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Thursday, September 11, 2014
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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.

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.

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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.

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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.

Boris Johnson
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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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
The 
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”.

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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.

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.

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Yesterday, 19:53
The brutal attack occurred on this quiet avenue in Mitcham [Photograph from Google StreetView]

Police are hunting for four thugs who stabbed a young man in the back in Mitcham.

Yesterday, 19:38
Karlton Burton and Javauntee Campbell were sentenced at the Old Bailey today

A teenager has been sentenced to life imprisonment for his role in the murder of Queen’s Market trader Rashid Naeem.

Yesterday, 17:32
The towering sea of foam floating down the River Lea  [photograph by Kriss Lee, CLiPiCs Photography and Art]

A 10 foot deep, mile-long mountain of foam invaded the tree-lined River Lea at the weekend in scenes reminiscent of spooky sci-fi drama the X Files.

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Advanced running and training technology for beginners up to elite athletes

If you’re thinking of adding running treadmill to your fitness routine, you’re on the right track! There are several advantages to running on a treadmill versus running outdoors.

Renault-Zoe

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.

London Bloggers

Monday, September 1, 2014
Do you really need an explanation for that?! (Pic by Serena Marinelli)

If you’ve ever seen an Italian movie, you would probably know how important body language is in the culture.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Don't waste any of your harvest

If you are now inundated with ripe tomatoes, juicy green beans, berries and herbs, don’t leave them to go stringy or mouldy because the freezer can go a long way to making your crops last well into winter.

Friday, August 22, 2014
It turns out painting is the perfect thing to do in bars

I’m somewhat of a casual, lazy and very much amateur painter and after a busy day at work, the prospect of getting all my brushes, acrylics, water and other faff out is far from appealing.

Quizzes

Do you fancy yourself as a football ground know-it-all? Try our devilishly difficult quiz!

How well do you know your football stadiums? This brand new quiz from London24 will seperate the men from the boys...

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Do you know your Thames truths from the porkie pies? (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

So, you live (or work) in London, and you think you know the river well.

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Diego Costa of Chelsea exchanges words with Cesc Fabregas (Photo by Chris Brunskill/Getty Images)

Chelsea have made several personnel changes over the course of the summer as they look to mount a squad that can challenge for the title.

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