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Garden Bridge London 300

London’s Garden Bridge has got the go-ahead. Here's why it's a bad plan

Fri, 19 Dec 2014 11:27 am| By Harry Cockburn

What could be more wonderful than a bridge in central London that is covered in trees and flowers? A lot actually.

Mark Reckless

Tories are suing Mark Reckless for defecting, so he's crowdfunding legal fees

Fri, 19 Dec 2014 11:17 am| By Shruti Tripathi Chopra

Did you hear about the Tories suing Mark Reckless for £3,000 on now useless 2015 general election leaflets?

Nick Hewer

Nick Hewer is leaving The Apprentice

Fri, 19 Dec 2014 11:11 am| By Sophie Hobson

The Apprentice is a divisive show among the entrepreneurs and businesspeople we chat to here at LondonlovesBusiness.com.

London bus

London bus drivers might strike in 2015 over pay dispute

Fri, 19 Dec 2014 9:56 am| By Shruti Tripathi Chopra

Bus drivers in London may go on strike in 2015 over a pay dispute.

Apple

Apple not protecting "exhausted workforce" at Chinese factoryVideo

Fri, 19 Dec 2014 9:26 am| By Shruti Tripathi Chopra

A BBC investigation for Panorama finds

Bullsh*t in a box

Why has a company sold 30,000 boxes of faeces for $6 each?

Thu, 18 Dec 2014 12:41 pm

A US company sold 30,000 boxes of cattle faeces in just 30 minutes in the run up to Christmas.

Russell Brand

Have you read the RBS worker’s open letter to Russell Brand and its responses? You should

Thu, 18 Dec 2014 11:54 am

Oh look, it’s been five minutes, so there must be another… Russell Brand headline! Thankfully, this one involves less Russell and more Jo, a banker from RBS and some excellent bloggers.

Christmas angry

Merry Shristmas anyone? Here are Poundland's hilarious Christmas blunders

Thu, 18 Dec 2014 11:39 am| By Shruti Tripathi Chopra

Jesus is probably turning in his grave right now, thanks to Poundland’s Christmas decorations.

Oil rig in North Sea

Oil be damned: North Sea oil heading for the rocks as prices crash

Thu, 18 Dec 2014 11:17 am| By Harry Cockburn

The UK’s North Sea oil industry is in crisis as the price of oil has fallen below the cost of sucking it out of the earth.

Green Party leader Natalie Bennett

The public overwhelmingly thinks the Green Party should be included in the general election TV debates

Thu, 18 Dec 2014 11:11 am| By Robyn Vinter

The vast majority of the British public think the Green Party should be included in the TV leaders’ debates.

Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe

Britain could see a Sydney-style terror attack, warns Scotland Yard chief

Thu, 18 Dec 2014 11:01 am| By Shruti Tripathi Chopra

Britain narrowly escaped four to five terror attacks this year, Metropolitan Police Commissioner Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe has warned.

Green party poster

The Green Party is growing much faster than you might think. This is whyVideo

Thu, 18 Dec 2014 10:49 am| By Robyn Vinter

It’s not easy being green, as Kermit the Frog used to say*, and the Green Party know that better than anyone.

Happy graduate jumping for joy university

Take that, Oxbridge! London universities dominate the research top 10

Thu, 18 Dec 2014 9:26 am| By Sophie Hobson

Oh, Universities of Oxford and Cambridge – you think you’re so clever, don’t you?

Royal Mail stamps post - short

Government could have made £180m more from Royal Mail

Thu, 18 Dec 2014 9:01 am| By Sophie Hobson

But should we be bothered about £180m?

Snow chaos causes train delays

Christmas Eve commuter chaos: leave London before 9pm

Wed, 17 Dec 2014 11:38 am| By Shruti Tripathi Chopra

Christmas Eve in London is set to be commuter hell, thanks to the £200m worth of essential engineering works that need to be carried out over the holidays.

Job vacancies employment

Unemployment falls and wage growth overtakes inflation for first time in 6 years

Wed, 17 Dec 2014 11:15 am| By Harry Cockburn

Some good news as Advent reaches its giddy yuletide peak: levels of employment have risen.

LapseLondon

This beautiful video shows London in timelapses by 40 photographersVideo

Wed, 17 Dec 2014 11:02 am| By Sophie Hobson

Gosh – London can look beautiful sometimes, can’t it?

Uber taxi

China's Google, Baidu, invests a rumoured $600m in Uber

Wed, 17 Dec 2014 10:59 am| By Shruti Tripathi Chopra

Controversial taxi app Uber, valued at $40bn recently, has just got a vote of confidence from “China’s Google”, Baidu.

