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99 Days Of Freedom

Why are people quitting Facebook for 99 days?

Thu, 10 Jul 2014 10:49 am| By Robyn Vinter

Fed up of seeing a million pictures of people’s babies or cats? Tired of being tagged in unflattering drunken photos? Can’t stand to see pictures of people you went to school with on amazing holidays?

Future Ad Labs

Wow – London start-up raises £300,000 in 36 hours by crowd-funding

Thu, 10 Jul 2014 10:43 am| By Sophie Hobson

It’s been quite the week for Shoreditch-based Future Ad Labs.

Computer Security

Everyone on Earth will have the internet by 2025 but there will be less freedom – that’s what these experts think

Thu, 10 Jul 2014 10:03 am| By Robyn Vinter

In the next 10 years there are going to be some pretty big changes for the web, according to survey of 1,400 top tech and online experts in the US.

MindRDR from This Place, controlling Google Glass with brainwaves

Incredible video shows how you can control Google Glass with brainwaves aloneVideo

Thu, 10 Jul 2014 9:37 am| By Sophie Hobson

If the headline of this story sounds completely mental – it is.

Houses of Parliament

Why are a million people on strike today?

Thu, 10 Jul 2014 9:31 am| By Robyn Vinter

Public sector workers are taking part in the biggest strike since 2011.

Woman on phone

Hackers bought 20 “wiped” phones from eBay. You won’t believe what they found on them

Wed, 9 Jul 2014 12:07 pm| By Robyn Vinter

Thought you’d wiped your phone before selling it? This chilling discovery proves you were wrong.

London property bubble

House prices will rise by more than a third in six years

Wed, 9 Jul 2014 11:14 am| By Robyn Vinter

If you thought the current housing market was heated, it’s set to get a lot worse by 2020.

Sir Fred Goodwin

Fred the Shred’s £400k legal bills paid by you

Wed, 9 Jul 2014 10:51 am| By Robyn Vinter

Taxpayer-funded RBS is paying former CEO Fred Goodwin’s legal bills, so far amounting to £400,000.

Stress Man

Unpaid overtime means managers are working 6 day week

Wed, 9 Jul 2014 10:03 am| By Harry Cockburn

Managers in the UK are working an additional day per week of unpaid overtime due to easy access to emails through smartphones and pressure in the workplace, a new study has shown.

London skyline - City

Tourists contribute incredible £11.26bn to London economy

Wed, 9 Jul 2014 9:05 am| By Harry Cockburn

Tourists seem to be everywhere you go in London. They can often be found asking the way to Buckingham Palace from the Mall, dawdling along Oxford Street, or riding around on open top buses and taking pictures of mundane streets.

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Westminster

10 famous politicians are alleged to be paedophiles

Tue, 8 Jul 2014| By Robyn Vinter

There are 10 current and former politicians who now face being investigated over alleged child abuse.

Marks and Spencer logo

Marks and Sparks website fails to ignite shoppers’ interest as sales slump

Tue, 8 Jul 2014| By Harry Cockburn

Marks & Spencer has reported its 12th consecutive quarter of declining clothing sales, putting chief executive Mark Bolland in the hot seat at the company’s annual meeting today.

Samsung

What has caused Samsung’s profits to fall a huge 25%?

Tue, 8 Jul 2014| By Robyn Vinter

Samsung has warned its profits will be down by 25% in the second quarter of this year.

Italian village

You can buy an entire Alpine village for less than a London home

Tue, 8 Jul 2014| By Robyn Vinter

A village in the Italian Alps at the foot of the mountain Gran Paradiso is for sale on Ebay. Who can afford to buy an entire village in a stunning national park and close to Turin, I hear you ask?

Plane telephone passenger

UK airports issue “must be charged” warning for travellers with electronic devices

Tue, 8 Jul 2014| By Harry Cockburn

Manchester and Heathrow airports have said that travellers going to the United States should ensure that their electronics devices are charged before travelling.

