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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
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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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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.

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Tuesday, August 19, 2014
The kit can repair a water-damaged phone for just £14.99 (Picture:

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.

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:

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.

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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.

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.

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.

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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.

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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…

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.

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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.



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Party leader Nigel Farage and Ukip are to feature in a spoof Channel 4 documentary.

It’s not just a bit warmer, it will be eight degrees warmer than is normal for this time of year.

Rushing towards the bear for a photo is not the done thing!

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The flood in Malpas Road, Brockley (Pic Benjamin Groucott)

A south-east London road was flooded this morning after a water main burst overnight.

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Kamran Khan, Romaine Callender, Aamir Yousef, Sean Cephinis and Tevin Forde have been jailed for numerous guns and drug offences (Picture: Metropolitan Police)

A gang who buried guns, ammunition, heroin and crack cocaine in a park in north west London have been jailed for more than 42 years.

The GLA Conservatives claim drivers waste more than 2,000 hours every night waiting at traffic lights unnecessarily (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

Switching traffic lights off at night in London could save £10million a year and relieve frustrated motorists left stuck waiting at reds when there are no other cars around.

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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.

Friday, October 24, 2014
The 91-year-old gave the cyclist a wallop

After Baroness Sharples bragged about walloping a cyclist, London24’s cycling blogger AViewOfLondon has this to say...

Wednesday, September 17, 2014
The cast, including Josie Lawrence and Mike Myers

Simon Collins catches up with the improv impresarios, who despite being the world’s longest-running comedy show with the same cast, have lost none of the razor-sharp wit: