.

Each week, the Gazette takes to the streets to unearth something being manufactured right here in Hackney. This week we hear about Lisa Devaney’s tiny acrylic paintings

Five years after opening as a pop-up, Hackney Flea Market has made a “natural progression” and opened its first shop.

An iconic Stoke Newington record shop faces closure for the second time in two years – because the rent has been hiked by more than 50 per cent.

This column originally appeared in the Gazette on February 16, 2017.

Bar flies searching for the best beer in London need look no further – Hackney Brewery’s American Pale Ale is officially king.

Sainsbury’s in Dalston is under fire for ditching its free parking for customers.

The Rio Cinema could become the first in the UK to run on sustainable energy, if a £40,000 fund raiser to install solar panels hits its target.

Hackney’s biggest brewery Five Points launches a £750,000 crowdfunding campaign tomorrow (Fri) to expand the business.

A controversial licensing policy is set to be signed off introducing a midnight curfew for new pubs, clubs and bars – unless landlords can convince the council they won’t be a nuisance.

When Auro Foxcroft first walked into forgotten Art Deco gem the Savoy Cinema two years ago it was covered in pigeon poo, cobwebs and piles of junk.

The project to transform Stoke Newington’s derelict ABC Cinema into a new venue known as the Hackney Arts Centre has received £1.9million in funding.

Five Points brewery has bought the legendary boozer that sits on the junction it is named after.

Hoxton entrepreneur Jamie Bolding tells the Gazette how he created his multi-million-pound media powerhouse Jungle Creations from just one Facebook page.

Each week, the Gazette takes to the streets to unearth something being manufactured right here in Hackney. This week we visit The Happy Tummy Co’s bakery in London Fields

Hackney pub the Cock Tavern has swept away the opposition to win Beard Friendly Pub of the Year for an astonishing second time in a row.

The Gazette hunts high and low each week to bring you news of the most interesting new businesses in Hackney. This week, we stepped inside the HQ of Erjjio – the London Fields start-up that makes “green” websites. Confused? Read on.

Each week, the Gazette takes to the streets to unearth something being manufactured right here in Hackney. This week we visit Lozi’s Hackney Road HQ to find out about their Rio Cinema inspired armchair.

Bosses at the cash-strapped Rio Cinema predict its new second screen could boost income by 20 per cent – and have promised to pay staff the London living wage if its fortunes are on the rise.

In London’s first vegan pub, not only long-haired freaky people need apply.

Clubbers and campaigners are preparing for another dance-off with Hackney Council over plans to bring in a midnight curfew for all new venues and clamp down further on openings in Shoreditch.

Each week, the Gazette takes to the streets to unearth something being manufactured right here in Hackney. This week we visit House of Buckley’s HQ in Stoke Newington.

Each week, the Gazette takes to the streets to unearth something being manufactured right here in Hackney. This week we visit Jackson and Lee’s HQ in Hoxton

Each week the Gazette takes to the streets to unearth something being manufactured right here in Hackney. This week we visit Anni Kriesche who started out making soap in her Lower Clapton kitchen five years ago

Former thinktank boss Gavin Poole tells the Gazette about the Here East tech hub he runs at the Olympic Park.

It was a flagship project for Sadiq Khan’s fundraising platform. But since its relaunch, Well Street Market has been plagued by problems. Now the traders’ association has quit and the market is going back to its original once-a-month timetable in an effort to salvage footfall. Sam Gelder reports.

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 Jamie Bolding who has launched delivery-only restaurant Twisted London

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.

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