London First is a body set up about 20 years ago by the London business community to promote the city as a place to do business and to lobby for the improvements – particularly to infrastructure – which everyone knows we urgently need but which government seems incapable of planning for.
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Saturday 21 December 2013
Thames drops bid to raise water bills
Saturday 30 November 2013
Pearson to sell Mergermarket
Friday 29 November 2013
Thames Water has announced a 19 per cent increase in pre-tax profit to £132.4 million for the first half-year.
Thursday 28 November 2013
South West Water has vowed to freeze prices for the next to two years.
Tuesday 26 November 2013
Severn Trent saw underlying pre-tax profits drop 5.8 per cent to £141.3 million for the six months to October
Come, friendly bombs, don’t fall on Slough. It’s doing good for humans now: Berkshire town to launch £2m nutrient-recovery reactor
Wednesday 06 November 2013
Once mocked by Sir John Betjeman and Ricky Gervais, the town is now home to a unique machine that is turning sewage into high-grade phosphorous fertiliser - and could hold the key to securing future global food supplies
Monday 14 October 2013
The Independent on Sunday: Holiday money firm Travelex set for £1bn flotation
Travelex, the world’s largest foreign-exchange specialist, is eyeing a float that would see it valued at more than £1bn. The company, owned by private equity firm Apax, is looking to join a number of major names planning to float on the London Stock Exchange, such as Merlin, the owner of the London Eye. It comes a number of months after a potential buyer for Travelex, believed to be from Asia, approached Apax.
Friday 04 October 2013
'I have to call Thames Water at least three or four times a year. The smell catches my throat'
Friday 13 September 2013
The water regulator Ofwat today criticised Thames Water’s unprecedented demand to hike Londoners’ bills by almost £30 next year.
Friday 23 August 2013
SABMiller pulls out stops in Africa
Monday 19 August 2013
Paralympics ‘created legacy’
Monday 19 August 2013
Tuesday 13 August 2013
Hospital released murderer on leave
Monday 12 August 2013
Thames Water, Britain's biggest water company, has asked Ofwat for permission to increase bills by £29 before inflation as an exceptional "one-off"
Wednesday 07 August 2013
Massive clean-up under way after major junction was flooded to 1.5 metres
Rochester by-election: Ukip gains second MP as Tory defector Mark Reckless holds seat
'Beast of Bolsover' Dennis Skinner takes Ukip MP Mark Reckless to task moments after he is sworn in
Rochester by-election: Labour MP Emily Thornberry resigns after posting white van and England flags tweet
The young are the new poor: Sharp increase in number of under-25s living in poverty, while over-65s are better off than ever
Revealed: How the world gets rich – from privatising British public services
Exclusive: UK approved £7m Israeli arms sales in six months before Gaza conflict
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