Jack Peat

Jack Peat

Jack is a business and economics journalist and the founder of The London Economic (TLE).

He has contributed articles to The Sunday Telegraph, BBC News and writes for The Big Issue on a weekly basis.

Jack read History at the University of Wales, Bangor and has a Masters in Journalism from the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne.

Team GB Unveil Rio 2016 Formal Wear

Team GB have unveiled the formal wear for the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. The suits are modelled by super heavyweight boxer Joe Joyce and gymnast Nile Wilson to highlight the diversity of sizes, with 30-year-old Joe weighing in at 17 stone and a huge 6ft 5ins tall compared to 20-year-old...

Watch: The World’s Largest Plane Land in Perth

Thousands of people turned out to watch the Antonov An-225 Mriya, the World's largest plane, land in Perth this weekend. The 84 metre-long plane was transporting a 117-tonne generator from Prague to the Western coast of Australia with stops in the Middle East and Asia on the way. Plane enthusiasts turned out...

This is the Company That Caused the Old Trafford Evacuation

The company whose blunder caused an evacuation of Old Trafford and postponement of the final game of the season has been named as Security Search Management & Solutions Ltd. Manchester United were forced to evacuate Old Trafford on Sunday in their final home game against Bournemouth after the private security firm forgot...

Ryanair Staff Told To Cancel Time Off To Campaign For Remain-in-EU Event

Ryanair staff have been told to cancel time off, put on uniforms and be present for today's Remain-in-EU even at Stansted Airport, according to Robert Peston. Political journalists have been summoned to the airport by vocal pro-Europe campaigner Michael O'Leary, who is expected to deliver more scaremongering tactics to keep Britain...

In Full: Ukraine’s Eurovision Attack On Russia

Ukraine's politically-motivated entry 1944 won the 2016 Eurovision contest last night in a blatant attack on Russia's treatment of Crimea. The song, by Jamala, made references to "strangers" coming "into your house" and killing you. It continues, "you think you are gods, but every one dies". The 2016 contest was...

Londoners Invited to Take Part In First Public Driverless Vehicle Trials

Londoners have been invited to take part in the first public driverless vehicle trials. The Royal Borough of Greenwich is opening the scheme to applicants as part of the GATEway (Greenwich Automated Transport Environment) project - an £8 million research project to investigate the use, perception and acceptance of autonomous vehicles...

Inventions And Innovations Making Their Debut At Spin London

Next weekend The Old Truman Brewery in East London plays host to the Spin festival of cycling culture. With cycling participation numbers rocketing there is expected to be a huge turnout to the event which will feature some of the world’s best British and international bike brands, as well as new and...

Are We Being Priced Out Of Sport?

When BT Sport signed a €1 billion TV rights deal for Uefa Champions League it was immediately clear who would be in line to cash in, and it wasn't the consumer. Broadcasting contracts for 2016 to 2019 will net Premier League clubs £8.3 billion combined, with Crystal Palace chairman Steve Parish suggesting...

Budget Train Service to Launch Between London and Edinburgh

A budget train service is set to launch between London and Edinburgh with stops at Stevenage, Newcastle and Morpeth. First Group, which also operates Great Western Railway (GWR) and TransPennine Express, has won approval from the UK rail regulator to run the service with an average fare of £25 or less....

Where’s Rooney Puzzle Goes Viral

A Where's Rooney puzzle has gone viral as speculation over his future hits fever pitch. Ladbrokes dreamt up a fun puzzle days before Roy Hodgson is due to name the squad travelling to Euro 2016 in France. The bookies expect the tournament to break Euro betting records with over £500 million wagered...

London Home to 4,400 “Super Rich” People

London is home to a whopping 4,400 super rich people, more than any other city in the world. Data from the Wealth Insight report revealed the number of super rich people (net assets worth $30m or more, excluding the value of their main house) is up by 0.8 per cent over...

In Pictures: Bernie Sanders Packs California Stadium Beyond Capacity

An unprecedented number of people flocked to a Bernie Sanders rally in Sacramento on Monday night, packing a stadium beyond capacity. Despite the race to become the Democrat candidate for presidency looking pretty much wrapped up, Sanders attracted some 15,000 to 20,000 people, with more than 10,000 more continuing to wait outside....

