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Richard Branson could float Virgin Money for £2bn on the London Stock Exchange

Mon, 1 Sep 2014 12:49 pm| By Robyn Vinter

Virgin Money is in talks with advisors about launching and IPO as early as October, according to Sky News.

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Crossrail to get mobile phone access. Will the Tube follow?

Mon, 1 Sep 2014 12:28 pm| By Robyn Vinter

You’re on the way to meet a friend, but for various reasons (none of which are your fault, of course) you’re running a bit late. Unfortunately you took the Tube andf are unable to ring your buddy, leaving them standing there like a gonzo outside the station, wondering whether you’re coming or not.

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Pictures: These are the UK’s ugliest new buildingsVideo

Mon, 1 Sep 2014 12:00 pm| By Robyn Vinter

The nominations are in for the UK’s ugliest new building, and this year there are four London buildings on the shortlist.


London's £4.2bn “super-sewer” attracts bids from stinking-rich tycoons

Mon, 1 Sep 2014 9:27 am| By Shruti Tripathi Chopra

London’s £4.2bn “super-sewer” is attracting the ahem, stinking rich to fund the project.

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Police quash rumours about terror attack on London Tube after hoax messages go viral

Mon, 1 Sep 2014 8:57 am| By Shruti Tripathi Chopra

A hoax message warning Londoners of a terror attack on London Underground today has gone viral.

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Terror attack on UK "highly likely", government warns

Fri, 29 Aug 2014 3:10 pm

The UK’s under “severe” terror threat because of conflicts in Iraq and Syria, Home Secretary Theresa May said today.

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Farage barrage? Could EIGHT more Tories defect to UKIP?

Fri, 29 Aug 2014 12:29 pm| By Harry Cockburn

Image: Young Independence

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Livid Londoners reveal their commuting pet peeves

Fri, 29 Aug 2014 11:30 am| By Harry Cockburn

For many of us, commuting by public transport is an unavoidable part of working in London. This means that everyday thousands upon thousands of humans are packaged up and sent hurtling along dark Tubes deep underground.

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Endless City - a new London skyscraper that could house an entire city

Fri, 29 Aug 2014 11:29 am| By Shruti Tripathi Chopra

A skyscraper that can house an entire city? It’s possible.

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Ash cloud red alert for airlines over Icelandic volcano

Fri, 29 Aug 2014 10:02 am| By Harry Cockburn

 Iceland’s Eyjafjallajokul volcano in 2013

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Every little hurts: Tesco issues third profit warning of 2014 and slashes dividend by 75%

Fri, 29 Aug 2014

Tesco has issued a shock profit warning today reducing its full-year forecasts from £2.8bn to £2.4bn. It has also reduced its interim dividend by 75% to 1.16p per share.

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iPhone 6 launch: Apple confirms 9 September event with media invite

Fri, 29 Aug 2014| By Shruti Tripathi Chopra

iFans, mark your calendars for Tuesday, 9 September 2014. Why? It’s the day of the mother of all tech launches in the world.

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Dynamo generates backlash after Shard levitation aberration

Thu, 28 Aug 2014| By Harry Cockburn

Does the magician’s high-altitude stunt bear scrutiny?

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This Zara 'Holocaust uniform' T-shirt caused a global Twitter outrage yesterday

Thu, 28 Aug 2014

Zara’s Twitter timeline was flooded with complaints yesterday over a striped shirt featuring a yellow star on the front.

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Tory MP Douglas Carswell to join UKIP

Thu, 28 Aug 2014

Tory MP Douglas Carswell is set to join UKIP, he annonunced today.

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Watch and wait: could Apple release new smartwatch alongside iPhone 6?

Thu, 28 Aug 2014| By Harry Cockburn

Possible Apple smartwatch? Photo via Twitter

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Tube strike planned for 17 September over staff treatment issues

Thu, 28 Aug 2014| By Shruti Tripathi Chopra

Londoners, brace yourselves for more Tube strikes and industrial action in September.


New study shows the shocking extent of Britain’s social mobility problem

Thu, 28 Aug 2014| By Robyn Vinter

Social mobility in “deeply elitist” Britain is so embedded it has created a “closed shop at the top”, according to a government report.

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David Cameron pleads with Scots to stay in the UK

Thu, 28 Aug 2014| By Robyn Vinter

David Cameron will make a speech today urging Scotland to stay part of the UK.

Cameron told Brooks to 'keep your head up' after resignation

Rebekah Brooks and other hacking trial defendants try to reclaim up to £25m from taxpayer

Wed, 27 Aug 2014| By Robyn Vinter

The defendants in the hacking trial who were acquitted, including Rebekah Brooks, are looking to claim back up to £25m of their legal fees from the taxpayer.

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6 alternative uses for the abandoned River Thames fort

Wed, 27 Aug 2014| By Robyn Vinter

As you may have heard, there’s a fort in the Thames for sale with a guide price of £500,000. It needs at least £1m of work done to it to make it even remotely habitable and it will take a bit ofimagination to be able to see its potential.

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

Wed, 27 Aug 2014| 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.

George Osborne

Did George Osborne lie to parliament?

Wed, 27 Aug 2014| 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| 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| 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| 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| 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| 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

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| 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.