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Boris Johnson

Night Tube launch delay is a "massive embarrassment to Boris Johnson", says RMT boss

Thu, 27 Aug 2015

We were “right to strike”, says Mick Cash

Rich money fistpump

A nation of millionaires? One in 65 UK adults is a millionaire

Thu, 27 Aug 2015

One in 65 UK adults is now a millionaire, Barclays’ prosperity index has revealed.

Tesco - bag tangled in hedge

Tesco’s market share tumbles to a 10-year low

Wed, 26 Aug 2015

Another spate of bad news for Britain’s biggest supermarket

Financial traders

Is Black Monday continuing into Tuesday?

Tue, 25 Aug 2015

Bad times for China

Calvin Harris

Here's how many millions the richest DJs in the world make

Tue, 25 Aug 2015

The bank balance of the world’s richest DJs are likely to make your bank balance look like the size of Skittles candy.

Jamie Oliver

Jamie Oliver: Only “posh and middle class” care about healthy eating

Tue, 25 Aug 2015

Chef is taking on the sugar industry        

Trader black monday

Stock shock: the 10 biggest losers on the FTSE 100 yesterday

Tue, 25 Aug 2015

These companies bore the brunt of Black Monday

Stock market crash down graph trading shares

“Black Monday” stock market crash: What happened and how much trouble is Britain in?

Mon, 24 Aug 2015

FTSE 100 lost a massive £75bn this morning

Dirty money

Are you a tax dodger? HMRC is coming for you, big time

Fri, 21 Aug 2015

Pledge to clamp down on tax evaders

Andy Murray

The three smashing businesses Andy Murray just invested in

Thu, 20 Aug 2015

Tennis champion and World No 2 Andy Murray is on the lookout for businesses with “dedication, hunger and professional standards” to bet his money on.

Bullying depressed work unhappy woman office

Workplace bullying affects more than a third of employees, survey says

Thu, 20 Aug 2015

Research indicates that bullying at work remains an under-reported problem

Stress person

Your daily routine could be increasing your chances of having a stroke. Here’s one big thing to change

Thu, 20 Aug 2015

Research finds one lifestyle factor makes a difference to your stroke risk


Watch out for Wahanda! The £40m London business conquering Europe’s beauty market

Thu, 20 Aug 2015

We speak to founder and CEO Lopo Champalimaud

Cambridge University

Women gaining more places more quickly at UK universities

Wed, 19 Aug 2015

57,000 more women than men admitted to university this year

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Hackers publish extra-marital affairs website Ashley Madison’s customer data online

Wed, 19 Aug 2015

Dating website for married people had data stolen last month

Busoga Trust 1

Nick Ives: how cultural exchanges enrich skills and help others

Wed, 19 Aug 2015

“Thinking outside the box is not optional, it’s mandatory”

Amazon warehouse

Amazon “is making UK staff physically and mentally ill”

Tue, 18 Aug 2015

GMB union rep says company expects people to work like robots

Child at blackboard

Barnardo’s: Save apprenticeships for kids in care

Tue, 18 Aug 2015

Charity calls for businesses and government to support care leavers

Car - Workers may ditch company cars for their own vehicle

Here’s how car insurance companies screw you in fees

Mon, 17 Aug 2015

If you didn’t know already

Camila Batmanghelidjh

Kids Company boss Camila Batmanghelidjh to launch a London food bank for children

Mon, 17 Aug 2015

Kids Company founder Camila Batmanghelidjh has announced plans to launch a food bank in Lambeth that will support up to 3,000 children.

Tower Bridge music venue

Tower Bridge chamber hidden BELOW river-level turned into quirky music venue

Mon, 17 Aug 2015

The chambers can be accessed only by steep and spiral staircases

Sir Martin Sorrell

These are Britain's top 10 highest-paid CEOs

Mon, 17 Aug 2015

Prepare to get jealous

Executive pay

FTSE 100 bosses earn 183 times MORE than average UK workers

Mon, 17 Aug 2015

FTSE 100 CEO Pay climbed to £4.964m in 2014

Lord Sugar

Lord Sugar sells out-of-home media business Amscreen

Fri, 14 Aug 2015

Former CBS outdoor boss Tom Goddard has snapped up Lord Sugar’s out-of-home advertising business Amscreen.

