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Update: The security alert is now over and roads have been re-opened
It’s not quite The King’s Speech, but today Her Royal Highness the Queen of England used her own fingers to send a tweet from an exhibition at the Science Museum.
Amazon’s net losses reached almost half a billion dollars over the past three months, making it the worst quarterly loss in the company’s history, the retail giant has revealed.
The UK gave the EU €14.5bn in 2013 (in cash rather than any other kind or benefit), and directly got back €6.3bn.
Admit it Londoners, you’re pretty smug about how the pricetag of your property is a national obsession.
Scotland Yard arrested a Royal Protection Officer yesterday after ammunition was discovered in a building in Buckingham Palace.
Most private sector employees are unlikely to see above-inflation pay rises in 2015, according to a report.
Believe it or not, there are downsides to an improved economy – something the UK has just found out.
The entrepreneurs and execs who made our London Loves Excellence Awards shortlists share all
Londoners will soon be able to fly one way to the US for just £99, after an Icelandic airline unveiled a new route.
The illegal drones flying above London... and the chair of the government's drones committee who was “horrified” to discover Google MapsVideo
Drone footage can be breathtaking, capturing aerial views that you just can’t get any other way.
Facebook’s UK corporation tax bill last year? Zero, zip, zilch, nada, compared to its net profit of $1.5bn last year.
They say the bigger they are, the harder they fall - this rings true for Britain’s biggest supermarket Tesco today.
Update: Cordons have now been lifted as the owner of the vehicle was found
Just days after he dumped 245 million Tesco shares, Warren Buffett and his investment company Berkshire Hathaway are back in the news. This time it’s hits on his investments in Coca-Cola and IBM that’s making headlines.
Former Radio 1 DJ Mike Read has requested that UKIP Calypso, a song he recorded and also performed at the UKIP party conference, be withdrawn from sale following complaints that it was racist.
Ryan Coetzee, right, leaves a meeting. Photo via Twitter
A whopping £3bn and strict travel policies – that’s what Britain’s beleaguered supermarket Tesco needs for a turnaround.
The Tories have defined themselves as the party dedicated to cutting the deficit, and the words “the long-term economic plan is working” have practically become a mantra for David Cameron and George Osborne.
Infographic: McDonald's - the facts, figures and controversies of the world's biggest fast food brand
More people across the planet are familiar with the so-called “golden arches” of McDonald’s than they are with age-old icons such as the the 2,000 year-old symbol of Christianity - the crucifix - and the furthest you can get away from a McDonald’s in America is a mere 115 miles, and that’s if you wander into the Nevada Desert.
Satya Nadella, the Microsoft chief executive who gained unwelcome notoriety this month after saying that women shouldn’t ask for a pay rise, is himself on a blockbuster pay package worth over $84m, it has emerged.
KPMG has dropped its sponsorship of the London School of Economics (LSE) athletics union (AU) after the university men’s rugby club handed out offensive leaflets during this year’s Freshers’ Fair.
Apple’s “record-breaking” iPhone launch has pushed fourth-quarter earnings to a stonking $8.47bn (£5.24bn).
Source: Picture: Peter Hoskins/Sky News
Heathrow airport had to cancel 10% of its flights with the 20 biggest carriers because of Hurricane Gonzalo that hit the UK yesterday.
Ajay Chowdhury, CEO of Seatwave on why European VCs are finding it harder and harder to raise new funds
Money has been a key part of our species’ history. With huge markets, money has been responsible for helping humans achieve astonishing feats, as well as driving some of our most shameful episodes.
Luxury clothes retailer Burberry has kicked up a media storm for all the wrong reasons after an animal welfare group slammed the “horrific” conditions animals endure in fur farms used by the company.
Just when you thought UKIP couldn’t get any weirder, this happens.
It’s certainly not what Tim Berners-Lee had in mind when he devised the technology that brought on the dawn of the internet age.
Around 10pm tonight, Britain will be hit by Gonzalo, a hurricane which left Bermuda with a power blackout last week.
Tesco is in for more trouble as investigators are set to reveal this week that the retailer’s £250m accounting mistake was made because of staff “deliberately misleading auditors”.
Almost one in three wealthy Londoners are planning to leave in the next five years, according to a report by Barclays Wealth and Investment Management.
Consumer confidence is at its highest in three years, and a recovery in real incomes is set for the turn of the year, says accountancy firm Deloitte.
An energy crisis is on the horizon as the UK is paying more than ever for electricity and gas despite using less.
Ever wanted to spend a night in a bookshop? The bibliophile’s dream actually came true for one tourist after he was locked in Waterstones last night.
Police have foiled several terrorism plots this year, but the threat is only increasing, Britain’s most senior counter-terrorism officer said.
Nigel Farage found his party’s funding slashed by £1m a year this week after a shake-up in Brussels.
We all know the UK population is growing rapidly, and the strain that it is putting on our national resources, especially jobs, housing, NHS and welfare.
Bill Gates may be the richest person alive, but it seems he has learnt a thing or three from Warren Buffett.