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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Ryanair Chief Executive Officer Michael O'Leary

Ryanair to refund children's air tax in time for Easter

Ryanair will pay back close to £2 million six weeks before Chancellor's deadline

Ryanair Chief Executive Officer Michael O'Leary

'Nice' Ryanair raises profit forecast sending shares soaring

Michael O’Leary’s new outlook for Ryanair has led to a stellar year for the budget airline

Autumn Statement 2014: Government to pay back First World War debt

The Treasury is going to refinance the debts with newly-issued bonds to take advantage of the record-low interest rates

George Osborne and Chief Secretary to the Treasury Danny Alexander leave the Treasury to present the Autumn Statement to Parliament in London

Autumn Statement: New £45m boost for small businesses to improve British exports

Chancellor wants SMEs to trade internationally

Ofgem says households will pay £11 less in electricity bills after forcing energy companies to slash prices

The regulator also hit generator giant Drax with the largest fine ever issued

Shock as foreign state rail firms fail to win key London-Scotland route

RMT’s general secretary Mick Cash described the sell-off as ‘pure industrial vandalism’

Virgin Trains and Stagecoach win £3.3bn contract to run the East Coast mainline rail franchise

The RMT union described the deal as “a national disgrace”

Struggling Rolls-Royce secures $5 billion Delta Airline contract

Rolls-Royce has finally delivered some good news for the City as it landed a $5 billion (£3.2 billion) airline contract that will help alleviate the impact of global defence spending cuts.

Ineos announces $1bn investment in UK fracking exploration

Chemical giant wants to become 'UK's biggest shale gas player'

Amazon beating Royal Mail at its own game as profits tumble

The newly privatised postal giant has been badly hit by Amazon’s own delivery service

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Isis hostage crisis: The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power

Isis hostage crisis

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’

Maverick artist Grayson Perry backs our campaign
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
11 best winter skin treats

Give your moisturiser a helping hand: 11 best winter skin treats

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

Paul Scholes column

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