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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Researchers in a GlaxoSmithKline laboratory

GlaxoSmithKline in multi-billion asset swap with Novartis

Drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline is to exchange major assets with Novartis in a multi-billion dollar deals.

Axed Henrique de Castro received $58 million after 15 months at Yahoo

Yahoo’s axed chief operating officer left the internet giant with a pay package worth $58 million (£34 million) — after 15 months in the job.

The Everett factory, where Boeing’s planes are assembled, is so vast that rainclouds have appeared near the ceiling

Dreaming big in Boeing's jumbo factory

The plane maker operates the biggest factory in the world – just don't mention the parking to its 40,000 staff

Researchers in a GlaxoSmithKline laboratory

GlaxoSmithKline hit by bribery allegations in Poland

GlaxoSmithKline is facing fresh allegation of corruption, with claims that staff bribed doctors to prescribe its medicines in Europe.

Centrica hunting for new boss to replace Sam Laidlaw

British Gas-owned Centrica has begun the search for a new chief executive after £2 million-a-year boss Sam Laidlaw indicated that he wants to step down this year.

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.

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How ordinary Britons celebrated VE Day

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'Missing link' between Earth's two life-forms found

New microbial species tells us something about our dark past, say scientists
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Pan Am Experience: A 'flight' back to the 70s

Tim Walker checks in and checks out a four-hour journey with a difference
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Lionel Messi scores twice - but does he score highest in our ratings?
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Explosive batsman who sets the range for Kiwis' big guns

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General Election 2015: Ed Miliband's unlikely journey from hapless geek to heart-throb

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Amr Darrag: Ex-Muslim Brotherhood minister in exile still believes Egypt's military regime can be replaced with 'moderate' Islamic rule

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