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Tuesday, December 9, 2014
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Skipped breakfast and stuck with the choice of either a chocolate bar or eating your lunch at 11am? Well there is another way, after two friends created Cuckoo.

Thursday, November 27, 2014
Baroness Joanna Shields

Tech City UK and a top London university have just launched the world’s first government-funded online tech school.

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Monday, November 24, 2014
Iconic Soho venue Madame JoJo's has had its license revoked (Picture: Google Streetview)

Iconic Soho venue Madame Jojo’s has had its licence revoked by the council after ‘a serious incident of disorder’ allegedly involving its bouncers.

Westminster City Council
Friday, November 14, 2014
Bird says back up your data

What happened after a friend of mine lost basically everything he’d created in the last 5 years:

Friday, November 14, 2014
The winners and the highly commended at the Small Business Friendly Borough Awards, at the Grange City Hotel

Innovative and ground-breaking projects which have supported hundreds of start-ups and small businesses in the capital have been recognised at an awards ceremony.

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Tuesday, November 11, 2014
The ZipJet team come to you and pick up - and then bring back - your laundry

Stop the washing from building up with a new laundry service who fetch your dirty clothes from home or the office then deliver it back to you within 24 hours.

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Thursday, November 6, 2014
No-one was injured but an area was cordoned off at the base of the 47-storey 'Cheesegrater' (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

An area at the base of the Cheesegrater was cordoned off after parts of two large steel bolts broke off the skyscraper - one landing on the City street below.

London
Wednesday, November 5, 2014
Paddle cuts out the complexities in trying to get paid for your work online

Its a problem for established artists as well as struggling creatives just starting out: how to make money from your digital content.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014
Spaceways aims to take the 'self' out of self-storage

Spaceways is a new service that takes the ‘self’ out of self-storage by picking up items Londoners squeezed for room need to store elsewhere.

London
Monday, November 3, 2014
Indentical twins Alan Keery (left) and Gary Keery are setting up the UK's first cereal cafe in Shoreditch

The UK’s first cereal cafe selling more than 100 varieties from all over the world is due to open in Brick Lane, Shoreditch, in December.

Friday, October 31, 2014
Nana Fatimah Ogunfemi who came up with the idea for the app Kinship to help families keep in touch (photo: Arnaud Stephenson)

A Tech City businesswoman has called out for investors to give more support to start-up founders going it alone.

Thursday, October 30, 2014
The Appilepsy team: Phil Efstathiou, Alex Telek , Clarence Ji, Miklos Molnar, Joran van Apeldoorn

In Tech City, things move fast. And sometimes erratically. Like phones in the pockets of people having epileptic seizures.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Hillingdon's Inspiring Shop Fronts campaign offered 70 small businesses free design expertise

The top projects by London boroughs for promoting and supporting small business growth in the capital will be unveiled at a glitzy ceremony.

Friday, October 24, 2014
Bird Lovegod

Every week Bird Lovegod writes about the scene in start-up town, Tech City...

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Friday, October 10, 2014
The City: an economic powerhouse  (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

Do you ever feel like you’re working harder than everyone else? That could be because you are.

United Kingdom
Friday, October 10, 2014
YourInterest is a social networking site that matches people based on shared interests and encourages them to connect through events in the real world

A new social network aims to connect like-minded people and get them to share activities with each other in the real world.

Monday, October 6, 2014
London has been voted the most desirable place to work in the world in a global survey (Photo by Stuart C. Wilson/Getty Images)

London is the most desirable city in which to work in the world, according to a new study.

United Kingdom
Friday, October 3, 2014
CafePod make capsules to offer people with Nespresso machines a better variety and quality of coffee

Looking for a better coffee experience at home? CafePod aims to bring the finest of the booming cafe culture into Londoners’ homes with capsules which fit into Nespresso machines.

South Africa
Wednesday, October 1, 2014
G'Nosh sells a range of gourmet meals in minutes as well as award-winning dips

No time to cook but sick of the same boring old ready meals? Well G’Nosh’s ‘gourmet nosh’ hopes to create delicious meals in minutes from around the world.

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Thursday, September 18, 2014
The app allows you to book local cleaners through a website or iPhone app

If you need your place fixing up fast then check out a new online platform connecting trusted cleaners with customers.

United Kingdom
Thursday, September 11, 2014
Customers no longer have to carry their trusted pencils and note down item numbers

Gone are the days of leafing through hefty 1,000 page catalogues and marking down product codes with your trusty Argos pencil as the retailer trials new high-tech stores in east London.

London
Thursday, September 11, 2014
Sick of parking tickets? This is the app for you!

Tired of getting stuck with unfair parking tickets and not knowing how to appeal them? There’s an app for that.

