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“It is heartening to see the UK government government focusing on the technology industry,” says Titus Sharpe, CEO of mvfglobal.com
In 1997, Apple was going bankrupt.
The world’s largest drinks brand is moving into the dairy market.
More people than ever are battling problems with private landlords in the UK, according to Citizens Advice, as one in three homes do not meet the government’s decent home minimum standard.
Crikey. It just keeps growing.
Thomas Cook CEO Harriet Green has announced her surprise resignation from the travel company.
Londoners want cheaper Tube tickets more than anything else for Christmas this year, a survey has found.
Londoners were stuck on a Bakerloo Line train for a whole hour on Tuesday morning.
Good news for the UK services sector: it grew steadily in the three months to November, and “robust growth is expected” for early 2015 – according to the latest quarterly CBI Service Sector Survey.
It’s been the top trend on Twitter most of the day, but why is #CameronMustGo trending today? We take a look.
Next Monday is the annual ‘Cyber Monday’ online shopping day – and this year British consumers are forecast to spend nearly £6.5k per second online on flash sales items.
Telecoms titan BT is eyeing O2 or EE in a bid to create a wireless telecoms giant in the UK.
A quarter of people would find it hard to be friends with a UKIP supporter, according to a poll.
Northern Line Tube drivers are set to stage a 24-hour strike on 1 December over dismissal of a worker.
The world’s most advanced hacking spyware has been detected targeting Saudi Arabian and Russian telecoms companies.
The UK is home to some of the fastest-growing tech companies in the world.
Terrorism threat in the UK is increasing, Scotland Yard commissioner Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe has warned.
Around 500 guests were evacuated from the Churchill Hyatt Regency Hotel late on Friday night following a reported gas explosion, which injured 14 people.
A record number of working families are living in poverty, with incomes of the poorest workers falling 10% in a decade, according to the Joseph Rowntree Foundation’s annual report.
“Clouds are gathering,” says Markit
From Adam Ludwin, co-founder and CVO, Captify
Shalini Khemka, founder & CEO, E2Exchange, on how to secure investment to scale your business
Are you a business owner dreaming of running meetings from an “Apprentice” style boardroom, or an aspiring entrepreneur eager to impress potential clients?
Is Cameron inadvertently equating Emily Thornberry’s tweet to Jimmy Savile’s abuse and Gaddafi’s violence?
Labour MP’s tweet was “completely appalling”, says PM, a phrase he usually reserves for the worst atrocities
Two people have died and at least six people were injured after a balcony collapsed in Knightsbridge.
Would you choose the island that John Lennon and Yoko Ono used to live on? Or how about the island with its very own fort?
Network Rail is failing customers, watchdog warns, as passengers are “not getting what they pay for”
The Office of Rail Regulation (ORR) has issued a stark warning to Network Rail that the organisation is failing passengers.
It could cost taxpayers over £3bn to refurbish the Palace of Westminster.
Business manager Raj Sond cautions young people to go in with their eyes open
The chancellor has been beaten back by the EU after arguing a cap on bankers’ bonuses was illegal.
This morning Tory defector Mark Reckless was announced as the winner of the Rochester and Strood byelection.
Every month the UK loses £1.25bn from lost trade due to a lack of airport capacity, says Heathrow
You will have by now seen the news that obesity is costing the UK each year more than war, or terror, or smoking.
Good news everyone, you’re probably much richer than you realised.
A quarter of British people said they thought all immigrants should be sent back to their home countries.
That’s right – despite boasting rents worth $1,216 a square foot a year, London’s Bond Street is not the most expensive shopping street in the world.
Thousands of students marched through London yesterday protesting against tuition fees and budget cuts to education.
Why? What makes us less attractive than Chile and Belgium?
Complaints against the big six energy suppliers are higher than ever according to energy watchdog Ofgem.
Between the ages of 22 and 39 women on average earn more per hour than men.