Home » Archives by category » News » Business (Page 3)

Hackney Heart denies claim of preferential treatment after protestors stage controversial sit-in

Hackney Heart denies claim of preferential treatment after protestors stage controversial sit-in

Traders in Hackney branded a local pop-up café  “yuppie scum” last weekend, as they protested against the rent subsidies it is receiving from the council. The Hackney Heart on the Narrow Way, which has an art gallery attached, is operating rent- and business rate-free, as part of Hackney Council’s regeneration…

Curry houses angered by Council’s new closing times

Curry houses angered by Council’s new closing times

Tower Hamlets Council has served restaurant owners on Brick Lane with a notice forcing them to close at midnight. Restaurants that already have licenses, which permit them to sell alcohol and food until 2am, will now have to re-apply for permission to stay open past midnight in the future. The planning application process…

Council defends decision to sell land around Millwall FC

Council defends decision to sell land around Millwall FC

In a decision that has angered Millwall Football Club and many fans, Lewisham Council has sold the land surrounding the club’s stadium to develop a major sports village in the Surrey Canal Triangle. The decision came after a number of years of negotiation. The resulting  development will include the creation…

Council offers free business rates as part of regeneration

Council offers free business rates as part of regeneration

Croydon Council is offering free business rates to new and expanding businesses in the borough as part of a bid to attract new investments to the area. The incentive, which is supported by Mayor of London Boris Johnson, is the only one of its kind in the UK and includes…

Labour initiates parliamentary debate over their plans to curb bookmakers and fixed-odds betting terminals

Labour initiates parliamentary debate over their plans to curb bookmakers and fixed-odds betting terminals

Labour leader David Miliband has initiated a debate in parliament on Labour’s proposal to restrict the growth of bookmakers and fixed-odds betting terminals. If Labour regain power, they have promised to change planning laws across Britain, allowing councils to prohibit or reduce the amount of bookmakers and fixed-odds betting terminals…

Oslo in Hackney: Nightspot to open after demolition delay

Oslo in Hackney: Nightspot to open after demolition delay

A new Hackney nightspot has announced its rescheduled opening having overcome delays caused by the partial collapse of buildings on Amhurst Road in November. The opening of ‘Oslo’ was originally scheduled for December 2013 but was postponed due to Hackney Council’s decision to carry out urgent demolition works on nearby…

Wapping Project to close following disputes

Wapping Project to close following disputes

Restaurant, gallery and performance space, the Wapping Project, is closing its doors this month after a three-year-long dispute with complaining neighbours, EastLondonLines can confirm. When Jules Wright, founder and creative director of the gallery found the disused and derelict Hydraulic Power Station, it was listed as an ‘English Heritage Building…

Local campaigners criticise Whitechapel masterplan

Local campaigners criticise Whitechapel masterplan

  A £900m ‘Masterplan’ for the regeneration of Whitechapel was approved at last week’s cabinet meeting, despite criticism from local campaigners. Tower Hamlets council’s Whitechapel Vision Masterplan will provide 3,500 new homes and an estimated 5,000 new jobs. The council’s Supplementary Planning Document, which explains how Whitechapel will be regenerated,…

Londoners buy their street burgers using Bitcoins

Londoners buy their street burgers using Bitcoins

“That’ll be 0.01426 Bitcoins for your burger please.” Shoreditch street-food vender Tom Reaney is providing his technology loving customers with a new and fun way to buy their burgers. Reaney, 28, from Peckham, is the first street food vendor to start accepting Bitcoin as an alternative to the Pound at…

Youth theatre project aims to preserve Catford history

Youth theatre project aims to preserve Catford history

Lewisham Youth Theatre wants residents to share their memories of Catford to create a production about the area’s history. The drama group, based at the Broadway Theatre in Catford, will start the project next month. Artistic director, Helen Stanley, is inviting the local community to share their memories and photographs…