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Jeremy Paxman

Could Jeremy Paxman be London's next mayor?

Fri, 28 Nov 2014 9:24 am

Tory MPs have approached former Newsnight anchor Jeremy Paxman to run as Conservative candidate for the mayor of London.

Shoppers on Oxford Street

Black Friday fever: police called as fights break out between shoppers Video

Fri, 28 Nov 2014 9:04 am

Britons are going bananas over Black Friday – the busiest shopping day over the year.

Pornographers crack down on O2 porn pirates

Oh no! Tory MP favourites pornographic tweet

Thu, 27 Nov 2014 1:01 pm| By Shruti Tripathi Chopra

Tory MP Karl McCartney was left red-faced today after his Labour opponent Lucy Rigby pointed out that he favourited a very naughty tweet.

Border controls

Net migration grows 42% as Cameron miles off target

Thu, 27 Nov 2014 12:53 pm| By Sophie Hobson

Net migration has grown in the past year, despite David Cameron’s aim to curb it.

Cameron crying

Which London boroughs saw house prices rise by more than David Cameron’s salary?

Thu, 27 Nov 2014 12:48 pm| By Shruti Tripathi Chopra

Westminster and Kensington & Chelsea, the boroughs of the rich and famous, saw house prices rise by more than Prime Minister David Cameron’s £142,000 annual salary.

Vinyl record records 1

Five of the best vinyl record shops in London

Thu, 27 Nov 2014 11:46 am| By Harry Cockburn

Sales of vinyl records have risen to the highest level for 18 years.

Coke Milk ad 2

Coca-Cola's new milk will “rain money” says exec

Wed, 26 Nov 2014 11:32 am| By Harry Cockburn

The world’s largest drinks brand is moving into the dairy market.

Unhappy woman

One in three rented homes "not fit to live in" and problems rising

Wed, 26 Nov 2014 11:28 am| By Robyn Vinter

More people than ever are battling problems with private landlords in the UK, according to Citizens Advice, as one in three homes do not meet the government’s decent home minimum standard.

Uber

Five-year-old Uber could hit $40bn valuation

Wed, 26 Nov 2014 11:25 am| By Sophie Hobson

Crikey. It just keeps growing.

Thomas Cook

Thomas Cook CEO Harriet Green resigns

Wed, 26 Nov 2014 9:02 am| By Harry Cockburn

Thomas Cook CEO Harriet Green has announced her surprise resignation from the travel company.

Londoners leave £53m unused on Oyster cards

Londoners want lower Tube prices more than anything else

Tue, 25 Nov 2014 4:01 pm| By Robyn Vinter

Londoners want cheaper Tube tickets more than anything else for Christmas this year, a survey has found.

Tube Night

Londoners stuck on Bakerloo Line Tube for over an hour

Tue, 25 Nov 2014 3:44 pm

Londoners were stuck on a Bakerloo Line train for a whole hour on Tuesday morning.

Cameron hashtag

Why is #CameronMustGo trending on Twitter?

Mon, 24 Nov 2014 3:26 pm| By Robyn Vinter

It’s been the top trend on Twitter most of the day, but why is #CameronMustGo trending today? We take a look.

O2

BT in preliminary talks to buy O2

Mon, 24 Nov 2014 2:51 pm| By Shruti Tripathi Chopra

Telecoms titan BT is eyeing O2 or EE in a bid to create a wireless telecoms giant in the UK.

Marta Andreasen UKIP campaigning for EU Elections in 2009

This survey proves people don’t want to be friends with UKIP voters

Mon, 24 Nov 2014 2:49 pm| By Robyn Vinter

A quarter of people would find it hard to be friends with a UKIP supporter, according to a poll.

Tube strike

Tube strike on 1 December on Northern Line

Mon, 24 Nov 2014 2:26 pm

Northern Line Tube drivers are set to stage a 24-hour strike on 1 December over dismissal of a worker.

Cyber security hacking computers

Who created the world’s most sophisticated hacking spyware?

Mon, 24 Nov 2014 10:57 am| By Harry Cockburn

The world’s most advanced hacking spyware has been detected targeting Saudi Arabian and Russian telecoms companies.

Data, technology & computing

These are the 20 fastest-growing tech companies in the UK

Mon, 24 Nov 2014 10:41 am| By Robyn Vinter

The UK is home to some of the fastest-growing tech companies in the world.

Met Police

Met chief: Terrorism threats increasing, police stopped five attacks this year

Mon, 24 Nov 2014 10:37 am| By Shruti Tripathi Chopra

Terrorism threat in the UK is increasing, Scotland Yard commissioner Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe has warned.

