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Exodus! One third of wealthy Londoners "to leave London in next five years"

Mon, 20 Oct 2014 7:25 am

Almost one in three wealthy Londoners are planning to leave in the next five years, according to a report by Barclays Wealth and Investment Management.

Balls with smiley faces - Small business confidence 'rises slightly'

Consumer confidence hits three-year high, says Deloitte

Mon, 20 Oct 2014 7:00 am| By Rebecca Hobson

Consumer confidence is at its highest in three years, and a recovery in real incomes is set for the turn of the year, says accountancy firm Deloitte.

Ineos Grangemouth refinery energy gas shale fracking

Energy bills don’t add up: Spending on electricity and gas soars as consumers use less

Fri, 17 Oct 2014 11:31 am| By Harry Cockburn

An energy crisis is on the horizon as the UK is paying more than ever for electricity and gas despite using less.

Books books galore

Man gets locked in a London Waterstones: Twitter reacts hilariously

Fri, 17 Oct 2014 9:48 am| By Robyn Vinter

Ever wanted to spend a night in a bookshop? The bibliophile’s dream actually came true for one tourist after he was locked in Waterstones last night.

New Scotland Yard

Terror threat is increasing in Britain, says Scotland Yard

Fri, 17 Oct 2014 9:07 am| By Robyn Vinter

Police have foiled several terrorism plots this year, but the threat is only increasing, Britain’s most senior counter-terrorism officer said.

Nigel farage upset

How did UKIP lose £1m a year of funding?

Thu, 16 Oct 2014 4:43 pm| By Robyn Vinter

Nigel Farage found his party’s funding slashed by £1m a year this week after a shake-up in Brussels.

Eu migration graph

How much EU immigration is there, really? How is it affecting UK population growth?Video

Thu, 16 Oct 2014 1:56 pm| By Sophie Hobson

We all know the UK population is growing rapidly, and the strain that it is putting on our national resources, especially jobs, housing, NHS and welfare.

Bill Gates and Warren Buffett

3 things Bill Gates says he learnt from Warren Buffett

Thu, 16 Oct 2014 1:12 pm| By Robyn Vinter

Bill Gates may be the richest person alive, but it seems he has learnt a thing or three from Warren Buffett.

Google nexus Lollipop

Check out Google's new smartphone and tablet ahead of launch of Lollipop operating system

Thu, 16 Oct 2014 11:42 am| By Harry Cockburn

Google is set to roll out the fifth incarnation of its Android operating system tomorrow. Named Lollipop, the system has been designed to appeal to businesses.

Cyber security hacking computers

UK is Europe’s number one target for cybercrime

Thu, 16 Oct 2014 10:44 am| By Harry Cockburn

The UK spends more on cyber defence than any other European state, and rightly so. New statistics have emerged showing that the UK suffered significantly more cyber attacks over the first half of 2014 than any other state across Europe, the Middle Eastern or Africa (EMEA).

Cameron Stop No

Tories consider “emergency brake” on EU immigration as UKIP gains ground

Thu, 16 Oct 2014 10:15 am| By Harry Cockburn

The Conservatives are mulling over the idea of an “emergency brake” on immigration from EU member states, following UKIP’s rapid gains.

Warren Buffett

Buffett fire sale for Tesco shares as supermarket branded “laughing stock” by suppliers

Thu, 16 Oct 2014 9:21 am| By Harry Cockburn

Tesco has been branded “leaderless” and unable to run its commercial operations properly, according to some of its biggest suppliers.

Radical Housing Network protests to #StopMIPIM & #BlockBoris

In pictures: Protestors gather to #BlockBoris at massive property conference in London

Wed, 15 Oct 2014 12:52 pm

Housing justice protestors have surrounded Olympia to campaign against MIPIM, the world’s biggest property conference.


