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Talks to avert Tube strikes fail, London Underground workers to walk out on 28 April & 5 May

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 11:19 am| By Shruti Tripathi

The first day of negotiations between RMT and London Underground to avert next week’s Tube strikes have failed.

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Apple iPhone 6 to be launched in 2015 due to battery issues

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 11:02 am| By Shruti Tripathi

Apple’s iPhone 6 may now be launched in 2015, according to Taiwanese news site Commercial Times.

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What does your postcode say about you?

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 10:57 am| By Robyn Vinter

It’s the 40th anniversary of the allocation of postcodes and, in honour of that momentous occasion, Royal Mail has done some research into what postcodes say about their residents.

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Farage slammed for employing German wife despite launching anti-immigration ad campaignVideo

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 10:53 am| By Shruti Tripathi

UKIP leader Nigel Farage launched a £1.5m anti-immigration poster campaign yesterday yet he employs his German wife as secretary.

High borrowing figures hit Osborne's deficit reduction plans

Deficit reduction reaches government target

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 10:35 am| By Robyn Vinter

George Osborne will be having a happy morning after the latest borrowing figures revealed the deficit has hit the government’s target for 2013-14.


Primark profits up ahead of US launch

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 9:33 am| By Robyn Vinter

Profits at high street clothing shop Primark have risen 26% to £298m.

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Cable: stop big bonuses or we will

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 8:43 am| By Robyn Vinter

Businesses should stop big bonuses for staff otherwise the government could intervene, Business Secretary Vince Cable has warned.

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"Awful” & "racist": Twitter reactions to new UKIP posters

Tue, 22 Apr 2014 10:55 am| By Shruti Tripathi

It may be the biggest advertising campaign in UKIP’s history, but the party’s new anti-EU posters have garnered the ire of many.

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What is responsible for pushing up rents by 25% in these ordinary London areas?

Tue, 22 Apr 2014 10:47 am| By Robyn Vinter

Boris bikes are responsible for pushing up rents in areas considered to be property “backwaters”, a London estate agent has discovered.

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Why are 20 top British banks about to be hacked?

Tue, 22 Apr 2014 10:29 am| By Robyn Vinter

British banks’ cyber security is set to be put to the test in a series of simulated hacking attacks.

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UKIP membership at record high but new “racist” posters criticised

Tue, 22 Apr 2014| By Shruti Tripathi

UKIP members celebrated the party’s milestone of hitting 36,000 members yesterday.


GlaxoSmithKline in multi-billion-dollar drug deal with Swiss rival Novartis

Tue, 22 Apr 2014| By Shruti Tripathi

Drug giants Novartis and GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) are set to enter into a partnership deal to launch a joint venture.

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First-time buyers in London need a lump sum of £70,000 to get on the property ladder

Tue, 22 Apr 2014| By Shruti Tripathi

A whopping £70,000 is what first-time buyers need to own a property in the capital, research from real-estate adviser, JLL, has shown.

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The best ways to spend the Easter weekend in London

Thu, 17 Apr 2014| By Harry Cockburn

The capital has lots to offer this weekend. We take a look at some of the best things to do

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Cameron calls for UK to stand up to defend Christian virtues

Thu, 17 Apr 2014| By Harry Cockburn

David Cameron has hailed the virtues of Christianity in Britain, saying the UK should be proud of its “status as a Christian country”.


Co-op posts £2.5bn loss after “disastrous” 2013

Thu, 17 Apr 2014| By Harry Cockburn

The Co-op Group today announced a loss of £2.5bn and said 2013 had been a “disastrous” year and the worst in its 150-year history.

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Interest rates could go up to 1.75% next year, according to city economists

Thu, 17 Apr 2014| By Shruti Tripathi

Interest rates may double to 1% or hit 1.75% by the end of 2015, according to a Treasury survey of city economists.

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Transport for London staff vote to take strike action over pay and pensions

Thu, 17 Apr 2014| By Shruti Tripathi

Transport for London (TfL) managers and supervisors have voted to go on strike in a dispute over pay and pensions.

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These are the five fastest-growing tech companies in the UK

Thu, 17 Apr 2014| By Sophie Hobson

Tech - it’s one of the most exciting sectors in the UK, and it’s seeing a staggering amount of growth.


Google loses $22bn in value on 6% share drop. What's the market so worried about?

Thu, 17 Apr 2014| By Sophie Hobson

Google’s shares dropped 6% on Wednesday, the equivalent of $22bn in value.

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Amazon offers staff up to $5,000 to quit

Wed, 16 Apr 2014| By Harry Cockburn

Amazon is trialling an unusual method of boosting productivity and morale in its US warehouses. The giant internet retailer is offering employees generous severance packages to leave the company.

NIgel Farage is incensed by the lack of interest in Brussels found in Westminster and the BBC

Farage: Times journalists’ attack was politically motivated and here’s proof

Wed, 16 Apr 2014| By Robyn Vinter

Ukip leader Nigel Farage has fought back at the “immensely privileged” Times journalists who accused him of misusing EU taxpayers cash.

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David Beckham to sell posh BMW on Auto Trader

Wed, 16 Apr 2014| By Harry Cockburn

Former England Captain David Beckham has put his luxury BMW convertible up for sale on vehicle listings service auto Trader.

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Unemployment down and (finally) real term wage rises

Wed, 16 Apr 2014| By Robyn Vinter

Wages are now rising faster than inflation for the first time since 2010.

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All Gmail correspondence is scanned and analysed, Google confirms

Wed, 16 Apr 2014| By Harry Cockburn

Google has updated the terms for its popular email service Gmail after being accused of failing to be transparent over privacy of data.

Burberry in China

Burberry posts strong figures as Ahrendts bows out

Wed, 16 Apr 2014| By Harry Cockburn

Luxury clothes and cosmetics retailer Burberry has reported strong growth as Chinese demand lifted revenues by 19% in the six months to the end of March.

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Tesco reports 6% profit fall

Wed, 16 Apr 2014| By Harry Cockburn

Tesco is living up to its “You shop, we drop” line, as it faces an uphill struggle to hang on to customers due to rival retailers taking market share.

The Palace of Westminster may close for renovations, requiring a move to Birmingham or Stratford

MPs confident of sustainable growth ahead of 2015 election

Wed, 16 Apr 2014| By Harry Cockburn

A survey of 150 MPs has revealed an upbeat outlook for the economy in the 12 months ahead of the next general election. Data collected by polling and research firm ComRes shows that 75% of MPs expect economic growth to continue into 2015, and 66% think that unemployment will fall in the next 12 months.