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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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.

‘12 Years A Slave’ director Steve McQueen accepts his award for Best Picture at the Oscars. Screenwriter John Ridley can be seen at the very back, behind actor Chiwetel Ejiofor

Cineworld cashes in on Oscar success

Oscars success saw film-lovers flock to Cineworld’s cinemas to see resuscitated screenings of Gravity and 12 Years a Slave.

IAG returns to profitability on Iberia overhaul

Iberia’s move to make 3100 staff redundant and axe 23 aircraft helped it cut its operating loss by €185 million to €166 million

Aggreko chief Rupert Soames to join Serco

One of the FTSE 100’s longest-standing chief executives was today poached by Serco as the scandal-hit outsourcing company attempts to rebuild its shattered reputation.

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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
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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’

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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
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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

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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

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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
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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
English Heritage adds 14 post-war office buildings to its protected lists

14 office buildings added to protected lists

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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