Easy at the top: CEOs undergoing fewer interviews than graduates for jobs

Wed, 15 Oct 2014 12:49 pm| By Sophie Hobson

We all know how difficult it is at the moment for graduates to get their first post-uni job.

Pay Packet wages money envelope

The employment rate reaches a near all-time high – but pay continues to fall

Wed, 15 Oct 2014 12:35 pm| By Robyn Vinter

The UK unemployment rate has dipped below two million for the first time since 2008.

Facebook Zuckerberg

Mark Zuckerberg just donated $25m to fight ebola – here are the world's most charitable tech CEOs

Wed, 15 Oct 2014 12:21 pm| By Shruti Tripathi Chopra

Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan have donated a generous $25m (£15.7m) to prevent the outbreak of ebola.

Coca Cola truck lorry

Coca-Cola could become the new Boris Bikes sponsor. Here are its other most contentious deals

Wed, 15 Oct 2014 12:20 pm| By Harry Cockburn

Are London’s iconic blue Boris bikes set to turn red?

Smoking in the park London

Boris urged to ban smoking in London parks and squares

Wed, 15 Oct 2014 9:11 am| By Harry Cockburn

Mayor of London Boris Johnson has been urged to introduce new bylaws banning smoking in public parks and squares across the capital.

Lord Sugar

10 best Lord Sugar quotes of all time

Tue, 14 Oct 2014 12:07 pm

Lord Sugar is back on your TV screens tonight to choose his next business partner and give the finger to other wannabe business stars.

Traffic Jam M25 Motorway cars congestion

Car-mageddon: Congestion costs London $8.5bn a year and it’s getting worse

Tue, 14 Oct 2014 11:28 am| By Harry Cockburn

Exasperated by the slow crawl into work? Fed-up of traffic fumes? London is grinding to a halt, and as the transport crisis worsens, it is wreaking economic havoc on the capital.

Former Prime Minister Tony Blair

Tony Blair may have been target of Mumbai-style terror attack

Tue, 14 Oct 2014 10:55 am

A terror suspect may have been targeting former Prime Minister Tony Blair, in a Mumbai-style terror attack, an Old Bailey jury heard today.

Shopping trolley basket inflation prices money economy

Inflation rate falls to 1.2% - its lowest since 2009

Tue, 14 Oct 2014 10:40 am| By Harry Cockburn

The UK’s Consumer Price Index measure of inflation has fallen to 1.2% over September, down from 1.5% the month before.

Google the All seeing eye

Which tech giant is Google's biggest search rival? (Hint: It's not Bing or Yahoo)

Tue, 14 Oct 2014 9:15 am| By Shruti Tripathi Chopra

Which search goliath is Google’s biggest rival? No, not Yahoo or Bing. It’s the amazing Amazon.

Hedge Fund Rich List is out, who’s first place?

The world's richest 1% own nearly half of $263 trillion global wealth

Tue, 14 Oct 2014 8:56 am

Here’s a stat that may make you choke on your coffee today – the world’s richest 1%, the people who individually are worth more than $798,000, own more than 48% of global wealth.

Farage barrage parliament sky ukip

Nigel Farage is invited on to live TV debates as UKIP plans to get 25 seats in the general election

Mon, 13 Oct 2014 1:00 pm| By Robyn Vinter

UKIP is planning to win 25 seats at the general election next year, and could even take over from the Lib Dems as the UK’s third party.

NHS strike

NHS workers went on strike for the first time in 30 years – but why?

Mon, 13 Oct 2014 11:55 am| By Robyn Vinter

Thousands of NHS staff have been on strike this morning over pay for the first time in 32 years.

Rocket taking off

This chart shows the staggering growth of FTSE100 CEO earnings since 2000

Mon, 13 Oct 2014 11:30 am| By Sophie Hobson

The chief executives of FTSE100 companies (the 100 biggest companies listed in the UK) have seen their total earnings soar since the turn of the century.

