Profits up 11 per cent but British Gas plans another price increase… as bosses line up a 10million windfall Company profits for 2012 soared to 606million But price rises for 12million customers could come as early as next winter have soared by 11 per cent on the previous year to 606million.
Shops open all night to ease Christmas chaos on Sunday (the busiest day of the year) | UPDATED: 01:26 GMT, 21 December 2012 Supermarkets are trading around the clock in a bid to avoid a chaotic crush on Sunday – December 23, the day before Christmas Eve. The date is normally the busiest day of the year as families stock up for the holiday, but Sunday trading laws will restrict large outlets to just six hours opening.
Now you can get all the way round London on the overground as 76m final piece of track completes circleThe 76m line – running 16 trains an hour – will reduce journey timesAround 12.3m passengers a year are expected to use the new linkFrom Clapham Junction, it will now take 28 minutes to Canada Water and 35 minutes to ShoreditchBut a trip on the orbital section cannot be taken uninterrupted | UPDATED: 20:09 GMT, 10 December 2012 A 76million 'missing link' stretch of railway – dubbed the M25 on rails – was officially opened to rush hour passengers today. The new 1,422 yards of track south west of Surrey Quays station links the east London section of London Overground with existing track to the north of Queen’s Road Peckham in south east London.
Outrage at Hallmark birthday card for 13-year-old girls which says they'd get a boyfriend if they had 'bigger boobies' | UPDATED: 19:37 GMT, 8 December 2012 Card company Hallmark UK apologised yesterday after an author posted a picture on Twitter of a risqu card for teen girls that said they'd get a boyfriend if they had 'bigger boobies'. The card, printed by Hallmark acquisition Creative Publishing, reads in full: 'You're 13 today! If you had a rich boyfriend he'd give you diamonds and rubies.