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Liam Griffin interview: Director of taxi firm Addison Lee on the battle against the mobile phone cab apps
03 October 2014 12:00 AM
The apps jostle for space, fighting to be tapped in a global war for fares that is at its fiercest on the streets of London.
30 September 2014 12:00 AM
27 September 2014 12:00 AM
25 September 2014 07:10 PM
Daniel Raven-Ellison: 'We have eight million trees in London; the world’s largest urban forest'
23 September 2014 08:07 PM
An excavation of the New York Times' archive has revealed the existence of a time capsule due to be dug up next year in the presence of Obama. What could be in it, asks Simon Usborne
18 September 2014 09:20 PM
Sir David Spiegelhalter came up with the idea after discovering an uncanny coincidence in a graveyard in Whitby...
17 September 2014 10:00 PM
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15 September 2014 07:36 PM
When Elizabeth Stringer Keefe was given a wedding photo that had been found at Ground Zero in the aftermath of 9/11, it became her mission to try to track down the people in the picture, dead or alive, in the hope of returning the snap to its rightful owner. Thirteen years later, she has finally been able to do just that. Simon Usborne hears her extraordinary story
14 September 2014 12:00 AM
American artist Nathan Sawaya is making art from a million pieces - and he's on his way to Britain
11 September 2014 09:30 PM
Oscars 2015: Birdman beats Boyhood as Eddie Redmayne and Patricia Arquette win big - as it happened
New theory could prove how life began and disprove God
Half of Ukip voters say they are prejudiced against people of other races
'Cash for access' scandal: Sir Malcolm Rifkind says 'unrealistic' for MPs to live on £67,000 salary
Aqsa Mahmood branded a 'disgrace' by her parents after claims she recruited three UK girls flying to Middle East
This is what it's like to be dead, according to a guy who died for a bit
- 1 Isis burns thousands of books and rare manuscripts from Mosul's libraries
- 2 Scarlett Johansson new band 'already hit with legal complaint' from another The Singles
- 3 Husband and wife die holding hands within hours of each other after 67 years of marriage
- 4 The remarkable archaeological underwater discovery that could open up a new chapter in the study of European and British prehistory
- 5 'Jihadi John': CAGE representative storms off Sky News accusing Kay Burley of Islamophobia