Fat cat

City bosses now earn a phenomenal 120 times more than you

Mon, 13 Oct 2014 9:21 am| By Robyn Vinter

FTSE100 directors have seen a 21% increase in total pay in just a year, while the average employee is struggling to get pay rises at all.

Eurostar train

The government is selling its Eurostar stake to raise up to £300m

Mon, 13 Oct 2014 9:09 am| By Sophie Hobson

George Osborne is announcing today that the government plans to sell its 40% stake in Eurostar.

Public speaking

10 top tips to make you an awesome public speaker

Mon, 13 Oct 2014 0:18 am

At one point or another we all have to speak in front of people, here are our experts’ tips

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Malala Yousafzai

Malala Yousafzai becomes world’s youngest Nobel Peace Prize recipient at 17. Who else has won the award over the past 10 years?

Fri, 10 Oct 2014| By Harry Cockburn

Pakistani teenager Malala Yousafzai has been named joint winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, along with Kailash Satyarthi, an Indian children’s rights activist.

Satya Nadella

Microsoft CEO: women shouldn’t ask for pay rises, but should trust “the system”

Fri, 10 Oct 2014| By Harry Cockburn

If there’s one system that is obviously not working, it is the pay system that means that men in the US earn 17.7% more than their female counterparts.

Carswell and Farage

UKIP’s new MP Douglas Carswell – what does he stand for?

Fri, 10 Oct 2014| By Robyn Vinter

Last night Douglas Carswell became UKIP’s first MP. The former Conservative member has held the seat since 2005, but defected to UKIP in August.

Douglas Carswell MP

UKIP gains first ever MP

Fri, 10 Oct 2014| By Robyn Vinter

Douglas Carswell defected from the Conservative Party in August. Now he’s become UKIP’s first MP following a by-election in Clacton, Essex.

Driverless Tube train

These are the first pictures of the new driverless Tube trains coming to London

Thu, 9 Oct 2014| By Robyn Vinter

A £2.5bn upgrade of some of London’s Tube lines will feature driverless trains.

LLE awards winners 2014

Video: London Loves Excellence Awards 2014Video

Thu, 9 Oct 2014| By Harry Cockburn

Meet the winners, hear from some of the UK’s finest businesspeople, and see the action

London house prices sale

Is the London housing market finally slowing?

Thu, 9 Oct 2014| By Robyn Vinter

Housing demand in London is down for the fifth consecutive quarter and surveyors expect prices will fall over the next three months.

ATM cash machine

Sophisticated cash machine hack allows gangs to withdraw wads of cash

Thu, 9 Oct 2014| By Harry Cockburn

A sophisticated method of hacking ATMs has allowed criminal gangs to withdraw vast sums of money, it has been discovered.

Lego Shell

How this powerful video forced Lego to end its contract with ShellVideo

Thu, 9 Oct 2014| By Harry Cockburn

Lego will not renew a long-standing contract with Shell, after a creative intervention by Greenpeace drew attention to Shell’s plans for Arctic oil exploration.


Why has the UK government given Disney £32m?

Thu, 9 Oct 2014| By Robyn Vinter

Disney has effectively been handed £31.9m by the UK government for agreeing to make the new Avengers film over here.

Big tech brands

This is how many billions the world's most valuable brands are worth

Thu, 9 Oct 2014| By Sophie Hobson

Apple has just been named the most valuable brand in the world, ahead of Google and Coca-Cola.


China is now the world’s largest economy, overtaking the USVideo

Wed, 8 Oct 2014| By Sophie Hobson

It’s happened, and it’s momentous.

Andrew Strauss

EXCLUSIVE: Former England cricket captain Andrew Strauss – “It’s a myth good teams get on well”

Wed, 8 Oct 2014| By Robyn Vinter

Former England cricket captain Andrew Strauss has said it’s “good to have conflict” in a team, following revelations of heated arguments and allegations of bullying in the England dressing room.

