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Tube strike piixxo

Everything you need to know about this weekend’s Tube Strike

Fri, 5 Feb 2016| By Harry Cockburn

The official guidance for those wishing to get around London on the weekend

Tube closed

Fresh wave of SEVEN Tube Strikes to hit London as RMT union hits out at “basic safety issues”

Fri, 5 Feb 2016| By Harry Cockburn

RMT cites “anarchy and uncertainty” among members over “lethal” changes to track access

Tom Brake

If you commute in London you won’t be able to help but agree with this Lib Dem MP

Thu, 4 Feb 2016| By LLB Reporter

He’s wants to put an end to the “soul destroying struggle” aspect of commuting

Boris Johnson goes to a cabinet meeting

Boris Johnson to support Cameron’s pro-EU campaign after eleventh-hour deal

Thu, 4 Feb 2016| By Harry Cockburn

Cameron reportedly promises Johnson “major cabinet job”, after mayor steps down from City Hall

Tube Night Tube stars

Night Tube is go! RMT recommends members accept pay deal

Wed, 3 Feb 2016| By Harry Cockburn

After being held at a red signal for so long, the Night Tube could be about to roar into life

Cycling in London parliament

Cyclists set to outnumber car drivers in London, says TfL

Wed, 3 Feb 2016| By Harry Cockburn

The number of cyclists using central London roads will soon overtake the number of car drivers, according to Transport for London.

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Broadband down: Millions suffer internet outage as BT broadband collapses

Wed, 3 Feb 2016| By Harry Cockburn

Worst network failure in years hits BT customers

David Cameron and Jean Claude Juncker President of the European Commission

EU referendum as early as June after Cameron wins “red card” deal to block EU laws

Tue, 2 Feb 2016| By Harry Cockburn

Critics slam renegotiation as “choreographed charade”

Tube strike piixxo

Tube strikes to hit London this weekend in row over ticket office closures

Mon, 1 Feb 2016| By Harry Cockburn

First Tube Strike of 2016 is bearing down on the capital

Jeremy Corbyn money man

How rich is Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn?

Thu, 28 Jan 2016| By Harry Cockburn

Comrade Corbyn’s got a house and a salary, but wants to be a man of the people. Can he have his mushroom stroganoff and eat it?

Rupert Murdoch "not a fit person" to run international company

Rupert Murdoch lambasts "posh boys" in Downing Street in series of angry tweets

Thu, 28 Jan 2016| By LLB Reporter

Multibillionaire Rupert Murdoch has lashed out at “posh boys in Downing Street” for giving Google leeway for its tax arrangements.

Lab rats

Cameron says Londoners are potential “lab rats” for Corbyn. Are you a potential lab rat?

Wed, 27 Jan 2016| By Harry Cockburn

We Londoners are all just lab rats in David Cameron’s eyes

Facebook thumbs down laptop computer tech

Facebook to fight against UK tax claw-back

Wed, 27 Jan 2016| By Harry Cockburn

Tax battle follows £130m back payment from Google

Tube Night

Night Tube to be delayed “until after Mayoral Election”

Tue, 26 Jan 2016| By Harry Cockburn

Fraught late night underground service still held at red light


The EU is at risk from the migration crisis, according to the French PM

Fri, 22 Jan 2016| By LLB Reporter

But borders shouldn’t be closed

Crime scene violent assualt

Official figures show a huge rise in knife crime, rape and murder

Thu, 21 Jan 2016| By Robyn Vinter

This is how much the most serious crimes have risen by

US EU scales

US banks are spending “hundreds of thousands” campaigning to stop Britain leaving the EU

Thu, 21 Jan 2016| By Harry Cockburn

Is big business beginning to panic over possibility of a Brexit?

Snoop Dogg

7 celebrities you had no idea were BANNED from the UK

Thu, 21 Jan 2016| By Robyn Vinter

They’re basically all Americans

Power Station North Yorkshire

E.On announces 5.1% gas price cut for customers

Wed, 20 Jan 2016| By Harry Cockburn

Residential customers to see average of £32 cut to bills

Mind the Gap Tube 400

Exclusive: Londoners not minding the gap. Tube accidents rocket 432% since 2003

Wed, 20 Jan 2016| By Harry Cockburn

RMT union blasts “poisonous cocktail of cuts and overcrowding” for huge rise in injuries

Sadiq Khan anti Heathrow rally

Khan he do it? Sadiq Khan is winning crucial business support in the race to City Hall

Mon, 18 Jan 2016| By Harry Cockburn

Why the Labour candidate is gaining ground in the City

Deep Impact illustration city tidal wave tsunami

Disease? Nuclear war? Here are the top global risks for 2016

Fri, 15 Jan 2016| By Harry Cockburn

State collapse, migration, extreme weather and water crises are all on the list. But what’s number 1?

Jeremy Corbyn bike

Socialist Jeremy Corbyn will actually get his dream bicycle thanks to crowdfunders

Thu, 14 Jan 2016| By Robyn Vinter

The MP is set to have a very happy birthday

Sian Berry

Dystopia, pollution and the “horrible two-horse race” – London Loves Business meets mayoral candidate Siân Berry

Thu, 14 Jan 2016| By Harry Cockburn

Why the Green Party’s mayoral candidate is unimpressed with her rivals

Jeremy Hunt 1

Is Jeremy Hunt on strike too? As junior doctors strike for first time since 1975, health secretary refuses to give interviews

Tue, 12 Jan 2016| By Harry Cockburn

Doctors’ strike will be the first for 40 years as government imposes contract changes


HMRC boss Lin Homer steps down amid cuts to department

Mon, 11 Jan 2016| By Robyn Vinter

HMRC CEO announces resignation

Catherine McKinnell MP Newcastle

Breaking: Shadow attorney general Catherine McKinnell quits over Corbyn direction

Mon, 11 Jan 2016| By Harry Cockburn

McKinnell cites “increasingly negative path” of Labour under the party’s divisive new leader

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Simon Woodroffe, founder, Yo! Sushi and Yotel

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?