Top UKIP donors

Top 10 donors who bankrolled UKIP in 2014

Wed, 17 Dec 2014 10:05 am| By Shruti Tripathi Chopra

Nigel Farage’s party has raised over £3m this year

Knife and fork carving restaurant dining food

London’s Restaurant Story named best restaurant in UK. Who else made the list?

Wed, 17 Dec 2014 9:19 am| By Harry Cockburn

Eight of the top 10 restaurants in th UK as chosen by diners are in London.

lastminute.com - short

lastminute.com sold for £500m less than in 2005

Tue, 16 Dec 2014 4:15 pm| By Harry Cockburn

Dealing with the dotcom bomb

Branson gets a kiss from Tony Fernandes

World Cup, Ebola, iPhone 6 and how to kiss - here are 2014's biggest UK Google trends

Tue, 16 Dec 2014 12:27 pm

“How to kiss”, “How to draw” and “How to meditate” – these are the three big questions Londoners sought answers for on Google in 2014.

Police posters index

The story behind the posters everywhere saying police are "really racist"

Tue, 16 Dec 2014 12:26 pm

“We caused the 2011 riots by shooting dead an unarmed civilian and then lying about it. And we got away with it.”

Boris Johnson on the London Underground

Boris blames xenophobia for complaints London is overcrowded

Tue, 16 Dec 2014 12:20 pm| By Harry Cockburn

Mayor of London Boris Johnson today lashed out at xenophobic Londoners for complaining that the capital is too crowded.

Dom Joly with an oversized mobile phone

BT is trying to buy EE for £12.5bn. Here’s what you need to know

Tue, 16 Dec 2014 11:42 am| By Sophie Hobson

Why does BT want EE? How would the deal affect customers and staff?

James Bond 1

Bond, James Bond causes a stir on the Thames as filming begins in London

Tue, 16 Dec 2014 11:30 am| By Harry Cockburn

Do you expect us to wave Mr Bond?

Basket of goods inflation

Inflation falls to 12-year lowVideo

Tue, 16 Dec 2014 11:02 am| By Robyn Vinter

We could soon join our European neighbours in being at risk of deflation, after last month’s figures show inflation fell to just 1% - a 12-year low for the UK.

UKIP logo

How did UKIP get its hands on £1.5m in EU funds?

Tue, 16 Dec 2014 9:26 am| By Robyn Vinter

UKIP has received £1.5m worth of EU funding which was set aside for helping European countries integrate better.

Coop bank

Co-op fails banking stress test

Tue, 16 Dec 2014 8:53 am| By Robyn Vinter

The Co-operative Bank has failed a Bank of England test which aimed to work out how well banks could withstand a financial crisis.

Diversity is essential in the workplace

Here’s proof Britain’s top boardrooms are going backwards on diversity

Mon, 15 Dec 2014 11:32 am| By Robyn Vinter

The boardrooms of Britain’s top companies are becoming less ethnically diverse, despite a huge government push to improve diversity.

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Amazon Christmas Tree 2

Nightmare before Christmas for Amazon sellers as glitch reduces thousands of items to 1p

Mon, 15 Dec 2014| By Harry Cockburn

There are bargains, and then there are catastrophic pricing errors.

BNP racist card

The BNP has released its Christmas card and, true to form, it’s pretty racist

Mon, 15 Dec 2014| By Robyn Vinter

Here it is – the annual festive monstrosity known as the BNP Christmas card.

Supermarket shopping trolley fast

UK’s first social supermarket for low-income earners opens today

Mon, 15 Dec 2014

The UK’s first shop selling low-cost, high quality surplus food to people on income support has opened.

Boris glasses

This is why Boris Johnson might go to jail

Mon, 15 Dec 2014| By Shruti Tripathi Chopra

“Now what on earth has London Mayor Boris Johnson done to deserve jail?” You might be wondering.

Nigel farage upset

This is Nigel Farage’s biggest regret

Mon, 15 Dec 2014| By Robyn Vinter

Nigel Farage has talked about his biggest regret in a programme going out on Channel 4 tonight.

House price drop

Big price drop: London homes lose £30,000 in a month

Mon, 15 Dec 2014| By Shruti Tripathi Chopra

Average asking prices in all of London’s 32 boroughs have seen a drop.

shopping on oxford street

London is NOT the world's most expensive retail market

Mon, 15 Dec 2014

Hong Kong boasts the most expensive retail space in the world, it has been revealed.

Parking ticket small

You wouldn't believe how many millions councils made from parking charges

Fri, 12 Dec 2014| By Shruti Tripathi Chopra

Councils in England went laughing all the way to bank this year as they made a combined profit of  £667m from parking charges.

Question Time

Farage vs Brand on Question Time – who won?Video

Fri, 12 Dec 2014| By Robyn Vinter

The answer might surprise you

Grosvenor Crescent

Britain's most expensive streets revealed - how many in London?

