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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Another blow for Toyota as it recalls six million cars

Toyota, the world's biggest car maker, has launched its second-biggest recall on record, admitting that 6.4 million of its vehicles need to be returned to garages and throwing doubt over its ability to restore its smashed reputation for reliability.

Toyota Yaris

Toyota recalls 6.4 million vehicles over faults

Glitches found in seats, airbags, steering wheels and engine starter

Airports Commission spends £2.1m on South-East airport expansion study

The Airports Commission has splashed more than £2.1 million in the two years it has spent considering airport expansion in the South-East.

GlaxoSmithKline investigating bribery allegations in Iraq

GlaxoSmithKline is facing fresh bribery allegations as it continues to battle a multi-million-pound corruption probe in China.

Just Eat soars on London Stock Exchange debut

The City took a bite of Just Eat, sending shares of the takeaway website up 5 per cent on its debut day of trading on the London Stock Exchange, which valued the company at more than £1.5 billion.

Blythe Masters resigns from JPMorgan

Blythe Masters has resigned after JPMorgan’s giant commodities division for almost three decades

A third runway at the UK's biggest airport - Heathrow - is one of the expansion options put forward in a first report published today by the Airports Commission

Delta boss calls for Heathrow airport expansion

The European boss of US-based Delta Air Lines has called for the expansion of Heathrow over Gatwick airport, saying: “business travellers prefer it.”

Threat of strike over jobs hits Royal Mail shares

Shares in Royal Mail plunged more than 3 per cent last night as investors reacted to the threat of strike action over a major round of job losses.

Budget 2014: High street given £750m injection through rate relief

Retailers were among those that welcomed a slew of measures aimed at helping small businesses.

All long-haul flights will now carry the same Air Passenger Duty as a flight to US

Budget 2014: Air Passenger Duty reforms welcomed by airlines

Airlines welcomed reforms to the Air Passenger Duty on UK flights announced by the Chancellor in the Budget today.

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His Save Ulster from Sodomy campaign would surely have been supported by many a Sunni imam