United Kingdom
Friday, August 29, 2014
Dojo gives you hand picked recommendations for events, places and activities in London

Tired of always hearing about some amazing event in London after its gone, missing out on the best activities? That’s where Dojo comes in.

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Wednesday, August 27, 2014
An aerial view of the proposed Bishopsgate development

Plans to create 1,500 flats in 800ft tower blocks as part of an £800million redevelopment of Bishopsgate will create a ‘ghetto of super-rich and overseas investors’, according to a Tech City petition.

Europe
Monday, August 25, 2014
Senior Matron Breda Athan demonstrates the use of a high level isolation apparatus in the High Secure Infectious Disease Unit at The Royal Free Hospital, Hampstead (Jonathan Brady/PA Wire)

British Ebola victim William Pooley will be kept in strict isolation at the Royal Free hospital in Hampstead, behind plastic sheeting for weeks while doctors battle to save his life, experts have said.

London hospital
Friday, August 22, 2014
London's rapid population growth is causing a host of social and economic problems (Photo by Tom Shaw/Getty Images)

A competition is offering six innovative companies creating solutions to some of the most pressing challenges of urbanisation a share of £210,000 and a chance to try them out.

United Kingdom
Tuesday, August 19, 2014
The kit can repair a water-damaged phone for just £14.99 (Picture: Revivaphone.com)

A young entrepreneur’s ingenious cure for the perrenial fear of dropping your phone down the toilet has gone global after getting support from Dragons’ Den investor Kelly Hoppen.

BBC
Thursday, August 7, 2014
WeSwap, founded by Simon Sacerdoti and Jared Jesner, offers consumers an alternative way to exchange currency, allowing people to swap directly with one another

Looking to transfer your cash into Euros or dollars but sick of being overcharged by travel agents and bureau des changes? That’s where WeSwap comes in:

London
Thursday, August 7, 2014
MVF Global in Kentish Town has launched a massive recruitment drive

The UK’s fastest growing tech company is to bring £3million-worth of jobs to north London this summer after launching a massive recruitment drive to almost double its workforce.

United Kingdom
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Launchpad Labs opening with MP Meg Hillier (second left), David (right) and Eddie (left)

A charity has launched in the heart of Tech City offering workspace to start-up businesses and mentoring services from on-site experts.

Europe
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Nightcapp was born when Graham's friends got fed up with him waking them up late at night for recommendations for bars [Image courtesy of Nightcapp]

It’s surprising how much it happens in this global city: last orders comes before you’re ready for it, and you’re left with the choice of finding a 24-hour off-licence or getting the nightbus whilst disconcertingly sober.

Google
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Mayor of London Boris Johnson said 5G will be rolled out in London by 2020 (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images for London Music Awards)

Super-fast 5G internet allowing users to download a film in one second will be rolled out in London by 2020, according to Boris Johnson.

Europe
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Winners and runner-ups at the Federation of Small Business London Awards in central London (Pic: Alice Ingham, aeventsandpr)

Some of the city’s best entrepreneurs were out in force for the Federation of Small Businesses London Awards at a glittering ceremony in central London at the weekend.

United Kingdom
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Technology Entrepreneurs Week aims to help start-ups improve and boost the booming tech sector in the city(Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

London’s start-up community comes together for the third annual Tech Entrepreneurs Week, helping to nurture talent in the booming sector.

United Kingdom
Friday, July 11, 2014
The Job Centre at 120-122 Deptford High Street in its original incarnation in 2008. Although the pub keeps the name, it has not kept the distinctive green and yellow sign [Photo from Google StreetView]

Campaigners have criticised a ‘poor taste’ pub that has opened in a disused Job Centre on Deptford High Street – and kept the name.

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The Metropolitan Police said McKoy hit his partner in the head with a hammer at least 17 times [Photograph from Metropolitan Police]

A Hackney man has been found guilty of battering his ex-partner to death with a hammer and slashing his baby daughter’s throat – whilst her elder daughter overheard the horrific events on the phone.

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Bookmakers Coral have suspended bets on the Queen abdicating on Christmas Day after a flurry of flutters.

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British Transport Police want to speak the man in this photo after a woman was sexually assaulted as she slept on a train between Liverpool Street and Witham.

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Thursday, November 27, 2014
The main room at the Museum of Comedy (Pic: Steve Ullathorne)

This week I visited the Museum of Comedy located at the corner of Museum Street and Bloomsbury Way in the crypt under St George’s Church.

Thursday, November 27, 2014
Bird Lovegod

I genuinely and honestly have only a slight problem when it comes to buying domain names.

Friday, November 14, 2014
Bird says back up your data

What happened after a friend of mine lost basically everything he’d created in the last 5 years: