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Sutton and Sons has been crowned the UK's "best multiple fish and chip operator" at the 2020 National Fish and Chip Awards.

Dozens of traffic wardens in Hackney have voted to strike over pay and working conditions - after two workers had dogs set on them in the last three months.

Homeowners living on the River Lea in Upper Clapton are furious after councillors approved plans to convert a garage into an ice cream shop.

Ridley Road Market will run seven days a week until March, the council has announced.

Hackney City Farm's zero-packaging farm shop is cheaper than Sainsbury's across a range of healthy options.

A late-night levy paid by Hackney businesses that serve alcohol after midnight funded a 10-week police operation that led to 120 arrests last year.

An ID and contactless payment card created by a Homerton woman has been accredited by the government after eight years in the works.

Long-standing Ridley Road Market traders have criticised the enforcement tactics of the new management team - but the council says it is simply making things fairer for all stallholders.

A record number of gifts have been donated as part of the annual Winter Toy Appeal run by a Stoke Newington group.

A creative studios site in Hackney Downs is getting up to 40 new workspaces thanks to a £1.2million investment.

Sutton and Sons is one of three finalists in the 2020 National Fish and Chip Awards.

Independent traders in Stoke Newington are hosting an event to encourage people to shop locally this Christmas.

Stallholders in the historic Ridley Road fear they are being forced out by pitch hikes and tough new trading terms they have dubbed "1,001 ways to lose your licence".

Hackney Council has launched a campaign to challenge long-held myths surrounding sexual harassment and get people to "Reframe the Night" rather than blame the victim in the run up to Christmas.

The team behind a Winter Toy Appeal are pleading for more donations of gifts to give to children experiencing extreme poverty.

A businesswoman who opened a boutique selling her hand-crafted Black dolls has been awarded funding to help expand after attracting interest from around the world.

A giant advert for Oatly ice cream overlooking a Stoke Newington primary school has gone off quicker than its milk after sparking a backlash from locals.

A Halloween campaign that saw Stoke Newington residents scaring and caring has helped provide 1,265 meals for Hackney Foodbank.

A couple who have run a Homerton newsagent's for more than 40 years have decided to call it a day.

Former clients of a north London modelling agency paid a photography studio in Shoreditch thousands of pounds for portfolios they believed would kickstart their careers. The Gazette hears their allegations of broken promises.

Boxpark Shoreditch will learn this week whether it has permission to sell alcohol until midnight at weekends.

Brewdog will convert its Stoke Newington bar into its first ever fully vegan venue.

A café which aims inspire its visitors into eco activism has opened for three weeks in Broadway Market.

A young entrepreneur from Homerton is taking part in a business programme aiming to give social start-ups a leg up.

Three years after its launch, most of the railway arches at the luxury fashion village Hackney Walk - which was developed with millions of pounds of public money to regenerate Hackney Central - are standing empty.

Bespoke shoemakers Carreducker are throwing open the doors to their Shoreditch workshop and shoemaking school this weekend for the London Design Festival.

The mass sale of Network Rail's 4,500 railway arches was not a good deal for the taxpayer or the tenants, MPs have found.

Borough Market favourite Padella could soon be opening in Shoreditch if councillors grant bosses a licence this week.

A Hackney start-up that makes pet accessories such as cat bow ties and dog bandanas is expanding to New York.

What better way to celebrate your pub's 10th birthday than by throwing a street party?

A start-up tech company which links unsold food from high street retailers to charities nearby has launched in Hackney.

Police fear the opening of a basement venue in Dalston could see crime return to the levels seen when it was a troubled nightclub - and say installing a barbecue would attract street drinkers from Gillett Square.

Arts hub Earth is holding a special programme of events to mark the first anniversary of its opening in the old ABC Cinema.

A florist has accused a vicar of putting her through "hell", after she threatened to change the locks of the shop she leases off the church and evict her.

Neighbours of a new Wagamama "dark kitchen" in London Fields say the moped delivery riders and the industrial noise is making their lives hell.

A second branch of the hugely popular Borough Market restaurant Padella could be coming to Shoreditch.

Traders in Hackney's historic Well Street say disruptive building works have left them struggling to make ends meet - and they have to put up with it for another 18 months.

An "affordable" PR company has been declared the "micro-business of the year" by the Federation of Small Businesses.

Sadiq Khan urged east Londoners to be proud that the biggest investment in the capital's cultural industry for more than 100 years is being built on their doorsteps.

Gamers flocked to Woodberry Down to take part in an event promoting the social benefits of playing against friends and family.

Hoxton music pub The Macbeth faces closure after getting hit with a licence review in the same week bosses signed a new 13 year lease.

A market encouraging youngsters to ditch crime for cash will be held in Ridley Road this summer.

A Homerton-based fitness app bringing audio coaching to park running is hoping to shake up how people exercise.

To celebrate Independent Bookshop Week, which runs until Friday, Roy Chacko speaks to two Stoke Newington bookshops that have managed to stay open throughout turbulent times.

A judicial review brought by campaign group We Love Hackney (WLH) against the council's controversial licensing restrictions has been withdrawn after a judge refused to cap its costs.

A Stoke Newington magic-themed café selling "levitating avocados" has told the Gazette "the door to magic is always open - you just need to lean on it."

An upmarket nail salon in the Shoreditch triangle has applied for permission to sell wine and cocktails to its customers.

Hackney Council is the leading the way on artificial intelligence (AI) in London, recent research shows.

The council wants more businesses to sign up to its innovative Hackney 100 programme and offer placements to youngsters.

Traders occupying the railway arches sold by Network Rail last year were only offered support in the "final stages" of the sale process after pressure from a national campaign, an investigation has found.



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