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Robots
Sunday 23 November 2014
Strange, semi-human, and capable of tapping into our fear of the unknown, robots have sent shivers down our spines for decades – long before the Terminator was sent to Earth or the daleks even contemplated exterminating Dr Who.
Iran talks
Sunday 23 November 2014
Tomorrow is the deadline for an agreement between Iran and western nations over Iran's controversial nuclear enrichment program, but a deal looks unlikely.  
Private school
Sunday 23 November 2014
The cost of private education has become so high that it is no longer an option for the majority of people in the UK, with teachers, doctors and lawyers among those no longer able to afford the fees, according to the headmaster at a top London s
Charing Cross fire
Sunday 23 November 2014
Charing Cross station has reopened after a fire on one of the trains led to a temporary closure.  
David Cameron
Sunday 23 November 2014
David Cameron will announce plans to ban benefits for some EU migrants this week, as he takes a tougher stance on Europe and tries to ward off the political threat posed by the UK Independence Party (Ukip).   
Quindell
Sunday 23 November 2014
Quindell may try to sell some of its peripheral businesses following the resignation of founder Rob Terry, according to The Telegraph.
Saturday 22 November 2014
Editor of the Sunday Herald Richard Walker has unveiled the details of the first Scottish daily newspaper to back independence to a crowd of 12,000 SNP supporters in Glasgow.
Saturday 22 November 2014
Police forces in England are reporting that the 101 non-emergency phone line is down thanks to system faults.
Saturday 22 November 2014
Veteran Labour MP and former cabinet minister Tessa Jowell has thrown her hat in the ring for the race to succeed Boris Johnson as London Mayor in 2016.
Saturday 22 November 2014
Barely 24 hours after being sworn in as Ukip's second elected MP Marke Reckless is as already criticising his party leader Nigel Farage.
Saturday 22 November 2014
Embattled Labour leader Ed Miliband has come out fighting to persuade the nation Labour is still the party of Britain's working class.
Google
Saturday 22 November 2014
The world's biggest search engine could soon find its European operations under threat from the EU parliament thanks to antitrust regulations.
Turkey
Friday 21 November 2014
1. Ukip got its second member of parliament. Mark Reckless retook the seat he'd held as a Conservative.
Triumphant trader
Friday 21 November 2014
Times are good in the US. The S&P 500 kicked the morning off by leaping 0.8 per cent to 2,068.86 - its biggest intra-day climb ever.
Fat cat banker
Friday 21 November 2014
The financial industry encourages dishonest behaviour – but the individuals are not themselves inclined to lie – according to a new study of investment managers and traders.   
Green party
Friday 21 November 2014
While much of today's media coverage has been focused on Ukip's victory in the Rochester and Strood by-election the "peoples army" are not the only ones on the march.
RBS
Friday 21 November 2014
Royal Bank of Scotland's share price dropped sharply this aftenoon after it was forced to admit it is less able to withstand financial stress than originally stated, revising its figure down to just above the lowest cut off point. 
Lidl Oyster
Friday 21 November 2014
In a year dominated by the rise of the discount grocer, it's perhaps no surprise that Lidl and Aldi will be pulling out all the stops to bring consumers a bit of low-cost luxury. 
Aldi
Friday 21 November 2014
Aldi is restructuring its top team in the UK and Ireland, with Matthew Barnes taking over as chief executive from April next year.   
Friday 21 November 2014
The Swiss private banking arm of HSBC has been put under investigation in France. French magistrates are looking into whether the bank helped some of it clients avoid making tax payments in 2006 and 2007.
Flag outside ECB headquarters
Friday 21 November 2014
The European Central Bank (ECB) has kicked off its programme to buy asset-backed securities in an effort to stimulate the region's flagging economy.
Friday 21 November 2014
The debate over Scotland's future in the United Kingdom is about to become even more intense with the launch of the first Scottish daily newspaper to back independence.
Fashion show in the Mercado da Ribeira
Friday 21 November 2014
Time Out is branching out. Peter Dubbens, the man behind the magazine, wants to create a huge, 100,000 sq ft "hipster hub" somewhere in central London. The thinking behind the idea, apparently, is to "bring the magazine to life".
Cadogan Square
Friday 21 November 2014
Two men have died after a balcony collapsed on one of London's most expensive – and exclusive – streets.   
