Lucy Tobin

Senior News Feature Writer at the Evening Standard, with business focus. Author of Ausperity, Entrepreneur + Guide to Uni Life.

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Royal Mail chairman to step down after bruising 15 months

The chairman of Royal Mail, who once claimed that its £1.5m-a-year chief executive was underpaid, has announced his departure just 15 months after the postal operator’s bruising privatisation.

Samsung Electronics' headquarters in Seoul

Samsung profits decline for first time in three years as smartphone sales fall

The South Korean electronics giant now makes more profit from semi-conductors than mobiles

Aer Lingus board backs IAG bid

British Airways’ owner, International Airlines Group, looks to have won its battle to buy Aer Lingus, after the Irish carrier’s board recommended a sweetened €1.36bn (£1bn) takeover bid.

The boss of Royal Mail expects rival parcel-delivery companies to disappear amid intense competition

Royal Mail delivers growth and predicts demise of rivals

The boss of Royal Mail expects rival parcel-delivery companies to disappear amid intense competition, claiming “there’s too much capacity” and that the current low prices are unsustainable.

Plum times for price comparison website

The low oil price meant that gas and electricity firms stuck to their tariffs

Heathrow operators boosted numbers by using larger aircraft to transport more passengers

Numbers take off at London airports

Full-to-capacity Heathrow saw airlines using bigger jets to fly more passengers

Supermarkets sweep Thorntons off shelves

Shares in Thorntons slumped 22 per cent to 92p yesterday after the chocolate maker struck the first retail profit warning of the festive period.

Ray of light for Serco as investigation is dropped

The company's problems stem from its admission in July 2013 that it had charged the Government for tagging thousands of criminals who were dead

Passengers protest about delays 13 weeks into flagship rail deal

One of the Government’s biggest franchises under its flagship rail contracting  scheme, the Thameslink line into St Pancras, ran just over half of its trains on time in the past month – triggering commuters to petition for change.

Water utilities forced to swallow price cuts

Britain’s water companies have been forced to cut bills by an average of 5 per dent over the next five years and spend an extra £44bn to improve services.

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The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power, says Robert Fisk
Missing salvage expert who found $50m of sunken treasure before disappearing, tracked down at last

The runaway buccaneers and the ship full of gold

Salvage expert Tommy Thompson found sunken treasure worth millions. Then he vanished... until now
Homeless Veterans appeal: ‘If you’re hard on the world you are hard on yourself’

Homeless Veterans appeal: ‘If you’re hard on the world you are hard on yourself’

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Assisted Dying Bill: I want to be able to decide about my own death - I want to have control of my life

Assisted Dying Bill: 'I want control of my life'

This week the Assisted Dying Bill is debated in the Lords. Virginia Ironside, who has already made plans for her own self-deliverance, argues that it's time we allowed people a humane, compassionate death
Move over, kale - cabbage is the new rising star

Cabbage is king again

Sophie Morris banishes thoughts of soggy school dinners and turns over a new leaf
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Get an extra boost of nourishment from one of these hard-working products
Paul Scholes column: The more Jose Mourinho attempts to influence match officials, the more they are likely to ignore him

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The more Jose Mourinho attempts to influence match officials, the more they are likely to ignore him
Frank Warren column: No cigar, but pots of money: here come the Cubans

Frank Warren's Ringside

No cigar, but pots of money: here come the Cubans
Isis hostage crisis: Militant group stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

Isis stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

The jihadis are being squeezed militarily and economically, but there is no sign of an implosion, says Patrick Cockburn
Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action

Virtual reality: Seeing is believing

Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action
Homeless Veterans appeal: MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’

Homeless Veterans appeal

MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’ to help
Larry David, Steve Coogan and other comedians share stories of depression in new documentary

Comedians share stories of depression

The director of the new documentary, Kevin Pollak, tells Jessica Barrett how he got them to talk
Has The Archers lost the plot with it's spicy storylines?

Has The Archers lost the plot?

A growing number of listeners are voicing their discontent over the rural soap's spicy storylines; so loudly that even the BBC's director-general seems worried, says Simon Kelner
English Heritage adds 14 post-war office buildings to its protected lists

14 office buildings added to protected lists

Christopher Beanland explores the underrated appeal of these palaces of pen-pushing
Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Scientists unearthed the cranial fragments from Manot Cave in West Galilee