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These are the 15 most-wanted singles in the UK, according to dating app Happn

“Dating app Happn, which launched in the UK in May 2014, allows people to see who they have crossed paths with in real life” writes Alison Millington for businessinsider.com. Back in April, Business Insider teamed up with Happn to find out who the most “liked” users in the London were at the time — and to ask them what they owe their dating success to. Source: businessinsider.com Share This:

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London now more dangerous than New York City, crime stats suggest

“But in the mid-1990s spiralling crime rates in New York – sparked by the crack cocaine epidemic – resulted in radical a new approach being adopted by the city’s police department” writes Charles Moore for telegraph.co.uk. Under the leadership of Mayor Rudy Giuliani, and police commissioner, Bill Bratton, the NYPD introduced a zero tolerance approach to low level crime and flooded problem areas with patrols. Source: telegraph.co.uk Share This:

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David Blaine accused of raping British model Natasha Prince in London

“Natasha Prince claimed the magician attacked her just months after her 21st birthday at a house in Chelsea in the summer of 2004” writes Liam Halligan for telegraph.co.uk. Prince, who is originally from England and now works as an art dealer in New York, said Blaine had invited her over to a friend’s house where the attack took place. “The next thing I remember, I was sitting in the makeup chair getting my makeup done, and thinking, ‘What did I do last night?.  Source: telegraph.co.uk Share This:

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BHP Billiton’s new chair swings to defence of CEO with a swipe at Elliott

“Ken MacKenzie, the new chairman of mining behemoth BHP Billiton, took the opportunity of his first AGM in post to defend his chief executive and deliver a swipe at activist investor Elliott Advisors” writes Jon Yeomans for telegraph.co.uk. The world’s biggest mining company has faced repeated calls by Elliott to shake up its strategy and improve returns to shareholders.But Mr MacKenzie threw his weight behind chief executive Andrew Mackenzie, who has been in charge since 2013, saying: “Any suggestion that there is a set timeframe around Andrew’s tenure is simply…

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Office firm IWG warns on profits as slower London market and natural disasters hit trading

“A weaker London market and disruption as a result of natural disasters has hit serviced office provider IWG, sending its shares down as much as 36pc as it warned on profits” writes Rhiannon Bury for telegraph.co.uk. While the company said that it would continue to invest in opening new offices around the world, it acknowledged that in the short term this means its overheads will rise and its new centres will make a loss when they open. “Group operating profit for 2017 is now expected to be materially below market expectations…

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London is the European hotspot for venture capitalists when it comes to fintech

“London remains the top European city for venture capital investment in financial technology firms, according to data released by Mayor Sadiq Khan’s promotional agency” writes Ryan Browne for cnbc.com. Investors have poured more than $1 billion into fintech companies across the U.K., including those in London, since the beginning of the year, London & Partners said Thursday.London & Partners said that 2017 was likely to be a record year for investment in the capital’s fintech sector.Fintech firms in the capital raised the overwhelming majority of cash — more than $980…

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Xavier Rolet to step down as boss of London Stock Exchange next year

“Xavier Rolet, the chief executive of the London Stock Exchange Group, is to step down in December 2018, the company said this morning” writes Jon Yeomans for telegraph.co.uk. Mr Rolet said: “I am extremely proud of all we have done together in just under a decade to turn LSEG into a truly global financial market infrastructure group.”. LSEG remains well positioned for the opportunities ahead and remains confident of delivering further success and value for shareholders.”. The company hailed his “extraordinary success” as leader, pointing out LSEG’s market capitalisation had…

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Terrorist groups planning another 9/11-style attack, top US official warns

“Islamic State and other terrorist groups are planning to target aircraft as they aim to carry out another major attack on the scale of 9/11, a top US security official said” writes Our Foreign Staff for telegraph.co.uk. Elaine Duke, acting US Homeland Security Secretary, said the groups were using smaller attacks to raise money and “keep their members engaged”. “The threat is still severe,” she said in London after meeting Home Secretary Amber Rudd. “The terrorist organisations, be it Isis or al-Qaeda or others, want to have the big explosion…

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