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Where to buy property in London in 2015 and 2016

London homes are investments on steroids, we all know that. But where should you buy one?


Election dissection: The week in politics

Our weekly roundup - who said what and why

Li Ka-Shing

Billionaire Li Ka-Shing in talks to buy O2 for £10bn

After buying a third of all UK trains this week

Anything for yow cupcake

Here are the most irritating ads from the last 15 yearsVideo

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

Microsoft HoloLens

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

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

Secure your data

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

Should businesses scan everything connecting to their networks?

happy and sad, best and worst

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

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

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

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.


Election dissection: LLB’s weekly political roundup

What’s going on and who’s doing it? A rapid recap

Help sign

Natalie Campbell: How to answer the toughest business growth questions of 2015

Great growth advice from the founder of A Very Good Company

Lord Sugar

Lord Sugar gets anti-semitic abuse on Twitter, calls the police

Twitter trolls targetted Lord Sugar with anti-semitic messages after the Apprentice star tweeted about the recent Tottenham Hotspur versus Crystal Palace Premier League game.

Money cash pay wage earnings - 300

Named & shamed: 37 companies not paying minimum wage

There are big names among them – but is it all as bad as it seems?

smartwatch wearable tech

Three massive trends that came out the world's biggest tech fair

Daniel Todaro, MD of technology field marketing agency Gekko, reviews his highlights of CES2015

Frozen London - ice frost

The UK base rate could well stay frozen until 2016

Today’s record-low inflation figures mean everyone is revising their expectations

Alex Hope

Alex Hope, trader who paid £125k for a bottle of champagne, found guilty of £5m fraud

Remember Alex Hope, the City trader who blew £125k on a bottle of champagne? He’s just been found guilty of running a £5m scam.

Pay Packet wages money envelope

The former Lib Dem aide who charges interns more than £2,000 for work experience

A businessman who has advised the Lib Dems on defence has been criticised for charging upwards of £2,000 for three months’ work experience.

Apple big explosion

The end of apps? Hardly. Apple's App Store just hit $15bn sales

There’s been murmuring in tech circles about the end of apps.

Tim Campbell

5 top tips to grow your small business, from Tim Campbell MBE

The former Apprentice winner and founder of the Bright Ideas Trust shares his killer insights

Tesco bag

This is how Tesco plans to bounce back

The chain will close 43 stores and has appointed a new UK CEO

Books books galore

Kindle loses ground as demand for physical books grows

Have e-readers already reached a peak in popularity?

Doing business overseas

Five reasons why SMEs should ditch the office (and try the club)

By James Layfield, CEO and founder of Central Working

US flag

Four in 10 Americans took NO vacation days last year

So how does that compare with the UK?


Businesses are feeling less confident about the future – and it’s the rest of the world’s fault

UK business confidence has fallen from its record high in July, due to fears about global growth.

Storm clouds over Cambridgeshire August 2014

This is UK businesses’ biggest fear for 2015

It’s that time of year again.

2015 - short

13 ways technology will change your world in 2015

London’s hottest tech entrepreneurs share their predictions

London rail network

Network Rail CEO waives bonus after Christmas chaos

Well, if your train journey was disrupted at the weekend, we can’t imagine you’ll be too sorry to hear this.

JD Wetherspoon

Cheers! Wetherspoon announces 200 new pubs, creating 15,000 jobs

‘Tis the season to be jolly! British pub giant JD Wetherspoon has announced a £400m spending drive, creating 200 new pubs.

London Lion 300

BCC slams “tawdry political tactics” ahead of “wide-open” election

The British Chambers of Commerce has lashed out at political parties of all shades.

City Link 1

Stampede for parcels expected as collapsed delivery firm City Link opens doors

Insolvent delivery firm City Link is expecting a rush of frustrated customers at its depots today.


Facebook now worth almost £228bn as shares hit all-time high

Christmas came three days early for Facebook as the social network’s stock traded at an all-time high of $81.88 on Monday.

Chocolate melting

Chocolate meltdown: What caused Thorntons share price to plummet 25% this morning?

High street chocolatier Thorntons saw a 25% drop in its share price this morning when the market opened, from 116p to 86p.

Father Christmas - technology - laptop

Christmas in Britain has changed massively - here's how

Mark Howley, group managing director of ZenithOptimedia, on Christmas trends

Shoppers in Walmart on Black Friday

Lunchtime today is the highest-spending hour of the year

If you go down to the shops today… don’t do it between 1pm and 2pm

UKIP Tesco

The hits and flops of 2014, from U£IP to Tescwoe

2014 has been a year of blood and sweat for some, and tears for others.

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