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Charlie Brooks

Goodbye Cameron, hello Farage: Charlie Brooks to stand as UKIP candidate next year

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 11:08 am| By Shruti Tripathi

David Cameron’s chum Charlie Brooks is set to shake hands with Nigel Farage and stand as a UKIP candidate at next year’s general election.

Amazon fulfilment centre in Swansea

So Amazon just made a massive $126m loss...

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 9:40 am| By Robyn Vinter

We’re used to talking about profits with successful companies. In fact, this might be the first time ever I’ve typed “loss” and “Amazon” in the same sentence.

Luxury parking space in Mayfair

Parking mad! Three parking spaces in Mayfair on the market for £255,000

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 11:09 am| By Shruti Tripathi

If you’re a billionaire/millionaire fretting over the lack of parking spaces for your Bentley/Ferrari/Aston Martin in central London, then look no further.

Millionaire wealthrich - Who wants to be a millionaire with Chris Tarrant

One in 30 Londoners is a millionaire - but one in four live in poverty

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 10:37 am| By Sophie Hobson

There are 281,000 dollar-millionaires based in London, according to new research – the equivalent of almost one in 30 of the capital’s population (including those who work in London).

Lord Sugar

Lord Sugar just bought this Tech City building for £23m

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 10:32 am| By Shruti Tripathi

Lord Sugar has now become landlord of a building in Tech City.

4G explosion in the UK

Facebook revenues may be up 61% but they’re still 13x lower than Apple’s

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 9:28 am| By Sophie Hobson

Now, I’m sure there are few of us who would turn our noses up at making $2.91bn in total revenue in just three months, as Facebook just did in its second quarter of this year (Q2 2014).

Darren Westlake and Luke Lang of Crowdcube

Crowdcube breaks crowdfunding world record by raising £1.2m in 16 minutes

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 1:00 pm

It took just 16 minutes for crowdfunding start-up Crowdcube to close a £1.2m funding round yesterday.

Mysterious plane

Video: Could these mysterious planes that circled London be listening to our phonecalls?Video

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 12:48 pm| By Robyn Vinter

Police are being urged to reveal details of two planes that circled parts of London and Essex for more than two hours yesterday.

Cameron and Boris tennis match

Cameron urged to return £160k tennis match donation from Russian ex-minister's wife

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 12:38 pm

The Tory party received a whopping £160,000 donation for a Tennis match played by David Cameron and Boris Johnson.

Sad George Osborne

Did you know the country’s debt just hit a new high of £1.3 trillion?Video

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 11:25 am| By Robyn Vinter

National borrowing is actually going up, with the UK in more debt than ever before and borrowing more than last year.

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David Ward tweet

Lib Dem MP under fire for tweeting "I would fire rockets at Israel"

Wed, 23 Jul 2014

Liberal Democrat MP David Ward is in hot water for sending out controversial tweets about the Israel-Gaza conflict.

Apple sign, Covent Garden

Weaker iPad sales do little to dent Apple’s profits

Wed, 23 Jul 2014| By Robyn Vinter

Apple’s profits are up 12%, despite a slump in iPad sales.

Amazon warehouse

Amazon turns 20: five reasons it will take over the worldVideo

Tue, 22 Jul 2014| By Robyn Vinter

Today is Amazon’s 20th birthday. If it was a person, it would now be old enough to drink in Iceland and Japan, and vote in Bahrain and Taiwan.


iPhone 6 September launch: Apple expects to sell record 80 million handsets

Tue, 22 Jul 2014| By Shruti Tripathi

Talk about timing. Apple is due to report third quarter results later today and rumours that it the tech giant has placed record orders for the new iPhone have started doing rounds.

Tony Blair

How Tony Blair got so rich: a £25m property empire, and more

Tue, 22 Jul 2014

Former Prime Minister Tony Blair, time and again, has said he doesn’t want to be a “billionaire with a yacht” and that he doesn’t identify with the super-rich.

Houses for sale

These figures show how young people are being priced out of the housing marketVideo

Tue, 22 Jul 2014| By Robyn Vinter

The number of young people buying houses in the UK fell to a record low of 3% of sales in June.Video:

Royal Mail postbox

Royal Mail sees parcels revenue fall as competition heats up

Tue, 22 Jul 2014

Royal Mail chief executive Moya Greene is likely to have a tough week as the postal service is set to have its first annual general meeting after the privatisation on Thursday.

Houses of Parliament

Police carry out controlled explosion of suspect package outside Parliament

Mon, 21 Jul 2014

Police have carried out a controlled explosion of a suspect package outside the Houses of Parliament.

Union flag at city hall

UK growth set to beat the rest of the G7Video

Mon, 21 Jul 2014| By Robyn Vinter

The UK is set to see the best GDP growth in the G7 this year.

Tesco plastic bag

Three big mistakes Tesco made in the run up to its profit warning today

Mon, 21 Jul 2014| By Robyn Vinter

Tesco CEO Philip Clarke announced he would be stepping down amid the supermarket giant’s profit warning. We take a look at its three biggest mistakes leading up to this point (with the help of some analysts).1. It forgot we care about prices and the shopping experience

carlos slim

The world’s second-richest person thinks we should work three-day weeks

Mon, 21 Jul 2014| By Sophie Hobson

It’s a little hard to believe that the man who has amassed a $72bn fortune – making him the second-richest person in the world, after Bill Gates – would ever work only three days a week.

Gaza protest London

Pictures: Thousands gathered in London at the weekend calling for an end to strikes on GazaVideo

Mon, 21 Jul 2014| By Robyn Vinter

Protesters gathered in London this weekend calling on the British government to help support those living in Gaza and help end Israeli strikes on the area.

Philip Clarke

Tesco boss Philip Clarke to step down amid profit warning

Mon, 21 Jul 2014| By Robyn Vinter

Tesco chief executive Philip Clarke has agreed to step down as the retailer issued a profit warning today.

MH17 crash

MH17 crash: Who and what caused it? Experts’ insights into the crisisVideo

Fri, 18 Jul 2014| By Sophie Hobson

Though nothing is yet confirmed, suspicions are being voiced

Lightning July 2014 London

Amazing pictures: London’s spectacular lightning stormsVideo

Fri, 18 Jul 2014| By Robyn Vinter

Did you wake up in the middle of the night last night to flashing light and loud crashing?

MH17 crash

MH17 crash: How world leaders & UK leaders have reacted

Fri, 18 Jul 2014

US President Barack Obama

Hillary Clinton on the MH17 crash, talking to Charlie Rose

MH17 crash: Hillary Clinton says it “probably had to be” Russian insurgentsVideo

Fri, 18 Jul 2014| By Sophie Hobson

Hillary Clinton, being interviewed by US broadcaster Charlie Rose yesterday in the US (full video below), has suggested that the MH17 crash “probably had to be” Russian insurgents.