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The Apprentice is a divisive show among the entrepreneurs and businesspeople we chat to here at LondonlovesBusiness.com.
Bus drivers in London may go on strike in 2015 over a pay dispute.
A BBC investigation for Panorama finds
A US company sold 30,000 boxes of cattle faeces in just 30 minutes in the run up to Christmas.
Oh look, it’s been five minutes, so there must be another… Russell Brand headline! Thankfully, this one involves less Russell and more Jo, a banker from RBS and some excellent bloggers.
Jesus is probably turning in his grave right now, thanks to Poundland’s Christmas decorations.
The UK’s North Sea oil industry is in crisis as the price of oil has fallen below the cost of sucking it out of the earth.
The public overwhelmingly thinks the Green Party should be included in the general election TV debates
The vast majority of the British public think the Green Party should be included in the TV leaders’ debates.
Britain narrowly escaped four to five terror attacks this year, Metropolitan Police Commissioner Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe has warned.
It’s not easy being green, as Kermit the Frog used to say*, and the Green Party know that better than anyone.
Oh, Universities of Oxford and Cambridge – you think you’re so clever, don’t you?
But should we be bothered about £180m?
Christmas Eve in London is set to be commuter hell, thanks to the £200m worth of essential engineering works that need to be carried out over the holidays.
Some good news as Advent reaches its giddy yuletide peak: levels of employment have risen.
Gosh – London can look beautiful sometimes, can’t it?
Controversial taxi app Uber, valued at $40bn recently, has just got a vote of confidence from “China’s Google”, Baidu.
Nigel Farage’s party has raised over £3m this year
Eight of the top 10 restaurants in th UK as chosen by diners are in London.
Dealing with the dotcom bomb
“How to kiss”, “How to draw” and “How to meditate” – these are the three big questions Londoners sought answers for on Google in 2014.
“We caused the 2011 riots by shooting dead an unarmed civilian and then lying about it. And we got away with it.”
Mayor of London Boris Johnson today lashed out at xenophobic Londoners for complaining that the capital is too crowded.
Why does BT want EE? How would the deal affect customers and staff?
Do you expect us to wave Mr Bond?
We could soon join our European neighbours in being at risk of deflation, after last month’s figures show inflation fell to just 1% - a 12-year low for the UK.
UKIP has received £1.5m worth of EU funding which was set aside for helping European countries integrate better.
The Co-operative Bank has failed a Bank of England test which aimed to work out how well banks could withstand a financial crisis.
The boardrooms of Britain’s top companies are becoming less ethnically diverse, despite a huge government push to improve diversity.
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There are bargains, and then there are catastrophic pricing errors.
Here it is – the annual festive monstrosity known as the BNP Christmas card.
The UK’s first shop selling low-cost, high quality surplus food to people on income support has opened.
“Now what on earth has London Mayor Boris Johnson done to deserve jail?” You might be wondering.
Nigel Farage has talked about his biggest regret in a programme going out on Channel 4 tonight.
Average asking prices in all of London’s 32 boroughs have seen a drop.
Hong Kong boasts the most expensive retail space in the world, it has been revealed.
Councils in England went laughing all the way to bank this year as they made a combined profit of £667m from parking charges.
The answer might surprise you
How expensive is a home on Grosvenor Crescent, the most expensive street in Britain? So expensive that Cheryl Cole’s £16m fortune will fall short for buying a typical Grade II listed house on that street.
In fact, London’s not even in the top five for Christmas spending. You tight gits.
It’s a sad week for British cinema-goers.
No, it’s not becasue you took too many photos of your breakfast (but those are really boring by the way)
Social picture sharing site Instagram is now bigger than Twitter with 300 million active users.
We’ve all been there. You start reading the year’s most talked about book but no matter how hard you try, you can’t work out what the hell the fuss is all about.
Britain’s top 100 fastest-growing private companies have increased their sales on average 71% year-on-year, and are now worth a combined £3.8bn, according to the 18th annual The Sunday Times Virgin Fast Track 100.
Over 600 people gathered at Westfield Shepherd’s Bush yesterday to protest the death of Eric Garner, a black man who died during an arrest in New York in July.
According to the head of the Office for Budget Responsibility
By 2020 you could be enjoying a Doctor Who rollercoaster or Top Gear bumper cars at the world’s first BBC theme park.
If you’re a Tory voter who’s a Manchester City fan then this news story will probably make your day.
Uber is uber-hot right now – for good reasons and bad.
The secret weapons of marketers revealed
Planning on switching jobs in 2015? Then this list may come in handy.
The Abu Dhabi Financial Group has bought New Scotland Yard for a massive £120m above the original asking price of £250m, it has been announced.
London ranks 26 out of 33 European capital cities for broadband cities, it has been revealed.
An apple a day, or an apple rumour a day?
The final eight candidates for the iconic TIME Person of the Year accolade have been revealed.
Looks like Tesco needs some presto change-o magic to get out of trouble.
Average pay for a FTSE 100 boss has ballooned in the last year, according to the annual Corporate Governance Review by Grant Thornton.
The Metropolitan Police bought three second-hand water cannon from Germany last year, but have been unable to use them so far, as they’ve not had government permission.