Churchill Hyatt Regency Hotel

Explosion at five-star central London hotel sees 500 evacuated

Mon, 24 Nov 2014 9:34 am| By Sophie Hobson

Around 500 guests were evacuated from the Churchill Hyatt Regency Hotel late on Friday night following a reported gas explosion, which injured 14 people.

money

9 facts about poverty in the UK

Mon, 24 Nov 2014 9:32 am| By Robyn Vinter

A record number of working families are living in poverty, with incomes of the poorest workers falling 10% in a decade, according to the Joseph Rowntree Foundation’s annual report.

Storm clouds over Cambridgeshire August 2014

Global business confidence at five-year low, but UK most upbeat

Mon, 24 Nov 2014 9:06 am| By Sophie Hobson

“Clouds are gathering,” says Markit

Emily Thornberry and Gadaffi

Is Cameron inadvertently equating Emily Thornberry’s tweet to Jimmy Savile’s abuse and Gaddafi’s violence?

Fri, 21 Nov 2014 2:14 pm| By Sophie Hobson

Labour MP’s tweet was “completely appalling”, says PM, a phrase he usually reserves for the worst atrocities

Cadogan Square

Two dead and several injured in Knightsbridge balcony collapse

Fri, 21 Nov 2014 1:07 pm| By Robyn Vinter

Two people have died and at least six people were injured after a balcony collapsed in Knightsbridge.

Gordon Ramsay

Gordon Ramsay in bitter court battle with father-in-law for "forging" £640k pub lease

Fri, 21 Nov 2014 11:05 am

Celebrity TV chef Gordon Ramsay has dragged his father-in-law to court for “forging his signature” on a £640,000-a-year gastropub lease.

Snow chaos causes train delays

Network Rail is failing customers, watchdog warns, as passengers are “not getting what they pay for”

Fri, 21 Nov 2014 10:22 am| By Robyn Vinter

The Office of Rail Regulation (ORR) has issued a stark warning to Network Rail that the organisation is failing passengers.

Parliament union flag

The taxpayer needs to spend £3bn to repair crumbling Houses of Parliament

Fri, 21 Nov 2014 10:09 am| By Shruti Tripathi Chopra

It could cost taxpayers over £3bn to refurbish the Palace of Westminster.

Sad George Osborne

George Osborne tried to protect bankers’ bonuses – the EU said no

Fri, 21 Nov 2014 9:12 am| By Robyn Vinter

The chancellor has been beaten back by the EU after arguing a cap on bankers’ bonuses was illegal.

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Mark Reckless

UKIP gains its second MP

Fri, 21 Nov 2014| By Robyn Vinter

This morning Tory defector Mark Reckless was announced as the winner of the Rochester and Strood byelection.

Fat Man

Obese people cost us £47bn? The Adam Smith Institute rips that to shreds in one comment

Thu, 20 Nov 2014| By Sophie Hobson

You will have by now seen the news that obesity is costing the UK each year more than war, or terror, or smoking.

Money Map UK

Bountiful Britain: UK net wealth rises to £7.6 trillion - that’s £119,000 per person

Thu, 20 Nov 2014| By Harry Cockburn

Good news everyone, you’re probably much richer than you realised.

UK border controls

Shock stats: a QUARTER of Brits think all immigrants should be forced to leave the UK

Thu, 20 Nov 2014| By Robyn Vinter

A quarter of British people said they thought all immigrants should be sent back to their home countries.

Bond Street

The world’s most expensive shopping street is NOT in London – where is it?

Thu, 20 Nov 2014| By Shruti Tripathi Chopra

That’s right – despite boasting rents worth $1,216 a square foot a year, London’s Bond Street is not the most expensive shopping street in the world.

Student protest

In pictures: London student protest turns violent

Thu, 20 Nov 2014| By Shruti Tripathi Chopra

Thousands of students marched through London yesterday protesting against tuition fees and budget cuts to education.

Union Jack flag on the ground

UK fails to make top 20 countries to do business in

Thu, 20 Nov 2014| By Sophie Hobson

Why? What makes us less attractive than Chile and Belgium?

UK electricty power

Infographic: As complaints rocket, could the big six energy firms lose their grip on the market?

Wed, 19 Nov 2014| By Harry Cockburn

Complaints against the big six energy suppliers are higher than ever according to energy watchdog Ofgem.

Women celebrating

Women actually earn MORE than men in their 20s and 30s – and other surprising stats about pay

Wed, 19 Nov 2014| By Robyn Vinter

Between the ages of 22 and 39 women on average earn more per hour than men.

Nick Clegg

Check out the big blunder Nick Clegg made on live radio today Video

Wed, 19 Nov 2014| By Shruti Tripathi Chopra

You’d expect the deputy prime minister of the country to know where tomorrow’s by-election takes place. Trouble is, he’s not so sure.

