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
If I’m being racially abused I don’t need a stranger with a saviour complex to rescue me
The only black face in the Ukip manifesto is on the page about overseas aid
Ukip is the only main political party to not address LGBT rights in its manifesto
Food banks: One million Britons will soon be using them, according to Trussell Trust
Religion isn't growing, it is becoming vigorous in its demise, says philosopher AC Grayling
BBC election debate: The one photo that summed up the whole 90-minute leaders debate
- 2 Rarest Beanie Baby of them all could be sold for £62,500 on eBay
- 3 Professional big game hunter Ian Gibson crushed to death by elephant during hunt
- 4 Farmer told to tear down mock-Tudor castle after hiding construction behind hay bales