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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…

Business rates force out local recording studio

Business rates force out local recording studio

A recording studio that worked with Klaxons and Pete Doherty has been forced out of Hackney due to council charges and redevelopment.…

Canary Wharf group ban Occupy protesters

Canary Wharf group ban Occupy protesters

The Canary Wharf Group have secured a high court injunction as a pre-emptive measure to ensure anti-capitalist protesters would be unable to cause disruption to one of London’s major business district.…

Croydon Chef holds Apprentice style competition

Croydon Chef holds Apprentice style competition

Croydon businessman and restaurant owner, Malcolm John, has come up with a rather unusual idea to recruit young chefs.…

Locals priced out of Shoreditch as demand in the east End rises

Locals priced out of Shoreditch as demand in the east End rises

In the 90s it was the urban playground of the Britart crowd and celebrated as the capital’s creative and artistic hub. Now the artists have been priced out and the hipsters have moved on. Is it all over for Shoreditch?…

Businesses get extra time for riot claims

Businesses get extra time for riot claims

Local businesses that suffered from the disturbances during the riots in August will have until the new year to claim emergency funding.…