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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A total of 19.9 million passenger journeys were made with East Coast during the year – an increase of 4.5 per cent on the previous 12 months

East Coast rail line returns more profits to taxpayers

Turnover on the route from London to Scotland for the year to April hit £720m

Small Talk: Take that leap, says the India-born Cobra entrepreneur and critic of the Coalition’s immigration policy Lord Bilimoria

When I came to England from India as a student three decades ago, being an entrepreneur was frowned upon – it meant being a bellboy or carpet salesman,” says Lord Bilimoria, the man behind Cobra beer.

Malaysian youth gathers during a candlelight vigil for passengers and crew of the Malaysian Airline crash flight MH17 in Petaling Jaya, Malaysia

Malaysia Airlines to sack a quarter of staff and undergo biggest restructuring in its history after plane tragedies

Quarter of staff and routes to Europe and China set to be slashed after four disastrous months marked by tragedy

G4S back into the black but 'more to be done' in business overhaul

Cost of Olympic security failures and work to reform the business have weighed on G4S

GlaxoSmithKline faces fresh bribery allegations in Syria

Anonymous source claims Syrian staff paid medical officials to use GSK medicines

Serco says Government 'keen' to put tagging scandal to rest

The scandal-struck firm sunk to a  £7.3 million pre-tax loss for the first half of the year

Willie Walsh, BA's former chief executive agreed an offer on restoring staff travel and disciplinaries to a vote, but it was scuppered by union officials

British Airways boss Willie Walsh hails return of aviation industry as profits jump

IAG chief celebrated return to figures seen before the Lehman collapse

Eco City blames Uber for collapse in cab sales

Eco’s share of the new London licensed taxis market has slumped to 24% from 44% a year ago

EasyJet shares plunge on disappointing profit guidance

Shares fell 8% after it warned higher airport charges and cheaper tickets from rivals will see profits come in below analysts' expectations

Amazon blow hits Royal Mail parcels business

Shares in Royal Mail fell to their lowest level since October’s privatisation yesterday as the postal giant delivered the gloomy news that revenues at its crucial parcel division are being stymied by strong competition from Amazon.

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