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Jesus on Donkey

The best ways to spend the Easter weekend in London

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 4:37 pm| By Harry Cockburn

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

Condescending Cameron

Cameron calls for UK to stand up to defend Christian virtues

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 11:38 am| 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 11:07 am| 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.

Rollercoaster economy inflation

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

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 11:06 am| 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.

Tube strike

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

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 10:33 am| By Shruti Tripathi

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

Lotus F1

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

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 9:27 am| 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 9:08 am| By Sophie Hobson

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

Jeff Bezos Amazon guy

Amazon offers staff up to $5,000 to quit

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 11:16 am| 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 10:56 am| By Robyn Vinter

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

David Beckham Car

David Beckham to sell posh BMW on Auto Trader

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 10:53 am| 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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Pay Packet wages money envelope

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.

Google glasses logo

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.

Tesco Lorry

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.

Final Demand

Energy firm npower receives red “final notice” and fine from customer

Tue, 15 Apr 2014| By Harry Cockburn

A disgruntled customer successfully turned the tables on his energy firm, issuing npower with a red “final notice” and an accompanying fine over unreturned payments.

Google the All seeing eye

Google buys drone manufacturer

Tue, 15 Apr 2014| By Harry Cockburn

Internet behemoth Google has announced the purchase of New Mexico firm Titan Aerospace. The company makes high altitude drones that Google hopes it can use to bring the internet to some of the world’s most remote areas.

Heartbleed bug

Mumsnet user data stolen by hackers using Heartbleed bug

Tue, 15 Apr 2014| By Shruti Tripathi

Parenting website Mumsnet, which has more than one million members in the UK, has been hit by hacking bug Heartbleed.

Saving the economy

UK inflation fell to 1.6% in March

Tue, 15 Apr 2014| By Shruti Tripathi

UK inflation fell to 1.6% in March, its lowest rate since October 2009.

Bond Street

£838 per square foot a year: Bond Street is the most expensive street in Europe

Tue, 15 Apr 2014| By Shruti Tripathi

Bond Street is the most expensive street in Europe with annual rents of £838 per square foot a year, according to research by property adviser Colliers International.

Facebook Zuckerberg

Facebook to launch electronic money transfer service in Europe

Tue, 15 Apr 2014| By Shruti Tripathi

Facebook is reportedly planning to launch an e-money transfer service in Europe in partnership with existing players like London-based TransferWise.

Nigel Farage

Nigel Farage under fire over £60,000 of “missing” EU funds paid into his personal bank account

Tue, 15 Apr 2014| By Shruti Tripathi

UKIP leader Nigel Farage is under fire for receiving £15,000 in office expenses to run his constituency office in Bognor Regis despite paying no rent on the property.

Women who eat on tubes protest

Women (and men) hold mass Tube picnic

Mon, 14 Apr 2014| By Robyn Vinter

Women and men from across London came togather today for a mass picnic on the Circle Line.What happened before this?

Rollercoaster economy inflation

Wages could rise this month in real terms for the first time in six years

Mon, 14 Apr 2014| By Robyn Vinter

Wages could rise faster than inflation for the first time in six years, according to EY, meaning a real-term rise for workers.

Drugs being cut up with credit card

More people are going online to buy legal and illegal drugs – and the UK is leading the trend

Mon, 14 Apr 2014| By Sophie Hobson

A higher proportion of drug users in the UK has bought drugs online than any other of the 43 nations questioned in a new survey.

London property bubble

Average London home to cost £700,000 in six years' time

Mon, 14 Apr 2014| By Robyn Vinter

The average London house price is expected to exceed £700,000 by 2020.

London map cool people

This London map shows where the cool people live

Mon, 14 Apr 2014| By Robyn Vinter

East London is the coolest part of London, according to Savills.

Battersea Property

Asking prices shooting up 7% a MONTH in some parts of London

Mon, 14 Apr 2014| By Robyn Vinter

Asking prices are rising more than 7% a MONTH in some London boroughs.