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Westfield Stratford evacuated after suspect package found

Tue, 16 Sep 2014 3:22 pm

In yet another security alert in the capital, Westfield Stratford City had to be evacuated this afternoon.

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

Tue, 16 Sep 2014 1:11 pm| 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.

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

Tue, 16 Sep 2014 1:08 pm| 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 12:30 pm| 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.

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How to remove the free U2 album from your iTunes libraries

Tue, 16 Sep 2014 12:01 pm

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 11:45 am| 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 11:30 am

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

Tue, 16 Sep 2014 8:55 am

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 4:39 pm| 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.

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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.


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.

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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.

Quentin Blake Roald Dahl BFG

It's Roald Dahl Day tomorrow. Here are 10 marvellous quotes from the author

Fri, 12 Sep 2014| By Harry Cockburn

“Don’t gobblefunk around with words”, the BFG tells Sophie in Roald Dahl’s famous tale of a friendly dream-blowing giant.

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All today’s Scotland news in less than 60 seconds – and what North Korea thinks

Fri, 12 Sep 2014| By Harry Cockburn

The world’s eyes are all trained on Scotland. Will the Scots rise up and put an end to rule from Westminster after more than 300 years? The drama unfolding in Britain has stimulated debate across the world and businesses and institutions have been forced to address what a “yes” vote next week may mean for them.

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Wetherspoon makes biggest profit yet – up 37% – but slams pub tax

Fri, 12 Sep 2014| By Robyn Vinter

It’s the favourite pub chain of students and those people who have a pint with breakfast, and now it’s made a record profit.

Steve Jobs was the ultimate come-back king

Steve Jobs didn’t let his kids use the iPad

Fri, 12 Sep 2014| By Robyn Vinter

Just imagine what it would have been like to be one of Steve Jobs’s children.

London Bridge terror alert last night: what happened?

Fri, 12 Sep 2014| By Robyn Vinter

London Bridge Station was on lockdown last night after a man sparked a 9/11 anniversary terror alert after telling train staff he had a bomb.

Amazon building at Principal Place in shoreditch, London - new office

Amazon to open massive new Shoreditch office (with a rooftop tennis court), creating thousands of jobs

Thu, 11 Sep 2014| By Sophie Hobson

Amazon is upping its game in London with a gargantuan new office in Shoreditch.

British rail sardines train commuting crowds

Crush hour: Do you face one of the top 10 most overcrowded train services in London?

Thu, 11 Sep 2014| By Harry Cockburn

Do you suffer from overcrowded trains? Is your commute filled with the claustrophobic horror of feeling packed like sardines in a crushed tin box? Well, you are not alone (pun intended).

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Funniest iPhone 6 and Apple Watch parodies, lolz and tweetsVideo

Thu, 11 Sep 2014| By Sophie Hobson

Oh, you didn’t hear? Apple just launched a load of new stuff.

Google campus Mount View California

When’s home time? Google employee lived a year on Google campus

Thu, 11 Sep 2014| By Harry Cockburn

It sounds like every human’s waking nightmare – working all through the day, and then sleeping overnight in your workplace, before waking up and doing it all over again and never leaving.

Foreign owned businesses

5 facts about foreign-owned businesses in the UK

Thu, 11 Sep 2014| By Robyn Vinter

The Office for National Statistics has created some graphics showing how foreign-owned businesses contribute to the UK. Take a look:

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Thousands of jobs in limbo as RBS says it will move to London if Scotland votes “yes”

Thu, 11 Sep 2014| By Sophie Hobson

For the first time in almost three centuries, RBS could be headquartered in London.

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David Cameron’s awkward Facebook status update (and his other social media fails)

Wed, 10 Sep 2014| By Robyn Vinter

David Cameron managed to become that guy on Facebook this morning with an epic status update about Scottish independence.

iPhone 6

5 reasons you should NOT buy the iPhone 6

Wed, 10 Sep 2014| By Shruti Tripathi Chopra

“Dear iPhone 6 users, welcome to 2012”.