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Ken Livingstone lambasted for blaming Tony Blair for 7/7 bombings & saying terrorists "gave their lives" for cause Video

Fri, 27 Nov 2015| By LLB Reporter

Former London Mayor Ken Livingstone is being lambasted for claiming that Tony Blair is responsible for the 7/7 bombings.

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

Thu, 26 Nov 2015| By Robyn Vinter

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

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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| By Harry Cockburn

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| By Robyn Vinter

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| By LLB Reporter

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| By Shruti Tripathi Chopra

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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What is the Autumn Statement and why should you care?

Wed, 25 Nov 2015| By Robyn Vinter

…and what is different about this year?

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

Wed, 25 Nov 2015| By Harry Cockburn

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

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Sadiq Khan: London will run on clean energy by 2050

Tue, 24 Nov 2015| By Harry Cockburn

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

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Was Titanic inquiry a Freemason “whitewash”?

Mon, 23 Nov 2015| By Harry Cockburn

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

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CBI head confident Eurosceptics can be beaten

Mon, 23 Nov 2015| By Harry Cockburn

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

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Zac Goldsmith says he would scrap all bus lanes, and won’t extend cycle superhighways

Fri, 20 Nov 2015| By Harry Cockburn

Give more space to electric cars, says Goldsmith

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

Thu, 19 Nov 2015| By Harry Cockburn

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| By LLB Reporter

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

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Parliament refuses to debate David Cameron petition which had nearly 200,000 signatures

Thu, 19 Nov 2015| By Robyn Vinter

Petitions Committee dismisses official petition

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British Airways and Lufthansa named most-polluting transatlantic airlines

Tue, 17 Nov 2015| By Harry Cockburn

Group that exposed Volkswagen emissions scandal turns attention to airlines

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Cameron announces £2bn additional military spending in bid to tackle Isis

Tue, 17 Nov 2015| By Harry Cockburn

Meanwhile former head of the Navy lashes out at defence cutbacks

Ken Livingstone vows to review Addison Lee’s license if elected

Ken Livingstone: Don’t trust the Sun, Times, Telegraph or Daily Mail on Corbyn

Mon, 16 Nov 2015| By Robyn Vinter

Big newspaper bosses will “do anything” to stop Corbyn, the ex-mayor said

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Exclusive: Zac Goldsmith tells us his game-plan for solving London's housing crisis

Tue, 10 Nov 2015| By Harry Cockburn

Zac or Sadiq? The London mayoral election is on. Who will win? You decide.

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Battle for Europe: Cameron threatens Brexit, CBI under pressure

Mon, 9 Nov 2015| By Harry Cockburn

Britain is due a referendum on EU membership by 2017, and as 2015 screams rapidly to an end, campaigners are getting itchy to get campaigning.

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Here’s how the internet reacted to David Cameron’s photoshopped poppy

Tue, 3 Nov 2015| By Robyn Vinter

The PM’s office made an embarrassing faux pas

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Publishing the gender pay gap: why are companies panicking?

Mon, 2 Nov 2015| By Harry Cockburn

Employers alarmed ahead of pay and bonuses transparency ruling

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YO! Sushi millionaire Simon Woodroffe: "No more migrants until we get our sh** together"

Thu, 30 Apr 2015

Why the Labour Party scares the ex-Dragons’ Den star

Christian Wolmar

Meet Christian Wolmar, the outsider with a real chance of becoming London mayor

Thu, 26 Mar 2015

Could the relatively unknown cycling supporter pedal his way to victory?