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brought by campaign group We Love Hackney (WLH) against the council's controversial licensing restrictions has been withdrawn after a judge refused to cap its costs.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

Tenants in 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.

Burglars raided an independent beauty salon in Stoke Newington and stole £7,000 worth of products last week.

The Gazette this week went behind the scenes at the Mare Street brewery behind a "mojito beer" dreamed up in solidarity with Diane Abbott.

A Mare Street pub will be brewing a "mojito beer" dedicated to Diane Abbott this week to show its support for the MP who was pictured drinking on the Overground.

A pioneering network helping businesses tackle toxic air will be expanded after the council was given £200,000 by the government.

A Stoke Newington kebab restaurant has beaten off competition from north and west London rivals to scoop a top prize at the British Kebab Awards.

A new virtual reality (VR) bar offering customers the chance to cut fruit like ninjas is to open in Haggerston next month.

A bid to turn "what was someone's house till a few months ago" into a club has been rejected after dozens of neighbours complained organisers had already been breaching licensing conditions and "plaguing" them with "breathtakingly loud music" until the early hours.

East End innovators were showcased at the Olympic Park's tech hub Here East this week.

A start-up that allows beer enthusiasts to make their own batch has joined the growing community of breweries in Bohemia Place.

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.



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