Best and worst train operators revealed

Network Rail slapped with £50m fine after one in six trains ran late

Tue, 8 Jul 2014| By Robyn Vinter

Network Rail has been fined more than £53.1m for causing trains to run late.

Protecting your business

Businesses warn the BoE not to raise interest rates, as growth falls

Tue, 8 Jul 2014| By Robyn Vinter

Growth in Britain’s economy has slowed in the second quarter of this year, while businesses voice concerns about interest rate rises.

Lord Karan Bilimoria

Lord Karan Bilimoria: "This government has got immigration absolutely wrong"

Tue, 8 Jul 2014| By Shruti Tripathi

The effervescent chairman and founder of Cobra Beer speaks out

London Bridge station

London offices grind to a halt after power cut

Mon, 7 Jul 2014| By Robyn Vinter

Update: 15.55 The power is back on. Around 3,700 homes and businesses were affected.

Oxford Street buses cyclist

Oxford Street is the world’s most polluted street

Mon, 7 Jul 2014| By Robyn Vinter

People working in Oxford Street called today for urgent action on air pollution after it was revealed the road had the world’s highest level of a type of pollutant.

Explosion in Piccadilly, Wednesday night

There have been 64 manhole cover explosions this year. Could there be more?

Mon, 7 Jul 2014| By Robyn Vinter

Remember Piccadilly’s exploding manhole cover?

The 7/7 memorial last night, before it was defaced

7/7 memorial defaced with anti-Blair graffiti on anniversary

Mon, 7 Jul 2014| By Sophie Hobson

Source: Guy Bell/REXThe 7/7 memorial last night, before it was defaced

Christopher Bailey

Backlash on the horizon over Burberry CEO Christopher Bailey's £20m pay-out

Mon, 7 Jul 2014| By Sophie Hobson

Burberry likes to shell out for its top talent.

Cycle Facemask Bike cyclist pollution smog air

London smog: 10 ways to limit your exposure to air pollution

Fri, 4 Jul 2014| By Robyn Vinter

This week we wrote about how in the UK we each lose the equivalent of six months of our lives to air pollution. But there are things you can do to limit your exposure and potentially claim back some of that valuable life.1. Cross the street

Sherlock Holmes

Why did the British government organise a screening of the BBC’s Sherlock in North Korea?

Fri, 4 Jul 2014| By Harry Cockburn

The revamped and modernised Sherlock Holmes drama, starring Benedict Cumberbatch as the oddball PI, has gained a vast global following.

Uber taxi

Uber isn’t against the law, rules TfL

Fri, 4 Jul 2014| By Robyn Vinter

Taxi app Uber has been given the green light in London, even after a huge protest in central London last month.

Fracking activity

Fracking debate explodes again as new evidence on earthquakes and water poisoning is released

Fri, 4 Jul 2014| By Harry Cockburn

As the US’s “shale gas revolution” continues apace, the low energy prices aren’t the only thing rocking the Land of the Free. A sharp rise in earthquakes has been recorded in Oklahoma, a state which has experienced a boom in shale gas production.

Burger King Proud Whopper

Burger King launches world’s first pro-gay burger – but in the wrong wayVideo

Fri, 4 Jul 2014| By Sophie Hobson

I’m all for brands flying the flag for LGBT rights. A bit of brand activism can get important messages to wide audiences while boosting brand engagement – the ultimate win-win.

Tour de France fans 2

London travel advice for Monday during the Tour de France

Fri, 4 Jul 2014| By Harry Cockburn

Finally, two years after it was announced that le Tour would be gracing the streets of Britain, this weekend it begins. The Grand Départ commences in Leeds on Saturday and will arrive in the capital on Monday 7.

Happy trader

Dow Jones hits massive record in the US

Fri, 4 Jul 2014| By Robyn Vinter

The Dow Jones reached a record 17,000 for the first time in history yesterday.