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Richard Branson

Can Branson do it again? Virgin Money confirms IPO and hopes to raise £150m

Thu, 2 Oct 2014 9:18 am| By Sophie Hobson

Richard Branson has never been afraid of a challenge.

Farage scary face

Oops! Nigel Farage follows pornographic Twitter account

Wed, 1 Oct 2014 1:50 pm| By Shruti Tripathi Chopra

UKIP leader Nigel Farage has been tweeting praise about Tory MPs who have defected to UKIP.

William Hague and David Cameron

Cameron promises tax cuts for 30 million people

Wed, 1 Oct 2014 1:17 pm| By Robyn Vinter

And this is how Twitter reacted to his speech

FireChat

What is FireChat and why is everyone talking about it?

Wed, 1 Oct 2014 12:47 pm| By Robyn Vinter

The new messaging app has some interesting features…

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This iconic Canary Wharf building has just been sold for £152m

Wed, 1 Oct 2014 12:02 pm| By Harry Cockburn

Songbird Estates, the developer behind the Canary Wharf financial district, has sold off one of its iconic buildings for £152.5m

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The number of people on minimum wage has doubled since 1999Video

Wed, 1 Oct 2014 11:57 am| By Robyn Vinter

A record 1.2 million people are on the National Minimum Wage, which rises today – twice as many as were on the lowest legal pay rate in 1999, when National Minimum Wage was introduced.

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Toxic caterpillar numbers soar in London

Wed, 1 Oct 2014 11:19 am| By Harry Cockburn

Caterpillars bristling with thousands of toxic hairs are increasingly making London their home, despite serious efforts to control them.

Farage barrage parliament sky ukip

Millionaire Tory donor defects to UKIP

Wed, 1 Oct 2014 9:03 am| By Harry Cockburn

A millionaire Tory donor who has given quarter of a million pounds to the Conservative party since 2010, this morning announced he is defecting to UKIP.

A view through Soho's red light district

Our GDP figures just got a £10bn boost by including prostitution and illegal drugs for the first time

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 2:03 pm| By Harry Cockburn

A change to the way in which GDP is calculated now includes figures for prostitution and illicit drugs. The changes, which bring the GDP measure in line with European standards, show that the country’s GDP following the economic crisis was not as low as previously calculated.

Teen bends iPhone 6

Three big threats Apple faces this week Video

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 1:17 pm

Last week we told you how Apple got royally stewed after $23bn was wiped off its value.

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Bill Gates

Gold Ferraris and Monets galore: Meet the 10 wealthiest people in America

Tue, 30 Sep 2014| By Harry Cockburn

Every year Forbes reveals the US’s most affluent citizens, who each have incomprehensibly vast sums of money.

Mark Zuckerberg wealth rise

Mark Zuckerberg is now worth $34bn - this graph shows his amazing wealth rise

Tue, 30 Sep 2014| By Shruti Tripathi Chopra

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg is that 30-year-old over-achiever who makes everyone go “what the zuck”.

Cameron crying

Why was David Cameron crying yesterday?

Mon, 29 Sep 2014| By Robyn Vinter

A speech in the Tory party conference made the PM cry yesterday – an unusual display of emotion from our usually indifferent-looking leader.

Stormy weather

Storms ahead: Households facing “lost decade” of wage growth

Mon, 29 Sep 2014

A troubling new report suggests that take-home pay in real terms will remain behind pre-crisis levels until 2017, meaning households are facing a “lost decade” of real wage growth.

Aldi

Wow - Aldi's profits just grew 65%. These charts show its amazing growth

Mon, 29 Sep 2014| By Robyn Vinter

Aldi’s annual results, which were released today, show a huge rise in middle class shoppers switching to the store.

Mayor of London Boris Johnson

"You'd be utterly nuts to join Ukip," says Boris

Mon, 29 Sep 2014

If you’re a Tory planning to join UKIP then you “must be utterly nuts”. No, we’re not saying that, London Mayor Boris Johnson is.

George Osborne

Osborne pledges to scrap “death tax”

Mon, 29 Sep 2014| By Robyn Vinter

Among the sexting scandals and defections to UKIP, the Tory party struggled to get its voice heard this weekend.

The Queen with Crowne Prince Pavlos of Greece

Who are the 100 most connected women in Britain?

Mon, 29 Sep 2014

From the Queen to George Clooney’s wife Amal Alamuddin to Boris’ executive assistant – women from all walks of life have made it to GQ’s list of the 100 most connected women in Britain.

Putney Bridge

Putney Bridge reopens after £1.25m repairs. Here are some of London’s other remarkable bridges

Fri, 26 Sep 2014| By Harry Cockburn

Putney Bridge has re-opened this morning after undergoing a significant repair operation to protect the Victorian structure from water penetration.

Tony Blair

Tony Blair was just named top gay icon of the last 30 years - here are 5 reasons why

Fri, 26 Sep 2014

Draw a roster of PMs, politicians or just, people we love to hate and Tony Blair is definitely makes that list.

Facebook - Mark Zuckerberg

Why is Facebook planning to launch HUGE drones?

Fri, 26 Sep 2014| By Robyn Vinter

It tracks your every move, sells your data and manipulates what you see. But Facebook is about to get a whole lot creepier with its plan to develop a fleet of giant drones.

Apple

Apple royally stewed as $23bn wiped off its value

Fri, 26 Sep 2014

Apple is royally stewed. Why? The tech giant lost almost $23bn (£14bn) after it was forced to pull an iOS update within hours after launch.

Cameron Cat Queen

Purr-gate: Blunder-struck Cameron’s top gaffes

Thu, 25 Sep 2014| By Harry Cockburn

Being in charge of the country is a tough and serious job. But our elected officials often seem to go out of the way to make things harder for themselves, and with hilarious results.

Ferrari 458 Italia

Total recall: Ferrari recalls £200,000 cars as owners can get stuck in boots

Thu, 25 Sep 2014

Ferrari has had to recall 3,000 of its £200,000 F458 Italia and F458 Spider models. Why? Because the latch that opens the boot from inside only works when the car is moving. 

cameron oops

Why is David Cameron set to apologise to the Queen?

Thu, 25 Sep 2014| By Shruti Tripathi Chopra

The Queen is set to get an apology from David Cameron after the PM reportedly said she “purred” at the Scottish referendum results.

Apple sign, Covent Garden

#iFail: Apple withdraws iOS 8 update just hours after launch

Thu, 25 Sep 2014| By Shruti Tripathi Chopra

Apple had to rather embarrassingly pull an update for the new iOS8 operating system just hours after launch.

Sports Direct founder Mike Ashley

Mike Ashley's £43m Tesco gamble - will it pay off?

Thu, 25 Sep 2014

Things are looking up for embattled grocery giant Tesco as Sports Direct boss Mike Ashley has entered into a put option for 23 million of Tesco’s shares with Goldman Sachs.