Busted Are Back: Here’s What To Expect

When Busted split up in 2005 they split up for good. Charlie Simpson, increasingly absent in mind and body, had grown tired of playing the pop idol in rebellious sixth-form attire, strumming along to simple chord progressions and wailing about adolescent strife. Shagging school teachers had lost its appeal, time...

Global Warming is Spiralling Out Of Control

An animated graphic has been released highlighting the extent to which global warming is spiralling out of control. Ed Hawkins, a climate scientist in the National Centre for Atmospheric Science at the University of Reading, used data from the Met Office Hadley Centre to show how rapidly the global temperature has risen...

Study Shows Brand Loyalty Is At An All-Time High

Brand loyalty is at an all-time high, according to a new study. Some 70 per cent of Brits rarely deviate from their favourite brands of food and drink, and folk tend to stick to the same type of tea or coffee, watch the same TV programmes and eat from the same takeaway...

Computer To Pick ODI Teams In New North vs South Series

Cricket is set to have a Moneyball-esque ODI series next year with a computer picking teams for a North vs South of England tournament in Abu Dhabi. Two teams will be picked using the Professional Cricketers' Association's Most Valued Player ratings formula, which is akin to the sophisticated sabermetric approach postulated by Michael Lewis...

Gastronomy in Gaziantep

"I have travelled the World extensively and have yet to find a country with cuisine as extensive and diverse as it is in the city of Gaziantep," culinary expert Ragip Güzelbey told us following a typically gluttonous feast at the state-of-the-art Musem. Our first taste of the local cuisine had...

Officers Attacked At Wormwood Scrubs Just Days After Walkout

Two prison officers at Wormwood Scrubs were attacked whilst on duty this morning. The assault follows a walk-out by 50 members of staff on Friday over health and safety concerns. Further walkouts have been discussed by the union, and new industrial action can be expected after today's news. Previously, the...

Is Katie Hopkins A Women Of Her Word?

With sizzling hot weather forecast in London this weekend there's likely to be a sausage shortage across London as the BBQs are dusted off ready for the summer. But one woman may be heading down to the butchers for an entirely different reason. If Labour candidate Sadiq Khan wins the...

Trump Backs Brexit

Donald Trump has said the UK would be "better off without" the European Union in a typically candid interview with Fox News. He said it is his "feeling" that the UK should vote to sever ties with the EU in its 23 June referendum because the union has failed to handle...

The Most Dangerous Place To Get A Takeaway In Britain

Glasgow's Paisley Road could be the the most dangerous place in Britain to get a takeaway after 17 fast food joints were hit with food hygiene warnings. Environmental health chiefs have swooped on a series of Indian, Italian, Chinese and Turkish takeaways on the three- and-a-half mile stretch of road, which is...

Lowest Voter Turn Out Since 2000 Predicted For London Mayoral Contest

As little as 35 per cent of eligible voters could cast their ballet in today's London Mayoral election. According to figures from Sporting Index it could be the lowest voter turnout for a London Mayoral contest since 2000. The company expects Labour’s candidate, Tooting MP Sadiq Khan, to receive 46.5 per...

Watch: Politicians Throw Punches Inside Turkish Parliament

A Turkish parliamentary committee broke down into chaos following a ruling to strip legislators of their immunity from prosecution. Legislators in the Turkish capital Ankara climbed across tables, threw punches and hurled water bottles in the heated discussion. The politicians had been convened to discuss a constitutional amendment that could lead...

Watch: Italians Try to Pronounce ‘Leicester’

A hilarious compilation of Italians trying to pronounce 'Leicester' has emerged after the Foxes were confirmed as Premier League champions last night. Italian site Repubblica took to the streets to see if locals could pronounce the newly-confirmed EPL champions, with some hilarious results. Leicester, along with other towns and cities such...

Watch: Radiohead New Single

Radiohead have released a claymation video of their new single Burn the Witch. The new release is the first preview of Radiohead’s long-awaited ninth studio album, which has been shrouded in mystery after the band's internet presence gradually began to disappear, erasing all content from their social networks and official website. They broke...

