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

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Happy trader

Pitching it right: How to charm the pants off investors

Shalini Khemka, founder & CEO, E2Exchange, on how to secure investment to scale your business

Thistle Barbican

*WIN* a month's worth of business meetings at Thistle City Barbican

Are you a business owner dreaming of running meetings from an “Apprentice” style boardroom, or an aspiring entrepreneur eager to impress potential clients?

Cadogan Square

Two dead and several injured in Knightsbridge balcony collapse

Two people have died and at least six people were injured after a balcony collapsed in Knightsbridge.

Greek Island of Mykonos

30 private islands around the world that you can actually buy

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?

Snow chaos causes train delays

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.

Parliament union flag

The taxpayer needs to spend £3bn to repair crumbling Houses of Parliament

It could cost taxpayers over £3bn to refurbish the Palace of Westminster.

Young entrepreneur

Young and carefree? Some hard truths about being a young entrepreneur

Business manager Raj Sond cautions young people to go in with their eyes open

Sad George Osborne

George Osborne tried to protect bankers’ bonuses – the EU said no

The chancellor has been beaten back by the EU after arguing a cap on bankers’ bonuses was illegal.

Heathrow expansion

Six reasons why we should expand Heathrow Airport now

Every month the UK loses £1.25bn from lost trade due to a lack of airport capacity, says Heathrow

Fat Man

Obese people cost us £47bn? The Adam Smith Institute rips that to shreds in one comment

You will have by now seen the news that obesity is costing the UK each year more than war, or terror, or smoking.

Money Map UK

Bountiful Britain: UK net wealth rises to £7.6 trillion - that’s £119,000 per person

Good news everyone, you’re probably much richer than you realised.

UK border controls

Shock stats: a QUARTER of Brits think all immigrants should be forced to leave the UK

A quarter of British people said they thought all immigrants should be sent back to their home countries.

Bond Street

The world’s most expensive shopping street is NOT in London – where is it?

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.

Student protest

In pictures: London student protest turns violent

Thousands of students marched through London yesterday protesting against tuition fees and budget cuts to education.

UK electricty power

Infographic: As complaints rocket, could the big six energy firms lose their grip on the market?

Complaints against the big six energy suppliers are higher than ever according to energy watchdog Ofgem.

Women celebrating

Women actually earn MORE than men in their 20s and 30s – and other surprising stats about pay

Between the ages of 22 and 39 women on average earn more per hour than men.

Nick Clegg

Check out the big blunder Nick Clegg made on live radio today Video

You’d expect the deputy prime minister of the country to know where tomorrow’s by-election takes place. Trouble is, he’s not so sure.

Royal Mail postbox

Royally screwed: Royal Mail reports 21% fall in half-year profits

Royal Mail half-year profits have dipped 21%, forcing the company to halve the expected growth rate of its UK parcels market to between 1% and 2%.

Parkour in London - success happy hurrah win

How I just raised £2.2m for my two-year-old start-up, Uniplaces

Looking to win serious investment? Ben Grech shares his seven essential steps

Victoria station

Victoria Station was evacuated this morning after a fire alert

Victoria main line station was closed for 30 minutes this morning after a fire alert.

Barman serving a pint of beer

Government bill defeated in Commons as time is called on tied pubs

A government bill to maintain the tied pub model – a 400-year-old practice in which pub tenants are only allowed to purchase beer made by the companies that own their pubs – has been defeated in the House of Commons.

Women on boards

Only one in 14 AIM board appointments are women

Despite a drive to appoint more women to the boards of companies across the UK, only certain areas within business are making any progress.

Mark Carney hand

Carney: Slash bankers’ salaries for misconduct

The scandal-struck banking sector is going to have to do more to improve its image, Bank of England Governor Mark Carney has warned.

Ed Miliband died inside

Millionaire Myleene Klass is mocked by Twitter after calling mansion tax “disturbing” in bizarre TV debate with Ed Miliband Video

This morning’s newspapers seem to have sided with pop star Myleene Klass in her debate with Ed Miliband last night over the mansion tax.

Cambridge University

Higher student fees costing government billions

The current university fees structure has been slammed as “unsustainable” by an independent study into higher education in the UK.

Student protesters

Thousands of students to stage protest in London tomorrow

London will see a big protest against tuition fees tomorrow with thousands of students marching through central London.

