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Agent P

Agent P: WFH

2020-10-14T15:34:00+01:00

Friday 16 October, WFH: Geek Boy was right – these 10-inch ring lights brighten up life on Zoom no end! Plug ‘em into the laptop and bingo! Instead of six faces peering down a drain at dusk, Team P lines up in bright and glorious detail.

Spin class

Spin class: journalists

2020-10-21T14:56:00+01:00

Journalists love Twitter and they love to diss PRs, by tweeting about desperate attempts by a PR to get a story published.

Asda

This week in… 2008

Some of the UK’s biggest companies, including British Airways, Tesco and McDonald’s, called on prime minister Gordon Brown to restore rates relief on empty buildings after the government’s tax change hit the commercial property sector.

One New Change, London

This week in… 2000

Landsec – or Land Securities as it was – was picked by the Bank of England to redevelop the £175m One New Change site in the City, beating off competition from the likes of Hines Europe and Pillar Property.

Goldman Sachs sign

This week in… 2016

Goldman Sachs completed its £350m purchase of the UK element of the Alecta portfolio.

One Blackfriars, OXO Tower, Shard, South Bank Tower and 240 Blackfriars Road

This week in... 2012

Southwark Council gave the green light for Berkeley Group’s One Blackfriars.

Finance shares arrow

This week in… 1999

Property Week reported that “new kid” Unite had seen its shares rise by 5p to 112p after releasing its first set of interim results.

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