It is hoped the 7,400-mile journey will become a cost-efficient and time-saving way of transporting trade between China and the UK.Read the full story ›
Barking will today welcome the first Chinese freight train to the UK.
The train began its twelve-thousand mile journey over two weeks ago.
The new service will be cheaper than transporting goods by air and faster than sea.
The UK House Price Index will be released today.
The figures from the Office of National Statistics are expected to show that house prices across the UK have risen.
Predictions are that the rate of growth in London will be shown to be below the national average.
Almost half of Londoners think proposed changes to tax credits are a bad idea according to a new YouGov poll. Only a third are in favour.Read the full story ›
Londoners enjoy some of the shortest commutes in the country - with the longest commute being less than the UK's average, research shows.Read the full story ›
Retailers on London's West End shopping streets face an 80% surge in business rates bills according to new research. Property specialist Gerald Eve has found shops on Oxford, Regent and Bond Streets will pay a total of £293 million per year as a result of revaluation from today, which will come into effect in April 2017.
London attracts more international retailers than any other European city, according to a report published today.
The 'Destination Europe report, from global real estate adviser, JLL, found that Bond Street is the preferred street when it comes to luxury retailers. Retail space in New Bond Street can command €12,300 per square metre per year, making it the most expensive in Europe.
The capital pipped Paris, Moscow and Milan in the rankings.
House prices in London have risen by more than 17 per cent in the past year according to the latest survey.
Prices increased by at least five per cent in all of the UK's five largest cities for the first time in a decade, with London seeing the biggest rise (17.3 per cent.)
Plans for a multi-million pound redevelopment at New Covent Garden Market have been given the green light.Read the full story ›