Fracking activity

Government unveils measures to fast-track fracking

Thu, 13 Aug 2015

Council decisions to be overruled by government in bid to kick-start shale revolution

Former Prime Minister Tony Blair

Tony Blair's intense plea: Don't vote for Jeremy Corbyn, his policies will destroy Labour

Thu, 13 Aug 2015

Corbyn’s policies are laughable, says the former PM

A rollercoaster of a year

Is the unemployment rate going back up?

Wed, 12 Aug 2015

It looks that way

Unhappy boy

Ugh. These are Britain’s filthiest supermarkets

Wed, 12 Aug 2015

Get ready to turn up your noses at Britain’s filthiest supermarkets.

Economist magazine

Pearson to sell stake in The Economist for £469m - here are 5 vital facts about its new owner

Wed, 12 Aug 2015

Italian investment group Exor snaps up the 172-year-old magazine

Jeremy Corbyn 4

How has Jeremy Corbyn become influential? Here's what top Labour donor John Mills has to say

Tue, 11 Aug 2015

Jeremy Corbyn’s campaign to become Labour leader is gaining some serious clout.

Google to launch iPad rival

Google becomes Alphabet – here’s why, in the founders’ own words

Tue, 11 Aug 2015

The company has undergone a huge surprise restructure

Google the All seeing eye

Surprise! Google has been renamed Alphabet. No, seriously

Tue, 11 Aug 2015

Company undergoes huge restructuring

Barman serving a pint of beer

Unbeerlievable! A new brewery is opening every other day

Mon, 10 Aug 2015

The UK is in a brewing boom

Dairy Cows

Milking it: Following widespread protests, dairy farmers to hold summit over milk prices

Mon, 10 Aug 2015

Dairy cows were taken into a branch of Asda during demonstration by farmers

Ministry of Sound nightclub

Vanishing act: What happened to all the nightclubs?

Mon, 10 Aug 2015

Have you noticed clubs are disappearing?

Chris Martin from Coldplay

Coldplay set to spend millions on rescuing part of Kids Company

Mon, 10 Aug 2015

Kids Company needs a messiah and Coldplay might just be the one.

Heron Tower

Rumour mill: Heron Tower could be sold to Chinese insurance group for £750m

Mon, 10 Aug 2015

The deal could be sealed “within weeks”

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Corbyn fans “don’t like being told what to do” – and 7 more Labour supporter facts

Thu, 27 Aug 2015

What are typical Jeremy Corbyn supporters like? And what sets them apart from Liz Kendall fans?

Gold bars

Has a Nazi gold train been hidden in Poland for 70 years?

Thu, 27 Aug 2015

“Significant find” claimed by treasure hunters in Poland


Sainsbury’s staff are about to get a massive pay rise – but why?

Thu, 27 Aug 2015

Retailer announces it will pay more than the living wage

Night Tube picco

Night Tube launch DELAYED

Thu, 27 Aug 2015

The launch of a 24-hour Night Tube in the capital has been delayed.

Diane Abbott

Diane Abbott: "Assault and harassment will be worse on the Night Tube"

Wed, 26 Aug 2015

The mayoral hopeful speaks to LondonLovesBusiness

Women train station

I was groped and would definitely use women-only carriages on public transport

Wed, 26 Aug 2015

It’s a common sense approach to a massive problem, says Robyn Vinter

Train Carnage

Strikes, engineering, bad weather: August Bank Holiday travel nightmare looms

Wed, 26 Aug 2015

No trains, as rail engineers are “untangling the tracks”

PCS General Secretary Mark Serwortka

The great purge: PCS Union leader Mark Serwotka has Labour vote rejected

Wed, 26 Aug 2015

The Labour leadership election is getting messy

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