• You are here:Home
  • Business news

Scotland - artist Rodnik

#ScotlandDecides - Voting begins with 97% of electorate registered to vote

Thu, 18 Sep 2014 9:04 am| By Sophie Hobson

The Scottish people decide their future today in the historical Scottish referendum.

Old Oak Common

Mega new transport hub could transform London’s Old Oak. This is why it's an area to watch...

Mon, 22 Sep 2014 1:21 pm| By Sophie Hobson

Old Oak is set to emerge as a newly thriving London area within a few years, if government and Transport for London (TfL) proposals come to fruition.

Football classic

Will the 2022 World Cup be moved from Qatar? A senior Fifa official thinks so

Mon, 22 Sep 2014 12:45 pm| By Robyn Vinter

Qatar will no longer host the 2022 World Cup, according to a senior Fifa official.

Miliband at the Labour Party Conference

Your 60-second digest of the Labour Party Conference

Mon, 22 Sep 2014 11:59 am| By Sophie Hobson

You might have missed it, in among, you know, the fact that our country was on the verge of changing forever last week, but the Labour Party Conference started on Saturday.

Union Jack sunglasses - Made in Britain

These are Britain’s 20 coolest brands...

Mon, 22 Sep 2014 11:53 am| By Robyn Vinter

There’s a few surprises on the list of Britain’s coolest brand list this year.

iphone 6 released 2

Here’s why people are microwaving their iPhones and why you definitely shouldn’t do it

Mon, 22 Sep 2014 11:26 am| By Robyn Vinter

Despite what you might have heard, microwaving your iPhone will only end in tears (and possible injury). Do not do it.

Nisa lorry

How the next CEO of Nisa could be an 18-year-old with no qualifications

Mon, 22 Sep 2014 10:45 am| By Robyn Vinter

An 18-year-old could become the next CEO of convenience chain Nisa Retail.

prison bars

Has Tesco just suspended its UK managing director Chris Bush?

Mon, 22 Sep 2014 10:34 am| By Sophie Hobson

First thing this morning we told you that Tesco overstated its half-year profit forecast by a whopping £250m.

Tesco

How did Tesco overstate its profit forecast by a quarter of a billion pounds?

Mon, 22 Sep 2014 9:17 am| By Sophie Hobson

Blimey, Tesco. This is not just a small error.

Alex Salmond after defeat in Edinburgh

Alex Salmond resigns SNP leadership - his resignation statement in full

Fri, 19 Sep 2014 4:29 pm| By Harry Cockburn

Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond has resigned as leader of the Scottish National Party this afternoon following the defeat of the Yes campaign he lead into yesterday’s independence referendum.

Get our daily newsletter

Southbank skater

Southbank Centre skaters to stay for long term, thwarting redevelopment plans

Fri, 19 Sep 2014| By Harry Cockburn

Skateboarders embroiled in a battle to keep the famous skate park at the undercroft on the South Bank have emerged victorious after campaigning to keep the park open.

Betfair cash machine

Queues and squeals of delight as London cash machine gives out £10,000 in free moneyVideo

Fri, 19 Sep 2014| By Harry Cockburn

There’s nothing quite like the sensation of finding a tenner folded into a corner of a jacket you haven’t worn since last winter. Legitimate free money! That’s the dream.

Lightning London

Thunderstorms and heavy rain cause commuter chaos across London

Fri, 19 Sep 2014| By Harry Cockburn

Some were worried it was an omen ahead of the Scottish referendum results, as last night lashing rain and electrical storms struck London and the south east.

Alex Salmond after defeat in Edinburgh

Scotland votes NO: This is Alex Salmond's dignified speech on the result, in full

Fri, 19 Sep 2014

Some 86% of the Scottish electorate cast their votes yesterday to decide that Scotland will not become an independent country.

Scotland

Scottish referendum results: which areas voted No?

Fri, 19 Sep 2014

Turnout: 84.51% (3,619,915)

David Cameron's speech in full

What did David Cameron say about Scottish referendum results? Video

Fri, 19 Sep 2014

The PM’s speech in full

Apple to launch new iPads

Apple "to lauch" two new iPads in October as Amazon launches two new Kindles

Thu, 18 Sep 2014

Forget the iPhone 6! Apple is planning another mega event to launch two new iPads on 21 October.

Mosquito tiger

Killer mosquito incursion in Kent could sweep across Britain

Thu, 18 Sep 2014| By Harry Cockburn

Forget Scottish independence, the biggest threat to the UK may be an invasion of potentially lethal mosquitoes that is already marching on Britain after arriving in the South East.

UK's billionaires

The world now has 2,325 billionaires with a combined wealth of $7.29 trillion

Thu, 18 Sep 2014

Warning: This story will make you feel *very* poor.

Fat Man

Fit for work? NHS chief urges tax breaks for companies tackling obesity

Thu, 18 Sep 2014| By Harry Cockburn

Businesses in the UK could be encouraged to help tackle rising obesity in the UK with tax breaks for firms introducing slimming clubs and health activities for employees.

Scotland map independence

When will we find out the result of the Scottish referendum?

Thu, 18 Sep 2014| By Sophie Hobson

Voting has begun in Scotland as the nation decides on its future.

npower football

And the award for the WORST company in the UK for customer service goes to...

Wed, 17 Sep 2014

npower has bagged the not-at-all coveted title of the worst company for customer service in the UK.

London Eye

Londoners boo Boris for charging £10 to see New Year's Eve fireworks display

Wed, 17 Sep 2014

Londoners booed Boris today for making the capital’s New Year’s Eve fireworks display a paid and ticketed event.

Scotland map independence

One in 7 Scottish millionaires could move to England if Scotland becomes independent

Wed, 17 Sep 2014

One in seven of Scotland’s uber-rich may move to England if Scotland becomes independent.

Sewer in London

London’s £4.2bn super-sewer is in big trouble - why?

Wed, 17 Sep 2014

The government is under fire for not following the “correct legal process” to approve London’s £4.2bn super-sewer.

Tube chaos

Commuter chaos as four Tube lines disrupted this morning

Wed, 17 Sep 2014

Londoners were huffing and puffing on their way to work today, thanks to one suspended and three disrupted Tube lines.

Scotland yes campaign

How many billions would independent Scotland need to escape a recession?

Wed, 17 Sep 2014

A whopping £100bn – that’s how much money an independent Scotland would need to escape a recession.

Westfield, Stratford City

Westfield Stratford evacuated after suspect package found

Tue, 16 Sep 2014

Update: Shops were re-opened after the incident was stood down by Met Police.

Jetpack gi joe pic

Jetpack GI Joe? New tech aims to propel sprinting soldiers into battle Video

Tue, 16 Sep 2014| By Harry Cockburn

Thrilling new war technology is under development in Arizona. An engineering team at Arizona State University, backed by the US military, is experimenting with lightweight jetpacks that could help soldiers sprint at high speed across the ground.