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Lush cosmetics

The best and worst 100 shops 2015: Which squeaky-clean company comes out top?

Fri, 22 May 2015 11:44 am| By Harry Cockburn

And which nightmare stores are worth avoiding?

Boris in London taxi

Uber row: Company challenges Boris on minicab cap

Fri, 22 May 2015 11:01 am| By Harry Cockburn

Mayor invited to debate minicab cap with Uber boss

Bernie Ecclestone

Bernie Ecclestone is trying to wriggle out of a £1bn tax bill

Fri, 22 May 2015 11:01 am| By Robyn Vinter

F1 tycoon is going to court to challenge the bill

Bomb Wembley May 2015

Army to detonate 100lb WW2 bomb found at Wembley

Fri, 22 May 2015 9:56 am| By Harry Cockburn

Luftwaffe bomb cancels Britain’s Got Talent rehearsals

Kent earthquake graph

Earthquake hits Kent - shaking homes, rattling windows & setting off car alarms

Fri, 22 May 2015 9:44 am| By Shruti Tripathi Chopra

Kent was hit by a 4.3 magnitude earthquake yesterday that shook buildings.

Nationwide - Nationwide to enter SME lending market

Nationwide profits up 54% to £1.04bn and is now second biggest mortgage lender

Fri, 22 May 2015 9:14 am| By Robyn Vinter

It’s been a great year for the building society

New Tube map 2015

The new Tube map has been released but it’s already going wrong

Thu, 21 May 2015 4:59 pm| By Robyn Vinter

There have been some changes

Best and worst train operators revealed

RMT calls off Bank Holiday rail strike

Thu, 21 May 2015 2:49 pm| By Shruti Tripathi Chopra

Unions considering new pay offer

Potential labour leaders

Leader on probation: Could Labour leadership race include “safety valve”?

Thu, 21 May 2015 12:14 pm| By Harry Cockburn

Support grows for new methods of ousting next leader

Philip Clarke

Ex-Tesco boss Philip Clarke was paid £764,000 months after he (sort of) left

Thu, 21 May 2015 12:12 pm| By Robyn Vinter

It turns out he didn’t really leave after all

Garden Bridge

These are the supporters of the Garden Bridge

Thu, 21 May 2015 11:43 am| By Robyn Vinter

Yesterday we ran this article reporting on opposition to the Garden Bridge project.

EU flag

Airbus warns Brexit puts investment in UK at risk

Thu, 21 May 2015 11:34 am| By Harry Cockburn

Leaving EU would make Britain less competitive Airbus chief says

Burning cash

Revealed: The UK's 10 biggest banking fines

Thu, 21 May 2015 10:16 am| By Shruti Tripathi Chopra

As the world’s five largest banks set to fork out $5.7bn (£3.6bn) in fines

Train Carnage

Travel carnage forecast as train and Tube to be hit by strikes over Bank Holiday

Thu, 21 May 2015 9:53 am| By Harry Cockburn

One hundred extra buses will be in operation during 48-hour strike

Barclays bank

Barclays hit with £1.53bn penalty - the biggest bank fine in UK history

Thu, 21 May 2015 9:18 am| By Shruti Tripathi Chopra

The world’s five largest banks are together set to fork out $5.7bn (£3.6bn) in fines.

Tom Rippin On Purpose

Want a career with a purpose? This might be what you need

Thu, 21 May 2015 9:15 am

Tom Rippin, founder of social enterprise On Purpose, explains

Next lifted its profit hopes today as new stores and strong online sales gave the retail giant shelter from the stormy climate on the high street

High street favourite Next tries to avoid tax – is hit with £22.4m bill

Wed, 20 May 2015 11:58 am| By Robyn Vinter

Next ended up in court… and lost

Garden Bridge

What do critics have against the Garden Bridge?

Wed, 20 May 2015 11:35 am| By Robyn Vinter

It’s not pretty (the bridge is fine, the comments not so much)

Monster housing market graph

3 graphs that show what a monster the housing market is becoming

Wed, 20 May 2015 10:54 am| By Robyn Vinter

It’s the overgrown creature we’re still feeding and doing nothing to control.

