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Amended plans for redeveloping Ridley Road Shopping Village will see vital storage units for street traders kept on site.

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.

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

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.

"Keep it exactly the same" or "change it completely"?

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.

Whoever's behind the decision to shut the entire building containing Ridley Road Shopping Village with two weeks' notice could do with a lesson in community engagement.

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.

Drug raids were executed on stalls at Ridley Road Market on Saturday after an "uplift in reports of dealing" - but nothing was found.

Humbled town hall chiefs have torn up their hugely unpopular plans for Dalston and asked the people to help shape its future.

Artists are throwing open the doors to their studios on Saturday to celebrate their work, ahead of the building's redevelopment into luxury flats next year.

Town hall chiefs hope the redevelopment of a derelict Ridley Road Market storage site will be the "catalyst" for future works in Dalston.

A charity that supports hard-up people will be in Ridley Road market tomorrow hoping to sign up more users.

Anti-terror measures have been installed across Hackney's markets - but the manager of Ridley Road says they are creating their own issues.

The removal of a phone box in Ridley Road to stop "drug taking, dealing and other anti-social behaviour" taking place inside has sparked a flood of requests for others to be taken away elsewhere in Hackney.

When I gave up meat as a first-year student, I did so not just because of nascent first-world guilt about the environment and factory farming, but because it was cheaper.



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