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iPhone 6 release date “confirmed”. And it’s really soon!

Wed, 27 Aug 2014 11:54 am| By Harry Cockburn

Technology fans, prepare to take a few deep breaths and monitor your heart rate, put the champagne to chill and keep prescription medicines nearby; yes, it has been “confirmed” that the iPhone 6 release date is on the near horizon. Halleluiah. The wait is over. Prepare the pyre for your antiquated iPhone 5.

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Did George Osborne lie to parliament?

Wed, 27 Aug 2014 10:58 am| By Robyn Vinter

The chancellor has been accused of lying to parliament over figures which show how well the government has clamped down on tax avoidance.

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Nigel Farage aiming to win first UKIP seat in Commons

Wed, 27 Aug 2014 10:44 am| By Harry Cockburn

UKIP leader Nigel Farage has confirmed that he is targeting the constituency of South Thanet in Kent with the aim of becoming UKIP’s first MP in next year’s general election.

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Boris Johnson confirms Uxbridge is target seat for 2015 return to Commons

Wed, 27 Aug 2014 9:24 am| By Harry Cockburn

It looks like the citizens of Uxbridge won’t have too long to wait until they can expect to see Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson taking a seat in the House of Commons on their behalf.

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Economic case for independence "not made", say Scottish business leaders

Wed, 27 Aug 2014 8:51 am| By Harry Cockburn

Business leaders from 130 organisations in Scotland have signed a letter to the Scotsman newspaper which urges voters to tick the “no” box in next month’s independence referendum.

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Blair advised Kazakh dictator on speech after massacre of unarmed protesters

Tue, 26 Aug 2014 12:16 pm| By Harry Cockburn

How is it best to go about maintaining a good public image after carrying out a massacre of unarmed protesters? This is the unpleasant task Tony Blair dealt with on behalf of Kazakhstan’s autocratic president following a massacre of people protesting against his regime.

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3 reasons Alex Salmond won last night’s Scottish independence debate

Tue, 26 Aug 2014 12:14 pm| By Robyn Vinter

It seems Scottish first minister Alex Salmond was the winner of last night’s TV debate over Scotland’s future.

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Amazon snaps up gaming site Twitch for $970m

Tue, 26 Aug 2014 11:28 am

Amazon has snapped up game streaming site Twitch for a whopping $970m (£584m).

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Rain on the parade: Notting Hill Carnival in photographs

Tue, 26 Aug 2014 11:05 am| By Harry Cockburn

Ah, Notting Hill Carnival – the August bank holiday parade is the best place in London to get down to some grooving tunes, while gobbling goat curry from a paper plate in the rain.

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First British Ebola victim William Pooley flown to London for treatment

Tue, 26 Aug 2014 11:02 am

British nurse William Pooley has been flown to London for treatment after contracting the deadly Ebola virus.

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The most expensive streets in the UK revealed - all of them are in London

Tue, 26 Aug 2014| By Shruti Tripathi Chopra

The UK now has 10,000 streets with an average property value of more than £1m.

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Britain now has 500,000 property millionaires - almost 50% higher than last year

Tue, 26 Aug 2014| By Shruti Tripathi Chopra

The UK now boasts close to half a million property millionaires, thanks to a boom in houses valued over £1m in the last year.

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London hedgies' bonuses drop to £500k a year... here are the UK's richest hedge fund managers

Fri, 22 Aug 2014| By Shruti Tripathi Chopra

The hegemony of hedge fund executives seems to be sliding as their pay packets have halved in a year. But don’t feel too sorry for them, their average salary is still almost 25 times more than Britain’s average salary of £26,500.

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10 highest paid DJs in the world

Fri, 22 Aug 2014| By Robyn Vinter

Forbes has released the list of the world’s highest paid DJs. I think it’s fair to say they are minted.1: Calvin Harris $66m2: David Guetta $30m

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Central and Waterloo & City line Tube strike today causes commuter misery

Fri, 22 Aug 2014| By Shruti Tripathi Chopra

Today’s Tube strike has definitely spoilt that TGI Friday feeling for Londoners. Not to mention the Friday before the much-awaited Bank holiday weekend starts.

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Co-op Bank makes £75.8m loss in just 6 months

Fri, 22 Aug 2014| By Robyn Vinter

The Co-operative Bank made a £75.8m loss in the first six months of this year.

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Why aren’t foreigners spending as much in the UK as they used to?

Fri, 22 Aug 2014| By Robyn Vinter

Conflict in other parts of the world is affecting the UK in more ways than you might think.

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London SMEs are wasting £37m a year on unwanted landlines

Thu, 21 Aug 2014| By Shruti Tripathi Chopra

London SMEs are wasting a whopping £37m a year on unwanted landlines, a report by the Centre for Economics and Business Research (CEBR) and communications provider Relish has found.

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Tory activist goes undercover at Labour event – can’t remember own name

Thu, 21 Aug 2014| By Harry Cockburn

The first rule when going undercover is to make sure you’ve got your cover name and your back story well logged in your memory. Only after that can you go swanning about tricking people into divulging their secrets.

Schoolkid taking GCSE exam: Business leaders call for GCSEs to be reformed

Would you pass GCSE business studies?

Thu, 21 Aug 2014| By Robyn Vinter

It’s GCSE results day, that special time of the year where thousands of young people have their hard-earned academic achievements belittled by those who took their exams 20 years ago and have no idea what current exam papers look like.

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This is UKIP’s tax strategy – and who they’re trying to appeal to

Thu, 21 Aug 2014

With party-conference season around the corner, all political parties are polishing their manifestos to get your vote.

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This is Uber’s next big move - should supermarkets and Amazon worry?

Thu, 21 Aug 2014| By Sophie Hobson

Five-year-old Uber is undoubtedly one of the hottest tech companies around at the moment, with its $18bn valuation, its investment growth rate of 6,000% in five years, its 60-country market, and its high-profile spats with rivals.

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Tube strike on Friday

Wed, 20 Aug 2014| By Harry Cockburn

Londoners, get set for travel mayhem as the weekend approaches as yes, another Tube strike looms in the near distance.

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Live near a Tube station? Add £42,000 to the value of your home

Wed, 20 Aug 2014| By Harry Cockburn

Do Londoners really have a love/hate relationship with the Tube, or is it just love? Despite a propensity to whinge about the subterranean train service, inhabitants of the capital are prepared to cough up serious dosh for a house near the Tube.

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Jobless graduate bags job interviews with inspired stunt

Wed, 20 Aug 2014| By Harry Cockburn

If you’re struggling for work and someone tells you that you need to “be more pro-active”, it’s likely to cause more rage than it is inspiration. But there is some element of truth in the advice (no matter how frustrating it may be to receive it).

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Social unrest puts London among Europe's least "liveable" cities

Wed, 20 Aug 2014| By Harry Cockburn

London may be top of the tree when it comes to the property market, business and tourism, but the capital is among the “least liveable” cities in Europe, according to new research.

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English say “no” to Yes campaign’s plans to keep pound

Wed, 20 Aug 2014| By Harry Cockburn

Scotland’s Yes campaign is suffering as the war over currency rages on. First Minister of Scotland Alex Salmond wants to continue using the pound should Scots vote for independence next month, but the English do not want to share the pound with an independent Scotland, a new poll has shown.