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Tue, 15:05

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.

Mon, 19:28
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.

Mon, 18:44
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”

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Mon, 18:35
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.

London
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.

United Kingdom
Wednesday, January 14, 2015
The news is further embarrasment for the owners of the 'Cheesegrater' after two bolts fell from the building in November  (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

The owners of the Cheesegrater skyscraper are replacing dozens of large steel bolts after it revealed a third one has fallen off the 47-storey building.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014
The business partners said they wanted to create convenient on-the-go breakfast products which gave Londoners a satisfying and healthy meal

Skipped breakfast and stuck with the choice of either a chocolate bar or eating your lunch at 11am? Well there is another way, after two friends created Cuckoo.

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Thursday, November 27, 2014
Baroness Joanna Shields

Tech City UK and a top London university have just launched the world’s first government-funded online tech school.

BBC
Monday, November 24, 2014
Iconic Soho venue Madame JoJo's has had its license revoked (Picture: Google Streetview)

Iconic Soho venue Madame Jojo’s has had its licence revoked by the council after ‘a serious incident of disorder’ allegedly involving its bouncers.

Facebook
Friday, November 14, 2014
Bird says back up your data

What happened after a friend of mine lost basically everything he’d created in the last 5 years:

Friday, November 14, 2014
The winners and the highly commended at the Small Business Friendly Borough Awards, at the Grange City Hotel

Innovative and ground-breaking projects which have supported hundreds of start-ups and small businesses in the capital have been recognised at an awards ceremony.

London
Tuesday, November 11, 2014
The ZipJet team come to you and pick up - and then bring back - your laundry

Stop the washing from building up with a new laundry service who fetch your dirty clothes from home or the office then deliver it back to you within 24 hours.

United Kingdom
Thursday, November 6, 2014
No-one was injured but an area was cordoned off at the base of the 47-storey 'Cheesegrater' (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

An area at the base of the Cheesegrater was cordoned off after parts of two large steel bolts broke off the skyscraper - one landing on the City street below.

London
Wednesday, November 5, 2014
Paddle cuts out the complexities in trying to get paid for your work online

Its a problem for established artists as well as struggling creatives just starting out: how to make money from your digital content.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014
Spaceways aims to take the 'self' out of self-storage

Spaceways is a new service that takes the ‘self’ out of self-storage by picking up items Londoners squeezed for room need to store elsewhere.

London
Monday, November 3, 2014
Indentical twins Alan Keery (left) and Gary Keery are setting up the UK's first cereal cafe in Shoreditch

The UK’s first cereal cafe selling more than 100 varieties from all over the world is due to open in Brick Lane, Shoreditch, in December.

Friday, October 31, 2014
Nana Fatimah Ogunfemi who came up with the idea for the app Kinship to help families keep in touch (photo: Arnaud Stephenson)

A Tech City businesswoman has called out for investors to give more support to start-up founders going it alone.

Thursday, October 30, 2014
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.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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
Bird Lovegod

Every week Bird Lovegod writes about the scene in start-up town, Tech City...

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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.

United Kingdom
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.

South Africa
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.

New Zealand
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.

United Kingdom
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.

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.

United Kingdom
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

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Andrew Hunt, 27, had worked at Burgh House in Hampstead for 18 months. Colleagues are devastated at news of his sudden death.

Colleagues of a 27-year-old man found collapsed next to his bicycle in central London have spoken of their shock and sadness at his sudden death.

The owner has been banned from keeping dogs and ordered to perform community service after officers found the animals (Picture: Met Police)

A man who kept dozens of dogs including tiny puppies in filthy conditions at his £4million Holland Park mansion has been banned from keeping animals.

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Forecasters are predicting snow and sleet showers (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

Weather forecasters are predicting snow and sleet showers from tonight and into next week across London, with some heavy enough to stick.

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Monday, December 22, 2014
Around 25 per cent of the population self-identity as having no religion yet still enjoy the fun of Christmas (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

It’s Christmas time. We know this by the light-adorned streets, the mobility hazard posed by boxes of Quality Street, Roses and Celebrations in every supermarket’s entrance and, of course, the incessant radio-plays of Mariah Carey’s All I Want for Christmas Is You.

Thursday, November 27, 2014
The main room at the Museum of Comedy (Pic: Steve Ullathorne)

This week I visited the Museum of Comedy located at the corner of Museum Street and Bloomsbury Way in the crypt under St George’s Church.

Thursday, November 27, 2014
Bird Lovegod

I genuinely and honestly have only a slight problem when it comes to buying domain names.