Fri, 12 Dec 2014| By Shruti Tripathi Chopra

How expensive is a home on Grosvenor Crescent, the most expensive street in Britain? So expensive that Cheryl Cole’s £16m fortune will fall short for buying a typical Grade II listed house on that street.

Lion Christmas present

Which UK city spends most on Christmas? (It’s not London)

Fri, 12 Dec 2014| By Sophie Hobson

In fact, London’s not even in the top five for Christmas spending. You tight gits.

Cinema old

And... CUT! Orange Wednesdays will end in February

Fri, 12 Dec 2014| By Sophie Hobson

It’s a sad week for British cinema-goers.

instagram breakast

Here’s why you’re about to lose followers on Instagram

Thu, 11 Dec 2014| By Robyn Vinter

No, it’s not becasue you took too many photos of your breakfast (but those are really boring by the way)

Instagram home page on a tablet

Instagram has just overtaken Twitter – here are 5 interesting stats

Thu, 11 Dec 2014| By Robyn Vinter

Social picture sharing site Instagram is now bigger than Twitter with 300 million active users.

Waterstones books shelves

Which books did people buy but not finish this year?

Thu, 11 Dec 2014| By Robyn Vinter

We’ve all been there. You start reading the year’s most talked about book but no matter how hard you try, you can’t work out what the hell the fuss is all about.

Saving the economy

These are Britain's fastest-growing private companies

Thu, 11 Dec 2014| By Shruti Tripathi Chopra

Britain’s top 100 fastest-growing private companies have increased their sales on average 71% year-on-year, and are now worth a combined £3.8bn, according to the 18th annual The Sunday Times Virgin Fast Track 100.

Eric Garner protest at Westfield

Why did 600 people stage a "die-in" protest at Westfield yesterday?

Thu, 11 Dec 2014| By Shruti Tripathi Chopra

Over 600 people gathered at Westfield Shepherd’s Bush yesterday to protest the death of Eric Garner, a black man who died during an arrest in New York in July.

Storm lightning threat risk

The biggest risk to the economy

Thu, 11 Dec 2014| By Sophie Hobson

According to the head of the Office for Budget Responsibility

Doctor Who

Did you know about the BBC theme park being planned?

Wed, 10 Dec 2014| By Robyn Vinter

By 2020 you could be enjoying a Doctor Who rollercoaster or Top Gear bumper cars at the world’s first BBC theme park.

Frank Lampard

Frank Lampard for Tory MP?

Wed, 10 Dec 2014

If you’re a Tory voter who’s a Manchester City fan then this news story will probably make your day.

Uber banned

Why has Uber been banned from these places?

Wed, 10 Dec 2014| By Shruti Tripathi Chopra

Uber is uber-hot right now – for good reasons and bad.

Adidas Nike

How Apple, Nike & other big retailers make you buy stuff

Wed, 10 Dec 2014

The secret weapons of marketers revealed

Google

These are the 25 best places to work for in 2015

Wed, 10 Dec 2014| By Shruti Tripathi Chopra

Planning on switching jobs in 2015? Then this list may come in handy.

New Scotland Yard

New Scotland Yard sold for £370m (a mere £120m ABOVE the asking price)

Tue, 9 Dec 2014

The Abu Dhabi Financial Group has bought New Scotland Yard for a massive £120m above the original asking price of £250m, it has been announced.

broadband

London comes bottom for broadband yet again

Tue, 9 Dec 2014

London ranks 26 out of 33 European capital cities for broadband cities, it has been revealed.

iPhone 6

iPhone 6 mini: Is Apple going to launch a 4-inch phone next year?

Tue, 9 Dec 2014| By Shruti Tripathi Chopra

An apple a day, or an apple rumour a day?

Taylor Swift makes shortlist for TIME Person of the Year

TIME Person of the Year shortlist revealed

Tue, 9 Dec 2014| By Rebecca Hobson

The final eight candidates for the iconic TIME Person of the Year accolade have been revealed.  

Tesco bag strewn on grass

15 events that show how screwed up Tesco is

Tue, 9 Dec 2014| By Shruti Tripathi Chopra

Looks like Tesco needs some presto change-o magic to get out of trouble.

Briefcase full of money cash

Average pay for FTSE 100 boss hits £2.8m - up from £1.9m last year!

Tue, 9 Dec 2014

Average pay for a FTSE 100 boss has ballooned in the last year, according to the annual Corporate Governance Review by Grant Thornton.

Water cannon

The Met has probably wasted £200,000 on water cannon

Tue, 9 Dec 2014| By Robyn Vinter

The Metropolitan Police bought three second-hand water cannon from Germany last year, but have been unable to use them so far, as they’ve not had government permission.

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