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Shares jumped 3% after the company announced 2.5 million customers have signed up for BT Sport television

Bulger killer Jon Venables was properly supervised, says review

James Bulger's killer Jon Venables was properly supervised and he alone was responsible for his further offence of collecting child pornography, Justice Secretary Kenneth Clarke said today.

Bumper broadband sales fail to lift BT revenue

A bumper quarter for BT's broadband service failed to lift its overall sales today as fewer customers turned to the telecoms giant for traditional landline services.

Mary Dejevsky: Unplugged and traumatised

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Cameron's business backers lobby against immigration cap

Some of the companies whose bosses publicly endorsed the Coalition Government's deep public-spending cuts have been privately lobbying ministers to relax the proposed cap on immigration to the UK. Microsoft, Asda, BT and GlaxoSmithKline were among 35 firms whose chief executive or chairman issued a public declaration of support for George Osborne's strategy on the eve of his government spending cuts.

Blow to BT pension scheme members

BT dealt a blow to more than 300,000 members of its defined benefit pension scheme today after the telecoms giant announced major reforms to the way it calculates yearly rises in payments.

Government seeking to demolish Royal Mail, says union



The Government was today accused of planning to "demolish" the Royal Mail ahead of the first debate in Parliament of its controversial privatisation plans.

Government has to guarantee BT pension plan

The Government was told yesterday to insure almost every member of British Telecom's pension scheme in the unlikely event that the company goes bust.

Market Report: Analysts warn of more risk as Tullow strikes water

Disappointing results from one of Tullow Oil's most highly anticipated wells off the coast of Ghana sent its shares spiralling lower yesterday. Yet there could be further pain in the pipeline, as analysts pointed out that projects in the region were not seen as risky as the current offshore drilling in Sierra Leone and Mauritania.

Royal Mail in line for 'Tell Sid' privatisation

Royal Mail could be sold back to the public in a "Tell Sid"-style share offering redolent of the Conservatives' big state privatisations of decades ago, the Coalition Government said yesterday, as it confirmed plans to end hundreds of years of state ownership of the national postal service.

Ofcom orders BT to offer superfast access to rivals

The media regulator Ofcom has demanded BT open up its superfast broadband network to rivals, a move it called a "milestone" in meeting the Government's target of creating the best broadband infrastructure in Europe.

Broadband plan to create 4,000 jobs

Up to 4,000 jobs will be created under a multimillion-pound project to provide faster broadband links to some of the remotest parts of the UK, it was announced today.

Follow the rules and reap the rewards from these credit cards

Cash or gifts for doing nothing, that's the big appeal of reward credit cards. Basically, the more you spend using the cards the more points you earn and this in turn can bring you gift rewards or simply cash back. The concept has been around for years – first pioneered by American Express – but since the onset of the credit crunch the idea has increasingly caught on with all manner of providers now marketing their reward credit cards.

Market Report: Tullow bid rumours back as traders talk of £20 bid

Tullow Oil became the latest name to come under the takeover spotlight as traders speculated yesterday that an unnamed bidder was preparing a £20-a-share offer the group.

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