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

Yesterday, 13:50
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.

Yesterday, 13:06
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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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…

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.

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.

Monday, June 16, 2014
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.

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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.

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.

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”.

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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.

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.

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Tower Hamlets Mayor Lutfur Rahman has ordered the Palestinian flag to be flown from the Town Hall.

The super-cute miniscule monkey currently measures just three inches tall (Picture: ZSL London Zoo)

The newest arrival at ZSL London Zoo measures just three inches tall and was spotted by keepers clinging tightly onto her mum during their daily rounds.

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A war memorial in south London was set on fire by vandals just days before the centenary of the start of the First World War.



The Renault ZOE follows on from the introduction of the electric Fluence ZE and Twizy, but unlike the former, the Zoe was designed from the ground up as an electric vehicle.

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.

London24 have partnered up with The Week magazine to offer you a complimentary issue – delivered free to your door.

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Thursday, July 24, 2014
London comedians are preparing for Edinburgh (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

During these sultry July afternoons and endless balmy evenings the nervous musings of young comedians in London drift to dreams of triumph on the Edinburgh stage.

Thursday, July 24, 2014
Punchdrunk's The Drowned Man poduction came to an end on Sunday, July 6

If you’ve been wandering around bereft of purpose, a wet-eyed stare fixed on your blank face, then no doubt you too are as gutted as I am that The Drowned Man has finally come to an end.

Thursday, July 24, 2014
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But which London?! [Photo courtesy of Basher Eyre]

Yoou might know London like the back of your hand, but how well do you know the other Londons - and London landmarks - across the world?

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The prize is glory (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

It used to be Manhattan that was famous for its majestic skyline, but now our fair city is catching up. Do you know your Shard from your Heron Tower?

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Test your London musical knowledge with our album quiz (Images via Getty)

Does your music knowledge stretch from The Rolling Stones to Rudimental, Spandau Ballet to Siouxsie and the Banshees? If so then test it out with our London bands quiz:

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