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49 fascinating stats about women in the workplace

Fri, 6 Mar 2015 5:41 pm| By Robyn Vinter

Sunday marks International Women’s Day – a day to celebrate women’s achievements while raising awareness for gender equality

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Game shame: LibDem councillor caught playing Scrabble in council meeting

Fri, 6 Mar 2015 11:43 am| By Shruti Tripathi Chopra

Scrabble is addictive - the game does tend to cast a spell on you.

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London is the UK’s top destination for migrants and numbers are booming

Fri, 6 Mar 2015 11:28 am| By Robyn Vinter

How many more people have come to the capital since 2011?

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Eddie Izzard does a Russell Brand – but what's he campaigning against?

Fri, 6 Mar 2015 11:16 am| By Robyn Vinter

The comedian waves the magic publicity wand

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Crush hour: more than a thousand people stuck outside Oxford Circus Station

Fri, 6 Mar 2015 10:52 am| By Shruti Tripathi Chopra

It was mayhem outside Oxford Circus station yesterday as more than a thousand people were stranded outside the station.

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Cough cough: Britain's most polluted spots are all in London

Fri, 6 Mar 2015 9:10 am| By Shruti Tripathi Chopra

Marylebone Road is the worst

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Why we’re in danger of losing our independent restaurants

Thu, 5 Mar 2015 5:06 pm

New restaurants are struggling to launch and expand in London as demand for space has outstripped availability, says DeVono Property director Adam Landau

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Garden Bridge row: Mayor accused of misleading Londoners over price

Thu, 5 Mar 2015 11:41 am| By Harry Cockburn

Funding row rears up over risk of additional costs to public

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Would you pass the Mark Zuckerberg test? Facebook founder reveals his hiring rule

Thu, 5 Mar 2015 11:15 am| By Robyn Vinter

Ever wanted to know what it’s like being interviewed by one of the richest people on the planet?

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Bye-bye big blue cock, hello huge horse skeleton: fourth plinth artwork revealed

Thu, 5 Mar 2015 11:11 am| By Harry Cockburn

Say hello to Trafalgar Square’s controversial new resident

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Why is the Bank of England being investigated by the Serious Fraud Office?

Thu, 5 Mar 2015 10:57 am| By Shruti Tripathi Chopra

The Bank of England (BoE) is being investigated by the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) for the way it lent money to banks during the financial crisis.

Women in office

Young women are not confident they’ll get to the top of the career ladder

Thu, 5 Mar 2015 10:38 am| By Robyn Vinter

There are some eye-opening stats in a new report

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TV debate chaos: Cameron agrees to just one debate with all seven leaders

Thu, 5 Mar 2015 10:37 am| By Harry Cockburn

The revolution will hardly be televised

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London fashion retailer Farfetch now a billion-dollar tech firm

Thu, 5 Mar 2015 9:14 am| By Shruti Tripathi Chopra

The company just raised $86m in a funding round

Interview questions

How to deal with unusual job interview questions

Thu, 5 Mar 2015 0:00 am| By Sunjay Kakar

Great advice from Apprentice winner Lee McQueen, Stella Creasy MP and the IoD

Poundland

Everything's NOT £1 - 7 products that cost more than £1 in Poundland

Wed, 4 Mar 2015 11:46 am| By Shruti Tripathi Chopra

As the advertising watchdog rules that Poundland must not claim “Everything’s £1” in future advertising

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London’s tax haven homes: Tens of thousands of properties owned by shady foreign organisations

Wed, 4 Mar 2015 11:21 am| By Harry Cockburn

Is London the world’s leading money-laundering destination?

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Support for UKIP among young people has DOUBLED in just a year

Wed, 4 Mar 2015 11:16 am| By Robyn Vinter

The far-right party has struck a chord with the young recently

Sad dog

These are the 15 most miserable economies in the world

Wed, 4 Mar 2015 10:33 am| By Shruti Tripathi Chopra

If you’re one of those Londoners complaining about your miserable morning commute then this news story will make you feel pretty lucky.

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Au revoir, Eurostar: UK sells its stake for £757m

Wed, 4 Mar 2015 9:38 am| By Sophie Hobson

Osborne says it is a “very good deal” for the 40% stake

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Chaos at London Bridge forces crushed commuters to jump barriers

Wed, 4 Mar 2015 9:18 am| By Harry Cockburn

More apocalyptic scenes from the troubled railway station

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Here’s Gogglebox’s damning but hilarious verdict on David CameronVideo

Tue, 3 Mar 2015 4:03 pm| By Robyn Vinter

We know what they think of Ant & Dec, but what do they think of the PM?

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London pay gap falls for first time since crash

Tue, 3 Mar 2015 11:26 am| By Harry Cockburn

But wages in the capital are still higher than elsewhere

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These are the richest people in the world in 2015

Tue, 3 Mar 2015 11:25 am| By Robyn Vinter

Forbes releases its 2015 rich list

Google the All seeing eye

Google's next big move: launching a mobile phone network

Tue, 3 Mar 2015 10:59 am| By Sophie Hobson

Your need-to-know on Project Nova

Westminster

Could MPs be forced to abandon the “crumbling” Palace of Westminster?

