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Richard Branson failed twice before staring Virgin

Branson backs EU membership for Britain

Mon, 29 Jun 2015 11:44 am| By Harry Cockburn

Virgin boss says Brexit would be “catastrophic” for Britain

Cameron and Boris pointing

Brexit beckoning Boris? Mayor reportedly backing EU departure

Mon, 29 Jun 2015 10:48 am| By Harry Cockburn

Johnson at odds with Cameron over EU referendum

Graduates

These are the 10 best and worst UK cities for graduate jobs

Mon, 29 Jun 2015 10:16 am| By Shruti Tripathi Chopra

We’ve all been there – graduating with a shiny degree in your hands yet no one wants to give you a job.

Tube drunk disorderly

Exclusive: 24-hour Tube “will raise drunkenness, violence, and sexual assaults off the scale”

Mon, 29 Jun 2015 9:54 am| By Harry Cockburn

Unions slam mayor’s “Night Tube vanity project”

Lord Sugar

Lord Sugar sells Burberry's old London HQ to Qataris for £65m

Mon, 29 Jun 2015 9:52 am

Another day, another London asset goes to the Qataris.

Tour de France 1

Could London host Tour de France in 2017? Here's a big hint...

Fri, 26 Jun 2015 11:54 am

The opening stage of the Tour de France could be hosted in London in 2017, according to the London Evening Standard.

West End theatre

Harry Potter and the unaffordable West End ticket prices

Fri, 26 Jun 2015 11:54 am| By Robyn Vinter

Big shows are sadly for tourists and the rich, says Robyn Vinter

Sir Peter Hendy

4 times Network Rail boss Sir Peter Hendy was embroiled in big controversies

Fri, 26 Jun 2015 11:40 am| By Shruti Tripathi Chopra

Controversial Tube boss Sir Peter Hendy quit yesterday to become top dog at Network Rail.

Bill Gates Yo

Bill Gates doubles green energy investment to $2bn

Fri, 26 Jun 2015 10:54 am| By Harry Cockburn

World’s most moneyed man spends money to save the world

BBC Logo broadcasting house

Government to axe BBC Trust and hand powers to Ofcom

Fri, 26 Jun 2015 10:12 am| By Harry Cockburn

The BBC’s in house governing body, the BBC Trust, is to be closed down and the 93-year-old broadcasting service will be instead regulated by an external organisation for the first time.

Facebook Zuckerberg

Facebook to set up another London HQ - how many offices does it have around the world?

Fri, 26 Jun 2015 9:42 am

Social media giant Facebook just signed a lease with The Office Group to take up a 34,000 square feet space just off Tottenham Court Road.

Tesco bag strewn on grass

Is Tesco on the mend? These new figures show it could be

Fri, 26 Jun 2015 9:29 am| By Robyn Vinter

The troubled supermarket might be finally turning itself around

Network Rail

Crisis point: Network Rail’s modernisation plans grind to a halt

Thu, 25 Jun 2015 11:48 am

Major plans to modernise the UK’s rail infrastructure are to be cut back or stopped completely due to lack of funds, transport secretary Patrick McLoughlin is expected to tell the House of Commons today.

George Osborne laughing

Is George Osborne planning to cut the top rate of tax to 40p?

Thu, 25 Jun 2015 11:44 am| By Harry Cockburn

Former Chancellor Nigel Lawson urges tax cut to boost business

Women in the boardroom

Guilt be gone: Working mums are actually helping their kids get on in life, study finds

Thu, 25 Jun 2015 11:19 am| By Robyn Vinter

It seems mums who go out to work are setting a great example for their daughters

Google Ventures to invest millions into London start-up Yieldify

Google Ventures to invest millions into London start-up Yieldify

Thu, 25 Jun 2015 11:17 am

An e-commerce start-up that helps online retailers increase sales has become the third business to receive investment from Google’s investment arm Google Ventures Europe.

