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Today’s smartphones can do incredible things. Need a ride around London? Just tap the Uber app. Fresh flowers or food from a local restaurant delivered straight to your door? Try Bloom & Wild or Deliveroo. These apps are fantastic, but there's a new smartphone feature set to fundamentally revolutionise the high street and how [...]
The 2015 incarnation of Black Friday is set to be the UK’s biggest ever shopping day with some estimates suggesting almost £2bn will be spent on deals, sales and offers at the country’s biggest retail stores – both online and on the high streets. But what is it all about, why does it matter for [...]
Malian special forces have stormed a luxury hotel and seemingly brought an end to a hostage situation in the African state's capital, Bamako. Officials say there are "no more hostages" at the 90-room Radisson Blu Hotel but it is reported that 18 hostages and two gunmen are dead. A Belgian member of parliament, Geoffrey Dieudonne, has been confirmed among [...]
Organisers of an international mining conference which has been taking place in Mali this week today confirmed they were trying to find out if any of its delegates have been caught up in today's hotel attack. The Mali International Mining and Conference and Exhibition, known as JMP Mali 2015, began on 17 November and finished yesterday at [...]
John Lewis has allowed another organisation to use its Christmas advert for the first time as part of the next stage of its campaign with Age UK. Behind-the-scenes footage from the Man in the Moon film has been used for a new advert aimed at encouraging viewers to donate to the charity and help older [...]
Apple has confirmed that there is a problem with its new iPad Pro, which it launched in September with business users in mind. The Cupertino-based company posted a message on its support site advising users how to deal with an issue which saw the tablet stop responding. Under the headline "If your iPad Pro stops [...]
Prices at the pump could soon be back at 2009 levels, with the RAC predicting petrol is on course to drop under £1 a litre. Speaking on the BBC's Today show this morning, RAC chief engineer David Bizley suggested that a "lag" in the system would mean that recent drops in the wholesale fuel price [...]
Black Friday was our biggest trading day last year, and we can't wait for it again this year. We're planning bigger and better deals over a longer period to make this Black Friday our best ever. Over Cyber Week last year we got nearly 50,000 new customers and we were delighted almost half of them [...]
Quite simply, the Bank Junction is so busy that it is not possible to achieve effective traffic flows or safe pedestrian movement. At the morning peak hour 18,000 pedestrians, 1,600 cyclists, 1,400 cars and 220 buses cram into this restricted space, a space not worthy to form the heart of this great City. So what [...]
Only four per cent of Britons would be happy to pay to access content online rather than see advertising, according to a new study. And yet, and yet, the number of Britons who are using ad blocking technology has risen again, with an estimated 7.3m people in the UK now doing so – a trend [...]
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