Our top London business news today:
- Foxtons valued at £649m in stock market debut
- Average London rents hit £1,100
- John Lewis, House of Fraser and Debenhams under fire over fixing sports bra prices
- Banks to block payments to websites that allow children to view porn
- Victoria Line drivers to strike on September 24 over
- Sir Richard Branson forced to turn down music at Virgin bash after noise abatement notice
News from elsewhere on the web:
Gordon Brown’s aide admits destroying careers of Blair’s ministers in leaked emails
A former spin doctor to Gordon Brown has revealed how he launched smear campaigns against cabinet ministers to ensure his boss succeeded Tony Blair as Prime Minister.
In an autobiography, Damian McBride admits attempting to ruin the careers of the former home secretaries Charles Clarke and John Reid.
London City Airport unveils £200m expansion plan
London City Airport’s £200m expansion plan will allow it to double the number of passengers over the next decade. The airport’s plans include an extended terminal, a new taxi-way and additional parking stands for larger aircrafts.
Gang of hackers stole £1.3m from Barclays
Eight men have been arrested in an investigation into a bank robbery from a Barclays branch in Swiss Cottage earlier this year.
The men are known have gained access to the bank’s system by posing as an IT engineer and installing a “keyboard, video and mouse” (KVM) switch. Through the switch, the gang transmitted contents of the desktop and controlled it remotely.
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