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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Fresh blow for G4S as riot in Australian asylum-seeker detention kills one, leaves 77 injured

British security behemoth G4S’s reputation faced another battering today when a riot broke out in the Australian asylum-seeker detention centre it runs, leaving one man dead and 77 others injured.

‘No flood damage’ for utilities duo Pennon and Severn Trent

Two of Britain’s biggest water companies shrugged off the catastrophic flooding yesterday, saying the country’s 6,000 flooded homes and businesses would have no impact on their bottom line.

Tate & Lyle profit warning prompts Chinese takeover speculation

The company has seen prices for its Splenda sugar substitute fall by 15%

Thomas Cook confident on turnaround strategy

Egyptian unrest sent Thomas Cook’s revenues sliding at the end of 2013, but chief executive Harriet Green has promised a bright summer as she continues to pilot the holiday group’s turnaround.

New Look targets men after reporting strong numbers in fourth quarter

Danish chief executive Anders Kristiansen ruled the idea of opening stores only selling men’s clothes

Rainsoaked Brits head for sun, boosting travel profits

January's miserable weather saw Britons flee abroad as well as booking sunny summer getaways, the holidays group Tui Travel and airlines Ryanair and easyJet said yesterday.

The Chief Executive Officer of AstraZeneca, Pascal Soriot

AstraZeneca hit by patent expiries as sales slump

Drugmaker AstraZeneca has showed it is still languishing in intensive care after patent expiries triggered an 8 per per cent fall in sales to $25.7

Ryanair Chief Executive Officer Michael O'Leary

Ryanair boss Micheal O'Leary: 'UK airports need more runways'

Ryanair supremo says politicians can continue to 'f**k' around for another 10 years but expansion is 'inevitable'

France's Keolis-Eurostar bidding for stake in Britain's railway

The French could be running more of Britain’s transport network after state transport group Keolis/Eurostar was named one of three shortlisted bidders for the reprivatisation of the East Coast franchise.

Capita wins congestion deal

Capita has won a five-year, £145 million deal to run the congestion charge, which it helped set up in London 11 years ago.

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

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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
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
World War Z author Max Brooks honours WW1's Harlem Hellfighters in new graphic novel

Max Brooks honours Harlem Hellfighters

The author talks about race, legacy and his Will Smith film option to Tim Walker
Why the league system no longer measures up

League system no longer measures up

Jon Coles, former head of standards at the Department of Education, used to be in charge of school performance rankings. He explains how he would reform the system
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Don't leave it to the petrol station: The best online card shops for Valentine's Day

Can't find a card you like on the high street? Try one of these sites for individual, personalised options, whatever your taste
Diego Costa: Devil in blue who upsets defences is a reminder of what Liverpool have lost

Devil in blue Costa is a reminder of what Liverpool have lost

The Reds are desperately missing Luis Suarez, says Ian Herbert
Ashley Giles: 'I'll watch England – but not as a fan'

Ashley Giles: 'I'll watch England – but not as a fan'

Former one-day coach says he will ‘observe’ their World Cup games – but ‘won’t be jumping up and down’
Greece elections: In times like these, the EU has far more dangerous adversaries than Syriza

Greece elections

In times like these, the EU has far more dangerous adversaries than Syriza, says Patrick Cockburn
Holocaust Memorial Day: Nazi victims remembered as spectre of prejudice reappears

Holocaust Memorial Day

Nazi victims remembered as spectre of prejudice reappears over Europe
Fortitude and the Arctic attraction: Our fascination with the last great wilderness

Magnetic north

The Arctic has always exerted a pull, from Greek myth to new thriller Fortitude. Gerard Gilbert considers what's behind our fascination with the last great wilderness
Homeless Veterans appeal: Homeless in Wales can find inspiration from Daniel’s story

Homeless Veterans appeal

Homeless in Wales can find inspiration from Daniel’s story