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Wednesday, July 16, 2014
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London’s start-up community comes together for the third annual Tech Entrepreneurs Week, helping to nurture talent in the booming sector.

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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Wednesday, July 9, 2014
'London' (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

Sometimes in central London it feels like you can’t move without hitting a tourist – and now we know why: London is the most popular city in the world for overseas tourists, with almost 19 million of them expected this year! No wonder Picadilly Circus is so busy…

London
Wednesday, July 9, 2014
An army of Lady Gagas protested against the plans with the slogan

Historians behind a celeb-backed bid to save an 800-year-old market from developers are celebrating after the Government blocked the move.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014
Internet speeds at Tech City in Shoreditch have been branded a 'joke' and a 'national embarrassment' (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

Internet speeds at Tech City have been labelled a ‘joke’ and a ‘national embarrassment’ after it was revealed a third of its businesses are still without high-speed broadband.

Thursday, July 3, 2014
Amy Winehouse played at the festival in its heyday in 2007  (Photo by Samir Hussein/Getty Images)

Cult north London festival Camden Crawl has gone into liquidation just days after it returned to the capital.

London
Wednesday, July 2, 2014
'Relish' the chance to escape the office this July  [Photo by Matt Alexander/PA Wire]

Bored of the office? Dream of getting your work done outside in the sunshine? Now’s your chance with free 4G broadband ‘picnic desks’ dotted across London.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014
The entrepreneurs ready to get cooking in the Start-up Kitchen

From a Halal restaurant guide to a Hackney-themed fashion label, the problem facing a whole range of start-ups is often the same – how to take that next step and grow your business.

London
Monday, June 16, 2014
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Mayor of London launched the first ever London Technology Week this morning (Picture: Geoff Caddick/PA Wire)

Boris Johnson was joined by former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg to launch the first ever London Technology Week as new research claims the capital’s tech economy could grow by £12billion over the next decade.

Boris Johnson
Thursday, June 12, 2014
The Kentish Town Cluster is aiming to rival Silicon Roundabout as the city's tech hub (Picture: Mark Hakansson)

Move over Old Street as tech firms back Kentish Town to rival Silicon Roundabout and become London’s new hub for start-ups.

Boris Johnson
Thursday, June 12, 2014
The app has been rolled out to a host of big-name venues as well as just bars

Skip the queues for the bar at some of London’s busiest venues with an app that allows you to order and pay for drinks at the click of a button.

Thursday, June 5, 2014
MiFinder is a 'location-based social discovery platform for diverse communities'

A new social network has launched in the capital to help lonely Londoners find meet like-minded new people from their own or other diverse communities around them.

London
Thursday, June 5, 2014
Buying Butler is an online marketplace which aims to save people time and money

Buying Butler is a new online marketplace which aims to do more of the legwork for buyers and sellers when it comes to complex purchases.

Barclays
Wednesday, June 4, 2014
Boxer Amir Khan, left, with shop owner Nabil Ditta (pic: Isabel Infantes)

Boxer Amir Khan proved a big hit when he visited a new fast food restaurant aiming to “bring Vegas to Barking”.

United Kingdom
Thursday, May 29, 2014
Chennai Dosa has been closed down by health inspectors (Pic credit: Google streetview)

A vegetarian restaurant in Wembley has been closed down after it was found to be overrun with cockroaches.

Wednesday, May 28, 2014
CityHawk is a new restaurant app which aims to become 'London food lovers' best friend' (Picture: CityHawkApp)

A new restaurant app enable diners to instantly discover and book tables from a curated list of the best venues in London with a few taps of a smartphone.

London
Wednesday, May 28, 2014
Vastari connects private collectors with museums for exhibition loans (Picture: Vastari)

A new service allows art collectors of any size to connect with curators without dealing with a middle man.

Friday, May 16, 2014
Tesco  (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)

Sick of lugging your groceries home after a hard day at work?

Thursday, May 8, 2014
London24 is offering £10,000 in advertising as a first prize

The deadline for this year’s Federation of Small Business (FSB) London Business Awards is just a few weeks away and organisers are keen for as many entrants as possible.

Wednesday, May 7, 2014
Daumantas Dvilinskas, Co-Founder and CEO at TransferGo, the fastest growing online remittance start-up in Europe

A group of Lithuanians set out with the lofty ambition to revolutionise the international remittance market by decreasing transaction costs and simplifying transferring money abroad.

Thursday, May 1, 2014
Police were called to a suspicious package at Canary Wharf this morning (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

Security fears were sparked this morning after police carried out a controlled explosion in Canary Wharf after a suspicious package was discovered outside Barclays headquarters.

Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Are you a landlord? Rentify could make your life easier.  (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)

Being a landlord in London can’t be easy. Everyone is desperate for somewhere to live but how do you know who you can trust, let alone navigate through a long and confusing process? Rentify is now here to help simplify the process.

Tuesday, April 29, 2014
Today saw the official launch of the Dot London domain name with a press call in Trafalgar Square (Picture: Matt Alexander/PA Wire)

Businesses in the capital got the chance to start using the new web domain for the city today as .London was launched in Trafalgar Square.

