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The Z1 Compact offers identical hardware to the S1, but shrinks the screen from 5 inches to 4.3 - David Phelan gives us the first full UK review

Science: It'll be tight, but he might just do it

DR ANDY BAKER, of Newcastle University, is hoping to answer the most frequently asked question at Stumps Cross Caverns, a set of caves under the Yorkshire Dales: how fast do stalagmites grow?

Transtec tumbles on profit warning

TRANSTEC, a maker of components for cars, computers and domestic appliances, is considering job cuts after warning yesterday that a slowdown in two of its key markets would hit this year's profits.

How to make your pages scream down the line

Web design

Underwriting `has monopolies'

THE Monopolies and Mergers Commission (MMC) has provisionally found there are "complex monopolies" operating in the provision of underwriting services for new share issues on the stock market which "prevent, restrict, or distort competition".

Spring, and a nerd's thoughts turn to Linux

It's Spring in Silicon Valley - El Nino's rains have brought magnificent displays of wildflowers to the oak woodland of the foothills that edge the valley. Cassie, my Australian Shepherd dog, has sensed the change of season. She is even more raring to hit the trail than normal, and normal usually means about 5:15am.

Ofgas wanted tougher cuts

Clare Spottiswoode, the gas industry regulator, returned to the Monopolies and Mergers Commission earlier this year to demand an even tougher price regime over British Gas's pipeline business, it emerged yesterday.

Rhapsody in blue (or yellow)

The new Mac operating system will give software developers a colourful choice.

Reduced science

UNDER THE MICROSCOPE

TV Review: Bodyguards

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Just ticking over

DANCE Ballet Comunidad de Madrid Peacock Theatre, London

Letter: Time's up

Sir: Having spent the best part of the morning of Easter Day running round the house like a maniac, hunting for instruction manuals in order to change the time display on clocks, watches, videos, computers, etc. I have concluded that the nonsense of summer time should be abolished forthwith.

MMC report contained threat, says British Gas

The row between British Gas and the industry regulator, Clare Spottiswoode, continued yesterday after the company claimed the terms of her formal reference to Monopolies and Mergers Commission of its pipeline charges could be interpreted as a threat.

Regulator decides against wider probe into TransCo

OFGAS, the gas regulator, has decided not to broaden the terms of its reference to the Monopolies and Mergers Commission into British Gas's pipeline business.

British Gas opts for MMC inquiry

British Gas is expected this week to seek a reference to the Monopolies and Mergers Commission to settle its long-running row with regulator Ofgas over price controls for its TransCo pipeline business.
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