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Gigantic LEGO Christmas train arrives in style into Covent Garden

Thu, 26 Nov 2015

Christmas has arrived in Covent Garden in the form of a giant red, green and yellow Lego train.

Sepp Blatter

Mihir Bose: How can the scandal-struck world of sport emerge from crisis? I have a solution…

Thu, 26 Nov 2015

Why do sports administrators still try to preserve the fiction that sport has nothing to do with money? Asks Bose in his latest column…

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Tesco forks out $12m to settle US lawsuit over profit scandal

Thu, 26 Nov 2015

The extent of Tesco’s profit black hole has risen to £326m

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Climate change protesters block tunnel at Heathrow causing major traffic delays

Thu, 26 Nov 2015

A road tunnel at Heathrow has been blocked by Climate change protestors causing delays on the M4

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6 ways the Autumn Statement was good news for London businesses

Wed, 25 Nov 2015

From boosting entrepreneurship to cutting business rates

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Autumn Statement 2015: Six vital business measures

Wed, 25 Nov 2015

How did Osborne tackle the big issues facing businesses?

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He said what?! 5 of the most controversial Autumn Statement announcements

Wed, 25 Nov 2015

Here are some of the measures we didn’t see coming

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Sorry George Osborne, but here are 6 reasons why the Autumn Statement was rubbish

Wed, 25 Nov 2015

Going by personal ratings, George Osborne is the most unpopular of all Conservatives.

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How rich is George Osborne?

Wed, 25 Nov 2015

In 2013, George Osborne got himself into a pickle for tweeting a picture of himself eating a burger on the eve of the spending review.

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Revealed: London to get a new £88m bridge across the River Thames Video

Wed, 25 Nov 2015

Sick of hearing about the Garden Bridge? Here’s a new London bridge you could obsess over.

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What is the Autumn Statement and why should you care?

Wed, 25 Nov 2015

…and what is different about this year?

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Autumn statement: Osborne announces “largest housebuilding programme since 1970s”

Wed, 25 Nov 2015

Osborne doubles house building budget and pledges 400,000 new homes

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Entreprenerd: From refugee to multimillionaire in 25 yearsVideo

Tue, 24 Nov 2015

We meet a woman who built her business from literally nothing

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7 things businesses need to make Britain an economic powerhouse

Tue, 24 Nov 2015

Boosting enterprise in Britain

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Sadiq Khan: London will run on clean energy by 2050

Tue, 24 Nov 2015

Can Khan put London on course to 100% renewable energy? It’s a tall order

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Roman Abramovich's Chelsea announces £23.1m loss and a drop in turnover

Tue, 24 Nov 2015

Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich’s Chelsea Football Club made a £23.1m loss over the financial year ending 30 June, 2015.


London-based food delivery app Deliveroo just raised $100m

Tue, 24 Nov 2015

London-based food delivery app Deliveroo has just raised $100m in a series D funding.

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Rolls-Royce announces “major restructuring” following string of profit warnings

Tue, 24 Nov 2015

Aeronautical engineering firm looks to cut costs and streamline production


Global mergers & acquisitions just hit a record $3.8 TRILLION - check out the biggest deals of the year

Tue, 24 Nov 2015

Over $4.2 trillion worth of mergers and acquisitions (M&A) deals were made this year, beating the $4.1 trillion record set in 2007.

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Digital technology – love it or fear it?

Tue, 24 Nov 2015

Why embracing digital tools is essential for business growth

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How to travel in London for FREE

Mon, 23 Nov 2015

Who said there’s no such thing as a free ride?


The five companies you NEVER KNEW Tesco owned

Mon, 23 Nov 2015

From Giraffe to Euphorium Bakery

Simon Woodroffe, founder, Yo! Sushi and Yotel

MUST WATCH: YO! Sushi founder Simon Woodroffe OBE on how to be a rich & successful entrepreneurVideo

Mon, 23 Nov 2015

Here’s what YO! Founder and former Dragons’ Den investor Simon Woodroffe had to say

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CBI head confident Eurosceptics can be beaten

Mon, 23 Nov 2015

Anti-EU groups threatening to disrupt companies backing “in” campaign


Rumour Mill: Argos owner Home Retail Group could be sold for £1bn

Mon, 23 Nov 2015

Home retail Group, the owner of Argos and Homebase, might be up for sale with a £1bn pricetag.

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The top 10 easiest and hardest places to sell a house in the UK

Mon, 23 Nov 2015

London has just been named the hardest place to sell a house in the UK.

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Young people in the UK face uncertain times. Here’s how we can support them

Mon, 23 Nov 2015 |Updated: Mon, 23 Nov 2015

Marmalade CEO Crispin Moger on helping young people realise their potential

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Britain’s got talent – but how do businesses attract the best?

Fri, 20 Nov 2015

Top London entrepreneurs tackle Britain’s talent issues


Window cleaners for the Gherkin earn £50k a year! Check out the most unusual jobs and their salaries

Fri, 20 Nov 2015

Want to be a pet food taster? A professional queuer? A cool hunter?

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The £8.4bn London urban village you need to know about

Fri, 20 Nov 2015

London is set to get an £8.4bn mini-village on the Greenwich peninsula as part of what has been branded “Britain’s largest regeneration project run by a single developer”.

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What does Britain need to produce the next Google or Facebook?

Fri, 20 Nov 2015

Does Britain have the talent, infrastructure and support to create the next tech titan?

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7 killer ways to access finance and grow your business

Fri, 20 Nov 2015

We ask top entrepreneurs and finance bods for their tips

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Astonishing 98% of junior doctors vote for strike action – the first in NHS history

Thu, 19 Nov 2015

Headache for Hunt as longer hours for less money is unpopular among junior doctors

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David Cameron to get £10m ministerial plane

Thu, 19 Nov 2015

Prime Minister David Cameron and other senior ministers are getting a £10m refitted RAF plane for long-distance trips.

Rich parents for all

Young people will now remain poorer than their parents

Thu, 19 Nov 2015

The march of progress has gone off course

Peter Goodman

Entreprenerd: Here’s how to fail the right wayVideo

Wed, 18 Nov 2015

We chatted to an entrepreneur whose business was a massive success… well, at least the last one was

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What is Black Friday? Where can I find the best deals?

Thu, 26 Nov 2015

Black Friday is coming. Here’s what you need to know

Anonymous posted a video on You Tube announcing their intentions

Obama, BBC News and a Twitter help account: The bizarre Anonymous hacking targets

Thu, 26 Nov 2015

The group declared war on IS – but it has its sights on others too

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5 top stories from elsewhere you missed during the Autumn Statement

Wed, 25 Nov 2015

Record winter deaths, mortgage-lending high, bankers’ bonuses and more

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Dell admits it unwittingly built a serious security flaw into its computers

Wed, 25 Nov 2015

Customers’ bank details and personal data at risk

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Was Titanic inquiry a Freemason “whitewash”?

Mon, 23 Nov 2015

Newly published list of Freemasons highlights extent to which inquiry may have been influenced

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