Friday 21 November 2014
Singapore has said it will start regulating taxi apps such as Uber from next year, by capping fees and ensuring drivers are licensed.
Uber app
Friday 21 November 2014
The tie-up between Spotify and Uber launches today, meaning anyone who gets in an Uber cab can listen to their own tunes.
Bob Geldof and Midge Ure
Friday 21 November 2014
Like many, I was - and still am - the proud owner of the 1984 original “Do They Know It’s Christmas” seven-inch.
Friday 21 November 2014
European Central Bank (ECB) boss Mario Draghi has said the Bank will "do what we must to raise inflation and inflation expectations as fast as possible" across the eurozone, hinting a new round of monetary stimulus is on its way.
Friday 21 November 2014
Uber has hired Hogan Lovells to review its data policies, amid controversy surrounding its handling of users' private data.
George Osborne
Friday 21 November 2014
Public sector net borrowing, excluding banks, has fallen by £200m year-on-year to £7.7bn in October – but it looks to be a case of too little too late when it comes to chancellor George Osborne's targets for the financial year. 
UK earnings
Friday 21 November 2014
Where do the UK’s richest people live? And how rich is your local area? New data from the Office of National Statistics has revealed the areas where Britain’s wealthiest reside. Predictably, not one of is outside the south east of England.
Friday 21 November 2014
After a storm on Twitter which was then picked up by the mainstream press, Islington MP Emily Thornberry resigned
Friday 21 November 2014
It looks like entrepreneurs' complaints about the standard of the UK's business tax system are justified - a new report has found that the cost of compliance is so bad, we've now fallen behind Macedonia. 
Hornby train
Friday 21 November 2014
Alright, so you couldn't say it's steaming ahead - but after three profit warnings in two years, it looks like Hornby is back on track.
Range Rover Evoque
Friday 21 November 2014
Executives on their way to launch Jaguar Land Rover's (JLR) new Evoque at yesterday's Guangzhou motor show could have been forgiven for ending up at the Landwind stand by mistake.
Ukip wins Rocheser and strood
Friday 21 November 2014
Mark Reckless has won in Rochester and Strood, gaining its second parliamentary seat.   
Rolls Royce
Friday 21 November 2014
Rolls Royce has won a $5bn (£3.2bn) contract from Delta Air Lines to deliver engines for 50 aircraft.  
Friday 21 November 2014
Business minister Matthew Hancock accused Westminster council last night of “over-zealously” clamping down on holiday rental sites, after it emerged that the Tory authority has been tracking down Airbnb users in the borough and taking enforcemen
Friday 21 November 2014
Payday lender Wonga lost its third chief executive in a year as interim boss Tim Weller was yesterday revealed to have left the embattled firm.  
Friday 21 November 2014
THE US is likely to beat the UK and Eurozone in raising interest rates off their record lows.
Friday 21 November 2014
FANS of the hugely succes­sful Minecraft video game will be able to play inside worlds envisioned in art from the collection of the Tate museums in Britain with free-download releases of two 3-D Tate Worlds starting on Monday.
Friday 21 November 2014
A group of Conservative MPs hit back last night after pub companies warned a new Bill would threaten their business model and put people out of business.
Friday 21 November 2014
Ukip was on course for a second seat in the House of Commons last night as former Conservative MP turned Ukip member Mark Reckless looked certain to win back his seat after sparking a byelection when he defected.
Friday 21 November 2014
Britain’s standing in the EU is lower than ever, and the UK yesterday admitted defeat in the latest spat. Should Britain ever have challenged the bonus cap? The Bank of England thinks the bank bonus cap does more harm than good.
Friday 21 November 2014
Banks’ directors are too focused on complaining about the risk of going to jail, and not doing enough to work on the big objectives of their companies, the Bank of England’s Martin Taylor said yesterday.
Friday 21 November 2014
SHALE gas could rejuvenate the UK’s manufacturing industry, Ineos boss Jim Ratcliffe told a press conference yesterday.
Friday 21 November 2014
HOPES that the Eurozone might stage an end-of-year recovery have been dashed by a flurry of poor data released yesterday.
Friday 21 November 2014
SALES on the high street saw a rebound in October after a sharp September dip. Retail sales volumes were 0.8 per cent higher in October than in September, according to figures published yesterday by the Office for National Statistics.

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