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#ScotlandDecides - Voting begins with 97% of electorate registered to vote

Thu, 18 Sep 2014 9:04 am| By Sophie Hobson

The Scottish people decide their future today in the historical Scottish referendum.

Apple to launch new iPads

Apple "to lauch" two new iPads in October as Amazon launches two new Kindles

Thu, 18 Sep 2014 12:11 pm

Forget the iPhone 6! Apple is planning another mega event to launch two new iPads on 21 October.

Mosquito tiger

Killer mosquito incursion in Kent could sweep across Britain

Thu, 18 Sep 2014 12:01 pm| By Harry Cockburn

Forget Scottish independence, the biggest threat to the UK may be an invasion of potentially lethal mosquitoes that is already marching on Britain after arriving in the South East.

UK's billionaires

The world now has 2,325 billionaires with a combined wealth of $7.29 trillion

Thu, 18 Sep 2014 11:15 am

Warning: This story will make you feel *very* poor.

Fat Man

Fit for work? NHS chief urges tax breaks for companies tackling obesity

Thu, 18 Sep 2014 11:12 am| By Harry Cockburn

Businesses in the UK could be encouraged to help tackle rising obesity in the UK with tax breaks for firms introducing slimming clubs and health activities for employees.

Scotland map independence

When will we find out the result of the Scottish referendum?

Thu, 18 Sep 2014 8:38 am| By Sophie Hobson

Voting has begun in Scotland as the nation decides on its future.

Ed Miliband

Scotland news in 60 seconds: Miliband heckled in Edinburgh, Cameron won't quit & Salmond's plan to use pound

Wed, 17 Sep 2014 12:40 pm

Ed Miliband heckled in Edinburgh shopping centre

npower football

And the award for the WORST company in the UK for customer service goes to...

Wed, 17 Sep 2014 12:00 pm

npower has bagged the not-at-all coveted title of the worst company for customer service in the UK.

London Eye

Londoners boo Boris for charging £10 to see New Year's Eve fireworks display

Wed, 17 Sep 2014 11:18 am

Londoners booed Boris today for making the capital’s New Year’s Eve fireworks display a paid and ticketed event.

Scotland map independence

One in 7 Scottish millionaires could move to England if Scotland becomes independent

Wed, 17 Sep 2014 10:54 am

One in seven of Scotland’s uber-rich may move to England if Scotland becomes independent.

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Sewer in London

London’s £4.2bn super-sewer is in big trouble - why?

Wed, 17 Sep 2014

The government is under fire for not following the “correct legal process” to approve London’s £4.2bn super-sewer.

Tube chaos

Commuter chaos as four Tube lines disrupted this morning

Wed, 17 Sep 2014

Londoners were huffing and puffing on their way to work today, thanks to one suspended and three disrupted Tube lines.

Scotland yes campaign

How many billions would independent Scotland need to escape a recession?

Wed, 17 Sep 2014

A whopping £100bn – that’s how much money an independent Scotland would need to escape a recession.

Westfield, Stratford City

Westfield Stratford evacuated after suspect package found

Tue, 16 Sep 2014

Update: Shops were re-opened after the incident was stood down by Met Police.

Jetpack gi joe pic

Jetpack GI Joe? New tech aims to propel sprinting soldiers into battle Video

Tue, 16 Sep 2014| By Harry Cockburn

Thrilling new war technology is under development in Arizona. An engineering team at Arizona State University, backed by the US military, is experimenting with lightweight jetpacks that could help soldiers sprint at high speed across the ground.

Happy graduate jumping for joy university

Four British institutions among the world's top six universities - which are they?

Tue, 16 Sep 2014| By Shruti Tripathi Chopra

Four British universities are among the six best universities in the world.

London house prices sale

London house prices rose staggering 19.1% in 12 months

Tue, 16 Sep 2014| By Harry Cockburn

Six regions of the UK have seen house prices rise to levels never seen before, according to new data from the Office for National Statistics.

U2 removal kit

How to remove the free U2 album from your iTunes libraries

Tue, 16 Sep 2014

Last week, U2’s new album trespassed on your iTunes and sat there, whether you liked it or not.

Scotland yes campaign

Scotland news in 60 seconds – Will Nick Robinson be fired? Can Eddie Izzard save the union?

Tue, 16 Sep 2014| By Harry Cockburn

It’s nearly here! As the countdown to the Scottish independence referendum ticks ever closer to the exciting bit, we take a look at the frantic news reports from across the UK today.

Explosion in Piccadilly, Wednesday night

64 London pavements have exploded in 2014 - why?Video

Tue, 16 Sep 2014

Did you know London has seen 64 pavement explosions in 2014, an average of nearly two a week? Compared to 51 explosions in the whole of 2013, these figures are alarming.

Cameron

Cameron's emotional plea to Scotland: "I won't be here forever... please don't break this family apart"

Tue, 16 Sep 2014

A teary-eyed David Cameron begged Scots to vote no for independence  in the referendum vote on Thursday.

Fans pose for pictures at the Olympic Park, London, on the final day of the London 2012 Olympics

Unexploded bomb discovered in London's Olympic Park

Mon, 15 Sep 2014| By Harry Cockburn

London’s Olympic Park was evacuated this afternoon after an unexploded bomb was found at the park’s International Broadcast Centre. Nearby buildings and a school were evacuated for more than two hours, ITV News reports.

Great Scotland Yard

Great Scot! Former police HQ Great Scotland Yard to become £10,000-a-night hotel

Mon, 15 Sep 2014| By Harry Cockburn

“Ello, ello, ello”, is probably not what the person at the front desk at Great Scotland Yard will utter when you stroll into the lobby, as the former police HQ is set to be turned into a £10,000-a-night five-star hotel.

Punch face

Portuguese professor pans “promiscuous” and “pathologically violent” Brits in bestselling book

Mon, 15 Sep 2014| By Harry Cockburn

A Portuguese professor at Imperial College, who is an expert in theoretical physics, has turned his hand away from slamming particles together, to instead slam all aspects of bad British behaviour in a bestselling book.

Groundskeeper Willie from the Simpsons on Scottish independence

Scotland news in 60 seconds: What David Beckham, the Queen & Groundskeeper Willie from The Simpsons thinkVideo

Mon, 15 Sep 2014| By Sophie Hobson

There are only three days left until Scotland votes on its independence, and the outcome is more uncertain than ever, while more and more famous faces and commentators weight into the debate in last-ditch attempts to woo swing voters.

Tube

Is the Tube strike on Wednesday 17 September going ahead?

Mon, 15 Sep 2014| By Sophie Hobson

At the end of August, we reported that there was a Tube strike planned for Wednesday 17 September.

Boris giving

Boris selected for “safe” Uxbridge and South Ruislip seat

Mon, 15 Sep 2014| By Harry Cockburn

London Mayor Boris Johnson is finding no obstacles in his bid to return to Westminster at the 2015 general election. The conservative politician sailed to victory to become Tory candidate for election at Uxbridge and South Ruislip at next year’s general election at the first count of votes, without the need for a second count.

iPhone 6 released

Will I still get my iPhone 6 from Phones 4U?

Mon, 15 Sep 2014| By Sophie Hobson

Phones 4U has just been “forced” into administration, threatening 6,000 jobs as its 550 stores close today – despite the company having profits of more than £100m.

Phones 4U

6,000 jobs at risk as Phones 4U “forced” into administration, despite £100m+ profits

Mon, 15 Sep 2014| By Sophie Hobson

Phones 4U is shutting down its 550 stores today. It said it has been “forced into administration” as mobile network EE has not renewed its contract with the company.