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Gambling in numbers: 7 stats that show the UK’s gambling problem

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 2:01 pm| By Robyn Vinter

Today we discovered people aged 18-24 are doubly at risk of developing a gambling problem, because of technology and advertising.

This government map shows all UK areas that could be fracked

Half the UK is open for fracking, as of today. This map shows all potential sites

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 1:37 pm| By Sophie Hobson

Check out the areas open to exploration

England fan reflects on Englands 4-1 World Cup exit to Germany, 2010

Why 16-24 year olds are twice as likely to be addicted to gambling and how the World Cup didn’t help

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 11:37 am| By Robyn Vinter

Young people are twice as likely to be in the “at risk” category as the UK population as a whole, and the problem is getting worse.

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West London is badly flooded - these pictures show how serious the damage isVideo

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:59 am| By Robyn Vinter

Parts of west London are in chaos this morning after flooding blocked roads and rail lines.

Battersea Property

Crazy cost of London living: you pay TWICE as much rent as rest of UK

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 9:10 am| By Sophie Hobson

The London property market has escalated to new heights of ridiculousness, as new research reveals that residential rent in the capital is twice as expensive as in the rest of the UK.

CEO of Pimlico Plumbers Charlie Mullins

Pimlico Plumbers boss Charlie Mullins is suing Yelp for "disgusting" reviews

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 12:58 pm| By Shruti Tripathi

Pimlico Plumbers boss Charlie Mullins is suing Yelp for “defamatory and disgusting” reviews about the company.

Property buyers graph

GDP back to pre-recession levels… but here’s what today’s economic figures don’t tell youVideo

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 12:29 pm| By Robyn Vinter

It’s party time at the House of Commons, as the Office for National Statistics today revealed our GDP is back to the level it was before the recession.

Charlie Brooks

Rebekah Brooks' husband Charlie to stand as UKIP candidate next year, in snub to Cameron

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 11:08 am| By Shruti Tripathi

David Cameron’s chum Charlie Brooks is set to shake hands with Nigel Farage and stand as a UKIP candidate at next year’s general election.

Amazon fulfilment centre in Swansea

So Amazon just made a massive $126m loss...

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 9:40 am| By Robyn Vinter

Online retail giant Amazon has reported a loss of $126m (£74m) for its second quarter. However, revenues are up 23% to $19.34bn.

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Luxury parking space in Mayfair

Parking mad! Three parking spaces in Mayfair on the market for £255,000

Thu, 24 Jul 2014| By Shruti Tripathi

If you’re a billionaire/millionaire fretting over the lack of parking spaces for your Bentley/Ferrari/Aston Martin in central London, then look no further.

Millionaire wealthrich - Who wants to be a millionaire with Chris Tarrant

One in 30 Londoners is a millionaire - but one in four live in poverty

Thu, 24 Jul 2014| By Sophie Hobson

There are 281,000 dollar-millionaires based in London, according to new research – the equivalent of almost one in 30 of the capital’s population (including those who work in London).

Lord Sugar

Lord Sugar just bought this Tech City building for £23m

Thu, 24 Jul 2014| By Shruti Tripathi

Lord Sugar has now become landlord of a building in Tech City.

4G explosion in the UK

Facebook revenues may be up 61% but they’re still 13x lower than Apple’s

Thu, 24 Jul 2014| By Sophie Hobson

Now, I’m sure there are few of us who would turn our noses up at making $2.91bn in total revenue in just three months, as Facebook just did in its second quarter of this year (Q2 2014).

Darren Westlake and Luke Lang of Crowdcube

Crowdcube breaks crowdfunding world record by raising £1.2m in 16 minutes

Wed, 23 Jul 2014

It took just 16 minutes for crowdfunding start-up Crowdcube to close a £1.2m funding round yesterday.

Mysterious plane

Video: Could these mysterious planes that circled London be listening to our phonecalls?Video

Wed, 23 Jul 2014| By Robyn Vinter

Police are being urged to reveal details of two planes that circled parts of London and Essex for more than two hours yesterday.

Cameron and Boris tennis match

Cameron urged to return £160k tennis match donation from Russian ex-minister's wife

Wed, 23 Jul 2014

The Tory party received a whopping £160,000 donation for a Tennis match played by David Cameron and Boris Johnson.

Sad George Osborne

Did you know the country’s debt just hit a new high of £1.3 trillion?Video

Wed, 23 Jul 2014| By Robyn Vinter

National borrowing is actually going up, with the UK in more debt than ever before and borrowing more than last year.

David Ward tweet

Lib Dem MP under fire for tweeting "I would fire rockets at Israel"

Wed, 23 Jul 2014

Liberal Democrat MP David Ward is in hot water for sending out controversial tweets about the Israel-Gaza conflict.

Apple sign, Covent Garden

Weaker iPad sales do little to dent Apple’s profits

Wed, 23 Jul 2014| By Robyn Vinter

Apple’s profits are up 12%, despite a slump in iPad sales.

Amazon warehouse

Amazon turns 20: five reasons it will take over the worldVideo

Tue, 22 Jul 2014| By Robyn Vinter

Today is Amazon’s 20th birthday. If it was a person, it would now be old enough to drink in Iceland and Japan, and vote in Bahrain and Taiwan.

Apple

iPhone 6 September launch: Apple expects to sell record 80 million handsets

Tue, 22 Jul 2014| By Shruti Tripathi

Talk about timing. Apple is due to report third quarter results later today and rumours that it the tech giant has placed record orders for the new iPhone have started doing rounds.

Tony Blair

How Tony Blair got so rich: a £25m property empire, and more

Tue, 22 Jul 2014

Former Prime Minister Tony Blair, time and again, has said he doesn’t want to be a “billionaire with a yacht” and that he doesn’t identify with the super-rich.

Houses for sale

These figures show how young people are being priced out of the housing marketVideo

Tue, 22 Jul 2014| By Robyn Vinter

The number of young people buying houses in the UK fell to a record low of 3% of sales in June.Video:

Royal Mail postbox

Royal Mail sees parcels revenue fall as competition heats up

Tue, 22 Jul 2014

Royal Mail chief executive Moya Greene is likely to have a tough week as the postal service is set to have its first annual general meeting after the privatisation on Thursday.

Houses of Parliament

Police carry out controlled explosion of suspect package outside Parliament

Mon, 21 Jul 2014

Police have carried out a controlled explosion of a suspect package outside the Houses of Parliament.

Union flag at city hall

UK growth set to beat the rest of the G7Video

Mon, 21 Jul 2014| By Robyn Vinter

The UK is set to see the best GDP growth in the G7 this year.

Tesco plastic bag

Three big mistakes Tesco made in the run up to its profit warning today

Mon, 21 Jul 2014| By Robyn Vinter

Tesco CEO Philip Clarke announced he would be stepping down amid the supermarket giant’s profit warning. We take a look at its three biggest mistakes leading up to this point (with the help of some analysts).1. It forgot we care about prices and the shopping experience

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The world’s second-richest person thinks we should work three-day weeks

Mon, 21 Jul 2014| By Sophie Hobson

It’s a little hard to believe that the man who has amassed a $72bn fortune – making him the second-richest person in the world, after Bill Gates – would ever work only three days a week.

Gaza protest London

Pictures: Thousands gathered in London at the weekend calling for an end to strikes on GazaVideo

Mon, 21 Jul 2014| By Robyn Vinter

Protesters gathered in London this weekend calling on the British government to help support those living in Gaza and help end Israeli strikes on the area.