Cycling London Parliament Square

New cycle infrastructure is transforming my commute. Here’s to further improvements

Thu, 25 Jun 2015 11:12 am| By Harry Cockburn

LondonLovesBusiness.com’s senior reporter hails the introduction of segregated cycle paths

Ikea store

Ikea to launch high street shops

Thu, 25 Jun 2015 10:58 am

The annual weekend trip to Ikea could soon become a thing of the past, with the Swedish retailer trialling high street stores from autumn.   

Business beard

5 hot London start-ups you should watch out for

Thu, 25 Jun 2015 9:50 am

Crowdcube co-founder Luke Lang on the capital’s top emerging businesses

Pound tree

These are the world’s top 10 largest sovereign wealth funds

Thu, 25 Jun 2015 9:35 am| By Shruti Tripathi Chopra

Number 1? Norway’s Government Pension Fund - Global with $882bn worth of assets

Dollar

The £3.2bn tech start-up you've never heard of

Thu, 25 Jun 2015 8:41 am| By Shruti Tripathi Chopra

We chat to James Allgrove, UK head of payment start-up Stripe

Dave Lewis pay

How many millions has Tesco boss Dave Lewis made?

Wed, 24 Jun 2015 11:57 am

Pensions and Investment Research Consultants (PIRC) has just slammed Tesco CEO Dave Lewis’s pay for being “excessive”.

Jenny Jones AM

Bank cyclist death: Politicians aren’t tackling dangerous roads quickly enough, says Jenny Jones

Wed, 24 Jun 2015 11:47 am| By Robyn Vinter

The London Assembly member tells us delays are causing injuries and deaths

Offshore wind

EU slams UK’s wind subsidies cut as “mind boggling”

Wed, 24 Jun 2015 11:14 am| By Harry Cockburn

UK will face fines if it doesn’t meet renewable energy targets

Buckingham palace clean up 2

Royals could vacate crumbling Buckingham Palace for £150m overhaul

Wed, 24 Jun 2015 10:55 am| By Harry Cockburn

Asbestos, plumbing and wiring issues mean the palace is due for a service

Best and happy

Is your postcode the happiest in London? Take a look

Wed, 24 Jun 2015 10:00 am| By Robyn Vinter

Not if you live in Tooting…

Queen riding in a cart

Queen riding high on housing boom with property income generating £43m

Wed, 24 Jun 2015 9:34 am| By Harry Cockburn

Crown Estate enjoys record revenues   

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The winners of the London Loves Excellence Awards 2014

Only three weeks left to enter the LondonLovesExcellence Awards!

Tue, 23 Jun 2015

It’s not too late to be among the 2015 winners

Blobfish

Shield your eyes: A Blobfish café may be coming to London next summer

Tue, 23 Jun 2015| By Harry Cockburn

Blobfish are fascinating and we should all look at them

Buckingham Palace guards 622 466

Teenage treason: mother foils teenagers’ plot to blow up Buckingham Palace or Parliament

Tue, 23 Jun 2015| By Harry Cockburn

Pipes, fuses and drug paraphernalia were found by police

Supermarket shopping basket woman

Which supermarket is BY FAR the most complained about?

Tue, 23 Jun 2015| By Robyn Vinter

More than one in 10 of this supermarket’s suppliers have lodged complaints

London property feels the squeeze

These are Britain’s LEAST expensive places to buy property

Tue, 23 Jun 2015| By Shruti Tripathi Chopra

Dreaming of becoming a property owner? Don’t have the money? Buy a property in Aberdare, Wales, the least expensive area per square metre in Britain.

Bank of England

Productivity puzzle solved? Bank of England optimistic on growth

Tue, 23 Jun 2015| By Harry Cockburn

Wages rises should boost investment and efficiency, bank says

IBM

WORKFORCE ANALYTICS - How data can transform your business and the people in it

Tue, 23 Jun 2015

Tackling Britain’s talent issues using the power of data

Bee near a flower

Blooming business: could 2015 be a record year for start-ups?

