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HSBC to decide on HQ move 'by the end of the year'

HSBC will decide on whether to move its headquarters from London by the end of the year.

Any move that goes ahead will take two years to execute, ITV News Business Editor Joel Hills reported.

The bank, which today announced it is axing between 7,000 and 8,000 roles from its 48,000-strong UK workforce as part of a cost-cutting strategy, said it is "too soon" to say whether it will keep its UK head office.


GLA proposes Albert Island redevelopment

Albert Island is part of London's Royal Docks Credit: Greater London Authority

From today, the Greater London Authority is asking developers for their ideas on how to redevelop Albert Island - an area owned by the GLA in London's Royal Docks.

The authority said there is the potential to create hundreds of jobs. It believes any successful development would improve transport links to the Gallions Reach and King George V DLR stations, provide better cycling and walking routes, and make improvements to the river frontage.

Rat droppings in fake beauty goods

Police are warning people about using counterfeit beauty products after substances such as rat droppings, human urine and arsenic were found in seized goods.

Make-up, perfume and sun cream are among the phony items being highlighted by the City of London Police.

If you have been affected by the sale of fake cosmetics please get in touch using the email address

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