Tristram Hunt

Tristram Hunt will not contest Labour leadership

Wed, 20 May 2015 10:50 am| By Harry Cockburn

The Labour MP instead backs Liz Kendall

Supermarket shopping trolley fast

Which is Britain's worst-performing supermarket chain? (hint: it's not Tesco)

Wed, 20 May 2015 10:40 am| By Shruti Tripathi Chopra

Tesco’s been getting a lot of flak for its performance lately. But turns out, it’s not the worst-performing grocer of the “big four” supermarkets.

Shout megaphone

Businesses need to shout about the benefits of the EU, says CBI

Wed, 20 May 2015 9:30 am| By Robyn Vinter

Firms urged to “speak out early”

Marks and Spencer Marc Bolland

Marks and Spencer reports first profit rise in four years

Wed, 20 May 2015 9:20 am| By Harry Cockburn

Marks and Spencer has reported its first rise in profit for four years, with underlying profit before tax up 6.1% to £661.2m.

John Mills

Top Labour donor John Mills: Labour came across as anti-business

Wed, 20 May 2015 9:03 am| By Shruti Tripathi Chopra

The Labour Party needs to provide “reasonably business-friendly policies”, says Mills

David Cameron points to the City

Dear Cameron, here are 7 energy & environment challenges you must address

Tue, 19 May 2015 2:51 pm| By Michael Liebreich

From floods to fracking…

O'Flynn UKIP

UKIP's economics spokesman Patrick O’Flynn steps down

Tue, 19 May 2015 2:24 pm

“I would like to apologise directly to Nigel for the phrase ‘snarling, thin-skinned and aggressive’”

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Rollercoaster economy inflation

We’ve now entered deflation – here’s why

Tue, 19 May 2015| By Robyn Vinter

What pushed us into negative inflation?

Yvette Cooper and Ed Miliband

Yvette Cooper takes pro-business Blairite position in leadership race

Tue, 19 May 2015| By Harry Cockburn

Cooper hits out at Miliband’s “anti-business” rhetoric


Wonga has finally got rid of those annoying puppet ads

Tue, 19 May 2015| By Robyn Vinter

The payday lender has opted for a more sober impression

Sheikh Hamad bin Abdullah Al Thani with the Queen

The Qataris just bought a £40m Mayfair mansion - what else do they own in Britain?

Tue, 19 May 2015| By Shruti Tripathi Chopra

In April, they snapped up Claridge’s, The Berkeley & The Connaught

Garden Bridge London

The Garden Bridge is a waste of public money, says mayoral candidate Christian Wolmar

Tue, 19 May 2015| By Harry Cockburn

It’s not a transport project, and makes no coherent sense, Wolmar says

A plan comes in to land at London City Airport

Hole in runway at London City Airport causes major delays

Tue, 19 May 2015| By Shruti Tripathi Chopra

Travellers flying through London City Airport faced major disruptions today as a hole opened up on a runway.

David Cameron at party conference

Could Cameron make a drastic new move on bankers’ pay?

Tue, 19 May 2015| By Robyn Vinter

Perhaps, if a former adviser has his way

Potential labour leaders

In it to win it: Could these potential leaders save the Labour Party?

Mon, 18 May 2015| By Harry Cockburn

After “Red-Ed”, what direction will Labour take next?

Barclays bank

Uh oh! Barclays set for £250m fine – the biggest EVER

Mon, 18 May 2015| By Robyn Vinter

British bank in hot water with record-breaking fine

House floating on the Thames

Have you spotted the quaint blue house floating on the Thames?

Mon, 18 May 2015| By Shruti Tripathi Chopra

Its blue, has a back garden and is floating on the Thames… if you like quirky homes then this home at Number 1, The Thames, will definitely float your boat.

Gordon Ramsay

Gordon Ramsay just handed out a £2.7m bonus to the boss of his restaurants

Mon, 18 May 2015| By Robyn Vinter

TV chef Gordon Ramsey has given shares worth £2.7m to the managing director of his restaurant group, despite turnover falling last year.

