A Hackney app that uses smartphone technology to help vision-impaired people navigate buildings on their own has been honoured at a national tech competition.

Up-and-coming creative talent will be showcased at an exhibition in Hackney Wick.

Plans to demolish a long-standing Mare Street car garage and build nine flats could be given the green light after being altered by developers.

Javed Khan tells Emma Bartholomew how he’s built up a business empire in Mare Street on the back of teaching himself to trade on the stock exchange

A Dalston fashion designer has refused to bow to pressure from a Hindu statesman who is demanding she withdraw her swimsuit range adorned with images of the protective mother goddess Durga.

A modern day social club showcasing British Caribbean culture through food and drink has found a home in Kingsland Road.

More than £300,000 that could have paid for more police officers in Hackney’s nightspots last year has not been spent, the Gazette can reveal.

A new app that allows people to get “anything” delivered from nearby shops in 20 minutes has launched in Hackney.

Hungry Hackney shoppers made light work of Greggs’ first ever vegan sausage rolls, which sold out across the borough within hours.

Each week, the Gazette takes to the streets to unearth something being manufactured right here in Hackney. This week we visit Focus Games’ HQ in Hoxton, where former councillor Patrick Vernon’s Windrush board game was developed, as well as a plethora of teaching aids for the NHS.

A board game designed by former Labour councillor Patrick Vernon is being marketed worldwide by an educational games company based in Hoxton.

Ridley Road Market traders could get new weatherproof stalls, free WiFi and card machines in a £1.5million makeover thanks to funding from Sadiq Khan.

Gino Marchese stood in the doorway of his Stoke Newington barber shop, admiring the view. “Still swinging London,” he said.

Independent traders in Stoke Newington are putting on a late-night Christmas shopping event next week in an effort to encourage people to go local.

Independent traders from across east London took over Spitalfields Market at the weekend for Small Business Saturday.

Strongroom is a name many music fans might recognise from album credits going back decades.

Jewellery, clothes, handbags and beauty products are some of the goods on sale at a Christmas market run only by female entrepreneurs.

Traders in Ridley Road Shopping Village are being threatened with eviction again – by the same owners of the building who stepped in to save them last month.

A young entrepreneur from Homerton has been recognised by the Prime Minister for his work improving opportunities for students from diverse backgrounds.

Long-standing Hoxton Market traders have been told their stalls will be moved closer together as the council tries to increase footfall.

An exhibition exploring the history of the traditional “Saturday girl” role featured a Hackney waitress.

Each week, the Gazette takes to the streets to unearth something being manufactured right here in Hackney. This week we visit Anna Traut’s HQ in Dalston where she makes her fluffy cushions.

The founder of a London Fields PR firm has become the youngest ever agency boss to pick up a prestigious industry prize.

The owners of Ridley Road Shopping Village have been told to come back with fresh plans if they want to redevelop the site.

At nine months pregnant, most mums-to-be would be resting at home with their feet up - but not Rachael Corson.

Traders at Ridley Road Shopping Village thanked the community for their support as more than 100 people turned out for a protest on Saturday.

The owners of Ridley Road Shopping Village are working to stop its closure, the Gazette can reveal.

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

A whopping row has broken out over a Stoke Newington minicab firm’s decision to set up a burger van in its car park – yards from a GP surgery.

Nightlife campaigners have launched a crowdfunder to raise money for a legal challenge against Hackney Council’s licensing policy, which includes “core” midnight weekend curfews for new venues.

The battle is on to stop the premature closure of Ridley Road Shopping Village after the intervention of Hackney’s mayor – and more than 1,500 supporters.

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

Ridley Road Shopping Village is being closed down after enforcment action from police over drug dealing and anti-social behaviour – kicking out long-standing traders with just two weeks’ notice.

The Rio Cinema in Dalston has been nominated for two gongs, including a Cinema of the Year title, at the national Screen Awards for the first time.

Hackney mayor Phil Glanville has supported campaigners in their fight to save the Hoxton Street Iceland from demolition, saying it’s the only affordable supermarket in the area.

Each week the Gazette takes to the streets to unearth something being manufactured right here in Hackney. This week we visit Philippa Long’s HQ in Ridley Road Studios where she designs, fits out and makes wedding wear

The Gazette hunts high and low each week to bring you news of the most interesting and unusual new businesses in Hackney. This week we speak to Stephen Buller who has just launched a new hair salon in Newington Green to reduce the environmental impact of our beauty routines.

A bar opened by Five Points co-founder Ed Mason has closed because of its “challenging location” in Hackney Wick.

Each week, the Gazette takes to the streets to unearth something being manufactured right here in Hackney. This week we visit Noel Stewart at Dalston’s Ridley Road Studios where he “makes people’s hat dreams come true”.

An ambitious bid to turn east London into the global capital of fashion technology was launched today in Christopher Raeburn’s Hackney studio.

There are grounds to suspect the former director of Rosslyn Hill Ltd – which ran Shoreditch restaurant Beach Blanket Babylon – may be breaching a court order by helping run a restaurant business in Hampstead, the Gazette can reveal.

Managers of a Mare Street kebab shop were rumbled flouting their opening hours by police who spotted two online ads touting times for four hours longer than they have permission to operate.

Some Black and Minority Ethnic (BAME) businesses in Hackney say they feel sidelined by gentrification in the borough, and don’t get the support from the council.

Budding young entrepreneurs who sell their own handmade products on a market stall are in the running for a national award.

Craft beer boozer The Pembury Tavern has closed its doors for a month while its new owners Five Points Brewery carry out major renovation work.

A pop-up bar has lived up to its description over the last five years, having moved around Shoreditch, Dalston, Hackney Wick and London Fields. Now Night Tales is staying put.

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 Jeremy Bond – who has created personalised wooden toys for kids.

London’s first 100 per cent vegan doughnut shop has been forced to close due to tenancy issues.

A member of the world famous Magic Circle has conjured up the UK’s first magic-themed coffee shop in Stoke Newington.

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

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