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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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.

Eurotunnel hails record revenues after topping €1bn mark

Eurotunnel reported record revenues of €1.1 billion with 10 million passengers using the undersea tunnel between France and England

Circassia raises £200m in landmark biotech IPO

Allergy treatment-maker Circassia has raised £200 million, listing at the top of its range at 310p per share and valuing the business at £581 million, in the UK’s largest biotech stock market listing in more than a decade.

Peter Rees takes up a professorship at University College London

Peter Rees, the man who helped create the capital’s skyline, is to take up a professorship at University College London after nearly three decades as the City of London’s chief planner.

Aggreko shares soar as it returns £200m to shareholders

Shares in generators giant Aggreko climbed almost 10 per cent in early London trading today after it set out plans to return £200 million of cash to shareholders.

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The drugs revolution starts now as MPs agree its high time for change

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Gotcha! The camera is turned on tabloid editors

Hugh Grant says Richard Peppiatt's 'One Rogue Reporter' documentary will highlight issues raised by Leveson
Fall of the Berlin Wall: It was thanks to Mikhail Gorbachev that this symbol of division fell

Fall of the Berlin Wall

It was thanks to Gorbachev that this symbol of division fell
Halloween 2014: What makes Ouija boards, demon dolls, and evil clowns so frightening?

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Ouija boards, demon dolls, evil children and clowns are all classic tropes of horror, and this year’s Halloween releases feature them all. What makes them so frightening, decade after decade?
A safari in modern Britain: Rose Rouse reveals how her four-year tour of Harlesden taught her as much about the UK as it did about NW10

Rose Rouse's safari in modern Britain

Rouse decided to walk and talk with as many different people as possible in her neighbourhood of Harlesden and her experiences have been published in a new book
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'My world of no smell and odd tastes'

A head injury from a bicycle accident had the surprising effect of robbing Nell Frizzell of two of her senses

Matt Parker is proud of his square roots

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Paul Scholes column: Beating Manchester City is vital part of life at Manchester United. This is first major test for Luke Shaw, Angel Di Maria and Radamel Falcao – it’s not a game to lose

Paul Scholes column

Beating City is vital part of life at United. This is first major test for Shaw, Di Maria and Falcao – it’s not a game to lose
Frank Warren: Call me an old git, but I just can't see that there's a place for women’s boxing

Frank Warren column

Call me an old git, but I just can't see that there's a place for women’s boxing
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Former Everton striker prepares his Orlando City side for the MLS - and having Kaka in the dressing room
Simon Hart: Manchester City will rise again but they need to change their attitude

Manchester City will rise again but they need to change their attitude

Manuel Pellegrini’s side are too good to fail and derby allows them to start again, says Simon Hart
Isis in Syria: A general reveals the lack of communication with the US - and his country's awkward relationship with their allies-by-default

A Syrian general speaks

A senior officer of Bashar al-Assad’s regime talks to Robert Fisk about his army’s brutal struggle with Isis, in a dirty war whose challenges include widespread atrocities
‘A bit of a shock...’ Cambridge economist with Glasgow roots becomes Zambia’s acting President

‘A bit of a shock...’ Economist with Glasgow roots becomes Zambia’s acting President

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Fall of the Berlin Wall: History catches up with Erich Honecker - the East German leader who praised the Iron Curtain and claimed it prevented a Third World War

Fall of the Berlin Wall

History catches up with Erich Honecker - the East German leader who praised the Iron Curtain and claimed it prevented a Third World War
How to turn your mobile phone into easy money

Turn your mobile phone into easy money

There are 90 million unused mobiles in the UK, which would be worth £7bn if we cashed them in, says David Crookes