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Least green government ever? 10 ways the government is putting the environment on the back-burner

Fri, 31 Jul 2015

Big business and national charities lash out at environmentally-unfriendly policies

Google Glass

Google's big secret: Tech giant quietly launches new version of Google Glass

Fri, 31 Jul 2015

Remember Google Glass, the tech giant’s spectacles project that was scrapped in January this year? Well, it’s back.

Lloyds banking group

Lloyds’ PPI compensation bill reaches £13bn

Fri, 31 Jul 2015

But the bank still increased profits by 38%

Coke Cola

This graphic showing Coca-Cola's effects on your body in 60 minutes has gone VIRAL

Thu, 30 Jul 2015

An infographic showing how your body reacts to the first sip of Coca-Cola and its effects on your body in 60 minutes has gone viral.


7 disgraceful stats about renting in London

Wed, 29 Jul 2015

It is cheaper to commute from Madrid each day than rent in Camden Town

Barclays bank

Barclays profits up 43% to £1.6bn just weeks after sacking CEO Antony Jenkins

Wed, 29 Jul 2015

The bank’s half-year results revealed

Parliament prank

Watch the Parliament prank that caused £5,500 of damageVideo

Wed, 29 Jul 2015

The dumb kid who jumped off Tower Bridge is not alone. Turns out, there are other pranksters pulling weird stunts around London landmarks.

Money graph 2

Here’s what everyone had to say about the latest GDP figures

Tue, 28 Jul 2015

The UK’s GDP rose 0.7% in the second quarter of 2015, up from 0.4% in the first quarter

Tesco bans Ribena and Capri Sun

"Shame on you" - Tesco bans Ribena and Capri-Sun, Twitter erupts in disappointment

Tue, 28 Jul 2015

Tesco is to stop selling sugary drinks in a bid to prevent childhood obesity.

a person walking past a job centre plus

Are these the REAL unemployment figures? If so, they’re startling

Tue, 28 Jul 2015

We thought more men than women are unemployed – but it could be the other way round

Lord Sewel

Lord Sewel quits House of Lords after sex & drug claims. Here's his resignation letter in full

Tue, 28 Jul 2015

“I want to apologise for the pain and embarrassment I have caused,” he wrote.

Jaguar Land Rover

From Jaguar Land Rover to Queens Park Rangers FC - how much of Britain do Indians own?

Tue, 28 Jul 2015

Take a look at British assets owned by bollygarchs

The Financial Times

First it sold the Financial Times, now Pearson is selling the Economist

Mon, 27 Jul 2015

Publisher looking to offload its 50% stake in the magazine

Pregnant work

Tens of thousands of mothers forced out of work in UK

Fri, 24 Jul 2015

Workforce discrimination remains a major problem for British business

Edwina Dunn, founder, Dunnhumby

Edwina Dunn: Tech is no longer a “men-only” industry

Fri, 24 Jul 2015

The Dunnhumby co-founder says it’s vital that a new culture which embraces science and technology is rooted in our education system as well as wider society

Barcode collapsing

Why the product is no longer the star in business growth

Fri, 24 Jul 2015

Businesses need to focus on experience innovation says Dylan Stuart


Ladbrokes and Coral merger will create UK’s biggest bookies

Fri, 24 Jul 2015

Bookmakers plan to merge to make £2.3bn company

The Financial Times

Financial Times sold for just £844m to Japan’s Nikkei

Thu, 23 Jul 2015

The Financial Times has been sold to Japanese media company Nikkei for £844m, it has been confirmed.

Flood sign Worcester

London’s economy is at risk… from extreme weather

Thu, 23 Jul 2015

And businesses haven’t planned for it

CEO of Pimlico Plumbers Charlie Mullins

Charlie Mullins OBE: Britain needs more apprenticeships, not degrees

Thu, 23 Jul 2015

The Pimlico Plumbers founder and CEO says Britain needs to get over its obsession with degrees

iPhone 6

Over $66bn wiped off Apple shares - are we bored of the iPhone?

Wed, 22 Jul 2015

Apple lost over $66bn of its value after figures showed that the tech giant sold fewer iPhones than expected.