Apple next product

Is this the next big Apple product?

Wed, 8 Oct 2014| By Shruti Tripathi Chopra

Has Apple been inspired by the recent Bendgate scandal? The tech goliath may soon launch an e-paper with a bendable screen.

Thames fort

Who just spent £400,000 on this abandoned fort in the Thames?

Wed, 8 Oct 2014| By Harry Cockburn

Number 1 the Thames, is a pretty snazzy address, and one lucky buyer has just snapped it up for what is comparatively, a pittance.

Floating cycle path plan

Floating to work by bike? Ambitious Thames cycle path plans revealed

Wed, 8 Oct 2014| By Harry Cockburn

London is growing, and it is a problem. The ONS predicts that London’s population will hit 10 million in the next 15 years.

The spy debate

Why has Twitter just sued the US government? (Hint: spying)

Wed, 8 Oct 2014| By Shruti Tripathi Chopra

The US government is in court, thanks to Twitter.


Wonga ad banned after breaking rules (again)

Wed, 8 Oct 2014| By Robyn Vinter

Wonga’s woes have increased today after one of its television ads was banned.

Ebola worker

WHO warns of Ebola threat, as Cameron holds Cobra meeting

Wed, 8 Oct 2014| By Harry Cockburn

The Ebola outbreak, which has killed more than 3,400 people since it began in December 2013, can be expected to spread to developed countries, a World Health Organisation official has said.

Tube strike April 2

3 reasons why the Tube strike MUST NOT go ahead

Tue, 7 Oct 2014| By Shruti Tripathi Chopra

Londoners are bracing themselves for the fifth Tube strike this year. Reasons for walk outs have been everything from job cuts, staff treatment and ticket office closures.

Michael Bloomberg

Why has US billionaire Michael Bloomberg received a British knighthood?

Tue, 7 Oct 2014| By Harry Cockburn

Billionaire businessman and politician Michael Bloomberg has received a knighthood from the Queen.

World's most expensive burger

London restaurant makes the world's most expensive burger that costs £1,100 (and has 2,618 calories)

Tue, 7 Oct 2014| By Shruti Tripathi Chopra

London’s famous for a lot of “most expensive” things but this one really takes the err, bun.

Tesco trollyes

Tesco chairman Richard Broadbent may resign after accounting probe

Tue, 7 Oct 2014| By Shruti Tripathi Chopra

Beleaguered supermarket chain Tesco’s chairman Richard Broadbent may step down after investigation into its £250m accounting error is complete.

Tube strike

London Tube strike planned from 14 October to 16 October

Tue, 7 Oct 2014| By Shruti Tripathi Chopra

London Underground workers are set to go on a 48-hour strike starting 9pm on Tuesday October 14.

Tesco Car Park

You will simply not believe what Tesco wasted £31m on

Mon, 6 Oct 2014| By Robyn Vinter

Amid profit warnings in 2013, Tesco made a questionable purchase.

A rollercoaster of a year

Bitcoin’s price has shed 75% in a year. This chart shows its rollercoaster rideVideo

Mon, 6 Oct 2014| By Sophie Hobson

For long-term Bitcoin investors, early December 2013 must seem like a long time ago.


“Malicious and defamatory” - Tories deny £1.5bn NHS “sell-off scandal”

Mon, 6 Oct 2014| By Robyn Vinter

Private healthcare companies with links to Conservative MPs have won £1.5bn worth of contracts in the past two years.

Spelling words

Half of adults have trouble spelling common words – how many of these can you spell?

Mon, 6 Oct 2014| By Robyn Vinter

Ever been embarased by the dificulty you ocasionaly have spelling words? You’re not the only one who has struggled to aquire the relavent and necesery disipline.

Nick Clegg

Nick Clegg pledges tax rises for the rich

Mon, 6 Oct 2014| By Robyn Vinter

Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg has promised to increase taxes for the rich if his party are in government next year.

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