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Rollercoaster economy inflation

Economy is growing at fastest rate in SEVEN years

Thu, 24 Apr 2014 11:06 am| By Shruti Tripathi

If you’re having a dreary Thursday then here’s a bit of exciting economic news to pump you up.

Ireland is fighting back

This one chart shows how Apple is smashing Facebook financially

Thu, 24 Apr 2014 11:03 am| By Sophie Hobson

Both Apple and Facebook have just announced their results for the first three months of 2014.

Former courthouse in Chelsea converted into £14.5m seven-bedroom luxury home

In pictures: Former courthouse in Chelsea converted into £14.5m seven-bedroom luxury home

Thu, 24 Apr 2014 10:43 am| By Shruti Tripathi

A former courthouse in Chelsea, where trials for crimes including highway robbery and drunken behaviour were held, has been converted into a £14.5m luxury home.The 18th century courthouse is located on Chelsea’s Justice Walk and is one of London’s last remaining local courthouses. Legend has it a secret underground passage below the building was used to transport the most dangerous convicts to the prison ships moored on the banks of the River Thames.

Tortoise

Pay £5m to live on this London street - then get the UK’s slowest broadband

Thu, 24 Apr 2014 9:55 am| By Sophie Hobson

There are those who think that living in the big smoke will save them from the burden of the torturously slow broadband that much the UK’s rural community has to deal with.

iPhone 5

Apple sold 20,000 iPhones every hour in Q2 2014, leading to whopping profits

Thu, 24 Apr 2014 9:29 am| By Sophie Hobson

Apple has announced profits of $10.2bn in the three months to 29 March 2014 (the company’s fiscal Q2), on some $45.6bn of revenue.

Nuclear Explosion

These numbers from Facebook’s Q1 results are mind-blowing

Thu, 24 Apr 2014 9:05 am| By Sophie Hobson

Facebook has announced its results for the first three months of 2014, and they are pretty staggering.

Tube strike twitter hashtag

Talks to avert Tube strikes fail, London Underground workers to walk out on 28 April & 5 May

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 11:19 am| By Shruti Tripathi

The first day of negotiations between RMT and London Underground to avert next week’s Tube strikes have failed.

iPhone 6 pics

Apple iPhone 6 to be launched in 2015 due to battery issues

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 11:02 am| By Shruti Tripathi

Apple’s iPhone 6 may now be launched in 2015, according to Taiwanese news site Commercial Times.

Royal Mail postbox

What does your postcode say about you?

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 10:57 am| By Robyn Vinter

It’s the 40th anniversary of the allocation of postcodes and, in honour of that momentous occasion, Royal Mail has done some research into what postcodes say about their residents.

Nigel Farage

Farage slammed for employing German wife despite launching anti-immigration ad campaignVideo

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 10:53 am| By Shruti Tripathi

UKIP leader Nigel Farage launched a £1.5m anti-immigration poster campaign yesterday yet he employs his German wife as secretary.

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High borrowing figures hit Osborne's deficit reduction plans

Deficit reduction reaches government target

Wed, 23 Apr 2014| By Robyn Vinter

George Osborne will be having a happy morning after the latest borrowing figures revealed the deficit has hit the government’s target for 2013-14.

Prime

Primark profits up ahead of US launch

Wed, 23 Apr 2014| By Robyn Vinter

Profits at high street clothing shop Primark have risen 26% to £298m.

Business Secretary Vince Cable

Cable: stop big bonuses or we will

Wed, 23 Apr 2014| By Robyn Vinter

Businesses should stop big bonuses for staff otherwise the government could intervene, Business Secretary Vince Cable has warned.

UKIP poster

"Awful” & "racist": Twitter reactions to new UKIP posters

Tue, 22 Apr 2014| By Shruti Tripathi

It may be the biggest advertising campaign in UKIP’s history, but the party’s new anti-EU posters have garnered the ire of many.

Renting a house

What is responsible for pushing up rents by 25% in these ordinary London areas?

Tue, 22 Apr 2014| By Robyn Vinter

Boris bikes are responsible for pushing up rents in areas considered to be property “backwaters”, a London estate agent has discovered.

Computer Security

Why are 20 top British banks about to be hacked?

Tue, 22 Apr 2014| By Robyn Vinter

British banks’ cyber security is set to be put to the test in a series of simulated hacking attacks.

UKIP leader Nigel Farage

UKIP membership at record high but new “racist” posters criticised

Tue, 22 Apr 2014| By Shruti Tripathi

UKIP members celebrated the party’s milestone of hitting 36,000 members yesterday.

GlaxoSmithKline

GlaxoSmithKline in multi-billion-dollar drug deal with Swiss rival Novartis

Tue, 22 Apr 2014| By Shruti Tripathi

Drug giants Novartis and GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) are set to enter into a partnership deal to launch a joint venture.

London skyline - City

First-time buyers in London need a lump sum of £70,000 to get on the property ladder

Tue, 22 Apr 2014| By Shruti Tripathi

A whopping £70,000 is what first-time buyers need to own a property in the capital, research from real-estate adviser, JLL, has shown.

Jesus on Donkey

The best ways to spend the Easter weekend in London

Thu, 17 Apr 2014| 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| 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”.

cooperative

Co-op posts £2.5bn loss after “disastrous” 2013

Thu, 17 Apr 2014| 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| 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| 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| 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

Google loses $22bn in value on 6% share drop. What's the market so worried about?

Thu, 17 Apr 2014| By Sophie Hobson

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