David Milner

Tyrrells Crisps CEO David Milner: Turning British entrepreneurial spirit into success abroad

Wed, 22 Jul 2015

Milner on getting more British businesses to export

Student protest

Poorest students’ debt will hit £53,000 after maintenance grant abolition, says IFS

Tue, 21 Jul 2015

Government to scrap grants in cost-cutting drive

Yvette Cooper and Andy Burnham misery

Five years' hard Labour: If the party isn’t standing up for wealth re-distribution then what is it for?

Tue, 21 Jul 2015

Did you see that ludicrous display last night, our senior reporter asks

Accounting calculator books

Here’s all you need to know about the huge Toshiba financial scandal

Tue, 21 Jul 2015

It’s all gone wrong for the Japanese multinational

The Financial Times

The Financial Times could be sold for a whopping £1bn

Tue, 21 Jul 2015

Pearson PLC, the parent company of the 127-year-old newspaper the Financial Times, is mulling a sale of the business broadsheet.

Businesspeople boxing

Ed's Easy Diner boss Stephen Greene: The media creates a wrong impression of business

Tue, 21 Jul 2015

Let’s change the perception of  enterprise, says Greene

Amit Bhatia

Amit Bhatia: Failure is NOT a dirty word

Sun, 19 Jul 2015

Amit Bhatia is chairman, Hope Construction Materials, & vice chairman, Queens Park Rangers F.C.

Bank of England governor Mark Carney

Mark Carney “is trying to harm the UK”, says ex-senior BoE member

Fri, 17 Jul 2015

Hold on to your mortgages – interest rates are going up

John Mills

Top Labour donor John Mills: Jeremy Corbyn should NOT be Labour leader

Thu, 16 Jul 2015

Mills lashes out at The Daily Telegraph’s “undemocratic” campaign for “dooming” Labour

Carbon zero house Bridgend

Low-cost zero-carbon house defies chancellor's social housing policy U-turn

Thu, 16 Jul 2015

Budget building is Budget blow for Osborne

Theo Paphitis at the UKTI Explore Asia conference

Theo Paphitis: Let's teach entrepreneurialism

Thu, 16 Jul 2015

The Ryman chairman and former Dragon’s idea to secure Britain’s ambition

Sir Martin Sorrell

Sir Martin Sorrell: Business must speak up for Europe

Wed, 15 Jul 2015

The WPP boss speaks out on the EU debate

Money counting unhappy old man

Unemployment is on the rise again for the first time in two years

Wed, 15 Jul 2015

New figures reveal crippling economic facts

Mike Rake 385

Double trouble for Barclays as deputy chairman Sir Mike Rake quits

Wed, 15 Jul 2015

Departure comes just a week after Antony Jenkins was fired

Smartphone Oyster Apple

Apple Pay UK launch: Here's the Tube trap you need to watch out for

Tue, 14 Jul 2015

Service will be available for Tube, Waitrose, Pret a Manger and others from today

A rollercoaster of a year

We had inflation, we had deflation and now we’re back to unflation

Tue, 14 Jul 2015

Inflation rate falls to 0% again

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Yorkshire landscape

23 cracking Yorkshire facts

Fri, 31 Jul 2015

Stick that in your ginnel*

Sugar pointing

Lord Sugar receives £100 compensation from troll after racist Twitter attack

Fri, 31 Jul 2015

Lord Alan Sugar stands to receive £100 in compensation after a youth directed racist abuse at the businessman on Twitter.

Blue moon

Here’s why you’re probably going to be mighty disappointed by the blue moon tonight

Fri, 31 Jul 2015

It’s called a blue moon, but it’s no bluer than a normal moon. Sorry

Renting a house

What you *really* need to earn to rent a one-bed in each London postcode

Fri, 31 Jul 2015

Planning to rent a house in London? Get ready to be depressed.

Boris mayor office

Boris is “engineering” Tube strikes in August and "Londoners deserve better”

Fri, 31 Jul 2015

Harsh words about the mayor’s relationship with transport unions


Check out Aquila, Facebook's giant internet drone

Fri, 31 Jul 2015 |Updated: Fri, 31 Jul 2015

It took 14 months to build the drone

The Facebook logo reflected in the eyes of a man. Who will Facebook acquire next?

These three Facebook facts will blow your mind

Thu, 30 Jul 2015

You know a tech giant has become mammoth when you start using it as a verb.

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Jeremy Corbyn – underdog becomes top dog as Unison joins Unite in announcing support

Thu, 30 Jul 2015

Bookies slash odds on Corbyn win, creating “biggest price fall in political betting history”

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