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AS and Dragons

Q&A: Ally Stevenson, Clean Heels, who just won Dragons' Den investment

By Sophie Hobson

The creator of the high-heels protector that Kelly Hoppen and Deborah Meaden loved

Google CEO Eric Schmidt

"The internet will disappear," says Google boss Eric Schmidt

By Shruti Tripathi Chopra

If there’s one person who can predict the future of the internet, it’s Google boss Eric Schmidt.

Politics

Election dissection: The week in politics

By Harry Cockburn

Our weekly roundup - who said what and why

Online shopping

How much money did we spend online last year?

By Robyn Vinter

Here are all the numbers you need to know

Anything for yow cupcake

Here are the most irritating ads from the last 15 yearsVideo

By Harry Cockburn

Bang! And the dirt is… “Aaaaaargh! Leave me alone”

Uber

It raised $1.2bn a month ago. Now Uber’s raised ANOTHER $1.6bn

By Sophie Hobson

Gosh, some people just can’t get enough, can they?

Child counting money wealth

Are you feeling richer? Here’s the data that says you should be

By Robyn Vinter

We’re getting better off, according to the figures

Microsoft HoloLens

Holy MOLY. Microsoft’s new real-life holograms headset is mind-blowingVideo

By Sophie Hobson

Microsoft just won technology, and sci-fi has become reality

Boris glasses

It's payback time! Boris settles "outrageous" US tax bill

By Shruti Tripathi Chopra

After a lot of huffing and puffing, London Mayor Boris Johnson has stumped up money to settle his US capital gains tax bill.

Scotland - Union Jack and Saltire - short

How much power will Scotland have in the new UK?

By Sophie Hobson

Cameron says it will become one of the world’s “most powerful devolved parliaments”

Pornographers crack down on O2 porn pirates

The porn ultimatum: Sky Broadband will make you ask permission to view adult content

By Robyn Vinter

Sky will assume you don’t want porn unless you tell it you do

Union jack money flag pounds coins

FAKE! One in 30 pound coins is bogus admits Bank of England

Fake pound coins are getting so hard to spot that one in 30 is thought to be forged and over half fool automatic tills and vending machines – it has been revealed.

Carphone Warehouse

What has caused Dixons Carphone’s soaring profits?

By Robyn Vinter

British chain has revised its profits up after “rollercoaster” Christmas

Secure your data

Piers Daniell: Connectivity and privacy – can they go hand in hand?

By Piers Daniell

Should businesses scan everything connecting to their networks?

Cameron cookie jar

Trust in politicians sinks to all-time low

By Harry Cockburn

Disdain for Labour and Tories is driving voters to UKIP

Sky News

Chuka Umunna becomes the first MP ever to enhance his reputation by storming out of a live TV interviewVideo

By Robyn Vinter

Shadow Business Secretary Chuka Umunna stormed off Sky News yesterday after a weird grilling from anchor Dermot Murnaghan.

National Gallery

Anger at privatisation of National Gallery workforce

By Harry Cockburn

Could strike action hit the UK’s pre-eminent art institution?

Unhappy woman

Facebook salaries revealed - prepare to be jealous

By Shruti Tripathi Chopra

How many thousands of dollars do Facebook employees earn?

SpaceX

Google is investing $1bn in this mega outerspace-internet projectVideo

By Sophie Hobson

It sounds like something out of Austin Powers.

Sir Terry Leahy

Former boss Sir Terry Leahy denies blame for Tesco downfall

By Robyn Vinter

Blames a “failure of leadership” from his successor

happy and sad, best and worst

Which 10 UK cities create most jobs? Which 10 create fewest?

By Shruti Tripathi Chopra

Which UK city has seen the highest jobs growth since 2004?

money and power

As oil prices collapse, UK growth is revised upwards

By Harry Cockburn

Britain is benefitting from tumbling oil prices, which have made a considerable contribution to keeping inflation low, according to economic forecaster the EY Item Club.

Russ Shaw

Russ Shaw: Large corps benefit massively from investing in start-ups. Here's proof

The founder of Tech London Advocates and Mayor of London’s Tech Ambassador explains why we need kids who code

London eye red

Why are people so furious about the London Eye going red?

By Robyn Vinter

The London Eye reopened yesterday after annual maintenance but its new crimson colour scheme has got campaigners seeing red.

Doug Richard

Ex-Dragons' Den star Doug Richard was arrested on suspicion of raping 13-year-old girl

Ex-Dragons’ Den star Doug Richard was arrested on suspicion of raping a 13-year-old girl on 5 January, it has been revealed.

Ning Li, CEO and co-founder, MADE.COM

Made.com may soon be a £100m company - here's how

By Shruti Tripathi Chopra

Made.com might by eyeing a London listing that could value the online furniture retailer at £100m.

Davos

The richest 1% will soon own more than the rest of us put together

By Robyn Vinter

The wealthiest 1% of the world will soon own more than the rest of us, according to an Oxfam study.

UK Ireland Map

The North-South divide has become a chasm. Can it be fixed?

By Sophie Hobson

So much for George Osborne’s vision of a “northern powerhouse”

Green Party leader Natalie Bennett

It's Green Party time! Greens overtake Lib Dems as 2,000 members join in a day

By Robyn Vinter

The Green Party now has more members than the Lib Dems and UKIP after gaining more than 2,000 members in ONE DAY – temporarily crashing the website.

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Rubens Pan and Syrinx

Review: Rubens and His Legacy at the Royal Academy

By Harry Cockburn

Rubens dazzles, but why are so few of the works by him?

Table football

The 10 richest football clubs – but who is richest of them all?

Deloitte has published its annual Football Money League, and there are some big hitters. Really big

eBay ad goes viral and racks up £156k – for a buggy!

eBay ad goes viral and racks up £156,000 – for a buggy!

A disgruntled father-of-three has put his obsolete children’s buggy for sale on eBay. The buggy – made by trendy buggy brand Phil & Teds – is already on £156,505 with 221 bids, and has seven days left for bidding.

Gordon Ramsay

Ramsay's kitchen nightmares: chef loses court battle over London pub rent

By Shruti Tripathi Chopra

Celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay just lost a High Court battle for being personally liable to pay a London pub’s rent.

London's weird pub names

Brown's beer: Doing Dry January? Here's why you should still go to the pub

By Pete Brown

Is our male-about-ale Pete Brown right? Tweet us @Londonlovesbiz

National Portrait Gallery

In pictures: London landmarks in Tricolore tribute to Paris

By Sophie Hobson

The capital showed its unity with France yesterday.

Southampton Arms

10 of the best real ale pubs in London

By Harry Cockburn

Are these the best pubs in London? Let the arguments commence

Tourists

Tourists may have to pay £1-a-night "bed tax" to stay at central London hotels

By Shruti Tripathi Chopra

Tourists staying in central London may soon have to pay £1-a-night “bed tax”.

Sigmar Polke at Tate Modern

Five great cultural things to do in London in January

By Moya Maxwell

Moya Maxwell, chair of Unique Venues of London, picks the best of the bunch

Mission restaurant - mackerel

The hottest new restaurants opening in London in 2015

By Georgiana Ndlovu

Grab yourself a date and start impressing

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