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Bill Gates suprises local school with ‘inspiring’ visit

Bill Gates suprises local school with ‘inspiring’ visit

Pupils at Deptford Green school in Lewisham were thrilled when an unexpected guest speaker arrived on Wednesday – Microsoft founder Bill Gates.…

Cable’s plans for exec pay scrutinised [AUDIO]

Cable’s plans for exec pay scrutinised [AUDIO]

Business executives’ pay was under scrutiny today as Vince Cable proposed new powers for shareholders.…

Jimmy Mizen ‘hope’ cafe wins business award

Jimmy Mizen ‘hope’ cafe wins business award

A local coffee shop set up by the parents of a murdered teenager has recieved an award for excellence in social enterprise from the Mayor of Lewisham.…

New Addington facelift plans unveiled [VIDEO]

New Addington facelift plans unveiled [VIDEO]

Plans that aim to breathe new life into New Addington’s Central Parade have been unveiled. The improvements will be funded by a £516,000 grant from the Mayor of London’s ‘Outer London Fund’.…

Free business course for Lee Green residents

Free business course for Lee Green residents

Aspiring entrepeneurs in Lee Green will have the opportunity to sharpen their business acumen and hone their skills with a free course that starts in February.…

Council to look into low-cost energy co-op

Council to look into low-cost energy co-op

Tower Hamlets council is to look into the creation of an ‘energy co-operative’ in a drive to lower energy bills and reduce fuel poverty in the borough.…

Shopowners at odds with council over security

Shopowners at odds with council over security

Damage to shops following the riots last August has driven Croydon Council to review the planning guidance for security measures shop owners can take to protect their premises.…

Fair pay campaigners ejected from Wharf

Fair pay campaigners ejected from Wharf

Trade unionists campaigning for a London living wage for cleaners at Canary Wharf have complained of a “disrepect of civil liberties” after being ejected from the Wharf as they distributed leaflets on Thursday. The group of around a dozen, including members of the Industrial Workers of the World union and…

Growth of microbreweries brings a brewing renaissance to Hackney

Growth of microbreweries brings a brewing renaissance to Hackney

Ale enthusiasts have been gathering this week in Hackney to sample a multitude of brews from around the world at the Pigs Ear 2011 beer and cider festival. A fitting location, for Hackney is fast becoming the epicentre of a brewing renaissance, mirroring what it did for independent coffee shops…

Triumph as The Wenlock Arms is saved after Hackney Council votes to protect the historic pub

Triumph as The Wenlock Arms is saved after Hackney Council votes to protect the historic pub

Hackney Council have voted to extend the Regent’s Canal Conservation area, which means the historic Wenlock Arms pub is now saved from demolition. As the pub now has ‘listed’ status, the council can veto attempts to demolish the property made by the owners in December. Owners had pinned a notice of…