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Burgess founded Education Apps while he was a student at a prestigious London school aged 17

Taxman turns his sights to online auction sites

First it was plumbers, doctors and restaurateurs, now it's eBay traders.

God Collar, By Marcus Brigstocke

Come wander around a god-shaped hole

Consumer rights: 'The bicycle part I bought online has not arrived. What should I do?'

How to make a claim if an eBay purchase goes sour ... And what happens when someone dies intestate?

Buffett lunch a snip at £1.4m

An anonymous bidder has won a private lunch with billionaire investor Warren Buffett in an ebay auction - to the tune of $2.3m (£1.4m).

Gecko shock for Ebay belt shopper

A gallivanting gecko has turned up safe and well after hitching a 100-mile ride inside an envelope following an internet shopping mix-up.

The 10 best smart TVs

We’ve come a long way from remotes attached to your telly by a cord. These next-generation screens have everything from wi-fi to built-in Skype.

Microsoft confirms £5bn Skype deal

Microsoft today confirmed it will buy internet phone service Skype for 8.5 billion US dollars (£5 billion) in the software giant's biggest ever takeover deal.

BMW logs on to eBay UK to accelerate sales of car parts

BMW has launched an internet shop on eBay UK which is selling parts and accessories direct to consumers for the first time. The German carmaker hopes it can accelerate sales.

Facebook and Google weigh up Skype offers

The internet giants Google and Facebook have held talks about possible tie-ups with Skype, it emerged yesterday, and analysts believe either move would make sense.

Gun police suspended over photograph

Eight members of a police force's elite gun crime unit have been suspended for "inappropriate behaviour".

Harriet Walker: Once we used to donate stuff. Now we just want to flog it

You can tell when people start spring cleaning in my neck of the woods, because every Monday morning there are black binbags sitting outside Age Concern, ripped open as if by a pack of velociraptors, their contents thoroughly rummaged through and scattered to the winds.

DIY for dummies

New classes for the DIY illiterate are bringing back those long forgotten skills, says Annie Deakin

Ocado picks up director on eBay

An eBay executive is joining Ocado as a non-executive director as the online grocer moves towards boosting the number of independent non-executives on its board towards 50 per cent, in line with the UK Corporate Governance Code.

eBay pays £1.2bn for GSI Commerce

The auction website eBay is to buy the e-commerce company GSI Commerce for $1.96bn (£1.22bn) in cash in an attempt to win more business from large store chains.

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The shadow business secretary on the benefits of immigration, humility – and his leader Ed Miliband
Yemen crisis: This exotic war will soon become Europe's problem

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Marginal Streets project documents voters

Independent photographers Joseph Fox and Orlando Gili are uploading two portraits of constituents to their website for each day of the campaign
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How to survive a Twitter mauling

Mary Beard, Caroline Criado-Perez, Louise Mensch, Bunny La Roche and Courtney Barrasford reveal how to trounce the trolls
Gallipoli centenary: At dawn, the young remember the young who perished in one of the First World War's bloodiest battles

At dawn, the young remember the young

A century ago, soldiers of the Empire – many no more than boys – spilt on to Gallipoli’s beaches. On this 100th Anzac Day, there are personal, poetic tributes to their sacrifice
Dissent is slowly building against the billions spent on presidential campaigns – even among politicians themselves

Follow the money as never before

Dissent is slowly building against the billions spent on presidential campaigns – even among politicians themselves, reports Rupert Cornwell
Samuel West interview: The actor and director on austerity, unionisation, and not mentioning his famous parents

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The actor and director on austerity, unionisation, and not mentioning his famous parents
General Election 2015: Imagine if the leading political parties were fashion labels

Imagine if the leading political parties were fashion labels

Fashion editor, Alexander Fury, on what the leaders' appearances tell us about them
Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka: Home can be the unsafest place for women

Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka: Home can be the unsafest place for women

The architect of the HeForShe movement and head of UN Women on the world's failure to combat domestic violence
Public relations as 'art'? Surely not

Confessions of a former PR man

The 'art' of public relations is being celebrated by the V&A museum, triggering some happy memories for DJ Taylor
Bill Granger recipes: Our chef succumbs to his sugar cravings with super-luxurious sweet treats

Bill Granger's luxurious sweet treats

Our chef loves to stop for 30 minutes to catch up on the day's gossip, while nibbling on something sweet
London Marathon 2015: Paula Radcliffe and the mother of all goodbyes

The mother of all goodbyes

Paula Radcliffe's farewell to the London Marathon will be a family affair
Everton vs Manchester United: Steven Naismith demands 'better' if Toffees are to upset the odds against United

Steven Naismith: 'We know we must do better'

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