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Centrale exhibits huge retail investment plans

Centrale exhibits huge retail investment plans

Plans for Croydon’s Centrale Shopping Centre set to cost £40million were unveiled this week.…

Hackney council launches Olympic app competition

Hackney council launches Olympic app competition

Hackney Council, Digital Shoreditch and ‘IC tomorrow’ have launched a competition to find the best way to guide visitors around Hackney during next year’s Olympics. Local groups are invited to produce smartphone apps and enter them into one of five categories: finding your way, making connections, citizen journalism, fun and…

English Heritage say Convoys Wharf development fails to grasp the site’s “historic significance”

English Heritage say Convoys Wharf development fails to grasp the site’s “historic significance”

The development of Convoys Wharf has come under pressure from English Heritage who have criticised plans for failing to take into account the site’s history, adding to concerns held by local residents and Lewisham council. The 40-acre site in Deptford is the subject of a multi-billion pound regeneration planning application…

Brick Lane restaurants suspended for touting

Brick Lane restaurants suspended for touting

Three restaurants in Brick Lane have had their licences suspended by Tower Hamlets council for ‘curry touting’. The council’s licensing sub-committee agreed the suspensions earlier this month after hearing evidence that all three premises had touted for custom.…

After the riots: Tower Hamlets “a ghost town”

After the riots: Tower Hamlets “a ghost town”

Tower Hamlets place in the August riots is often forgotten. But, four days after Mark Duggan’s death sparked violence, Tower Hamlets clashes between rioters and police came to the borough. Local business owners in the East End agree that the rioting was coordinated and targeted, but opinions on the effects…

After the riots: “it could happen again”, says Hackney

After the riots: “it could happen again”, says Hackney

When rioting broke out in Hackney in August, businesses in several parts of the borough became targets for looters and vandals.…

Swap app keeps fashion sustainable for teens

Swap app keeps fashion sustainable for teens

Shoreditch-based company Inensu has created a new Facebook application that aims to solve teenagers’ fashion woes, while encouraging them to think about ethical fashion.…

Apprenticeships up in East London as uni applications drop

Apprenticeships up in East London as uni applications drop

The number of people interested in apprenticeships and other school-leaver recruitment schemes is soaring across London as the cost of degrees jump to as much as £9,000 a year.…

Prime Minister unveils interactive map of Tech City in a bid to boost east London technology cluster

Prime Minister unveils interactive map of Tech City in a bid to boost east London technology cluster

The Prime Minister has unveiled an interactive map of Tech City, charting more than 600 businesses in east London. The map, created by Trampoline Systems and designed by Playgen, collects social network data for all of the businesses in the area to help analyse their performance. Users can also add…

Croydon could be site for third Westfield complex

Croydon could be site for third Westfield complex

Croydon could become the third site in London for a giant shopping complex by Westfield, the Australian company behind the new Olympic Centre in Stratford. Westfield today confirmed that it was in talks to take over Croydon’s Whitgift Mall in the town centre. The development would be a significant boost…