Billionaire Richard Desmond donates £1m to UKIP

Here are four key facts about him

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Boom! Unemployment at a 6-year low

By Robyn Vinter

The number of people in work rose by 248,000 in the three months to February, compared with September to November 2014.

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Hundreds of commuters stranded outside Oxford Circus Station

By Shruti Tripathi Chopra

Hundreds of people were stranded outside Oxford Circus Tube station yesterday after London Underground temporarily closed the station due to overcrowding.

Challengers debate

6 epic fails from the challengers' TV debate

By Robyn Vinter

Miliband vs Sturgeon vs Farage vs Bennett vs Wood

Polling station

800,000 voters will not be on the electoral roll on May 7. Here’s why

By Harry Cockburn

Controversial electoral registration changes will hit youngest voters hardest

Sir Richard Branson

Sir Richard Branson nets massive windfall on Virgin Active's $1bn sale

By Shruti Tripathi Chopra

South African investment firm Brait has snapped up 80% of Virgin Active

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Challengers debate

6 epic fails from the challengers' TV debate

Fri, 17 Apr 2015

Miliband vs Sturgeon vs Farage vs Bennett vs Wood

Polling station

800,000 voters will not be on the electoral roll on May 7. Here’s why

Fri, 17 Apr 2015

Controversial electoral registration changes will hit youngest voters hardest

Sol Campbell

WOW - Sol Campbell has turned his skin white to push minorities to vote Video

Thu, 16 Apr 2015

If you’re black or Asian and NOT planning to vote on May 7, you should definitely check out this advert by legendary footballer Sol Campbell.

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Sol Campbell

WOW - Sol Campbell has turned his skin white to push minorities to vote Video

By Shruti Tripathi Chopra

If you’re black or Asian and NOT planning to vote on May 7, you should definitely check out this advert by legendary footballer Sol Campbell.

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Here's what could cause a “real housing crisis”, according to surveyors

By Harry Cockburn

The prospect of mansion taxes and the changes to stamp duty are impacting housing sales in the run up to the general election.

Office worker

The top 7 office distractions costing UK businesses £250m a year

By Shruti Tripathi Chopra

Loud talkers, the phone ringing and tea rounds are costing UK businesses a whopping £250m a year.

South Quay Plaza

Here's what the UK's tallest residential building is going to look like

By Shruti Tripathi Chopra

Where is the UK’s tallest residential building? In London, of course.

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REVEALED: MPs spend £200k of taxpayers' cash renting homes they don't need

By Robyn Vinter

We’re spending thousands renting homes for MPs who live no further from Westminster than many commuters

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Tesco abandons controversial corporate jet fleet

By Harry Cockburn

Tesco has pulled the plug on the corporate jet fleet that sparked shareholder outrage after the £263m accounting scandal last year.

Developers Nick and Christian Candy with their partners Holly Valance (left) and Emily Candy

Candy Brothers just reported a 47% hike in pretax profit – this is why

A surge in demand for luxury designs, followed by a major cut in staff, has led to property developers Nick and Christian Candy reporting a 46.8% hike in pretax profit.

Women in office

These 10 jobs have the worst gender pay gaps

By Robyn Vinter

Women expect to be paid 20% less than men on average, with the pay gap widening to 29% in some industries.

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Mark Zuckerberg did a Q&A – here are 11 questions that remain unanswered

By Robyn Vinter

Here are the questions we wish the Facebook founder would have answered

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EU to set out “statement of objections” against Google

By Harry Cockburn

Company could face fines and restructuring in Europe

David Cameron at party conference

The 10 big claims David Cameron has made in the Tory manifesto

By Shruti Tripathi Chopra

Prime Minister David Cameron unveiled the Conservative manifesto today promising you and me a “brighter future”.

Green party supporters

Ban-ifesto: Here's everything the Green Party wants to get rid of

By Robyn Vinter

They might be the most popular party by policies but boy do the Green Party love to ban things.

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4 key facts about new British Gas boss Mark Hodges

By Shruti Tripathi Chopra

Centrica just appointed Mark Hodges as the new MD of British Gas.

Hatton Garden raid

Latest twist in the Hatton Garden heist: was raid inspired by a novel?

By Harry Cockburn

Is the break-in linked to building site theft last year?

Cameron Snooze sleepy

Cameron for PM? He couldn’t even answer a 10-year-old’s simple questionVideo

By Shruti Tripathi Chopra

David Cameron got totally owned yesterday… by a 10 year old.

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Where to watch the London Marathon 2015

Where to watch the London Marathon 2015

It’s that time of year again! We get to feel like athletes for the day by cheering on strangers dressed as fluffy chickens.

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How to write a novel alongside your day-job

It can be done, as author and journalist TR Richmond explains…

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Five great things to do around London in April

By Moya Maxwell

Moya Maxwell, chair of Unique Venues of London, picks the best culture, sport and art in the capital

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The hottest restaurants and food trends for Spring

Hungry? Try some hybrid cuisine or go hipster at Hoi Polloi. In other big news: brunch, Blacklock and breakfast radishes

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Gutted about the loss of Orange Wednesdays? Meerkat Movies has saved the day

By Sophie Hobson

And you’ll be able to get two-for-one cinema tickets on Wednesdays OR Tuesdays

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