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Hackney council proposes fashion hub

16 October 2012 Last updated at 21:06 BST

Hackney Council in east London wants to create a "fashion hub" which it hopes will bring in thousands more shoppers and help boost the local economy.

BBC London's Matthew Morris spoke to Hackney Labour councillor Guy Nicholson, property developer Richard Kilin, trader Christopher Mautsi and Jacqueline French from London & Partners, which promotes the capital.