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Final Demand

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

Tue, 15 Apr 2014 10:56 am| 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 10:31 am| 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 10:29 am| 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 10:18 am| 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 9:43 am| 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 9:31 am| 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 9:05 am| 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 5:37 pm| 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 11:23 am| 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 11:09 am| 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.

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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.

UK retail sales stifled by rain and overhyped Jubilee weekend

John Lewis is best high street chain to work for but which are the worst?

Fri, 11 Apr 2014| By Robyn Vinter

Ever worked at a high street retailer? If so, then you’ll have some idea what the pros and cons are.

London air pollution

3,389 deaths in London linked to poor air quality, new figures reveal

Fri, 11 Apr 2014| By Shruti Tripathi

A total of 3,389 Londoners over the age of 25 died due to pollution-related illnesses in 2010.

London housing

Which two London boroughs have the biggest house price rises? They're not the ones you expect

Fri, 11 Apr 2014| By Robyn Vinter

South London seems to be the new sought-after area with prices in two London boroughs going up by nearly a third.

The Palace of Westminster may close for renovations, requiring a move to Birmingham or Stratford

The Palace Of Sexminster: Drunken MPs harass young political aides

Fri, 11 Apr 2014| By Shruti Tripathi

Sexual harassment is a common feat in the Houses of Parliament, a Channel 4 News investigation named “The Palace of Sexminster” revealed yesterday.

Boris Johnson

Boris wants new cabinet “superpost” created for him

Fri, 11 Apr 2014| By Robyn Vinter

Boris Johnson is trying to get a place in the prime minister’s cabinet, it has emerged.

Co-op bank man

Co-op Bank cancels bonuses for former bosses after £1.3bn loss

Fri, 11 Apr 2014| By Robyn Vinter

The banking arm of the Co-op made a £1.3bn loss last year, the organisation has revealed.

The Tube rich list:  Which London tube line is home to the wealthiest commuters?

The Tube rich list: Which Tube line is used by London's wealthiest commuters?Video

Fri, 11 Apr 2014

The northern line or jubilee line? Check out this animation by Randstad to find out the richest London tube line…

Enraged angry man on laptop computer

Here are some surprising stats on how men and women use social media differently

Thu, 10 Apr 2014| By Robyn Vinter

Who is more likely to respond to online ads with coupons? Yeah we’d have said women too, but it’s actually men, according to research by Finances Online.

Mansion tax could 'distort' property market

New mansion tax proposals would see London footing 90% of £1.2bn bill

Thu, 10 Apr 2014| By Harry Cockburn

New proposals from Labour and the Lib Dems to levy a 1% charge on all properties worth more than £2m would see London home owners paying 90% of the £1.2bn bill.

Heartbleed bug

Heartbleed bug: Do you need to change your password for everything?

Thu, 10 Apr 2014| By Shruti Tripathi

The Heartbleed bug, an exploit that allows hacking emails, file storages and banking, is taking over the internet.

Londoners leave £53m unused on Oyster cards

Commuters could get cash back if they cycle or walk to work

Thu, 10 Apr 2014| By Harry Cockburn

Many of London’s commuters could be in line to get cash back if they walk or cycle to work rather than using public transport.

Female doctor

The UK wasted £500m on 'useless' and 'toxic' swine flu drug Tamiflu

Thu, 10 Apr 2014| By Shruti Tripathi

The UK has wasted £473m on Tamiflu, the anti-viral drug to combat swine flu.

Marks & Spencer

M&S report upswing in clothing sales

Thu, 10 Apr 2014| By Harry Cockburn

Marks & Spencer has reported an improvement in clothing sales over the fourth quarter of 2013.

British Gas van

British Gas to pay £5.6m fine for blocking businesses switching

Thu, 10 Apr 2014| By Harry Cockburn

British Gas certainly knows how to rile up its customers. Britain’s largest energy supplier has been fined £5.6m in compensation and fines for preventing businesses from switching suppliers.

Lord Paul Myners

Co-op chaos as Lord Myners exits beleaguered bank

Thu, 10 Apr 2014| By Harry Cockburn

After just four months in the job, Lord Myners, the man brought in to help turn round the embattled Co-operative Group, has quit.

Sajid Javid MP

Sajid Javid and Nicky Morgan replace Maria Miller

Wed, 9 Apr 2014| By Shruti Tripathi

Sajid Javid, the current financial secretary to the Treasury, has replaced Maria Miller as Culture Secretary.

Pound tree

ONS revision to GDP measures to record huge boost to UK economy

Wed, 9 Apr 2014| By Harry Cockburn

In September the ONS will revise how it calculates GDP figures. It will be the first shakeup of the important economic measure for 15 years.