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#ScotlandDecides - Voting begins with 97% of electorate registered to vote

Thu, 18 Sep 2014 9:04 am| By Sophie Hobson

The Scottish people decide their future today in the historical Scottish referendum.

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Tesco’s outgoing finance director “hasn’t worked at HQ since April”

Tue, 23 Sep 2014 12:23 pm| By Sophie Hobson

Tesco’s turmoil deepened today as it was alleged that outgoing finance director Laurie McIlwee has not been requested to undertake any formal duties since April.

Jack Ma Alibaba founder

Jack Ma just became China’s richest person - who is he?

Tue, 23 Sep 2014 12:17 pm| By Harry Cockburn

Alibaba’s record breaking stock listing has made its founder, Jack Ma, a pretty penny.

London Underground crowding - commuters battle "chaos" on Tube during Olympics test

Commuter panic as Tube carriage fills with smoke

Tue, 23 Sep 2014 12:16 pm

A Piccadilly Line Tube carriage was filled with smoke this morning causing commuters to panic.

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Alibaba's $25bn IPO is largest in history - here are 6 stonking stats about it

Tue, 23 Sep 2014 12:05 pm

Alibaba’s $25bn IPO was by far the mother of all stock market debuts.

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SNP storms past UKIP and Lib Dems to become Britain’s third largest political party

Tue, 23 Sep 2014 11:12 am| By Harry Cockburn

The Scottish National Party may not have been successful in its bid to see Scotland become an independent state, but a side effect of the referendum has been a huge swelling in support for the party.

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Mayfair flats sold for record £5,100 per square foot

Tue, 23 Sep 2014 9:22 am

Four homes with spectacular view over Green Park have been sold for an average value of £5,100 per square foot.

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Tesco loses £2bn in value - can new CFO save the day?

Tue, 23 Sep 2014 8:54 am

Over £2bn was wiped off the value of Britain’s biggest retailer Tesco yesterday, thanks to an accounting error that overestimated profits by £250m in the first six months of the year.

Old Oak Common

Mega new transport hub could transform London’s Old Oak. This is why it's an area to watch...

Mon, 22 Sep 2014 1:21 pm| By Sophie Hobson

Old Oak is set to emerge as a newly thriving London area within a few years, if government and Transport for London (TfL) proposals come to fruition.

Football classic

Will the 2022 World Cup be moved from Qatar? A senior Fifa official thinks so

Mon, 22 Sep 2014 12:45 pm| By Robyn Vinter

Qatar will no longer host the 2022 World Cup, according to a senior Fifa official.

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Miliband at the Labour Party Conference

Your 60-second digest of the Labour Party Conference

Mon, 22 Sep 2014| By Sophie Hobson

You might have missed it, in among, you know, the fact that our country was on the verge of changing forever last week, but the Labour Party Conference started on Saturday.

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These are Britain’s 20 coolest brands...

Mon, 22 Sep 2014| By Robyn Vinter

There’s a few surprises on the list of Britain’s coolest brand list this year.

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Here’s why people are microwaving their iPhones and why you definitely shouldn’t do it

Mon, 22 Sep 2014| By Robyn Vinter

Despite what you might have heard, microwaving your iPhone will only end in tears (and possible injury). Do not do it.

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How the next CEO of Nisa could be an 18-year-old with no qualifications

Mon, 22 Sep 2014| By Robyn Vinter

An 18-year-old could become the next CEO of convenience chain Nisa Retail.

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Has Tesco just suspended its UK managing director Chris Bush?

Mon, 22 Sep 2014| By Sophie Hobson

First thing this morning we told you that Tesco overstated its half-year profit forecast by a whopping £250m.

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How did Tesco overstate its profit forecast by a quarter of a billion pounds?

Mon, 22 Sep 2014| By Sophie Hobson

Blimey, Tesco. This is not just a small error.

Alex Salmond after defeat in Edinburgh

Alex Salmond resigns SNP leadership - his resignation statement in full

Fri, 19 Sep 2014| By Harry Cockburn

Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond has resigned as leader of the Scottish National Party this afternoon following the defeat of the Yes campaign he lead into yesterday’s independence referendum.

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Southbank Centre skaters to stay for long term, thwarting redevelopment plans

Fri, 19 Sep 2014| By Harry Cockburn

Skateboarders embroiled in a battle to keep the famous skate park at the undercroft on the South Bank have emerged victorious after campaigning to keep the park open.

Betfair cash machine

Queues and squeals of delight as London cash machine gives out £10,000 in free moneyVideo

Fri, 19 Sep 2014| By Harry Cockburn

There’s nothing quite like the sensation of finding a tenner folded into a corner of a jacket you haven’t worn since last winter. Legitimate free money! That’s the dream.

Lightning London

Thunderstorms and heavy rain cause commuter chaos across London

Fri, 19 Sep 2014| By Harry Cockburn

Some were worried it was an omen ahead of the Scottish referendum results, as last night lashing rain and electrical storms struck London and the south east.

Alex Salmond after defeat in Edinburgh

Scotland votes NO: This is Alex Salmond's dignified speech on the result, in full

Fri, 19 Sep 2014

Some 86% of the Scottish electorate cast their votes yesterday to decide that Scotland will not become an independent country.

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Scottish referendum results: which areas voted No?

Fri, 19 Sep 2014

Turnout: 84.51% (3,619,915)

David Cameron's speech in full

What did David Cameron say about Scottish referendum results? Video

Fri, 19 Sep 2014

The PM’s speech in full

Apple to launch new iPads

Apple "to lauch" two new iPads in October as Amazon launches two new Kindles

Thu, 18 Sep 2014

Forget the iPhone 6! Apple is planning another mega event to launch two new iPads on 21 October.

Mosquito tiger

Killer mosquito incursion in Kent could sweep across Britain

Thu, 18 Sep 2014| By Harry Cockburn

Forget Scottish independence, the biggest threat to the UK may be an invasion of potentially lethal mosquitoes that is already marching on Britain after arriving in the South East.

UK's billionaires

The world now has 2,325 billionaires with a combined wealth of $7.29 trillion

Thu, 18 Sep 2014

Warning: This story will make you feel *very* poor.

Fat Man

Fit for work? NHS chief urges tax breaks for companies tackling obesity

Thu, 18 Sep 2014| By Harry Cockburn

Businesses in the UK could be encouraged to help tackle rising obesity in the UK with tax breaks for firms introducing slimming clubs and health activities for employees.

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When will we find out the result of the Scottish referendum?

Thu, 18 Sep 2014| By Sophie Hobson

Voting has begun in Scotland as the nation decides on its future.

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And the award for the WORST company in the UK for customer service goes to...

Wed, 17 Sep 2014

npower has bagged the not-at-all coveted title of the worst company for customer service in the UK.