Tuesday, April 29, 2014
The new Argent office in the Western Transit Shed at King's Cross (Picture: John Sturrock)

London’s bes workplaces were revealed this afternoon by the British Council for Offices with awards for One Eagle Place, BBC Broadcasting House and Brent Civic Centre.

Thursday, April 17, 2014
Conscious Me allows you to post about things that matter to you. It also helps find ethical businesses like bike and coffee shops.

Ever wondered how to find an ethical fishmonger or fair trade coffee shop in London? Conscious Me is a social platform which lets members post about things that matter to them locally or even globally, sharing tips on how to make more positive choices.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Entrepreneur and Dragon's Den investor Deborah Meaden, stands in front of an arrangement of flowers during a visit to New Covent Garden Market to champion the new Dot London Internet domain (Picture: Geoff Caddick/PA Wire)

High-profile business leaders from across London have endorsed the new .London internet domain and sent an open letter urging other firms in the capital to do the same.

Thursday, April 10, 2014
Golf121 allows amateurs access to coaching from top golf pros from anywhere in the world via their smartphones

Tired of ruining your Saturdays hacking around the course from bunker to water hazard to rough? A new golf app aims to give thousands of amateur players fast and cheap coaching from pros via their smartphones.

Thursday, April 3, 2014
Smarterkey helps you remotely manage a property and open your front door from your mobile phone

Stuck waiting around for guests to arrive? Want to remotely open your front door and save time and money? Then get a Smarterkey.

Thursday, April 3, 2014
Planned Departure lets people store their digital assets and lets them transfer them to the right people when needed

As so much of our lives move online, what do we do with our important information, where do we store it, and how do we get it to those who’ll need it when we’re gone? That’s where Planned Departure comes in.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Much has been written about the future of 'Silicon Roundabout' as rocketing rents make it more diffucult for small firms to be based there (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

London is not losing its tech talent to Berlin and will ‘always be the tech hub of Europe’, says the CEO of the UK’s fastest growing tech company.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014
The programe aims to bridge the gap between technology and fashion (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

Fashion and technology come together in a Shoreditch accelerator programme between The Brew and the London College of Fashion.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Boris Johnson said he wants to make London 'the tech capital of the world' (Picture: PA Wire/David Parry)

Boris Johnson recently announced plans to make London ‘the tech capital of the world’, so we took a look at the city’s burgeoning start-up scene.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014
GetLunched.com helps people connect during their lunch hour for business or pleasure (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

Lyndon Gasking, 40, from Westminster, and Matt Bandy, 38, from Shoreditch, are the co-founders of GetLunched, a website which connects people during their lunch hour.

Monday, March 17, 2014
The scene at City Road after the collision. Pic:@TfLTrafficNews

A cyclist was recovering in hospital after colliding with an ambulance on an emergency call on Friday night.

Thursday, March 13, 2014
The Mayor of London Boris Johnson today outlined his vision to make London the tech capital of the world  (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)

With a host of leading industry figures behind him Boris Johnson has outlined his plan to make London ‘the tech capital of the world’.

TOP Stories

The cyclist was killed by a lorry in Richmond (Photo by Bethany Clarke/Getty Images)

A cyclist has died this afternoon from injuries sustained in a crash with a bin lorry in Richmond during rush-hour yesterday morning.

09:14
The 174 bus collided with a house in Harold Hill (Picture by Dani Walsh)

A double-decker bus rolled backwards down a hill and crashed into a house in east London yesterday afternoon.

Chrissie Wellington tweeted about the theft

A brazen cycle thief was caught on camera breaking into an office in south London and stealing Ironman world champion Chrissie Wellington’s prized triathlon bike.

Almost 30,000 offenders were handed a police caution last year, sometimes for serious crimes (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

The Met has been accused of ‘letting criminals off’ after figures reveal almost 30,000 cautions were handed out last year for crime including rape, arson and robbery.

The Sherlock star gets measures up for his waxwork (Picture: Madame Tussauds)

Sherlock star Benedict Cumberbatch joked he’ll be able to photobomb himself now after Madame Tussauds revealed it is creating a waxwork of the actor.

The disabled woman was attacked after she accidentally rolled over a woman's foot with her wheelchair at Victoria (Picture: Getty)

A disabled woman was abused by a man who grabbed her wheelchair and tilted it after she accidentally rode over a woman’s foot at Victoria Station.

17:54
Andrew Adams, a retired teacher at Highgate Wood School pleaded guilty to a charge of buggery at Wood Green Crown Court.

A 68-year-old who groomed and sexually abused a pupil when he worked as a PE teacher in Crouch End in the 1980s has been jailed for 12 years.

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When no simple way to find Real Ale was at hand, 4 Ale enthusiasts got together to allow anyone with a smart phone to find Real Ale no matter where they happened to be, this was the birth of the Perfect Pint app.

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How much do you really know about QPR legends like Les Ferdinand? Picture: Neal Simpson/EMPICS Sport

Test your knowledge of QPR’s greatest players with our fantastic legends quiz.

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How much do you know about films in London? (Photo by Fox Photos/Getty Images)

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The managerial merry-go-round spins quickly these days so do you think you’ve got the knowledge to recognise the faces of all these football bosses?

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This quiz is for people who think they know the Tube and rail inside out.

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