Rags to riches: How Romany Gypsy Alfie Best built a business worth £200m

Best on building a business in the recession and why he’s proud of his Gypsy roots

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Which political party has raked in the most cash in 2015?

Thu, 28 May 2015| By Shruti Tripathi Chopra

The Tories not only won this year’s election but also got the highest amount of donations in the first quarter of 2015.

London rail network

Rail workers set to hold two strikes in June

Thu, 28 May 2015| By Shruti Tripathi Chopra

Rail workers part of the Rail, Marine and Transport (RMT) union have rejected Network Rail’s latest pay offer.

George Galloway

George Galloway is standing for mayor of London

Thu, 28 May 2015| By Robyn Vinter

The controversial former MP revealed his plan on Twitter

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FIFA in crisis: sponsors get cold feet while UEFA mulls boycotting annual congress

Thu, 28 May 2015| By Harry Cockburn

Top sponsors including Visa, Coca-Cola, Budweiser and Adidas warn on support after corruption arrests

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Dramatic pictures from yesterday's anti-austerity protests in LondonVideo

Thu, 28 May 2015| By Robyn Vinter

Protesters clashed with police

Unions strike action

Government’s trade union reforms to hit Labour funding and diminish strike powers

Thu, 28 May 2015| By Harry Cockburn

Unions claim Tories “are taking Britain back to the 1920s”


Woah! Aldi's brand value beats Tesco's for the first time

Thu, 28 May 2015| By Shruti Tripathi Chopra

Supermarket chain Aldi has gained a lot from Tesco’s losses.

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Why rent control is not the answer to London's housing problems

Karim Goudiaby, EasyRoommate CEO, on why we need a more liberal housing market for the future

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Tony Blair steps down as Middle East peace envoy

By Robyn Vinter

Will the region actually be better off?

The Snapchat icon

Billion-dollar app Snapchat "needs to IPO", says founder Evan Spiegel

By Shruti Tripathi Chopra

In March, messaging app Snapchat was valued at a whopping $15bn.

Qatar World Cup sponsor

Why is there not one company brave enough to boycott the Qatar World Cup?

By Robyn Vinter

FIFA needs to be hit the only place it hurts – the wallet

Europe Britain Cameron 350

EU referendum: “yes” vote will be to stay in union

By Harry Cockburn

Voters must choose Yes to remain in EU, No for Brexit

Aer Lingus

Ireland to sell 25% stake in Aer Lingus to British Airways owner

By Harry Cockburn

But will larger shareholder Ryanair co-operate with deal?

Liz Kendall

Why top Labour donor John Mills is backing Liz Kendall for Labour leadership

By Shruti Tripathi Chopra

What does the Labour Party need to do to appeal to more voters?

Charlie Charlie Challenge

What on earth is the Charlie Charlie Challenge that’s all over social media?

By Robyn Vinter

It’s half Ouija board, half children’s playground game, and it’s sweeping the internet

City drowning London underwater debt apocalypse

The drowned world: Goldman Sachs warns global economy is sinking under debt

By Harry Cockburn

Creative new policies are required to deal with mounting debt problems, bank warns

Sir Jonathan Ive

Apple has made Jony Ive chief design officer - here are 5 things you didn't know about him

By Shruti Tripathi Chopra

Apple is the world’s most valuable brand ($145.3bn), we learnt earlier this month.

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Cameron to make £12bn Right to Buy scheme central component of Queen's Speech

By Harry Cockburn

Controversial programme will force social landlords to sell property at major discounts


Ryanair profits are up a huge 66% to £614m

By Robyn Vinter

The airline we love to hate has done better than expected – and has ordered new planes


O2 signal loss leaves thousands of customers frustrated

By Shruti Tripathi Chopra

Thousands of O2 customers were left frustrated today after they lost signal on their phones.

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One to watch: Luminet, the London business growing 41% year-on-year

By Harry Cockburn

Does this London firm have the solution to the productivity puzzle?

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What Sajid Javid’s appointment means for business in Britain

By Maurits van Rooijen

The London School of Business and Finance chief executive on whether Sajid Javid can break down the walls between workplace and classroom

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Five great things to do in London this June

By Moya Maxwell

From historic festivals to sunset safaris, Londoners can expect a schedule full of energy and excitement this June

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Have you spotted the quaint blue house floating on the Thames?

By Shruti Tripathi Chopra

Its blue, has a back garden and is floating on the Thames… if you like quirky homes then this home at Number 1, The Thames, will definitely float your boat.

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Picasso painting sold for $179m, becomes most expensive painting sold at auction

By Harry Cockburn

Women of Algiers by Pablo Picasso has become the most expensive painting ever sold at auction.

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Former Top Gear hosts’ secret meeting: What are they planning?

By Harry Cockburn

Top Gear trio seen lurking near Goodwood racing circuit

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Five great things to do in London this May

By Moya Maxwell

From Star Wars waxworks to Shakespeare, here’s what May has to offer

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