Snapcash

This Snapcash video from Snapchat will have you thinking ‘what on earth did I just watch?’Video

Bored of your mates’ cat pictures on Snapchat? What if one of those little red squares contained cash?

Kismt, £70m yacht

Branson to launch a new line of luxury cruises - who's investing in it?

Sir Richard Branson is set to launch a new line of luxury cruises.

St John's Wood mansion

This is what's hurting the London property market

Talks of London homes being hit by a mansion tax are causing a “subduing effect on buyers”, according to Savills.

YouGov businessperson

7 freaky and fascinating things we now know about people who like businessVideo

Are you one of the *ahem* quirky people who likes business?

Phones 4 U store

Fines 4U? Collapse of Phones 4U to cost taxpayers £78m

The collapse of high street telephone retailer Phones 4U is set to cost the taxpayer £78m, the firm’s administrators have warned.

Road closed flooding

Flood alerts for the south east as rain batters London

The Environment Agency has issued flood alerts across the south east after a weekend of heavy rainfall.

Parliament bomb scare

Westminster Bridge reopens after Parliament bomb scare

Westminster Bridge and major roads next to Parliament have reopened after a bomb scare this morning.Picture: @politic_animal

Facebook - Mark Zuckerberg

Facebook working on secret new website – but what is it?

Facebook is building another social networking site which it hopes people could use at work.

David Cameron at party conference

David Cameron warns of “dangerous” instability and uncertainty in the global economy

The global economy is facing “red warning lights”, according to David Cameron.

Networking for exporters export help

It’s Global Entrepreneurship Week! Discover the secrets to successful networking

As GEW 2014 kicks off, business coach Rasheed Ogunlaru reveals his top networking tips and what’s coming up at the British Library’s Business & IP Centre

Dan J Austin photography, London construction

£100m turnover jump in 10 years - how did Dawnus Construction do it?

Thanks to the right financial support and some key business decisions, Dawnus has bloomed

inmidtown people

Three business lessons from Alain de Botton

We heard from the philosopher at the launch of midtown Big Idea Exchange

Boris Johnson doing infrastructure

Boris Johnson accused of involvement in “semi-corrupt” £1bn deal with Chinese firm

Boris Johnson has ordered an inquiry into a deal he signed with a Chinese firm to redevelop the historic Royal Albert Dock in London.

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Gordon Ramsay

Gordon Ramsay in bitter court battle with father-in-law for "forging" £640k pub lease

Celebrity TV chef Gordon Ramsay has dragged his father-in-law to court for “forging his signature” on a £640,000-a-year gastropub lease.

Pachamama sharing plates

Love the Peruvian food trend? Then feast on our review of Pachamama, Marylebone

By Sherelle Jacobs

So are its sharing plates worth sharing?

Father Christmas - technology - laptop

The 10 best gadgets for Christmas 2014

By Daniel Todaro

From fitness trackers to tellies, it’s time to get gadgeting

Bookshop

What are the management books of the year?

By Harry Cockburn

There are galaxies of business books out there promising managers the secret to successful business techniques.

Gordon Ramsay

What ruined the launch of Gordon Ramsay's new Mayfair restaurant?

The launch of Gordon Ramsay’s new Mayfair restaurant was tainted by a rival who made 100 fake bookings that left tables empty.

Father Christmas drunk

Is Dry January worth it? This study has the answer

By Harry Cockburn

For many, the Christmas period is a season for letting it all hang out.

Manhattan Grill

Review: Manhattan Grill in Canary Wharf

By Sherelle Jacobs

Sherelle Jacobs tests some serious steak

Sainsbury's Christmas advert

Sorry John Lewis, Sainsbury's just won Christmas with this emotional advertVideo

By Shruti Tripathi Chopra

Sainsbury’s Christmas advert will make you quit awwing at Monty the penguin, the star of the John Lewis Christmas advert.

Sausages!

Sausage roulette: one in 10 processed pork products contain deadly bug

By Robyn Vinter

Ever have one of those days you’d just die for a good sausage?

Tower Bridge glass walkway

Forget the Shard! Take a look at amazing London views from Tower Bridge's £1m glass floor

By Shruti Tripathi Chopra

Now we’re not sure if Tower Bridge’s £1m new glassway will be as popular as the poppy exhibition but the views from the top are pretty amazing.

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