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Stamp prices soar to record highs

The cost of posting letters is to increase to record levels after the Royal Mail announced a 14p increase in the cost of first and second-class stamps to 60p and 50p.

Royal Mail to set first class stamp price

A radical shake-up of the postal market is set to herald an increase in the price of stamps in a bid to safeguard the six-day-a-week universal service, it was announced today.

Sky takeover bid decision delayed by Hunt

Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt kept the door ajar for News Corporation's planned takeover of BSkyB today when he delayed a decision on whether to refer the deal for a full-blown competition inquiry.

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Gaunt heads to court after censure for 'Nazi' jibe

Controversial radio presenter Jon Gaunt is to go to court today to uphold his right to freedom of expression after he was censured for calling a local councillor a “Nazi” and an “ignorant pig.”

£80,000 fine for ITV awards fix

Regulator Ofcom imposed an £80,000 fine today after a prize-fix incident at ITV1's British Comedy Awards which wrongly named Ant and Dec as the People's Choice winners.