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Deal raises fears of 'creeping privatisation' of the police

Fire cuts off TV for thousands

Hundreds of thousands of homes were left without television reception yesterday after a fire broke out at a transmitter.

BT expands super-fast broadband programme

Plans for the roll-out of super-fast broadband to around two-thirds of UK homes by 2015 were unveiled by communications giant BT today.

ITV loses advertising charge ruling

ITV's mass audience appeal means that rules governing how much it can charge advertisers must stay in place, the competition watchdog ruled today.

Cash-strapped Britons watching more television

UK viewers watch more than four hours of television per day, according to new statistics.

British spend record number of hours watching TV

British viewers are watching more television than ever before. The average number of hours each person spends in front of the TV each week has risen by more than 8 per cent to 30 hours 4 minutes, figures released today show.

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Richard Ingrams: Why show the debate where lots of us can't see it?

I searched the Evening Standard TV guide on Thursday to try to find details of the great election debate but there was nothing to say when it was on or on which channel you could watch it.

Wales switches to digital TV

Wales will become the first part of the UK to have a fully digital TV service today.

Five value halves as profits fall

Channel Five suffered heavily during the recession as annual losses rose and its parent company wrote off more than half the value of the commercial broadcaster.

Watch and learn: BBC Four's success is a sign that Britain is regaining a hunger for intelligent broadcasting

The channel champions serious drama, cult comedy, history and science

Watchdog issues ruling on loud TV ads

Eight TV adverts shown during an episode of Sherlock Holmes were too loud, watchdogs ruled today.

Victory on the menu: Virgin keeps its electronic programme guide

Few television viewers think twice about the on-screen programme guide they use to change channels, but it has been the subject of a fierce court battle which could have repercussions around Europe.

BT upbeat as cost savings beat target by £500m

BT is set to increase its cost-cutting drive by £500m as it revealed profits had sunk almost 50 per cent in the second quarter, yet management was more upbeat about prospects for next year.

Investment Column: Hold on to Arm, it deserves its high rating

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Gaelic channel set to push BBC radio off Freeview

Homes across Scotland with access to Freeview could see the portfolio of BBC's radio stations removed under plans to put the Gaelic channel Alba on to the digital terrestrial platform.

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US betrayal of old ally brings limited reward

Since the accord, the Turks have only waged war on Kurds while no US bomber has used Incirlik airbase, says Patrick Cockburn
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VIPs gather for opening of second Suez Canal - but is it really needed?
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Fashion editor, Alexander Fury, applauds a man who clearly has more important things on his mind
The male menopause and intimations of mortality

Aches, pains and an inkling of mortality

So the male menopause is real, they say, but what would the Victorians, 'old' at 30, think of that, asks DJ Taylor
Man Booker Prize 2015: Anna Smaill - How can I possibly be on the list with these writers I have idolised?

'How can I possibly be on the list with these writers I have idolised?'

Man Booker Prize nominee Anna Smaill on the rise of Kiwi lit
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The historian on how Socrates would have solved Greece's problems
Art of the state: Pyongyang propaganda posters to be exhibited in China

Art of the state

Pyongyang propaganda posters to be exhibited in China
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Vegetarian food gets a makeover

Long-time vegetarian Holly Williams tries to recreate some of the inventive recipes in Mildreds and Vanilla Black's new cookbooks
The haunting of Shirley Jackson: Was the gothic author's life really as bleak as her fiction?

The haunting of Shirley Jackson

Was the gothic author's life really as bleak as her fiction?
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These dishes are so easy to make, our chef is almost embarrassed to call them recipes
Ashes 2015: Tourists are limp, leaderless and distinctly UnAustralian

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A woefully out-of-form Michael Clarke embodies his team's fragile Ashes campaign, says Michael Calvin
Blairites be warned, this could be the moment Labour turns into Syriza

Andrew Grice: Inside Westminster

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HMS Victory: The mystery of Britain's worst naval disaster is finally solved - 271 years later

The mystery of Britain's worst naval disaster is finally solved - 271 years later

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Survivors of the Nagasaki atomic bomb attack: Japan must not abandon its post-war pacifism

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Nagasaki survivors on why Japan must not abandon its post-war pacifism
Jon Stewart: The voice of Democrats who felt Obama had failed to deliver on his 'Yes We Can' slogan, and the voter he tried hardest to keep onside

The voter Obama tried hardest to keep onside

Outgoing The Daily Show host, Jon Stewart, became the voice of Democrats who felt the President had failed to deliver on his ‘Yes We Can’ slogan. Tim Walker charts the ups and downs of their 10-year relationship on screen