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Funds platform AJ Bell plots London float

Funds platform AJ Bell plots London float

Business
One of Britain's biggest online investment platforms is drawing up plans for a London listing that will crystallise a huge fortune for the executive who launched it nearly 25 years ago.Sky News has learnt that AJ Bell, which oversees assets worth nearly £40bn, held a beauty parade of investment bankers in the last few weeks to prepare for an initial public offering (IPO).AJ Bell, which is named after its founder and ‎chief executive, Andy Bell, is unlikely to go public until the final quarter of this year at the earliest, according to insiders.When it does so, it will turn Mr Bell into one of the stockbroking sector's wealthiest ‎entrepreneurs, as well as yielding windfalls for some of the City's leading fund managers.Mr Bell owns 28% of the company, which is expected to be worth several h
Queen makes surprise visit to London Fashion Week

Queen makes surprise visit to London Fashion Week

Entertainment
The Queen is already known for her impeccable style - but now she has attended her first ever London Fashion Week front row.Sitting next to legendary US Vogue editor Anna Wintour, the Monarch made a surprise visit to London Fashion Week where she sat on the front row - FROW as the industry calls it - of British designer Richard Quinn's show.Her attendance was kept under wraps until the very last minute.The 91-year-old presented the first ever Queen Elizabeth II Award for British Design to Mr Quinn, who is an emerging talent celebrated for his screen printing.Image:The Queen appeared surprised at some of the outfits as she sat next to Anna WintourImage:The Queen presented the first Queen Elizabeth II Award for British Design to Richard QuinnStylish as ever, she wore a duck egg blue tweed dr...
'Mo-Joe': Joe Wicks and Sir Mo Farah team up to show how to crack the London Marathon

'Mo-Joe': Joe Wicks and Sir Mo Farah team up to show how to crack the London Marathon

Entertainment
GETTYTOUGH: Mo Farah and Joe Wicks will advice George Lamb who will run his first marathon The Body Coach is using his disastrous attempt at running the London Marathon to teach others how to complete the gruelling 26.2 miles successfully.Joe injured himself at the 2015 event so now he’s teamed up with Sir Mo Farah to launch new series Mo-Joe, which offers weekly expert advice.Joe explains: “It was a pretty rough experience for me so I think it will be useful for listeners.“I did a lot of strength preparation and high-intensity interval training (HIIT) for the marathon, but I didn’t do the endurance stuff. SPLASH NEWSSTRUGGLE: Mo-Joe will help novices and experts alike training for the marathon“So I turned up on the day and ran the first half in 1 hour and 45 minutes – I was going pre
Facebook creates 800 jobs as it opens new London office

Facebook creates 800 jobs as it opens new London office

Business
Facebook is opening a new London office that will allow it to create 800 new UK jobs in 2018.By the end of next year about 2,300 people will work for the social media company in the UK.The office will be Facebook's biggest engineering hub outside the US, and opens during its tenth year in the UK.Nicola Mendelsohn, Facebook's Europe, Middle East and Asia vice-president, said the company was "more committed than ever to the UK".She said Britain's "entrepreneurial ecosystem and engineering excellence" made it an ideal location for technology firms.The seven-floor building at Rathbone Place, near Oxford Circus in central London, was designed by Frank Gehry, the architect best known for the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao.It will accommodate engineers and developers as well as marketing and sales t...
Mariah Carey eats Chinese takeaway off floor in London flat

Mariah Carey eats Chinese takeaway off floor in London flat

Entertainment
However, Westlife's Mark Feehily disagrees – and he's got the story to prove it.The Irish singer is making a comeback after asking to be Mimi's Special Guest on her epic Christmas tour in December.Now, the 37-year-old has given an insight into what being pals with the superstar is really like.Despite advice being never meet your idols, Mark insists that being friends with Mariah isn't a disappointment.INSTAGRAMMIMI: Mariah is known for being a diva - which Mark disagrees withMariah Carey in pictures Superstar Mariah Carey in her most stunning images ever. Film Magic Mariah Carey teases major flesh in risqué naked illusion PVC dress YOUTUBEAGAINST ALL ODDS: The pair met back in 1999He revealed that the last time he saw the blonde was at her gig in Wembley, an