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Traders in railway arches across the UK have dismissed their new landlords' offer to hear them out as a "PR stunt".

Step-free access has arrived at Finsbury Park station after the lifts were opened this morning.

The London Assembly member for Hackney, Islington and Waltham Forest has announced she will not contest her seat in the next election after 20 years service.

Work to replace a railway bridge near Hackney Downs will see two roads closed for almost the whole of next year.

Decay is everywhere around us and it's absolutely beautiful, writes Will McCallum, Newington Green.

Hackney mayor Phil Glanville has written to the prospective new owners of the Network Rail arches hoping to discuss their "tenants first" approach.

The East End Trades Guild has launched an "all or nothing" crowdfunding campaign to recruit small businesses as members ahead of Small Business Saturday.

Arches traders in Hackney have reacted to Network Rail's announcement today that it has agreed to sell the estate for £1.46bn to two real estate firms.

Hackney mayor Phil Glanville has written to transport minister Jo Johnson asking him to clear up his position on the Network Rail arches sale.

Traders fighting the imminent sale of Network Rail's arches have laid out their demands to transport minister Jo Johnson following the successful meeting with him last month.

Transport minister Jo Johnson has agreed to consider alternatives to Network Rail's impending sale of its 4,555 railway arches to one buyer.

Hackney mayor Phil Glanville says the council would be interested in buying the borough's Network Rail arches if a planned fire sale can be stopped, the Gazette can reveal.

Listed Victorian buildings in Kingsland High Street are no longer under threat from Crossrail 2, the Gazette can reveal.

London Fields arches traders took their fight against Network Rail to Parliament last night and won the backing of top Labour MPs, including leader Jeremy Corbyn.

Arches traders from London Fields will lead a group of businesses from across the country at a meeting in Parliament tonight to stop Network Rail selling off their businesses.

Hackney Wick Station has reopened following a £25m overhaul.

Rail bosses driving long-established traders out of Hackney with eye-watering rent hikes will be held to account, Meg Hillier has vowed.

Dejected traders in Hackney's arches are packing up and leaving after admitting defeat in their battle over crippling rent hikes from Network Rail.

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

Fed up passengers stuck on a broken down Great Northern train near Finsbury Park demanded to be let off after 40 minutes of waiting - and chose to walk along the track to the station.



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