Tue, 3 Mar 2015 10:53 am| By Harry Cockburn

John Bercow warns that the building could become unusable if major works are not carried out

Rollercoaster economy inflation

Did Barclays' profits rise or fall in 2014? Reports are conflicting. This is why

Tue, 3 Mar 2015 9:16 am| By Sophie Hobson

Some news stories say profits dropped 21%, others say profits rose 12%. Why?

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Claridge’s

Abu Dhabi wants to buy Claridge’s, The Berkeley & The Connaught for £1.6bn

Mon, 2 Mar 2015| By Shruti Tripathi Chopra

The Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA), the world’s second-largest sovereign wealth fund, owns assets worth over $773bn.

Oil rig in North Sea

Russian oligarch threatens legal action against UK government over North Sea oil block

Mon, 2 Mar 2015| By Harry Cockburn

Concern over future sanctions against Russia could derail plans

Wine glasses

These are the 10 most popular types of wine in the UK

Mon, 2 Mar 2015| By Sophie Hobson

We aren’t exactly known for our oenophilia here in Blightly.

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Slowest house price growth in 18 months sparks slump fears

Mon, 2 Mar 2015| By Robyn Vinter

Bad news for those already on the property ladder but good for everyone else…

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Enough’s enough: even IoD members are worried about excessive salaries

Mon, 2 Mar 2015| By Sophie Hobson

Seven-figure salaries are eroding public trust in business, and that’s a threat to success, say members

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Tube strike on Saturday after fall-out over alcohol breath test

Mon, 2 Mar 2015| By Harry Cockburn

Unions warn of further strikes to come

Rebekah Brooks

Rebekah Brooks is returning to the Murdoch empire

Mon, 2 Mar 2015| By Sophie Hobson

How do you solve a problem like Rebekah?

TalkTalk

TalkTalk customers are at risk of fraud after major data theft

Fri, 27 Feb 2015| By Robyn Vinter

One customer had thousands stolen by fraudsters

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Who has a 74% chance of becoming the UK’s next PM?

Fri, 27 Feb 2015| By Harry Cockburn

After a week of poor performances, here’s who’s leading the pack

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Lloyds finally pays out dividends on £1.7bn profits

Fri, 27 Feb 2015| By Robyn Vinter

Some good news for the troubled bank’s investors

Election 2015 hots up

Election dissection: A rapid round-up of the week’s political proceedings

Fri, 27 Feb 2015| By Harry Cockburn

Which parties are on track, and which have gone off the rails?

Magician cards

Fraudulent arms companies charged taxpayers for magicians, croquet and speeding fines

Thu, 26 Feb 2015| By Harry Cockburn

Michael Fallon to call for “vital” changes to arms procurement

House price drop

For the first time, more people own homes outright than have a mortgage

Thu, 26 Feb 2015| By Sophie Hobson

Home-ownership has plummeted among young people in the past decade

Odeon

Odeon cinemas set to go on sale priced at a whopping £1bn

Thu, 26 Feb 2015| By Robyn Vinter

Cinema chain set to go on sale later this year

Facebook

Why the heck did Facebook pay $1.3m to hackers in 2014?

Thu, 26 Feb 2015| By Shruti Tripathi Chopra

No Mark Zuckerberg hasn’t lost his mind.

Burning cash

RBS posts £3.5bn loss. Can its newly appointed chairman help?

Thu, 26 Feb 2015| By Shruti Tripathi Chopra

The state-owned bank has just reported its seventh consecutive loss

Construction Site

SMEs set for boost as government drafts laws for speeding up public sector contract payments

Wed, 25 Feb 2015| By Harry Cockburn

Thirty day payment mandate for public procurement contractors

Cycling businessman

London’s most dangerous cycling hotspots revealed as TfL admits under-spending road safety budget

Wed, 25 Feb 2015| By Harry Cockburn

Just £29m of £82m cycling budget spent this financial year

The Ritzy cinema in Brixton

Phew! Brixton saved from Piccadilly-Circus-style screens

Wed, 25 Feb 2015| By Sophie Hobson

Seven reasons we hated the plan

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Rush hour trains into London were faster in the age of steam than today

Wed, 25 Feb 2015| By Harry Cockburn

Steam trains quicker than plodding pace of modern rail traffic

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Here's why FTSE 100 hit a record high last night

Wed, 25 Feb 2015| By Robyn Vinter

The share index closed at 6,949.63, beating the previous record close of 6,930.2

David Potts CBE, Morrisons new CEO

7 vital things you need to know about Morrisons new CEO David Potts

Wed, 25 Feb 2015| By Shruti Tripathi Chopra

It’s no exaggeration to say that Morrisons began 2015 on an appalling note.

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