Trump Ahead Of Clinton In Polls

Controversial Republican politician Donald Trump has edged ahead of Hilary Clinton for the first time in the presidential race. A Rasmussen Reports poll says Trump has support of 41 per cent of US voters compared to just 39 per cent for Clinton. It comes ahead of the Indiana primary where Trump could...

Mystic African Fertility Statues Arrive in London

Two mystic African fertility statues were on show in Piccadilly Circus after arriving from Ripley’s Believe It or Not! in the US. The statues were hand-carved by the Baule tribe, who live in Côte d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast) in West Africa, and date back to the 1930s. Ripley’s acquired the figures in...

A Royal Air Force (RAF) Typhoon aircraft takes off from RAF Coningsby in Lincolnshire to take part in the UN-backed operation over Libya.

Sonic Boom Heard Over Doncaster and Leeds

Reports of a sonic boom been heard over Doncaster and Leeds are filtering through over social media following a QRA (Quick Reaction Alert) Typhoon scramble. RAF Conningsbury has confirmed that QRA Typhoons were scrambled this evening, possibly down to an aircraft's Mode-S Transponder been turned off which could indicate a hijack. It...

3 Earth-Like Planets “Best Chance Yet Of Finding Extraterrestrial Life”

Three Earth-like planets have been discovered by scientists which offer the best chance yet of finding extraterrestrial life. A groundbreaking report, published in Nature, revealed that the Earth-sized planets that orbit around a small star nearly 40 light years away could represent astronomers' best chance yet of finding life outside...

Watch: Zac Goldsmith’s Campaign Is “Beneath Contempt”

Owen Jones has described Zac Goldsmith as being "beneath contempt" for running a "dog whistle" campaign based on anti-Muslim prejudices. The political commentator says Goldsmith has become one of the "most loathed Conservative politicians in the country" for crude racial profiling and linking Sadiq Khan with radicals and extremists. He points...

Top 5 Food Destinations in Turkey

As the meeting point between the cultures and climates of the East and West, Turkey has a lot to offer on the gastronomic front. Search for typical Turkish cuisine and you might find meze, kebab, kofta, coffee and raki served up as common examples, but the reality is that finding...

Twitter Celebrates Ed Balls Day

A national celebration of Ed Balls has broken out on Twitter to commemorate the fifth anniversary of the politician's first tweet. On this day five years ago Balls famously started a Twitter account by simply posting his own name, which was subsequently re-tweeted almost 70,000 times. Ed Balls — Ed...

Denmark Considers Environmental Tax On Red Meat

Denmark could introduce a tax on red meet after a government think tank concluded that it is "necessary to include food" if the country is to live up to the Paris Agreement. Cattle contributes to a tenth of global emissions but is widely ignored in climate talks. A cow releases between 70...

Workers Paid £678 A Year To Slag Off Their Boss

The average worker is paid £678 a year to slag off their boss, according to new research. According to a poll of 2,000 office workers Brits spend more than six working days a year moaning about management, with six in ten admitting to regularly laying in to them during lunchbreaks,...

In Pictures: Food Photographer Of The Year

The winners of the Pink Lady Food Photographer of the Year 2016 have been announced. A joyful shot of a baker having fun with flour while making bread by British photographer Mark Benham has seized this year’s crown. Benham was presented with a £5,000 prize in front of an audience of 400 guests...

Scientists Develop A Formula For Why Socks Go Missing

Scientists have unveiled a formula for why socks go missing. The so-called 'sock loss index' has been created by Psychologist Dr Simon Moore and leading statistician Dr Geoff Ellis and takes a variety of sock-related factors into account to calculate the probability of socks going missing. For the mathematicians out there,...

Video: Fashion Hurts, Officially

In my formative years I spent a lot of time exploring the exotic night-life of the North, and one thing that never ceased to amaze me was the courageousness of the local lady folk. Mini skirts in Newcastle in freezing cold weather, high heels on the cobbled paths of Leeds' Corn...

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