George Osborne

Axe to fall on Whitehall with civil servants facing 100,000 job cuts

Mon, 18 May 2015| By Harry Cockburn

“Bloody” spending review will make civil service smallest in recent history

Unite General Secretary Len McCluskey

Unite boss Len McCluskey threatens to withdraw support from Labour Party

Mon, 18 May 2015| By Shruti Tripathi Chopra

Unite boss Len McCluskey has threatened to withdraw support from the Labour Party unless it elects the “correct leader”.

Oyster card Tube fares

6 graphs that show the astonishing rise in Tube fares since 2000

Mon, 18 May 2015| By Shruti Tripathi Chopra, Robyn Vinter

Is the rise in Tube fares fair to Londoners? Tweet us @Londonlovesbiz

New Look

South African billionaire snaps up New Look for £780m

Fri, 15 May 2015| By Shruti Tripathi Chopra

South African billionaire Christo Wiese has bought fashion chain New Look for £780m.

Tube strike April 2

Train strike on bank holiday Monday expected to cause commuter chaos

Fri, 15 May 2015| By Shruti Tripathi Chopra

Commuters are set to face major disruptions over the upcoming bank holiday weekend as Network Rail workers plan to stage a 24-hour walkout.

Chuka Umunna

Streatham MP Chuka Umunna withdraws from Labour leadership contest

Fri, 15 May 2015| By Shruti Tripathi Chopra

“I have not found it to be a comfortable experience,” he says.

The Shard

Is the Shard *really* empty? Take a look at its tenants

Fri, 15 May 2015| By Shruti Tripathi Chopra

The Shard is pretty much the marmite skyscraper of the capital. You either love it or hate it.


Here are the world’s 10 most valuable brands

Fri, 15 May 2015| By Robyn Vinter

And you can guess which is at the top

London home

Woah! Average London home to be worth £1m by 2030

Fri, 15 May 2015| By Shruti Tripathi Chopra

Average price of a London home today is £490,000

Rainbow flag westminster LGBT

The UK celebrates having the world’s gayest parliament

Thu, 14 May 2015| By Robyn Vinter

We’re leading the way in LGBT representation

Mark Carney BoE bank seated gesticulating

Carney’s punchy nuggets: BoE chief on the EU, and why UK productivity is not harmed by foreign workers

Thu, 14 May 2015| By Harry Cockburn

Bank of England chief executive Mark Carney has said that cheap foreign Labour is not harming Britain’s productivity, in fact the reverse.


What are the Black Spider Memos? Read Prince Charles’s letters in full

Thu, 14 May 2015| By Robyn Vinter

Here’s why everyone is going on about the Black Spider Memos

Farage UKIP arms pint beer

UKIP crisis: campaign chief labels Farage “snarling, aggressive man”

Thu, 14 May 2015| By Harry Cockburn

Disunity in UKIP grows after Farage’s electoral failure

Prince Charles in tax probe

5 weird revelations about Prince Charles from his secret letters

Thu, 14 May 2015| By Shruti Tripathi Chopra

From toilets to badgers, here are issues that irked the “Prince of wails”


This David Cameron/Spiderman mash-up is actually funnyVideo

Thu, 14 May 2015| By Robyn Vinter

It pretty much represents how the PM must have been feeling on Friday morning

Sadiq Khan Tooting

Sadiq Khan to run for Mayor of London

Wed, 13 May 2015| By Harry Cockburn

Sadiq Khan, the Labour MP for Tooting, has formally declared his intention to run for Mayor of London.

Tesco store Cardiff

Ouch. Tesco closes remaining homeware stores

Wed, 13 May 2015| By Robyn Vinter

Closure of six Homeplus stores will see the loss of 450 jobs

Gold iPhone

Apple rumoured to launch iPhone 6S in rose gold this year

Wed, 13 May 2015| By Shruti Tripathi Chopra

The last iPhone was launched eight months and four days - 246 days to be precise.

Clarkson Jeremy florid

Missing Jeremy Clarkson? Looks like the old Top Gear presenters could be given a new show

Wed, 13 May 2015| By Robyn Vinter

New show could be given “genius” title House of Cars

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