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City in uproar at plan for bonus 'supertax'

Treasury dismisses claims that new levy on payouts will drive bankers abroad

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The president of the Royal British Legion on the biggest week of his year – and a demand for poppies that saw some areas run out

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Six hurt as Tower Bridge lift drops

London's Tower Bridge was closed to traffic today after six people were injured in a lift in the Victorian structure's north tower.

Demonstrations turn violent

An angry mob stormed a bank today as the G20 protests turned violent.

City slackers: How the Square Mile is reaching out to dropouts

Youngsters who've dropped out of school and training are being invited to visit the Square Mile as part of a scheme to get them back on track.

I Want Your Job: Art gallery curator

'You have to bring the art to life'

City big guns to launch assault on non-dom tax

Influential figures in banking and the arts make eleventh-hour attempt to delay introduction of 'damaging and ludicrous' changes

Mary Dejevsky: Why I support the churches on gay adoption

In this clash of rights, it is the churches that occupy the moral, and judicial, high ground

Starting a small business? Get all the help you can

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Lib Dem Conference: Michael Brown's notebook - Last stand for the old regime

IT WAS Paddy Ashdown's day at Harrogate yesterday as the Liberal Democrat faithful heard him bid an emotional farewell during a speech that ended without a dry eye in the house. Delegates eschewed their normal reserve, even giving him an unheard-of standing ovation at the beginning.

`Stay silent' threat to pro-euro City leaders

PRO-EUROPEAN figures claimed yesterday that Eurosceptic businessmen had threatened to "run them out of town" in an attempt to stop them speaking out in favour of the single currency.

City 'will add another 100,000 jobs by 2015'

THE CITY of London will continue to grow by as much as 7 per cent a year over the next 25 years, creating an additional 100,000 jobs by 2015, according to a report out today.

A fatal lack of judgement: John Redwood joins the tribe of pygmy Tories

What's wrong with John Redwood? He fulfils, after all, many of the requirements of a big politician. He has real courage, exhibited by his decision to resign and stand against John Major in 1995. He is seriously clever, or he wouldn't have successfully run Margaret Thatcher's Policy Unit in the 1980s. He is articulate, as he proved in an interview with Sir David Frost only last weekend. And he has energy, which drove his tireless campaign against Lord Simon's famous BP shares. So what's missing?
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