Tue, 23 Jun 2015| By Robyn Vinter

This year could produce the highest number of new businesses on record

Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer

5 crazy facts you probably didn't know about Wimbledon

Mon, 22 Jun 2015

Come 29 June and Wimbledon will take over all dining table/pub conversations.

Tesco store Cardiff

If Tesco is such a loser, why has it gained market share in the last few months?

Mon, 22 Jun 2015| By Robyn Vinter

The supermarket giant is beating its rivals

EU flag missing star

Better deal or Brexit: business leaders urge wholesale change or EU exit

Mon, 22 Jun 2015| By Harry Cockburn

Are Cameron’s EU renegotiations going far enough?

Night Tube picco

Here’s the official night Tube map, ahead of September launch

Mon, 22 Jun 2015| By Harry Cockburn

Where and when will the new night Tube service will be operating?

Dumb Oxford students

Oxford University students “can’t spell, read or think”, say their tutors

Mon, 22 Jun 2015| By Robyn Vinter

Students at the UK’s top university lack “basic common sense”, report finds

Gove music

Gove planning crackdown on Freedom of Information laws

Mon, 22 Jun 2015| By Harry Cockburn

Justice secretary wants to make FOI requests easier to turn down

Taylor Swift makes shortlist for TIME Person of the Year

Taylor Swift vs Apple – who won?

Mon, 22 Jun 2015| By Robyn Vinter

The bestselling artist of 2015 took on the world’s biggest company

Apple Watch

The Apple Watch 2 could be released pretty soon…

Fri, 19 Jun 2015| By Robyn Vinter

And here are the new features

Europe Britain Cameron

Cameron’s EU reforms driven by “outright lies” and “hatred”, says European Parliament president

Fri, 19 Jun 2015| By Harry Cockburn

“Lies are repeated until people believe them”, Martin Schultz says in blistering attack on Cameron

Property house flat

5 reasons Help to Buy is a menace to the housing market

Fri, 19 Jun 2015| By Robyn Vinter

It goes against nature… and the Bank of England

Sad face computer

Fake online reviews are growing headache for businesses

Fri, 19 Jun 2015| By Harry Cockburn

Watchdog launches probe into online reviews as consumers and rivals are holding businesses to ransom

Groucho Club

London's iconic Groucho Club sold for £40m

Fri, 19 Jun 2015| By Shruti Tripathi Chopra

London’s iconic Groucho Club has been sold to group of investors for a rumoured £40m.

Karen Danczuk

Selfie Queen Karen Danczuk wants Liz Kendall to be Labour leader

Fri, 19 Jun 2015| By Shruti Tripathi Chopra

“I believe Liz is the right woman for the job,” she told us

Tube driver’s salary: £49,673, nearly £15,000 more than the average London salary

Tube drivers get paid big bucks. Here are 5 stats to prove it

Thu, 18 Jun 2015| By Shruti Tripathi Chopra

As Tube drivers prepare to strike on 8 July in a row over pay

Dale Vince Ecotricity

The government is lying to us about wind farms, says green energy boss Dale Vince

Thu, 18 Jun 2015| By Robyn Vinter

We asked the Ecotricity founder what he thought of the government suddenly pulling the plug on wind turbine support. He didn’t hold back

Boris Johnson wins seat MP

7 times Boris has made himself sound spectacularly dumbVideo

Thu, 18 Jun 2015| By Robyn Vinter

Our mayor is pretty adept at saying stupid things

Super fast broadband from BT

5 appalling facts about UK broadband speeds

Thu, 18 Jun 2015| By Robyn Vinter

It’s not you, it’s the internet

Christmas lights on Oxford Street 2014

Oxford Street's £1bn hot properties: which ones have been sold & which are for sale?

Thu, 18 Jun 2015| By Shruti Tripathi Chopra

Oxford Street, London’s shopping mecca, boasts the hottest properties in the capital.

Boris on bike

Boris caught on video telling cabbie to “f*ck off and die”

Thu, 18 Jun 2015| By Robyn Vinter

Foulmouthed tirade caught on camera

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