News Miles Kane, Peter Crouch, Andrew Cole, Des Kelly, Patrick Collins and Matt Hughes after a recording of Life's A Pitch

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

Dish enters the battle for Sprint with $25.5bn offer

The American satellite TV group Dish has entered the race to merge with Sprint Nextel, the mobile-phone business that comes with precious wireless spectrum rights, tabling a $25.5bn (£16.65bn) bid that could thwart an earlier offer by Japan’s SoftBank.

A shopper uses a credit card to buy goods on the internet

A guide to life without an internet connection

British people would rather go cold and dirty than lose connection to the internet, a new study suggests.

EE aims to outpace rivals as it doubles the speed of its 4G network summer

The phone giant EE, Britain's first operator of a super-fast 4G mobile service, has vowed to double the speed of its network by the summer just as rivals such as O2 and Vodafone finally launch their own services.

EE mobile phone network

Everything Everywhere extends EE 4G network to 80 new UK locations

Mobile phone network EE plans to extend its 4G internet service to 80 new UK locations by June.

Internet speeds vary widely even within same city

Broadband internet speeds vary dramatically even within the same city, a report shows.

David Cameron: Had to soften his position more than his opponents
did. Although he claims to be ‘delighted’ at the deal, he will anxiously await the reaction of the brooding Tory press.

Websites lead growing backlash over Leveson deal

Devil of Leveson compromise is in the detail, as several media organisations signal they will not be signing up to new regulatory system

Labour set to cut red tape strangling small business

The Labour Party will up its attempts to win over British business with a report this week that recommends vastly improved broadband access, establishing export hubs and cutting red tape.

TiVo claims its broadband and TV tie-up gives it an edge over BSkyB

The boss of TiVo, the American company behind Virgin Media’s search-and-recommend TV set-top box, today claimed that BSkyB is struggling to match his technology.

Moaning about your broadband? It could be worse - you could be in France or Italy

Ofcom 'scorecard' shows UK generally performs well among five major European economies

Review: Sky Hub SR101 broadband router

On the Buttons: Sky's latest broadband helper is stylish and easy to set up - and it's free to new Sky subscribers

Sky buys O2's broadband accounts

Sky is to become the UK's second-largest broadband provider after agreeing a deal today to buy rival O2's half a million customer accounts.

The Business Matrix: Tuesday 26 February 2013

Kingspan profits buck cool market

Mark Leftly: Tesco's new signing exhibits star quality

Outlook Liv Garfield's ascension to the board at Tesco is one of the more interesting corporate appointments of the year. A few years shy of 40, the mother of two (amazing how I wouldn't even think of writing 'father of two') is surely on the cusp of the big time.

Money Insider: Cheap money scheme has ripped heart out of savings

On 1 August last year the Bank of England's Funding for Lending scheme was launched with the aim of providing cheaper loans and mortgages to individuals and businesses. Six months on, there's no doubt that mortgage rates have fallen as planned, but the side effects of this initiative have been nothing short of disastrous for UK savers.

Full-service TalkTalk starts to walk the walk

TalkTalk, the broadband provider, saw the first quarterly rise in customers over the past three  months as it moves from traditional phone provider to all-singing,  all-dancing internet, TV and mobile supplier.

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Isis hostage crisis: The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power

Isis hostage crisis

The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power, says Robert Fisk
Missing salvage expert who found $50m of sunken treasure before disappearing, tracked down at last

The runaway buccaneers and the ship full of gold

Salvage expert Tommy Thompson found sunken treasure worth millions. Then he vanished... until now
Homeless Veterans appeal: ‘If you’re hard on the world you are hard on yourself’

Homeless Veterans appeal: ‘If you’re hard on the world you are hard on yourself’

Maverick artist Grayson Perry backs our campaign
Assisted Dying Bill: I want to be able to decide about my own death - I want to have control of my life

Assisted Dying Bill: 'I want control of my life'

This week the Assisted Dying Bill is debated in the Lords. Virginia Ironside, who has already made plans for her own self-deliverance, argues that it's time we allowed people a humane, compassionate death
Move over, kale - cabbage is the new rising star

Cabbage is king again

Sophie Morris banishes thoughts of soggy school dinners and turns over a new leaf
11 best winter skin treats

Give your moisturiser a helping hand: 11 best winter skin treats

Get an extra boost of nourishment from one of these hard-working products
Paul Scholes column: The more Jose Mourinho attempts to influence match officials, the more they are likely to ignore him

Paul Scholes column

The more Jose Mourinho attempts to influence match officials, the more they are likely to ignore him
Frank Warren column: No cigar, but pots of money: here come the Cubans

Frank Warren's Ringside

No cigar, but pots of money: here come the Cubans
Isis hostage crisis: Militant group stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

Isis stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

The jihadis are being squeezed militarily and economically, but there is no sign of an implosion, says Patrick Cockburn
Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action

Virtual reality: Seeing is believing

Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action
Homeless Veterans appeal: MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’

Homeless Veterans appeal

MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’ to help
Larry David, Steve Coogan and other comedians share stories of depression in new documentary

Comedians share stories of depression

The director of the new documentary, Kevin Pollak, tells Jessica Barrett how he got them to talk
Has The Archers lost the plot with it's spicy storylines?

Has The Archers lost the plot?

A growing number of listeners are voicing their discontent over the rural soap's spicy storylines; so loudly that even the BBC's director-general seems worried, says Simon Kelner
English Heritage adds 14 post-war office buildings to its protected lists

14 office buildings added to protected lists

Christopher Beanland explores the underrated appeal of these palaces of pen-pushing
Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Scientists unearthed the cranial fragments from Manot Cave in West Galilee