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Monday, July 27, 2015

A leading tech boss has called for more action to get girls interested in STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) subjects at school and for Tech City to become more multicultural.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015
Co-founders Dan Bowyer and Duncan Cheatle  disrupting traditional recruitment

Described as an ‘eHarmony’ for jobs, a new company that aims to match young people up to potential employers is making waves in the recruitment industry.

Sunday, July 19, 2015
Anil Stocker of Market Invoice

A leading peer to peer (P2P) lender has predicted that the industry will account for a third of all business borrowing in the next five years.

Wednesday, July 15, 2015
Lidl plan to build their 220,000 sq ft head office in Tolworth, south-west London  (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

Lidl are to move their UK headquarters to Tolworth in south west London following a £10m deal with Kingston Council.

Friday, July 10, 2015
Clare McCaffrey joins c2c rail at Fenchurch Street

Clare McCaffrey is making a bold promise to give rail passengers refunds if their trains are even just two minutes late.

Monday, June 15, 2015
Proposed tower at 22 Bishopsgate and [insert] view from The Momnument looking north [image: Hayes Davidson]

Designs for the proposed tower at 22 Bishopsgate have gone on show for the first time today in a public exhibition before the modified post-recession scheme is submitted for City of London Corporation approval later this summer.

Sunday, May 31, 2015
Silicon roundabout

Councillors in Hackney and Islington say they would welcome any investment into Tech City as government plans to transform the Old Street roundabout remain a mystery.

Tuesday, May 26, 2015
Conference on how start ups can make the most of collaborating with corporates

Start-ups were advised to be confident and know their worth when doing business with bigger companies at a conference about how they could effectively collaborate with larger corporates.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015
Meg Hillier, representative for Hackney South and Shoreditch, during a photocall for Labour MP's at The House of Commons, Westminster.

MPs for Tech City have voiced their recommendations on how to ensure the technology powerhouse continues to thrive under the new Tory government.

Saturday, May 9, 2015
Russ Shaw speaking at Tech London Advocates conference

A new report has highlighted three major issues that could seriously affect the growth of Tech City.

Friday, May 1, 2015
Jessica Ellis and Tom Hankin are the brother and sister team behind Ambam

Looking for something extra special from shops on your local high street? Then try new social network Ambam, created especially for Londoners.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Yesterday we issued a police appeal to help find Simon Smithers, who had gone missing from Hillingdon Hospital with a serious head injury.

Thursday, April 9, 2015
London's top companies are struggling to find staff, a ComRes poll has show [Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images]

Over half of the London businesses which tried to recruit new staff struggled to find suitable candidates, a poll has shown.

Friday, March 27, 2015
Kboard

Thought phone buttons were hard work? Now people who can’t be bothered to use a touchscreen either can streamline their conversations with a new app.

Sunday, March 22, 2015
Fabric club in Charterhouse Street

Police issue warning about bad batch of MDMA at Farringdon club threatened with closure last year.

Thursday, March 19, 2015
Tunnelling breakthrough at Liverpool Street 'station box'

Tunnelling work in London’s long-awaited Crossrail ‘super tube’ construction is now more than nine-tenths complete.

Monday, March 16, 2015
Fire damage at what is thought to be Loungelover in Shoreditch - London Fire Brigade

Candles left lit inside a doll’s house have been blamed for a fire that caused damage to the ground floor and roof of a Shoreditch nightclub on Friday morning.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015
Broadband speeds in some parts of London are shocking (Photo by Michael Bocchieri/Getty Images)

Say goodbye to streaming Netflix, downloading music or a spot of online gaming if you live on this street in Brixton - which has officially the slowest broadband in central London.

Friday, March 6, 2015
The creators say phones offer 'amazingly more intimate experiences' and want to get users away from their computers (Picture: Spark/Dan Ross)

A new dating app to rival Tinder allows passengers on the Tube who share that brief moment to act on that spark and find love on the Underground.

Friday, March 6, 2015
What happens to our Facebook accounts after we die? (Photo Illustration by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

What happens to our Facebook and Twitter accounts, online banking and PayPal after we die? Three quarters of Londoners are apparently ‘unprepared’ for life after death online.

Friday, March 6, 2015
Use Givvit to send people awesome treats and gifts

A new app lets you surprise friends by buying them coffee, snacks and treats they can redeem on the High Street at the push of a button.

Sunday, March 1, 2015
Drone can save swimmers in 20 seconds

Completely artificially intelligent drones could soon be saving lives at sea thanks to a Tech City start up which aims to drastically cut the numbers of people drowning around the world.

Thursday, February 19, 2015
Juliette Morgan and Faisal Butt

The property industry is changing rapidly and companies that do not embrace digital solutions will fall behind, according to Faisal Butt, of PiLabs.

Monday, February 16, 2015
(Photo by Carl Court/Getty Images)

Now you can get in on the craft beer revolution in London after the country’s first ‘community brewery’ opens its doors today.

Thursday, February 12, 2015
Whilst on a trade trip to the US Boris Johnson revealed American investors are putting more money into London-based technology companies than ever before (Photo by Craig Barritt/Getty Images for London & Partners)

Technology firms in London attracted almost $800million of American investment last year - more than doubling the previous record.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015
Bonativo connects Londoners with local food producers

A new online platform allows Londoners to connect with farmers and foodmakers and get hold of hundreds of locally-made products without even having to travel to a market.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015
You can now order a black cab with your wristwatch (Picture: Getty)

You can now order up a black cab by just talking into your wrist after a new smartwatch app was launched as taxi firms fight for business in London.

Saturday, February 7, 2015
Quikkly Founders: Ken Johnstone and Fergal Walker

Shoreditch is fast becoming the UK’s first ‘scannable’ neighbourhood thanks to a company that puts a twist on QR tags - the odd-looking bar codes that people are supposed to scan with their phones. .

Wednesday, February 4, 2015
Uncover helps Londoners get into some of the cities hottest restaurants at short notice

Skip the long waiting lists at London’s most in-demand restaurants with a new app which can get you a table the very same day.

Tuesday, February 3, 2015
Karl Wills spoke to London24 about expanding Pelipod across London

Tired of always missing those important deliveries? Sick of having to reschedule or take time off work to be at home? A start-up thinks it might have come up with the solution...

Tuesday, January 27, 2015
The app lets toy split the bill at the touch of a button

We’ve all been there - you wake up with a bunch of receipts from a group night out and getting any of the money back is going to be a nightmare.

Monday, January 26, 2015
Greenhouse N16 is a new co-working space in Hackney hoping to get creatives to strike the right balance

Nestled amongst the artisan cafes and shops on Green Lanes in between Dalston and Stoke Newington lies Hackney’s newest co-working space, a place for entrepreneurs to relax and eat as well as get cracking on the next big idea.

Monday, January 26, 2015
The Croydon Tech City founders, Nigel Dias, Jonny Rose and Sarah Luxford

“The first two years were about validating Croydon as a tech hub – now it’s about becoming the best”

Monday, January 26, 2015
Frugl co-founder Suzanne Noble

Want to get along to all the best events in London but put off by the cost? Well that’s where Frugl comes in - allowing users to find what’s going on across the capital all for under a tenner.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015
The wireless charging points are free at 10 cafes in central London (Picture: Starbucks)

Coffee drinkers will never be caught with low battery again after Starbucks installs free wireless phone charging points at 10 coffee shops in London.

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