Royal Mail postbox

Royally screwed: Royal Mail reports 21% fall in half-year profits

Wed, 19 Nov 2014

Royal Mail half-year profits have dipped 21%, forcing the company to halve the expected growth rate of its UK parcels market to between 1% and 2%.

Victoria station

Victoria Station was evacuated this morning after a fire alert

Wed, 19 Nov 2014| By Shruti Tripathi Chopra

Victoria main line station was closed for 30 minutes this morning after a fire alert.

Barman serving a pint of beer

Government bill defeated in Commons as time is called on tied pubs

Wed, 19 Nov 2014| By Harry Cockburn

A government bill to maintain the tied pub model – a 400-year-old practice in which pub tenants are only allowed to purchase beer made by the companies that own their pubs – has been defeated in the House of Commons.

Bookshop

What are the management books of the year?

Tue, 18 Nov 2014| By Harry Cockburn

There are galaxies of business books out there promising managers the secret to successful business techniques.

Women on boards

Only one in 14 AIM board appointments are women

Tue, 18 Nov 2014| By Harry Cockburn

Despite a drive to appoint more women to the boards of companies across the UK, only certain areas within business are making any progress.

Mark Carney hand

Carney: Slash bankers’ salaries for misconduct

Tue, 18 Nov 2014| By Harry Cockburn

The scandal-struck banking sector is going to have to do more to improve its image, Bank of England Governor Mark Carney has warned.

Ed Miliband died inside

Millionaire Myleene Klass is mocked by Twitter after calling mansion tax “disturbing” in bizarre TV debate with Ed Miliband Video

Tue, 18 Nov 2014| By Robyn Vinter

This morning’s newspapers seem to have sided with pop star Myleene Klass in her debate with Ed Miliband last night over the mansion tax.

Cambridge University

Higher student fees costing government billions

Tue, 18 Nov 2014| By Harry Cockburn

The current university fees structure has been slammed as “unsustainable” by an independent study into higher education in the UK.

Student protesters

Thousands of students to stage protest in London tomorrow

Tue, 18 Nov 2014| By Shruti Tripathi Chopra

London will see a big protest against tuition fees tomorrow with thousands of students marching through central London.

Snapcash

This Snapcash video from Snapchat will have you thinking ‘what on earth did I just watch?’Video

Tue, 18 Nov 2014| By Robyn Vinter

Bored of your mates’ cat pictures on Snapchat? What if one of those little red squares contained cash?

Kismt, £70m yacht

Branson to launch a new line of luxury cruises - who's investing in it?

Tue, 18 Nov 2014| By Shruti Tripathi Chopra

Sir Richard Branson is set to launch a new line of luxury cruises.

St John's Wood mansion

This is what's hurting the London property market

Tue, 18 Nov 2014| By Shruti Tripathi Chopra

Talks of London homes being hit by a mansion tax are causing a “subduing effect on buyers”, according to Savills.

YouGov businessperson

7 freaky and fascinating things we now know about people who like businessVideo

Mon, 17 Nov 2014| By Robyn Vinter

Are you one of the *ahem* quirky people who likes business?

Phones 4 U store

Fines 4U? Collapse of Phones 4U to cost taxpayers £78m

Mon, 17 Nov 2014| By Harry Cockburn

The collapse of high street telephone retailer Phones 4U is set to cost the taxpayer £78m, the firm’s administrators have warned.

Gordon Ramsay

What ruined the launch of Gordon Ramsay's new Mayfair restaurant?

Mon, 17 Nov 2014

The launch of Gordon Ramsay’s new Mayfair restaurant was tainted by a rival who made 100 fake bookings that left tables empty.

Road closed flooding

Flood alerts for the south east as rain batters London

Mon, 17 Nov 2014| By Harry Cockburn

The Environment Agency has issued flood alerts across the south east after a weekend of heavy rainfall.

Parliament bomb scare

Westminster Bridge reopens after Parliament bomb scare

Mon, 17 Nov 2014| By Robyn Vinter

Westminster Bridge and major roads next to Parliament have reopened after a bomb scare this morning.Picture: @politic_animal

Facebook - Mark Zuckerberg

Facebook working on secret new website – but what is it?

Mon, 17 Nov 2014| By Robyn Vinter

Facebook is building another social networking site which it hopes people could use at work.

David Cameron at party conference

David Cameron warns of “dangerous” instability and uncertainty in the global economy

Mon, 17 Nov 2014| By Robyn Vinter

The global economy is facing “red warning lights”, according to David Cameron.

inmidtown people

Three business lessons from Alain de Botton

Fri, 14 Nov 2014

We heard from the philosopher at the launch of midtown Big Idea Exchange

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